Dog the Bounty Hunter slammed for calling Brian Laundrie 'gentleman', Gabby Petito 'loud'

Dog the Bounty Hunter laid out a scenario that Brian Laundrie might have killed Gabby Petito while trying to 'calm' her

                            Dog the Bounty Hunter slammed for calling Brian Laundrie 'gentleman', Gabby Petito 'loud'
Dog the Bounty Hunter is facing quite the backlash for calling Brian Laundrie a 'gentleman' (Instagram/@bizarre_design, @duanedogchapman)

Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman has sparked outrage over recent comments he made about Brian Laundrie, who is a "person of interest" in the death and disappearance of Gabby Petito.

MEAWW previously reported how the reality TV star compared 23-year-old Laundrie to wife-killer Scott Peterson. We also reported how Chapman concluded Petito's reported strangulation was not an accident. However, the bounty hunter is now facing quite the backlash for apparently calling Laundrie "a gentleman".


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In an interview with The Sun, Chapman laid out a scenario that Laundrie might have killed Petito in an accident and frantically called his parents while trying to figure out what to do. "Of course he murdered her," the bounty hunter said. "I think he called the mom and dad right from the scene and said 'omg'. Now we have to remember that they lived — Gabby and Brian — with his mom and dad for almost two years. And the house, I was there, it’s not a huge house so I’m sure they heard, the parents probably heard Gabby screaming."

"I was told by a very close source that he was a gentleman," Dog said of Laundrie. "I think he said, 'mom, she was screaming, she was screaming so I put my hand over her mouth, and I held my hand and she was screaming and when I took it away she wasn’t breathing and I tried CPR'."


During the interview, Chapman mentioned that Petito was very "loud" and "verbal," which, coupled with his comments about Laundrie, sounded a lot like victim-blaming to many. “I know that she was very verbal because as they were arguing one time, the vacationers around them heard her yelling,” Chapman told The Sun, referencing a domestic incident that took place outside of the Moonflower co-op in Moab, Utah in which a witness claimed Laundrie had been slapping Petito during an argument. Laundrie is seen in police bodycam footage revealing to responding officers that he grabbed her face and pushed her away in his attempts to calm her down.


While the bounty hunter probably didn't intend to cause a stir with his comments, social media was inundated with criticisms against him and his independent pursuit of the missing fugitive. "My Dog knows as much as he does about this! He's just self-promoting!" one Twitter user wrote. "You're wrong. Laundrie is a very dangerous and calculating psychopath. You need to go back to Hawaii. You've had your 15 minutes of fame," another charged.

"He was no gentleman. Review the police cam and her constantly placing her hands on her neck when questioned about what happened," a comment read. "Did @DogBountyHunter actually blame the victim #Gabby saying that her yelling caused #BrianLaundrie to murder her?!? Did he actually call Brian a "gentleman"?!?!? WTH!! Why is Dog involved in this at all. There's no bounty on Brian! Stay out of it!! Let the #FBI do their job!" another chimed in.

"Is #DogBountyHunter out of his fucking mind calling Brian Laundrie a gentleman and basically condoning the manner in which he was known to calm Gabby down by cruelly grabbing her face and squeezing it? Who gives this schmuck a platform to speak? He's repugnant," a user added. 












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