Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Cecil the Lion’s Killer Tweets: “Did you know that lions go to the dentist too?” and “People care less and less every day”


The Twitter account for River Bluff Dental, the office of Dr. William Palmer in Bloomington, Minnesota, is full of hubris. Today– in an effort to win back patients– they Tweeted: “The practice is still closed even though people care less and less about CecilTheLion day after day. Fickle people.”

It’s not the wording that smacks of insensitivity– it’s the illustration of a lion accompanying it that should outrage Palmer’s critics.

It’s not the first Tweet from River Bluff Dental to feature a picture of a lion. This was their Tweet on August 10th:

And this:

Back on August 4th, Palmer was convinced his problems were over. Are they? I’m not convinced:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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