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This YouTuber *Accidentally* Posted A Video Of Her Slapping And Yelling At Her Puppy

The police are reportedly involved now.
PHOTO: Twitter/brookehouts

A YouTuber named Brooke Houts is under fire and just apologized for a video she accidentally uploaded that shows her abusing her puppy, Sphinx.

Brooke, who has a little over 338,000 subscribers and has uploaded videos like, "KISSING MY EX-BOYFRIEND," "VEGAN EATS MEAT," and "ATTACKED IN THE FOREST," uploaded one that was supposed to be a "prank" about her dog running into plastic wrap that she put on the door. Wow. Clever.

Instead of uploading the edited version, though, the 20-year-old YouTuber accidentally uploaded raw footage that shows her slapping the dog, grabbing him, pushing him to the ground, and shoving him across the room while yelling at him to lay down. This isn't an animal cruelty website, so we're not going to link to Brooke's video. Just know it's disturbing and clearly over the line.

Brooke often centers her videos around how much she hangs out with Sphinx, so this is especially awful. Even disgraced YouTuber Logan Paul said it was "remarkably grotesque" and "vile," and many Twitter users and YouTube commenters echoed that sentiment.

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Brooke later deleted the video, but some people saved it and called her out on social media. After getting a bunch of backlash, Brooke took to Twitter to release an apology, which she drafted on none other than the Notes app. She wrote:

"On the day in particular that the video was filmed, and actually this past week, things in my outside life have been less than exceptional. I am not going to play the 'victim card' or anything of that sort, but I do want to point out that I am rarely as upset as what was shown in the footage...That being said, this does NOT justify me yelling at my dog in the way that I did, and I'm fully aware of that."

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She also added this questionable statement, which seems to try to use the fact that the puppy is 75 lbs. and a Doberman to explain why she lashed out the way she did:

"Should I have gotten as angry as I did in the video? No. Should I have raised my voice and yelled at him? No. However, when my 75 lb. Doberman is jumping up in my face with his mouth open, I do, as a dog parent, have to show him that this behavior is unacceptable."

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Oh, she also said, "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."

Here's her apology, in full:

Whatever she might think, the Los Angeles Police Department is reportedly investigating the video.


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