And while the Minnesota dentist has apologized for the situation and said he “deeply regrets” the killing, Farrow (joining the likes of Ricky Gervais, Cara Delevigne, and Olivia Wilde) jumped online to express her outrage at the story.
Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other mad social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe. Twitter’s policies prohibit users from posting any addresses that “are considered or treated as private”, but there’s a catch: “If information was previously posted or displayed elsewhere on the Internet prior to being put on Twitter, it may not be a violation of this policy”.
Palmer – the dentist blamed for killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe.
Farrow tweeted early on Thursday morning that she got a little “carried away” in her response to the lion’s death, which has turned Mr Palmer into a target of global condemnation.
“CecilTheLion -Gentle protector of 6 cubs”.
Farrow shared another tweet, which she also had second thoughts about as it was removed from her page later, as she reportedly wrote: “WANTED in Zimbabwe: Walter Palmer…for luring much loved lion #Cecil from park & slaying him”, and shared his home town.
A Twitter spokesman said the company doesn’t comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.
The Farrow account deleted the original message amid outrage questioning whether the intent was to ensure Palmer was physically tracked down.
“Who the hell are you to tweet out and endanger the life of the dentist who legally, but accidentally killed that poor lion”, one person tweeted. “Don’t hunt me.” Madison says the hunt, even if legal, was “immoral” and “disgraceful”.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the Zimbabwe hunting guide, Theo Bronkhorst, who led Walter Palmer to Cecil the lion, has been charged with a crime. “I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt”.