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Logan Paul video results in charges of “animal mistreatment”

Published: 5/Dec/2018 21:12 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 21:13

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul is back in the news for yet another scandal – this time, due to charges of “animal mistreatment,”after a tiger cub was used in one of his older videos.

Paul uploaded a vlog on October 21, 2017, which featured his Insta-famous Pomeranian ‘Kong Da Savage’ meeting with a tiger cub.

The video in question, titled “KONG MEETS A BABY TIGER! **Showdown**,” has since earned the cub’s owner charges of “animal mistreatment,” as reported by celebrity news website The Blast.

According to The Blast, owner Nicholas Perkins was charged with a total of four criminal counts, as confirmed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

A search warrant was released on Perkin’s home following the video’s publication, which found “poor living conditions” for the cub – and even revealed that the tiger was allegedly being fed a replacement for kitten milk formula through a baby bottle, rather than receiving a proper diet.

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Perkins could face a sentence of two years and six months in jail, if convicted.

“My office will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners to ensure these treasured creatures are safe, and [that] those who illegally keep them are held accountable,” City Attorney Mike Feuer told the Blast.

While Logan Paul has yet to make a statement about the issue, he has since been revealed as one of YouTube’s most lucrative creators, landing in tenth place in Forbes’ top ten list of highest-earning stars on the video platform.

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TikTok star roasted by Detroit Lions for quitting shaved head challenge

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:53 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 21:05

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok continues to pump out some of the net’s hottest challenges, but one user has gone viral for not keeping up her end of the bargain — even after receiving comments from the Detroit Lions.

TikTok is the net’s most viral video platform for a reason; having pumped out such hits as the ‘Savage’ and ‘Say so’ dances, among other memes, the app has become an online sensation in the past two years.

However, it’s for more than just dancing and lip syncing; some users have begun calling out certain celebrities, sports teams and brands with a unique challenge, with such premises as: “If [X] comments on this post, then I’ll do [Y.]”

For one TikToker, this meant shaving off her entire head of long, blonde hair if the Detroit Lions decided to comment on her video.

@ripkekenkenz@detroitlions♬ Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) – David Guetta

Unfortunately for her, they did; as did the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Mariners, all top-tier sports teams with huge fan followings.

Despite getting the attention she’d hoped for, it doesn’t look like the TikToker — going by the username ‘kenzie’ — held up her end of the deal.

In a response video on December 1, Kenzie admitted that she didn’t have the desire to shave her head, and instead decided to shave that of one of her male friends.

“Didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next three years,” Kenzie explained in the video’s caption.

@ripkekenkenz##greenscreenvideo @user1236800442 didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next 3 years♬ Violent carolesdaughter – Carolesdaughter

Needless to say, she was promptly roasted by the sports teams who had commented on her previous video as well as random onlookers, who made sure to voice their displeasure in the comments section.

“Disappointed but not surprised,” the Tampa Bay Rays said.

Tampa Bay Rays roast Kenzie's TikTok challenge fail

“You got all those likes AND got noticed by the Detroit Lions and didn’t even live up to your word,” a commenter wrote. “That’s embarrassing.”

However, the Detroit Lions themselves had a hilarious response, indicating that their “respect” had shifted from Kenzie to the poor soul she’d recruited for her head-shaving mishap.

Detriot Lions clap back at Kenzie TikTok fail

All in all, it seems that this is a good lesson in keeping your end of a deal — or rather, being a bit more realistic about what you’re willing to do for views.