British Googlebox reality star Stephen Webb infuriated viewers on Friday night after tying his dogs’ ears together using hair bands on them. His three poodles reacted in different ways to the hairdresser’s stunt, although none of the dogs seemed overly pleased.
According to the Daily Mail, Webb had been joking with his mother at the beginning of the show putting hair clips intending to pin the dogs’ ears to the top of their heads after calling the dogs celebrity lookalikes; comparing one of the pooches to pop singer “Kylie Minogue.” Moments later, viewers were so outraged, they took to Twitter to vent their anger calling the act animal cruelty.
The first poodle sat patiently while he tied her ears up while the second pup seemed annoyed. The third poodle wanted nothing to do with the foolishness and tried to escape from Webb’s arms as he tried to pin her ears into a top knot also. The other dogs could be seen rubbing their heads against the couch and reaching with their paws trying to free their ears; all the while Webb’s mother laughed.
And then the comments rolled in, and there were a lot of them including some demanding Webb’s show be cancelled.
“I wasn’t happy with Stephen when he tied his dogs ears up really not a good move.”
“What sort of bloke thinks it’s ok to put elastic bands around dogs ears?”
“What is he doing to those poor dogs ears? Beyond me why @Channel 4 would allow this to be shown. Disgusting!”
“Those dogs are living beings, not toys to play with.”
Some of Webb’s viewers defended him and asked others to calm down, but tying elastic bands around dogs’ ears is still quite offensive and abusive. Many have demanded an apology. We will see what happens. Do you think his actions were abusive towards the dogs?
(Photos via Channel 4 screenshots)
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