On Monday, Gervais tweeted "What must've happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal & then lie next to it smiling?" starting off his online charge against "trophy hunters."
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 13, 2015
Francis, a mother of nine, who has a website and Facebook page dictated to the dozens of animals she has killed in hunts across Africa and America, found herself in a social media storm after the comedian’s tweet.
— Webdings News (@powell_edgar) April 15, 2015
Even after this outrage, Gervais continued on with his attacks against her, adding more tweets that mock animal hunters.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 12, 2015
Tens of thousands of tourists pay tens of thousands of dollars to travel to Africa and hunt animals, from warthogs to elephants. They pay $20,000-$40,000 to hunt a lion, and around $15,000 to hunt a trophy giraffe.