Remington sponsors controversial cheerleader, hunter Kendall Jones (VIDEO)

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One of the controversial photos. Kendall Jones killed a lion. (Photo: Kendall Jones/Facebook)

Remington Arms Company announced sponsorship of “Kendall Jones: Game On!“, a web series starring the controversial Texas cheerleader and huntress Kendall Jones.

Jones became a polarizing figure in July when she launched a Facebook page sharing photos her big game hunts in Africa. She said she wanted to promote the sport and the outdoors, and hoped to host her own hunting show in 2015.

The photo gallery pissed off many, leading to an online petition asking that she be banned from hunting in African states, which gained more than 150,000 signatures, a Facebook page calling for her death, and a desperate congressional candidate willing to pay big bucks for nude photos of her for Internet shaming.

But she also gained supporters — mostly social conservatives and pro-hunting groups — putting forth boilerplate arguments and drawing attention to Facebook removing the images of her posing with slain African game, citing policy violations, but temporarily leaving the “Kill Kendall Jones” page.

Now 20 years old, Jones launched her show with the help of Remington on Youtube last week.

“With nearly 700,000 Facebook fans and a proven connection with young hunters, Kendall’s Web series aligns with our goal of engaging new audiences,” said Kevin Graff, the company’s senior vice president and general manager.

Remington said it will provide the firearms and ammunition for Jones and her friends to hunt a variety of critters. The show kicked off Oct. 21 with a gator hunt in Louisiana.