Brother Nature

Brother Nature

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Updated Oct 25, 2018 at 01:59PM EDT by Matt.

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About

Brother Nature is the online alias of America social media personality Kelvin Peña. Known for videos in which he names and feeds a number of deer, Peña uses the catchphrase "everybody eats" and talks to the animals as if they were people.

History

On July 28th, 2016, Instagram [1] user @coldgamekev posted his first animal video. The post features Peña feeding a deer crackers. The post received more than 600,000 views and 41,000 likes in two years (shown below).


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Meet my new pet

A post shared by Kelvin Peña (@coldgamekelv) on


Several days later, he uploaded a video to Instagram[2] captioned, "Me and Canela counting up today." The video received more than 1.1 million views and 73,000 likes in two years (shown below). The popularity of the video led to news media coverage from such outlets as BET,[3] Vice, [4] Elite Daily,[5] New York Magazine[6] and more.



Offensive Tweets Controversy

In October 2018, a series of tweets [7] made by Peña in 2012 resurfaced. The posts featured numerous references to Peña being a Nazi, support of Chris Brown's domestic abuse, myogyny, racism and more (shown below, left).

Following the posts, people began joking about the controversy. Twitter[8] user @ToriNicksWho tweeted an object labeling meme mocking the idea of those offended coming for Peña. The post received more than 3,600 retweets and 9,700 likes in four days (shown below, center). Twitter[9] user @bernabusee posted an image of a microphone being held to a deer's face with the caption, "'I known Brother Nature a long time, whatever they said he did, he did that shit.'" The post received more than 4,500 retweets and 11,000 likes in four days (shown below, right).


224 PM Tweet Brother Nature @COLDGAMEKELV Wanna hear a joke? Women's rights 12/19/11, 1:25 AM Tweet Brother Nature acOLDGAMEKELV Brother Nature o @cOLDGAMEKELV Brother Nature @COLDGAMEKELV WHITE POWER 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 :D 33 Retweets 15 Likes HEIL HITLER 03/07/2012, 06:37 14/12, 5:19 PM 741 Retweets 499 Likes 64 Retweets 22 Likes el T-Mobile Wi-Fi 13:16 Tweet Brother Nature @COLDGAMEKELV Brother Nature @COLDGAMEKELV ti fight me then bitch. Retweeted Brother Nature O @COLDGAMEKELV f--- that, Im Hitler. Everyone's a f------ Nazi 31/05/2012, 04:56 7 Retweets 4 Likes #WhatRealyTurnsMeOn getting tied up to a bed, getting peanut butter rubbed all over my naked body and having dogs lick the peanut butter 6/24/12, 2:59 AM Brother Nature @COL.... 30 Nov 11 Jay Z look like a monkey I hate c---- dammit 8/16/12, 00:45 74 Retweets 16 Likes 977乜287 170 a : 31 Retweets 18 Likes Protect Brother Nature at All Cost BROTHER NATURE CANCEL CULTUREME "l known Brother Nature a long time, whatever they said he did, he did that s---"

That day, Peña responded to the controversy, apologizing for his early tweets. He tweeted,[10] "I started using Twitter when I was 12 years old, I was very impressionable and was seeking attention. I am sorry to all of the people that I offended and have let down. I apologize for 12-year-old Kelvin and take responsibility for my words." Within three days, the post received more than 94,000 retweets and 450,000 likes (shown below).


9:54 Notes ih October 21, 2018 at 9:47 PM 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 was seeking attention. I am sorry to all of the people that I offended and have let down.I apologize for 12 year old Kelvin and take total responsibility for my words. 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, fans, and followers truly understand and believe that I have evolved as a human being and I lead with love. I was a child and am now a man asking you to accept the apology of a young boy. Love, Kelvin Peña

On October 22nd, Redditor [11] Typical_Corgi posted about the controversy in the /r/OutOfTheLoop subreddit.

Several media outlets covered the controversy, including Newsweek,[12] HuffPost,[13] Jezebel,[14] BET[15] and more.

Fandom

Peña joined Twitter[16] on May 5th, 2011. Within seven years, he has amassed more than 1.5 million followers. He created a group page on Facebook [17] on November 28th, 2017. The page has more than 4,300 likes and followers.

Since 2016, his Instagram page has received more than 2.2 million followers.

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