'I am an animal lover': Instagram 'influencer' after kicking dog in viral video

Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:21 AM IST

The Instagram influencer apologised but said she kicked the dog as she got scared as the dog was trying to attack her. And for the abuse, she said it is very common for people from Delhi and Mumbai. Social media users called for action against her and her account.

The video of a so-called Instagram influencer kicking a dog and then abusing drew flak on social media.
The video of a so-called Instagram influencer kicking a dog and then abusing drew flak on social media.

A video of a woman kicking a dog and abusing it to only burst into laughter has gone viral leading to a massive outrage on social media. As Twitter users condemned the insensitivity of the so-called influencer, people started looking up the person to report the incident and her account to the authorities for her obnoxious behaviour.

Facing flak, the influencer, identified as Kiran Kajal with a follower count of 1.21 lakh, issued an apology in which she said she is an animal lover and she kicked the dog out of fear. The original video was deleted and the content creator posted videos of her feeding dogs and taking care of them.

Here is the original video that went viral. Viewers' discretion is advised as abusive words have been used by the content creator while hurting the animal.

Kiran Kajal said sorry for the slang she used but she said it is very common for the people who live in Delhi and Mumbai. "I didn't think anything before. The dog came near me. And I kicked it. My language was bad and I am sorry for that. But it's common for the people of Delhi and Mumbai. I got scared when the dog came near me. I don't want your hate. I am really sorry," the content creator said in the new video.

The apology faced criticism as well as social media users said the dog did not come towards her and did not attack either. It was a planned video and the content creator even laughed after kicking and abusing the video.

“That wasn’t funny, it was disgusting. I guess it amusing was to you and the people around you, but not to many of us. You showed your “true colors” and so don’t pretend now to be someone you’re not. Make sure you’re not around any animals from now on, they will be much better off," Animal Hope and Wellness, an NGO, commented on her apology video.

Singer Jaan Kumar Sanu appealed to report the account and said the woman was not sorry at all for her conduct. "You did that to an animal with no voice for 2 minutes of cheap fame. “Darr gayi”?! I’d like to see how you would respond if someone did the same to you. Aur rahi baat Delhi-Mumbai ki language ki, kaam aisa karoge toh puri duniya se gaali khaaoge sirf Delhi aur Mumbai waalo se nahi. Report this account guys. This woman isn’t sorry at all," the singer posted on the apology video.

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