A One Direction fan may have taken her love for the English-Irish boy band too far, allegedly killing her pet dog because they ignored her tweet on Twitter. The girl wrote using the Twitter handle @illumivato and reached out to the young men on Aug. 29.
"Follow me or I'll break my dog's neck,” she pleaded in all caps to the band that has more than 15 million Twitter followers.
Alongside the post, she added a picture showing someone with their hand around a small dog’s throat as the animal lay on the floor. Her tweet, however, either went unnoticed by the band since they likely receive millions of tweets on a daily basis or was purposefully ignored due to its cruel threat.
Days later, after not hearing from them, the girl tweeted band member Liam Payne, saying: “I love you. Follow me. My dog has just died.” She included a photo of herself crying and cradling a dog that appeared to be dead.
Her account has since been deactivated.
Mya Fhya, of Atlanta, has created a petition on Change.org to help ensure that the unidentified girl is arrested for animal cruelty. The petition already has 3,000 signatures.
Here's what Fhya said in her post:
“There is a person on twitter by the name of @Illumivato who is posting pictures of her killing her dog by snapping its neck to get more followers.
"She has pictures of animals in blenders, a dog with guns up to its head, a picture of her strangling (what looks to be her mom), a young boy with duct tape tied around arms on the ground, (and the list continues) basically implying that if she does not get more followers she will kill all of these beings.
"I need this to be looked at by the police, government, and if nothing else twitter [sic] … I want to know why twitter has yet to stop this nonsense. Something needs to be done and I won’t sleep until it is. I hope you as American citizens won’t stand for this and will make this dark shadow come to light [sic]. ”
It's unclear whether or not the girl will be investigated by police.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...