UNICORN LOVERS: Surf Shop Posts “Horrific” Picture of ‘Unicorn Washed Up on Beach’

Of all the things that I would find offensive, a picture of a dead unicorn is pretty far down on my list.

Right behind a picture of a chimpanzee threatening suicide with a handgun and right before a FAIL video of a kitten on a unicycle.

Still, there are some out there who apparently find the picture of a dead mythical beast offensive.

Or so heard Bruce Sanderson, owner of a surf shop in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Sanderson posted a picture – albeit doctored – of a dead single-horned horse on social media with the caption, “We see all sorts of things get washed up on our beach. Seals, porpoises, fish, marine litter, but never did we even dream of seeing a unicorn.”

This led to a flood of unicorn lovers getting their knickers in a bunch.

Darren John commented, “Really bad advertising and a horrific picture… A washed up dead horse on a beach isn’t really that funny to me.”

Claire Moore wrote, “What a sick thing to do. And yes, I do have a sense of humour! This is neither funny, clever or cool.”

Katie Hawkins added, “This is disgusting and in extremely bad taste. This poor pony belonged to someone, most likely a child and you have photo-shopped a horn onto it to advertise your business. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Sanderson caved to these and other angry posts by removing the post and replacing it with, “Apologies for any upsets caused from our previous photo posted this morning. The authority’s were informed as soon as we knew, and the pony is being picked up tonight.”

Again, I don’t find the picture offensive nor would I ever spend time complaining if I did.

I have better things to do.

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About the author, Gayne C. Young: Gayne C. Young is the author of the best selling books And Monkeys Threw Crap At Me: Adventures In Hunting, Fishing, And Writing and the editor of Texas Sporting Journal. In January 2011, he became the first American outdoor writer to interview Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Follow him on Facebook. View all articles by Gayne C. Young

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