Brother Nature's problematic tweets just resurfaced and the memes are wild

22 October 2018, 14:12 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 14:41

By Sam Prance

Brother Nature has since apologised for the old tweets...

It's safe to say that Brother Nature (Kelvin Peña) is an internet sensation. Back in 2016, Kelvin went viral with a video featuring "Canela the deer" (we have never seen an animal appreciate a person so much). Since then he's taken over social media with his adorable animal skits. He's also founded the Everybody Eats Foundation which helps feed underprivileged families in the US and around the world.

However, the 20-year-old has recently received backlash for multiple problematic past tweets. Over the weekend, old tweets of his resurfaced in which he allegedly wrote things including "HEIL HITLER" and “when I grow up I wanna be like Chris Brown. So if my girlfriend tried to look through my phone while driving I can choke and punch her”. Understandably, fans are shocked and disappointed by the tweets.

Brother Nature comes under fire for problematic old tweets
Brother Nature comes under fire for problematic old tweets. Picture: Twitter

Brother Nature has now apologised. Taking to Twitter, he posted: "I woke up this morning to seeing my old tweets resurface on my timeline and my heart dropped. I started using Twitter when I was 12 years old, I was very impressionable and I was seeking attention. I am sorry to all the people that I have offended and let down."

He then went onto add: "Everyone changes, everyone learns and everyone makes mistakes. That's why I spread so much positivity with the platform I was given, to be a role model for the kids. I hope that all of my friends, followers and fans truly understand that I have evolved as a human being and I lead with love."

See the original tweets and read the apology in full here.


The statement has, for the most part, been well-received online. Being 12 when he posted the old tweets, Brother Nature was just a child when he shared them. While this doesn't change how offensive they are, his apology seems sincere and fans are praising him for how maturely he has responded to the controversy.

Still, the tweets originally caused pandemonium on Twitter.

Here are just a few of the hilarious reactions and memes.


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