British YouTuber Sam Pepper has had his YouTube account suspended, following a controversial video that involved him pinching the bums of passing girls as a ‘prank’.
As expected, Twitter has exploded with tweets from YouTube fans and other popular content creator’s expressing their thoughts on the situation. Whilst many have said that Sam’s channel is suspended, some have still been able to access the channel, even though the video has been completely removed.
Sam’s friend and fellow Brit Mazzi Maz, who he regularly produces videos with, shared his reaction to recent events with his followers, writing:
Sexual health and relationship advice guru Laci Green also tweeted her thoughts on the video, expanding further on the objectification of women by producing an open letter to Sam Pepper.
The letter, which you can read here, ends: “We invite you to join us in ending widespread bodily violation that takes place in so many forms all around the world”.
Update: On the subject of recent allegations, Pepper has shared this legal document via his Twitter page.
This morning, Sam Pepper uploaded what he called ‘part 2 of 3’ of his prank videos, this time reversing roles and featuring a girl pinching members of the opposite sex.
However, this newest upload to Sam’s channel was soon removed by YouTube after thousands of users flagged it as inappropriate.
Sam has also uploaded ‘part 3’, in which he addresses the previous two videos. Sam says that they were a way to send a message about abuse and raise awareness.
Since the video was uploaded, another video has been brought to the attention of many YouTube fans, but this time it is from a YouTuber called ‘thisbedottie’. In the video she describes her experiences with Sam Pepper when she was 16, and claims that he was made unwanted advances on her while she was at the cinema with him.
It has sparked the hashtag #WeSupportYouDottie. You can check out her video below:
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