This Blog Post Could Get Me Arrested in Britain

In April 2016, Scottish YouTuber Mark Meechan uploaded a video titled “M8 Yer Dugs a Nazi” that ended up getting 3 million views. In the video, Meechan teaches his girlfriend’s dog to raise its leg every time he says “Seig Heil.”

To the police, this was worse than unfunny. It was criminal. Meechan was arrested, spent a night a jail, and was charged with committing a hate crime. The self-proclaimed “sh**poster” claimed he was just trying to annoy his girlfriend, but on Tuesday he was found guilty by Airdrie Sheriff Derek O’Carroll of posting a video that was “grossly offensive.”