Swans are beautiful creatures. If you have the opportunity to ever approach one, you really feel like you’re in a fairy tale – their beauty is majestic.
And in no case would you ever think of attacking or hitting one, right?
Well, German rapper “Gzuz” doesn’t seem to have a problem with that, as he demonstrated after posting a video of himself slapping a swan, while calling it a “son of a bitch.”
Gangster rapper Gzuz, 30, slapped a swan, later posting a video of the act on Instagram on May 22, Bild reports.
The video reveals Gzuz leaning down on a boat dock as a swan swims towards him. The 30-year-old rapper then loudly announces: “I’m going to slap this swan” — and does just that.
“You son of a bitch!”
As the justifiably terrified swan then swims quickly away, he shouts out: “You son of a bitch!”
The video horrified animal lovers everywhere and animal welfare organization PETA has filed a complaint against the rapper.
“Animal cruelty is not a trivial offense and certainly not an expression of a cool lifestyle,” lawyer Dr. Christian Arleth told Bild. “We hope Gzuz learns a lesson through his prosecution and lives his aggression in the future only in his music.”
The animal welfare organization’s complaint went to the prosecutor’s office on July 18 and could have severe consequences for the rapper.
In December 2017, the 30-year-old was sentenced to four months probation for slapping a supermarket employee.
“Be aware that next time, you will go to jail for 14 months,” the judge said, according to Bild.
“I love swans”
But just one month following the slapping incident, Gzuz posted a video of himself on Instagram feeding a swan family cake containing sugar — which can be harmful to the birds.
Watch the video in which Gzuz slaps the swan below:
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