Texas Tech Cheerleader draws ire of Anti-Hunters

Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old Texas Tech Cheerleader has drawn fire form the anti-hunting community for posting pictures on Facebook of some African animals she recently killed on safari.

Via Kendall Jone's Facebook Page

Via Kendall Jones’ Facebook Page

What isn’t shocking is the backlash.  She’s an attractive girl that cheers for a Big 12 school.  It’s somewhat unusual someone like her would post photos of an African hunting trip.  It’s the type of thing that begs for media attention.  A lot of people simply don’t have a favorable view of hunting especially when African animals are concerned so it stands to reason when something like this happens, the media will blow it up and the anti-hunters will come out of the woodwork.

What is surprising is the outpouring of hate toward this girl.  And I mean hate.  I understand disagreeing with someone’s position but a lot of these people have taken it pretty far.  People have an uncanny ability to be great shit talkers behind a keyboard but just a quick glance at the comments on her Facebook photos shows more than just shit talk.  “They should give you the death penalty,” one commenter writes.  “I’d like to leave you in the wild and hunt you.  That’s fair,” writes another.   The striking thing is this isn’t just another case of internet trolling where you screw with someone while hiding behind a pseudonym.  This is on Facebook where these people aren’t anonymous.  They’re passionate enough about their positions to put their names on them.  Scary.

This whole debacle illustrates how ignorant a lot of anti-hunters are.  If you look through these negative comments, there are several consistencies.  The first being their arguments are emotionally driven and largely whiny bullshit.  They feel this way because it feels good to them.  In their heads, life is a Disney movie.   Secondly, most comments are devoid of fact.  I couldn’t count the number of comments that accused her of hunting endangered species.  I even heard a news anchor say the same thing this morning.  None of the animals she posted photos of were endangered, but to most uninformed people, African game = endangered.  But whatever, most people in this country couldn’t tell you which party controls the House or the Senate so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.  Americans are dumb and this is just another instance where they get to prove it.

The one who gets the last laugh in this would have to be Kendall Jones though.  She is filming for a hunting show on the Sportsman Channel for the 2015 season and from the looks of it, is getting the buzz going early. The people who wish her ill will wouldn’t watch the show anyway and their chest beating will attract people who will.  There’s no such thing as bad press so cheers to you, Kendall.  Go to her Facebook page and give it a like.