Mia Farrow was standing up for Cecil the lion on Wednesday, July 29, when she took to Twitter to share controversial dentist Walter Palmer's widely known business address with her followers.
But while her outrage against Palmer's trophy-hunting behavior was in keeping with most online reaction, fans took instant dislike to Farrow, 70, sharing what many incorrectly assumed was the dentist's home address.
Palmer hit the news on Tuesday, July 28, when it emerged what he claims to have been a "legal and properly handled" hunting trip resulted in the killing of one of Zimbabwe's most loved lions, Cecil. And while the Minnesota dentist has apologized for the situation and said he "deeply regrets" the killing, Farrow (joining the likes of Ricky Gervais, Cara Delevingne, and Olivia Wilde) jumped online to express her outrage at the story.
But as soon as followers viewed Farrow's since-deleted tweet, which appeared to be giving out Palmer's home address, the backlash began, with many Twitter users calling for the actress' social media account to be suspended.
"Are you trying to send a mob?" one outraged Twitter user asked.
"Maybe Donald Trump should give out your phone number," replied another, referring to Trump doing just that recently for a GOP rival, Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Another Twitter user added, "I hate what he did, but giving out his address isn't the way to go."
Twitter refused to comment on individual accounts but directed the Associated Press to their guidelines which appeared to show wiggle room for someone sharing information that has previously appeared online.
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