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Don't Fk With Cats is a Netflix true crime docuseries which chronologically follows the crimes committed by Canadian murderer Luka Magnotta through the eyes of amateur internet sleuths John Green and Deanna Thompson.
On December 21st, 2010, the Facebook group Find the Kitten Vacuumer… For great justice was created following the circulation of a video titled "1 Boy 2 Kittens" in which a man is filled vacuum-sealing two live kittens to death. The Facebook group worked together for years trying to figure out who was responsible for the video, eventually landing on Luka Magnotta. On January 24th, 2012, Baudi Moovan (Deana Thompson) uploaded an informational clip to YouTube which garnered over 151,500 views in seven years.
On May 25, 2012, Luka Magnotta uploaded an 11-minute video to Best Gore entitled 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick that depicted Luka Magnotta killing and dismembering Lin Jun, an international student form China. Police initially reported that Marek refused to take down the video, but Marek later stated that he took it down himself of his own accord. This incident led Best Gore to enter the public spotlight as well as Marek to stand trial. Magnotta was convicted of all accounts on December 23, 2014 and is currently serving life in prison.
On December 4th, 2019, Netflix released the Official Trailer for "Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer" (shown below). The video gained over 270,000 views in 15 days. On December 18th, the full series began streaming on Netflix.
On December 18th, Twitter user @cadlymack tweeted, "Okay you guys. Stop everything you’re doing, cancel your plans, quit your jobs, dump your significant other, log off this bad website, and watch 'Don’t Fuck With Cats' on Netflix. It is the most twisted and twisty murder doc I’ve ever seen and I watch ALL THE MURDER DOCS." (shown below). The tweet received over 1,600 likes in a day. The next day Salon reported that "with its deconstruction of the psyche of an internet killer, Don't F**k with Cats is one of the most compelling true crime docuseries that has been produced by Netflix to date." That day Decider also reviewed the series saying, "While Don’t F**k With Cats feels like it tries a bit too hard to make Facebook groups and internet searches into a fast-moving docuseries, it’s still a fascinating look at how ordinary people can root out a killer using the same internet tools that are available to everyone."
That day, the hashtag #DontFkWithCats began trending. Manny Twitter users posted about the victim Lin Jun and his family (shown below, left). Twitter user @_DennisPearson received over 1,200 likes in a day for tweeting, "#DontFkWithCats is trending and I thought this was about critics protesting the Cats movie…" (shown below, right).
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