A YouTuber who recorded a prank video about her dog is now the subject of an investigation into possible animal abuse after unedited footage showed her hitting the animal.
Furthemore, Brooke Houts’s nearly 340,000 subscribers realized she may have uploaded an incomplete version of her “plastic wrap prank on my doberman” video.
According to some viewers, a first upload of the video on YouTube purported to show disturbing and unedited footage in which Houts appears to hit, shove, and spit on her dog.The footage began spreading quickly across social media after popular YouTube drama commentator Keemstar got ahold of it and posted it.
“LAPD is aware of this incident. Animal Cruelty is looking into this, and there is an open investigation.”
The representative could not share any other information about the case. She decided to write a lengthy statement addressing fans’ concern for her dog and allegations of animal abuse against her.
“I want to clarify that I am NOT a dog abuser or animal abuser in any way, shape or form, Anyone who has witnessed or heard true animal abuse will be able to clearly see that.”
– Brooke houts
What she called “uncut footage,” Houts said that she was upset during filming and had been “playing up [her] mood in the video.”
“In my heart and from the words of the people that spend the most time with me, I know that I am a great dog mom,This does not make my actions in the footage okay, but I’m just explaining what my day-to-day life is really like, whether you believe me or not.”
Online people were distressed and angered by what they saw especially because her dog is often the subject of her lively vlogs.