Teen Mom Jenelle Evans put her dog’s life at risk on the Fourth of July, and fans are furious.
The reality TV star posted a video seemingly encouraging her dog to go fetch a lit firework. The dog can be seen trying to bite at the flame before the explosive detonates.
The backlash began immediately and Evans quickly took the video down, but not before TMZ snagged it for the world to see.
Fans cried foul, proclaiming animal cruelty and some nastier remarks.
Jenelle Evans is currently blaming the Dog as if she has no responsibility for his safety. Of course. She is legit crackers.
— Money Hole (@MockingJanay) July 6, 2015
This bitch. Love to feed her some fireworks!! Jenelle Evans — Sorry I'm Not Sorry About Explosive Video With My Doghttp://t.co/clRub2pfdo
— Jen (@Jmadams03) July 6, 2015
— cassandra (@cassandralllll) July 6, 2015
Following all of the backlash, Evans apologized, but not really. She basically told everyone that she was sorry if they were offended, but the dog is fine, and she doesn’t regret what happened and how she handled it.
“We just thought it was funny that he kept trying to attack it,” Evans said in the video interview with TMZ. She added as justification for her action that she’s seen similar videos on America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Check out her full interview below.
Even worse, this isn’t the first time Evans has been accused of animal cruelty.
Last August, she shoved her two large dogs into the same crate so they didn’t even have room to lie down or stand straight up, and she left them there while she went to lunch. She had been unhappy that the dogs had torn up some of the furniture. Animal Control was also previously called on Evans after she left her husky tied to a tree in the rain.
Uh, someone help these poor dogs, please.