Did Brooke Houts just upload a video of herself hitting her dog?
The 20-year-old YouTuber is apologizing after she accidentally uploaded an unedited video where she appears to be seen hitting, shoving and spitting on her dog Sphinx.
“I apologize to anyone who has been [affected] negatively by the footage,” Houts tweeted. “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 that behavior is unacceptable. But I want to make it known REGARDLESS of what my dog does, I should not have acted that way towards him.”
She went on to insist that she is not an animal abuser and Sphinx was not in pain.
“Anyone who knows me personally knows I have an immense love for animals, including my own,” Houts wrote. “I would never do anything to purposefully physically or mentally harm any animal. Again, I should NOT have yelled at him or as been as physically aggressive as I was, and I’m fully aware of that. He was not hurt, nor has he ever been physically hurt by me. I know I’ll be in many future situations where he’s being physical, but I will not respond this way again.”
Houts was apparently attempting to upload an edited video of her playing the plastic wrap prank on Sphinx.
But the damage has been done, with social media calling to “cancel” Houts, who has more than 300,000 subscribers.
"Are you serious? You are immature and need anger management," one former fan tweeted.
Another said, "You don’t deserve him if you can’t care for him give away to someone that will."
Fans are especially outraged since much of her public persona was built around her relationship with Sphinx.
Houts declined to comment further when contacted by InsideEdition.com.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the video.