Pet shop employee fired after streamer catches them throwing dog - Dexerto

Pet shop employee fired after streamer catches them throwing dog

Published: 14/Nov/2019 13:24

by Matt Porter


An employee at a Los Angeles pet shop and rehoming center has been let go following an incident which saw a dog thrown onto a concrete floor during a livestream in the premises.

Twitch streamer RIPRoyce was playing with rescue dogs inside Bark n’ Bitches Dog Boutique in Los Angeles, California, while livestreaming to her viewers on the Amazon-owned platform on Wednesday, November 13.

During her visit, one of the dogs appeared to bite a smaller pup, prompting an employee at the store to pick the animal up and throw it. The impact of the dog on the floor made a loud noise but was not captured on camera, which RIPRoyce states was its head hitting the concrete.

Due to the nature of the footage, those who wish to watch the clip can do so on Twitch.

Following the incident, the dog hid under a bench and was tended to by RIPRoyce and others in attendance who tried to comfort it after the experience.

The clip sparked outrage on social media, with many criticizing the employee for treating the dog this way, with shop owner Shannon von Roemer publically addressing the incident in a video uploaded to Facebook.

“There was a horrific incident, intolerable incident, which happened at the shop tonight,” she stated. “Thanks to everybody who has reached out with their concerns, because it’s definitely a big concern of mine also. This is a first, rest assured that all actions will be taken to make sure this doesn’t happen again, the employee is no longer with us, and the dog is doing fine and went to the vet.”

In an Instagram post, von Roemer also stated that they would “not tolerate this or any actions that put our rescues in harms way,” and that the kind of behavior shown on the stream is not what they stand for.

The company confirmed that following the incident, the dog was taken to the vet, where it was cleared after examination.


Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing


Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
Instagram: adam___perkins
Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.