A Canadian gamer has apologized on Twitter after a video of her and her cat went viral and she was widely accused of animal abuse. The original video, which appears to show the gamer throwing her cat over her shoulders, has been viewed more than 6.57 million times and drew a serious amount of criticism from those who saw it.\nNatalia Mogollon is a Saskatchewan-based gamer who streams on Twitch, a live-streaming video platform where gamers play online and are watched live by other gamers. Using the Twitch handle ‘Alinity’, Mogollon was live-streaming when her cat appeared to get in her way, she then seems to throw the cat over her shoulders. The video quickly spread across the internet and garnered hundreds of thousands of views in just a few hours.\nAfter the original video went viral, it didn’t take long for other videos to start propping up online, showing Mogollon interacting with her pets. In one video, she appears to kick her dog, and in another, she takes a swig of vodka then ‘kisses’ it into her cat’s mouth.\nThe videos were widely condemned online, with thousands of people writing to Mogollon to tell her she was abusing her pets. One user wrote, “You have to question. Alinity has kicked her dog, thrown her cat, and spit vodka in her cat's mouth in front of thousands of people. What does she do to her animals when no one is watching?”\nATTENTION: @TwitchSupport,Take a stand for cats & please remove Alinity from @Twitch immediately. She is using the platform to post animal abuse, which sends a dangerous message to anyone watching her videos. Cats are not props to abuse for more views 🐱pic.twitter.com/EsIsB5o6Tf— PETA - #EndSpeciesism (@peta) July 19, 2019\nAlinity also spit vodka into her cat’s mouth. This is clear animal abuse. @peta @TwitchSupport pic.twitter.com/Sljag7Fr42— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 19, 2019\nJust incase anyone wants to question Alinity's treatment of her animals.Here's her kicking her dog for just smelling her cat that she yeeted across the room. pic.twitter.com/vDm7fEQJ6z— 🌸Dani🌸( •̀ω•́ ) (@MemeQueenTwitch) July 21, 2019\nAnimal-rights group PETA also responded to the videos, asking their followers to “take a stand for cats & please remove Alinity from Twitch immediately.”\nIn response to the footage, a number of people called the police, animal authorities and made formal complaints. Saskatoon SPCA also commented on the videos, saying a “formal cruelty complaint” had been filed with their animal protection department and the incidents were “currently under investigation.”\nYou have to question. Alinity has kicked her dog, thrown her cat, and spit vodka in her cats mouth in front of thousands of people. What does she do to her animals when no one is watching ?— 🌸Dani🌸( •̀ω•́ ) (@MemeQueenTwitch) July 21, 2019\nAlinity has:Said the n word on streamKicked her dog on streamSpat vodka into her cats mouth no streamsThrown her cat over her head across the damn roomHow is this person still on twitch— Bryan (@TheSakyoGamer) July 21, 2019\nA formal cruelty complaint regarding this matter has been filed with our Animal Protection department and is currently under investigation. If you have any further details, you can assist our Officers & add to the file be reporting here: https://t.co/72OVF5Puii. Thank you! #yxe— Saskatoon SPCA (@SaskatoonSPCA) July 19, 2019\nIn response to the severe criticism, the Canadian gamer took to Twitter to address the animal-welfare concerns raised and to explain her actions. In one tweet, Mogollon wrote, “Hey everyone, I understand the concern and I am sorry for my lapses in judgement.” She added, “[I] Shouldn't have gotten frustrated with Milo, but I dropped him on the floor behind my chair. I'm not that strong.”\nMogollon also wrote a tweet in reference to the other videos that have circulated online, noting that it was “well over a year ago” but acknowledged that “it was a stupid thing to do.”\nI also understand the desire to report me to pet authorities and encourage anyone to do so if they feel pets are being mistreated, by anyone, anywhere. My animals are well loved, and live in a warm and caring home, and I will comply with any authority that seeks to validate this.— Alinity (@AlinityTwitch) July 19, 2019\nI think a lot of people are doing this because they believe they are doing the right thing, so no salt. I dont pretend to be perfect, and I will always try to do better, and improve myself. -Alinity pic.twitter.com/XrpJU5jIPo— Alinity (@AlinityTwitch) July 19, 2019\nThe gamer, who has over 890,000 followers, also said she recognized why people have reported her to animal services. She added that people should always report any suspicions of animal cruelty to authorities. “My animals are well loved, and live in a warm and caring home, and I will comply with any authority that seeks to validate this,” she wrote.