Nazi Pug! Scottish Man Found Guilty of Hate Crime for Online ‘Joke’

Pugs behind bars. Photo Credit: Marcia O’Connor

Head2Head Episode 01

After Publishing videos of his pet pug Buddha responding to anti-Semitic slurs, Mark Meechan was found guilty this week of a hate crime. His sentencing is set to take place next week with possible imprisonment of up to 6 months.

Comedians and free speech supporters have stood by the man, with Ricky Gervais responding on twitter.

The star of The Office said: ”If you don’t believe in a person’s right to say things that you might find “grossly offensive”, then you don’t believe in Freedom of Speech.”

Listen to Aaron and Steph go Head2Head on pug rights, free speech and hate crime!