After getting a few animal rights’ activists hopping mad for bringing a kangaroo on stage during one of his acts, funnyman Mike Epps wasn’t exactly in a laughing mood when he learned the Feds were launching an investigation into the incident.
A result of what some allege is “kangaroo cruelty” for the mishandling of the Australian beast (i.e. yanking its leash hard, prohibiting it from leaving the stage, ignoring obvious signs of distress, etc.), the film and stage star’s recent stop in Detroit on the ‘Festival of Laughs’ comedy tour came under fire after a video made its rounds on Twitter.
Yesterday, as the backlash continued, Epps took to Instagram to lend a lengthy apology. Read it inside if you missed it:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reportedly looking into video. No word yet on if charges will be pressed. [source]