Yet another YouTuber has been accused of abusing an animal- and the LAPD is now on the case.
Brook Houts is now the subject of an investigation after she mistakenly uploaded an unedited version of a “prank” video to YouTube, which showed her abusing her dog.
“Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video you’re speaking of and we are currently looking into the matter,” an LAPD media representative said in a statement.
Houts has over 330,000 subscribers, and went to Twitter to claim that she was disciplining her 75 pound dog for safety purposes.
“When he is jumping up in my face with his mouth open, I, as a dog parent, have to show him that this behavior is unacceptable,” she wrote. “But I want to make it known that regardless of what my dog does, I should not have acted that way towards him.”
Houts claims that her personal life has been “less than exceptional,” and apologized to anyone affected negatively by the footage.
Other YouTubers, such as Logan Paul, have denounced Houts, with Paul calling the clip “grotesque.”
Paul, of course, is infamous for vlogging a dead body he found in Japan’s “Suicide Forest,” as well as several other slights. Others have compared Houts to Twitch streamer Natalia “Alinity” Mogollon, who threw her cat over her shoulder.
According to The Verge, YouTube channels under investigation for misconduct can be removed by the Google-owned subsidiary.
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