Dr Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, is the clown who shot the now famous lion named Cecil during a botched hunting expedition. Everyone from Jimmy Kimmel to Cara Delevinge has taken pot shots at the doctor in the media. The doctor has basically been run out of his practice. His business’s social media accounts have been flooded with hate mongering. His business’s yelp page has been bombarded with hateful reviews. He’s basically been forced into hiding, having all his calls forwarded to a public relations firm.
Kimmel came out with a furious and emotional monologue where he said,
‘The big question is: why are you shooting a lion in the first place? I’m honestly curious to know why a human being would feel compelled to do that. How is that fun?’ he wondered aloud.
‘Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you need to kill things that are stronger than you?
‘If that’s the case, they have a pill for that. It works great. Just stay home and swallow it, and you save yourself a lifetime of being the most hated man in America who never advertised Jell-O pudding on television,’ Kimmel added, making a clear reference to embattled comedian Bill Cosby.”
I find the fury and anger displayed by these people to be a gigantic pile of hypocrisy. Here’s a snap of Kimmel chowing down on the dead flesh of some animal. I have to wonder ‘why a human being would feel compelled to do that.’ Perhaps Kimmel has erection issues himself, given that the cholesterol he’s consuming is known to cause erectile dysfunction by way of atherosclerosis.
What bothers me the most about this situation is not the fact that Kimmel, along with 99.9999% of the other idiot flamers out there on social media who are attacking this doctor, are meat eaters. What bothers me is the outrageous hypocrisy. Why is the life of that dead cow Kimmel stuffed into his pie-hole worth less than that of the lion killed by the doctor?
Kimmel has a bully pulpit. Kimmel, along with the baying mob on social media, have absolutely destroyed this poor doctor’s livelihood and professional life. Palmer at least has the balls to kill his own meat. Palmer is probably a decent guy, who in all likelihood really did believe that his hunt was sanctioned, properly licensed and legitimate. It pains me to watch some poor guy have his life turned upside down by a baying mob of idiot hypocrites.
If you’re a vegan and you take to the airwaves to lambaste Palmer for his ridiculous hunting expeditions, great. However, if you routinely stuff your face with cooked animal carcass, or milk that was supposed to feed a baby cow, I fail to see how you have any right to criticize Palmer at all. Perhaps if you had to kill your own meat you would eat less of it.