Joanna Krupa says it's not a threat if you're quoting someone ... even if you blast it out to 262,079 people.
Krupa was on her way out of Equinox in West Hollywood Friday when she told us the post on her Instagram bashing Texas Tech cheerleader/safari hunter Kendall Jones was not original.
As we previously reported, Kendall's dad says they interpreted the message as a threat, but have no plans to file any sort of police report.
The reality star does have an idea for a fair fight between the animals and the college sophomore.
Still, we gotta ask ...