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YouTuber Who Trained a Pug to Do 'Nazi Salute' Has Been Fined

By WookieMan following x   2018 Apr 23, 9:06pm 1,722 views   7 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


This guy and the reporter(s) covering this have WAY too much time on their hands. This is one of the dumbest things I've read in a while.

https://gizmodo.com/youtuber-who-trained-a-pug-to-do-nazi-salute-has-been-f-1825465301

1   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 23, 9:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Last month, Scottish YouTube comedian Mark Meechan was found guilty of a hate crime after posting a video of his girlfriend’s pug Buddha raising its paw to the words “Sieg Heil.” Though Meechan argued that the motivation behind the anti-Semitic video was simply to prank his girlfriend, he has been fined £800—or about $1,116.

“The fact that you claim in the video, and elsewhere, that the video was intended only to annoy your girlfriend and as a joke and that you did not intend to be racist is of little assistance to you,” Sheriff Derek O’Carroll said, BBC reported.

“A joke can be grossly offensive. A racist joke or a grossly offensive video does not lose its racist or grossly offensive quality merely because the maker asserts he only wanted to get a laugh.”


This seems to be practice for deeper and more blatantly anti-free speech punishments of wrongthink.

Today a fine for making Nazi pug video, tomorrow fines or imprisonment for supporting the "wrong" candidate.

Britain, I'm very disappointed in you. Fortunately, there are still some pro-free speech voices in Britain which have not yet been silenced:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/16/free-speech-means-nothing-without-right-to-offend-paris-copenhagen

Free speech is the right to offend. If you cannot offend, you cannot speak, because these days everyone is offended about everything.
2   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (38)   2018 Apr 23, 9:54pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Everybody who has a pug should teach his dog to salute and bark on the sieg heil command and have contests how about how many times in a row they can get a dog to salute.
3   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Apr 23, 10:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I didn't really read the article to be honest (all the way). I can't fathom living somewhere that you could get fined for teaching your dog a trick. That's what this was, and that's pretty sick.

That said, the biggest kick I got out of this, was the categorization of the article. "Filed to: NAZI PUG" I know Gizmodo is very smart ass-ish, but seriously? I don't know how to interpret their articles moving forward. Is it real or Onion-esk?

God I love and hate the internet all at the same time. I'm now questioning if this is a legit article or BS.
4   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 24, 1:55am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I always knew pugs were Nazis.
5   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (38)   2018 Apr 24, 6:00am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The dog should have his own movie:

NAZI! PUG! EATS! BIRMINGHAM!
6   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2018 Apr 24, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That's pretty funny. Our dogs only know how to sit.
7   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Apr 24, 9:34am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Cat's don't need to be trained to do the Hitler salute:

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