Jeffree Star is among the YouTube stars hitting out at Nikki Phillippi after she put her dog down.
The 33-year-old announced on YouTube and Instagram that she and her husband Dan had made the decision to euthanise their bull terrier Bowser, who they had for nearly 10 years, after he bit their son.
Dan said that the incident ‘wasn’t that bad’, with their one-year-old son Logan being left with a ‘little mark’ after trying to steal food from Bowser, but the couple claimed that they were ‘waiting’ for Bowser to ‘cross that line’ when Logan got older.
While viewers lashed out at the couple, their fellow YouTube stars also hit out at them.
Jeffree said: ‘They claimed the dog bite their child once so they had to put him down… Instead of rehoming him, they murdered him. And there’s also NO proof the dog was actually aggressive… This makes me f**king sick.’
LaurDIY – real name Lauren Riihimaki – uploaded a video in response to Nikki’s post.
‘I truly cannot process what kind of human can do this,’ she said, arguing that there’s no evidence that bull terriers have violence ‘in their blood’.
Makeup guru MannyMUA supported Lauren, writing on Instagram: ‘@LaurDIY did not stutter. Literally f**ken sick situation. Makes me physically ill.’
Meanwhile, Jaclyn Hill spoke out on Twitter, saying: ‘I have a very temperamental dog.
‘He bites people when he feels nervous, unsafe or if you try to touch him when he doesn’t want to be… I know these things because im his OWNER. Therefore I make sure he’s not in situations where he will react… I don’t kill him!
‘You guys know I pretty much never insert myself in “drama” especially on a special day like today! (launch day) But I’m just too disgusted. Especially by the “goodbye photo shoot” like WHAT!?’
In a video titled ‘We have some really sad news’, Nikki said that Bowser was attacked as a puppy, when his personality ‘changed’, and ‘seriously injured a couple different dogs’.
She also said that their son recently grabbed Bowser’s ear and gave him a ‘cauliflower ear’.
Claiming that they had considered putting Bowser down over the past few years, Nikki said that ‘rehoming was not an option’ as Bowser had been with the family for almost all of his life, and they could not pass on the perceived liability.
Describing the day they euthanised Bowser, having a professional do it at their home, Dan called it the ‘worst day’, while Nikki said: ‘It was amazing, because everything comes to an end, and if you have to have an end, which everything does, it was a beautiful perfect ending, in our living room, in our arms.’
Dan said at the end of the video that bull terriers are his favourite animal, before his wife started crying as she read out a list of things she loved most about Bowser.
Nikki turned the comments off on YouTube, but over on Instagram, she left comments on beneath a series of pictures of her hugging Bowser prior to him being put to sleep.
Nikki, who has 1.29 million subscribers on YouTube, and Dan also have a Yorkshire terrier called Zoe, who they got in 2012.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Nikki Phillippi for comment.
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