Scottish YouTuber Who Faces Prison Over a Joke Can’t Get a Lawyer

Scottish comedian and YouTuber Markus Meechan, better known as Count Dankula, is facing a year in prison for recording and uploading a video where he taught his girlfriend’s pet dog how to “seig heil” on command. As Heat Street reported earlier this year the viral video did not amuse Scottish police, prompting his arrest.

“I think everything can and should be joked about,” Meechan told Heat Street at the time. “I’m still trying to find the humor in it, laughter just makes it easier to deal with.”

  • Spatchcocked

    Oddly enough Guderian or Von Runstedt taught his dog the same trick.

    • andycanuck

      Did they have noses?

      • Editor

        How did they smell?

        • andycanuck


  • jeremy corbyn does the nazi salute all the time, and the leftists love him.

  • DD_Austin

    Leftist Al Murray does Hitler jokes all the time

    He isn’t in jail, He ran against Nigel Farange in the last election
    being a lefty makes it OK for him

    The UK is a Fascist state, seems Hitler won in the long run after all

  • Watchman

    I’m wondering if his best defence is to show that teaching a dog to give a Nazi salute is a denigration of Nazis, likening them to the intellect of dogs. After all, if you take a protest sign to a demonstration with a Nazi Swastika with a crossed circle (“banned symbol”) through it, you would not expect to be arrested for Nazi support by the mere inclusion of the swastika.

    Shouldn’t Che Guevara T-shirts be similarly under the threat of prosecution in Britain?

    The First and Second Amendments are the greatest protections of rights not accorded to the citizens of the countries that the new American citizens originally came from.

    • WalterBannon

      The Nazis who arrested him would not like that argument…

      • Editor

        But he’s a nazi! That negates the need for an argument. The accusation has been made. Case closed.

  • Alain

    The Left and Muslims have no sense of humour, but that is natural when you are fuelled by hate yourself. Such a miserable lot.

  • Shebel

    Markus Meecham—–
    Pretend to be a Man .
    And go to Jail

  • Brett_McS

    It’s an official form of what psychologists call, in individuals, ‘displacement’: Focussing on an issue which is not a real threat in order to avoid having to face up to a real threat. Otherwise known as the Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome (by Gad Saad).

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops
    • Shebel

      The Puppy does look a little bit like —-
      Glad Saad.

    • Brett_McS

      Well done! Pugs are hard to train because they are so stubborn. Other dogs will come when you call them. Pugs will go the other way.

  • Shebel

    Enjoy all your skin piercing while you get reamed up the ASS.
    You are so COOL.

  • canminuteman

    I think if they wanted to jail me for something like that I’d let them and become a martyr. This is the stupid thing I have ever heard. Use it as an opportunity to mock the legal system.

  • andycanuck

    Flee to Brazil like the Great Train Robbery escapee did.

  • Hard Little Machine

    My dog The Archduke Field Marshal Bosco von Houndenberg stopped the Ottoman army dead in its tracks at the Battle of Zagreb

  • Ian

    Not mentioned is that the “command” was “gas the Jews”.
    I don’t think he should go to prison for that, but it’s interesting that Sargon, Gavin and a lot of other people including Heat Street, omit that fact. Which is very telling.
    If you said “gas the Jews” in the street or sprayed it on a wall, it would be threatening behavior.
    I don’t think he means it, I don’t think he’s a Nazi, but he is an idiot and should show contrition.
    He should throw himself on the mercy of the court and say “look I’m a 28 year old man with ear spacers, I don’t think things through”.
    A booting should be sufficient punishment.