Bam Margera Says Puppy Gun Prank Was 'Bad Timing on My Part,' Searching for Dog's New Home (EXCLUSIVE)
Bam Margera is setting the record straight.
The former Jackass star recently landed himself in hot water after tweeting a photo of himself holding a fake gun to his puppy’s head with the message, "If she poops one more time, she goes bye bye."
"It was bad timing on my part," Margera, 33, tells Celebuzz exclusively on Tuesday's The Daily Buzz. However, the former MTV star -- who says he likes to "use humor with shock value” -- maintains that he was only joking.
“I don’t think it was a joke gone bad," he says. "The fact that Chester County had a few people who were burning dogs in the county... If I had known what just happened [in the county], I never would have done that.”
As for the toy gun Margera was seen holding, the former television star reveals that the fake firearm is nothing more than a safety measure.
“My friend gave me a fake gun after a stalker was found in my house," he says. "He said, 'If you ever have a stalker in your house again, you can scare them with this.'”
“If I was doing something stupid like Michael Vick," he said, "I wouldn’t have tweeted it.”
The self-described "animal lover" already owns six cats, but unfortunately due to his busy travel schedule, Margera is in the process of finding a new home for his little pup.
“I thought I could handle having another dog, but it’s like having a kid,” he laughed. “So, I’ll find her a new home.”
In the meantime, perhaps Margera should heed his mother's advice. “I’ve told him you’ve got to make better choices with your sense of humor," April Margera told us. "The world has changed and there are some things you just can’t do.”