Melissa Bachman, host of the show “Winchester’s Deadly Passion” posted a picture of herself on her Twitter account with a lion she shot in South Africa, prompting viral outrage. Negative and vulgar comments poured in to the now-deleted account, including one from comedian Ricky Gervais.
In South Africa, a petition to bar Bachman from the country has gathered 13,000 signatures. As posted on ABC News, it reads:
“She is an absolute contradiction to the culture of conservation, this country prides itself on. Her latest Facebook post features her with a lion she has just executed and murdered in our country.
As tax payers we demand she no longer be granted access to this country and its natural resources.”
The Melissa Bachman Supporter’s Facebook page has garnered over 6,000 likes since the controversy began.