Yes, flipping, as in the way couples on HGTV flip houses. And since this is Aaron Carter we’re talking about, this story is weird and fucked up.
It’s almost as though Aaron Carter was reading the personal life section on his Wikipedia page and thought, “You know what? This could do with a big, random splash of alleged animal exploitation.” Because car wrecks, meth, rehab, defending Michael Jackson, and faking a pregnancy wasn’t enough of a broken-down roller coaster ride. TMZ says that some people started side-eyeing Aaron the Animal Lover’s motives after he recently rescued a 10-month-old English bulldog named Mighty.
Last Thursday, Aaron posted this on Instagram:
Awww, so sweet, Aaron’s a dog daddy. Except Aaron’s puppy love might have lasted about as long as Aaron’s party. And much like Aaron’s party, the suspicion grew after Aaron invited people to come and get it. “It” being Mighty.
Aaron posted an Instagram Story in which he explained that in the event he couldn’t keep Mighty, he’d be willing to let him go to a good home in exchange for $3,500. Oh, and he’d be willing to let Mighty go ASAP, so hurry up and bring your cash. Someone tell the shameless degenerate puppy scammers of Craigslist that Aaron is coming for their turf.
You're supporting someone who literally adopts dogs from shelters claiming to be a loving caregiver, but instead sells them to others for a huge profit because they were 'owned by Aaron Carter'. You find nothing wrong with that? He goes through dog, after dog, after dog. #Truth pic.twitter.com/dnq7piqiIu
— Aaron Carter's Truth (@ACartersTruth) August 4, 2019
Aaron tried to clear up the situation on Instagram by posting the following comment:
“Just an FYI to everyone, I still have my other two dogs. Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have (other than adopting, of course), however I still have my pets (family) and appreciate some of your concerns.”
Except that Aaron claimed he had rescued Mighty, not that he was fostering it. So things aren’t adding up here, and it sounds like we’ve got some of Aaron’s classic shit decisions at work. Like his choice to tag the rescue organization in his first Instagram post about Mighty. Lancaster Animal Care Center caught wind of what Aaron was doing, and they claim they’re investigating the situation.
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🚨🚨🚨UPDATE – We are working on this situation. Thanks to all for your concern.🚨🚨🚨 CHECK THIS OUT! @aaroncarter stopped by the care center today and fell in love with our little meathead, Mighty! 😍 Thank you for adopting, Aaron! We’re glad Mighty gets to hang out with the flyest kid on the block! 😎Happy tails, baby boy! We love you! ❤️🐶🐾 . . . #lancasteranimalcarecenter #adopt #adoptdontshop #adoption #adoptme #savealife #bulldog #bulldogs #dog #cute #love #sweet #amazing #rescue #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #aaroncarter #daccares #bulldogsofinstagram #paw #paws #adoptingsaveslives #believeinshelterdogs
Aaron is now backpedalling on Twitter, trying to explain that he was just joking about selling Mighty for $3,500. He also claims he’s too rich to be flipping dogs on Instagram.
I think it’s apalling that I actually even have to explain myself I’ve rescued many dogs & found many dogs homes. what I said in my Instagram live video was a joke. Find one dog that I adopted and sold for money, be my guest. WONT HAPPEN. I’m a good person and i deserve respect.
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 4, 2019
And with all due respect I own a home I make over $3 million a year I don’t need to sell a dog for money so have some respect and don’t try to slander my name because I will defend myself and I will take legal action. DONT TRY IT. So back the fuck off… gn
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) August 4, 2019
Listen to Aaron acting like he’ll sue a person over this. Let me imagine that phone call: “Hello, I need to sue someone for dog slander. How much will that cost? $4,000? Okay (looks at one of his dogs) I think I got the money right here.”
TMZ points out that typically a rescue organization will make you sign a contract that states if you cannot look after the dog, you should return it back to them. So not only was Aaron being shady as hell, he might have broken a contract too. But let’s just pretend Aaron was actually joking about selling the dog he flipped. Aaron says he’d never sell a dog for money. Okay sure. So then if we suddenly discover that Mighty is no longer living with him, the most logical conclusion will be that Mighty gave himself away for free. I’m basing this off the fact that if I were a dog that suddenly got adopted by Aaron Carter, I’d do anything to get out of there too. I’d pack my bones and Kongs and hop in a car with anyone. Well, maybe not Jenelle Evans, but anyone else.