- Lovely Peaches, whose real name is Brittany Johnson, has been a controversial social media figure for almost five years.
- She recently posted videos of herself claiming she broke her dog’s legs.
- Many onlookers were outraged, and police later confirmed she was arrested.
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Brittany Johnson, who is more well known for her social media persona Lovely Peaches, has been a notorious internet figure for nearly five years, making numerous controversial statements, such as the claim that she hired someone to assault TikTok star Charli D’Amelio. Now, Johnson has found herself in more hot water, having been arrested after posting a disturbing series of photos and videos about her dog.
On January 20, social media users spread videos Johnson posted where she seemingly picked her dog up by the neck and sprayed perfume in its face. She also claimed to have broken her dog’s legs. While the videos are no longer on Instagram, where they were originally posted, Twitter users were quick to record the videos and reshare them.
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Def Noodles, a YouTuber who frequently covers influencer drama, posted a blurred version of the video where she appeared to spray the dog with perfume. Def Noodles warned followers that the video is “very upsetting to watch.” He said in a reply to a user’s tweet asking what was going on in the blurred video that Peaches was holding the dog up by the neck, choking, and kicking him.
Many accounts reposting the videos called for the dog to be taken away from Johnson and for her to face charges. Some Twitter users claimed they called the police.
Johnson further fanned the flames when she posted to Instagram on Thursday that her new dog, the one she’d seemingly recorded, had passed away. The Instagram caption read, “As I Posted On My Personal Max is no Longer With Us Rip Buddy.”
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Johnson was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals
After the posts spread, Johnson was arrested on a charge of cruelty to animals, according to police records reviewed by Insider and a statement given to TooFab. Her dog is still alive, according to police.
A DeKalb County Police Department spokesperson told TooFab, “Until her case is concluded, she is not allowed to own or care for any animals.” They continued, “Meanwhile, her Jack Russell Terrier was taken into custody by Animal Services, where it was examined by a veterinarian and Johnson voluntarily signed over custody.”
Lovely Peaches’ content has been perceived by some of her fans as satire, but her antics have progressively gotten more outrageous.
She began to gain fame on social media in 2016 and has been able to keep a following through multiple accounts on various social platforms after having her pages were suspended or banned for various stunts. It’s still unclear how many social media accounts she actually has. Whenever she’s banned, she makes a new account with a slightly different handle.
Johnson has been known to mobilize her fanbase to support her. The social media star has been embroiled in many other controversies, including those related to claims she’s made about how she treats her daughter.
Insider has reached out to Johnson for comment but did not immediately hear back.