Director Stephen Spielberg “Truly Regrets” the Impact One of His Movies Had

Director Steven Spielberg Speaks During An Apple Special Event At The Steve Jobs Theater In Cupertino

Director Steven Spielberg speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

On a recent episode of BBC’s Desert Island DiscsSteven Spielberg shared the remorse he feels about the effect Jaws has had on the shark population. “I truly and to this day regret the decimation of the shark population because of the book and the film. I really, truly regret that,” he said.

According to The New York Post, researcher George Burgess said in 2016, “When the movie came out, there was a collective testosterone rush that went up and down the East Coast of the United States,” which increased the level of shark hunting.

SOURCE: Pulse of Radio