Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is a Russian-American YouTube star. With millions of subscribers, he has quite a sizable fan base who engulfs his videos with total gusto. However, after a recent post, he is facing serious backlash from the netizens. He posted a video where it seems that a monkey is smoking marijuana and eventually passing out of intoxication. Though the video of monkey smoking became viral quickly, it didn’t sit well with the net users.
This is, however, not the first time Vitaly has faced the backlash from netizens. He was even arrested on few occasions after his videos crossed the line of law and order. Though not arrested, he certainly faces a strong opposition from the audience.
In the video, it can be seen that the monkey is taking a puff out of a bong while seating on a man’s lap. After few puffs, the small monkey walks away. It can be heard that the person is laughing loudly while filming.
Then the video shows that the monkey is snacking on potato chips and eventually passing out. The man filming is probably Vitaly Zdorovetskiy who is seen offering the primate another puff after waking him up.
It’s also heard that the person behind the camera uses the word ‘n*igg**,’ which is an offensive racial slur.
Watch the video here:
As soon as the video went out it became viral with a huge number of people criticizing the act. Here are some of the tweets:
vitaly made a monkey smoke weed
— 🅱luesDank (@BluesDank) June 10, 2018
It’s no more acceptable to get a chimpanzee high for video views and a cheap laugh than it would be a child. This chimpanzee should be evaluated by a vet and sent to a reputable sanctuary, not kept in someone’s home with a bunch of stupid partiers https://t.co/1PjQ2Tvkat
— Ben Williamson (@tofuhomeboy) June 11, 2018
I will do everything in my power to get your twitter page banned and charged with cruelty to animals
— Shaun (@Shaun78088051) June 10, 2018
— brendan (@brendan12314) June 8, 2018
I saw that as well and was very confused in why he would nr1 do that. Nr2 post it on his massive platform.
— atozy (@atozy) June 10, 2018
One among the users tagged PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in the post urging them to take some action.
— raquel (@gowiththeflo99) June 9, 2018
The organization thanked the user and passed the incident to the Cruelty Investigations Department. Here’s the tweet:
Thanks for reporting this! We’ve passed it onto our Cruelty Investigations Department. If you ever need to report cruelty to animals, please do so here: https://t.co/mY8dYMp8wH. ❤
— peta2 (@peta2) June 9, 2018
Has YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy gone too far in name of prank?