There’s Tinder Fails, and then there’s YouTube Fails. But this guy failed YouTube so epically it took him all the way to jail. Why? Because he taught his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha, how to Nazi salute upon hearing the words “Sieg Heil.” And then taped it and put it online for the entire world to see.
The video immediately went viral and reached close to a million views, which (unfortunately for Markus Meechan) included the police of North Lanarkshire, UK.
Markus Meechan, 28, spent the night behind bars after police swooped on his home in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, and arrested him on suspicion of a hate crime.
He was later released and a report sent to the procurator fiscal in relation to an alleged breach of the electronic communications act of 2003.
…Police said the arrest should be a warning that videos which cause offence will not be tolerated.
Detective Inspector David Cockburn said: ‘This clip was shared online and has been viewed almost one million times.
‘The clip is deeply offensive and no reasonable person can possibly find the content acceptable in today’s society.”
‘This arrest should serve as a warning to anyone posting such material online, or in any other capacity, that such views will not be tolerated.
Meechan explained he did it purely to annoy his girlfriend, and posted, yet another YouTube video to apologize for anyone he might have offended. Because you know, people take that whole Holocaust thing pretty seriously.
On the bright side, the pug is adorable, so at least there’s that.