YouTube prankster Vitaly Zdorovetskiy has been known for some seriously attention-seeking pranks and videos.
The famed YouTuber is better known by his channel name VitalyzdTV, and is now under fire for 'animal abuse' and using a racial slur in his latest video.
Zdorovetskiy, whose channel has almost 10 million subscribers recently posted a video of himself and his friends getting a monkey high on weed.
When your friend smokes for the first time 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/d9yS12Acd2— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) June 8, 2018
The YouTuber is seen urging the monkey to smoke from a bong, and then asks him, "You high, bro?"
Later, he films the monkey eating, and asks, “Now, you got the munchies, huh?”
He also wakes the tired out monkey to ask if he wants to hit “the blunt, bro.”
Zdorovetskiy then uses a racial slur without hesitation, asking, "Hey, my n****, you good?"
The video was posted to Vitaly's Instagram 3 days ago and has garnered over 822 thousand views, however most people were unamused and accused Vitaly of animal abuse.
That’s considered as Animal Abuse on my side....this is just wrong and should not be accepted🤦🏽♂️🙀— Real_MightyTv (@OfficalMightyTV) June 8, 2018
This is disgusting and not funny. @JaneGoodallInst please check this out, something needs to be done if he’s abusing animals.— JACQUES (@arcadeyblog) June 10, 2018
I don't want anyone to get it twisted. I'm pro cannibis but NOT subjecting innocent animals to smoke. They did this for a "laugh" & that's fucked up. I'd kick each of them in the balls if I could.— Robyns dog life 🐕🐕🐕 (@RobynIsisEllie) June 9, 2018
This literally makes me sick to my stomach..... I couldnt watch the whole video, nor do I want to. I hope you do get banned and realize what you have done is just plain wrong!— Anthony Angelo (@AnthonyAngelo__) June 11, 2018
Some drew PETA's attention to the video too:
And PETA responded:
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 8, 2018