A man is facing jail after he was convicted of a hate crime for uploading a video of him teaching his girlfriend’s dog to give a Nazi 'Sieg Hail' salute and respond excitedly to the phrase 'gas the Jews.'In the video, which went on to be viewed more than 3 million times, he explains he wanted to turn his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, into the 'least cute thing I could think of' and so wanted to turn it into a Nazi.

The clip then shows Buddha raising his paw whenever he calls out 'Sieg Heil' and react to the question 'you want to gas the Jews?' The video also shows him playing speeches by Adolf Hitler to the dog

Following outcry over the video, He was arrested and charged with suspicion of a hate crime and an alleged breach of the electronic communications act.

He denied the allegations and insisted he was not anti-Semitic, saying that teaching the dog to act like a Nazi was nothing more than a joke intended to upset his girlfriend.


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