A minor actor is in a major controversy after abusing a chained kangaroo on stage in Detroit. Mike Epps, 47, who is primarily known for starring in juvenile “Hangover” movies, was captured on videotape with an obviously terrified kangaroo on stage. Epps ran after “Skippy” hit him. His handler Javon Stacks should have his licenses revoked for his shocking treatment of the animal.
Epps indicated that he could not care less after the controversy about the kangaroo. He is shown jumping around the stage like a complete idiot as Stack’s carries the kangaroo around like a prop.
(2) An owner, possessor, or person having the charge or custody of an animal shall not do any of the following:
(a) Fail to provide an animal with adequate care.
(b) Cruelly drive, work, or beat an animal, or cause an animal to be cruelly driven, worked, or beaten.
Fittingly, Epps plays a thug in the movies named “Black Doug'” and was performing at the Festival of Laughs comedy show.
At one part, Epps himself grabbed the leash on the distraught animal and seemed to care less about its distress in the situation. I fail to see how animals can be abused in this way or how Stacks can maintain a license with such poor treatment of an animal.
Epps later showed himself with Stacks and the kangaroo back stage with the message “Yeah what’s the problem? Look how nice I am to him.” It just made people more angry of course.
What is clear is that Epps has a little compassion as he has talent.