Meechan received press coverage when he posted a video showing him teaching his girlfriend’s dog how to raise its paw in the manner of a Nazi salute, and to react to the phrase “Do you wanna gas the Jews?” Meechan was arrested and convicted of being “grossly offensive” under the Communications Act 2003, following a trial in March 2018. The arrest generated controversy and discussions about free speech. In April 2018, Meechan was fined £800. Meechan stated he would not pay the fine, and instead donated £800 to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. In March 2019, the money was seized from his bank account by an arrestment order.