Bomb Scare “Prank” YouTuber Sparks Outrage After Making Chimp Smoke In New Video
13 June 2018, 11:08 | Updated: 13 June 2018, 11:12
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy is known for his controversial videos
LA-based YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy has drawn ire from fans and animal rights supporters after posting a video that appears to show him and some friends helping a chimpanzee smoke a bong.
In the video, which was shared to Twitter on June 8, Vitaly and others are heard laughing at the endangered primate as he asks it, "You high, bro?"
When your friend smokes for the first time 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/d9yS12Acd2— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) June 8, 2018
Fans tweeted their disappointment at the video, with one saying, "I'm very upset how you can do this stuff... it is very hard to see an animal abused to badly."
"Some of your videos are hilarious, but this is fucked up," another fan tweeted. "Please delete this video and hand this monkey to a vey or an animal centre and provide them with at a least a tiny sum of money."
Vital I’m very disappointed and very upset how you can do this stuff posting a very abuse and very illegal post and any one watching it is very hard to see an animal abused very badly— Joelgallarzz (@jagallarzz) June 12, 2018
Hi, look some of your videos are hilarious but this is fucked up. Please delete this video and hand this monkey to a vet or an animal centre and provide them with even at least a tiny sum of money.— David Escobar (@DavidEscobarLDN) June 12, 2018
Listen this is not good Vitaly to put it extremely politely. Sort it out seriously
Animal Rights charity PETA said they had reported the video to their Cruelty Investigations Department.
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
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy has a history of controversial videos, including a fake bomb threat in 2016 that resulted in him being arrested.