When she is not rooting for her school as a Texas Tech cheerleader, Kendall Jones is an avid hunter who has traveled extensively to explore her passion. Like millions of Americans, she uploads photos of her exploits to share the experience with the social media community on Facebook.
An aspiring television personality, Jones detailed some of her unique hunting opportunities in the biography section of her Facebook page.
While sharing her interests online is hardly unique, the hatred and death threats Jones received as a result are noteworthy. Individuals upset by her enthusiastic portrayal of hunting were quick to heap harsh criticism on the young outdoorswoman.
Responses to a photo of Jones sitting on a rock elicited a stream of violent invective.
The outrage became even more direct in reactions to images of the teen alongside a kill.
Even a photo of her as a young girl elicited some of the darkest desires imaginable.
The social media hate continued on Twitter.
Someone give Kendall Jones a pair of running shoes and hand me a rifle. We’ll see how long she defends her ‘fair chase’ logic.
— Felice Fawn (@felicefawn) July 1, 2014
kendall jones can kill herself rn — ali cat (@auuil) July 1, 2014
— Wendy Fiore (@wendyfiore) July 1, 2014
A petition is currently being circulated in an effort to convince Facebook that Jones’ page should be removed.
Another hopes to strip her of her right to continue hunting.
— Enviroblogger (@Enviroblogger) July 1, 2014
Nevertheless, Jones is determined to stand firmly for what she believes, embracing her supporters and dismissing those who wish her harm.