U.K. Will Jail a Man for a Viral Video of a Nazi Dog

The Nazi dog was trained to make a “Sieg Heil” gesture with his paw so the trainer is going to prison.

The Nazi dog was seen on YouTube. YouTube did not remove the video. They did not claim it violated their terms or service. But Markus Meechan has been convicted of a hate crime for teaching a pug the Nazi salute.

The judge ruled that the saluting pug was more than a joke to aggravate his girlfriend but a knowing attempt to offend Jews everywhere.

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But in the U.K. An offensive video or joke will get you jail time.

Newsweek reports, “YouTuber Count Dankula Who Taught Dog Nazi Salute Faces Jail for Hate Crime.

A man is facing jail after he was convicted of a hate crime for uploading a video of him teaching his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi Sieg Heil salute and respond excitedly to the phrase “gas the Jews.”

Markus Meechan, 30, from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, went viral in 2016 after he posted a video on YouTube entitled “M8 yer dugs a Nazi,”—Scottish argot for “mate, your dog is a Nazi.”

In the video, which went on to be viewed more than 3 million times, Meechan explains he wanted to turn his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, into the “least cute thing I could think of” and so wanted to turn it into a Nazi.

The clip then shows Buddha raising his paw whenever Meechan calls out “Sieg Heil” and react to the question “you want to gas the Jews?”

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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