Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023
The Russian influencer Hasbulla Magomedov, or more commonly known as Hasbulla, is defending himself after fans accused him of abusing an animal in a now-deleted clip.
In the short clip, originally posted to the 19-year-old's YouTube channel last week, the influencer can be seen pulling at a cat's ear before hitting the animal several times.
On Thursday, as backlash and concern grew, Magomedov responded with a video speaking in a local Dagestan dialect, saying his cat is "feeling good."
On Friday, the influencer posted another video claiming he pulled his cat's ear "gently" and that he was punishing her for "misbehaving."
The controversial video was posted last Tuesday as a YouTube Short before it was deleted. The video gained a litany of concern and criticism on both UFC and cat community Reddit forums, although most posts have also since been taken down by moderators.