Content creator Brooke Houts effed up big time when she uploaded an unedited video to her 327K subscribers on Tuesday. The video has sparked investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. In the video, Houts tells her subscribers that she’s trying to prank her pooch- a Doberman named Sphinx.
When the dog excitedly jumps up to acknowledge her, Houts angrily slaps the dog in the face. You can see her spit on the dog as well. It’s really hard to watch so proceed with caution.
LAPD told PEOPLE Magazine, “We are aware of the incident. Our Animal Cruelty Task Force has received numerous complaints about the video and we are currently looking into the matter.”
But hold up! Pump your breaks. According to updated reports, TMZ confirms that she is being allowed to keep her dog and LAPD animal cruelty division said that the dog is not in any immediate danger. After much backlash on social media towards her, Brooke posted this on response:
“There was a lot of change I had to go through before coming back to YouTube,” Houts says. “And I can confidently say that I’ve honestly never been in a better place physically, mentally”.
However didn’t care, period. And they tore into the vlogger’s comment section. One comenter responded, “Literally nobody asked where you’ve been. You’re disgusting”, the user wrote.
Another said, “Brooke:Where I’ve been. Everybody here: I was hoping in jail”. Since the incident, Houts announced to her fans that Sphinx, the dog has been re-homed; and claims she can see him whenever she likes.
A Petition Was Formed To Ban Brooke Houts From YouTube
At this time, the petition has received 67,031 signatures at change.org. This post received small edits on Jan. 4, 2022.