" Who Wants To Be Normal When You Can Be Unique ." - Helena Bonham Carter
I have no idea why I’m bothering to write this because 1. I’m not good with my words and 2. No one really cares what I have to say. But I do feel the need to vent this. So aren’t you the lucky ones. 😏 so here we go:
Recently it has come to my attention that a youtuber by the name of Sam Pepper decided he thought it would be “funny” to make a “prank” video of him stuffing a fake arm in his hoodie and asking girls (and may I point out only girls ) for directions , when the girls backs are turned he would grab their asses. You see these girls nervously laughing . And Sam going for a hug. Because hey hugs make everything better right ? 😐 . You even hear one girl say that she doesn’t like that.
I was so shocked to see how many views this video had got. But not only that I was shocked and saddened to see a lot of people defending him. By saying things like oh it was ok because the girls hugged him. Or that it was just a joke calm down. Let me tell you something. It is not ok to touch someone with out their permission. And it also not ok for a famous paid youtuber to act this way.
This was not the only video that I have seen Sam being less than appropriate .
But that’s my personal thought.
I never really like to publicly voice my opinion online but this video holds memories of a very traumatic experience for me. And I want to let people know. Boy , girl , man , women. It is NOT ok for you to force yourself on anyone. This world is a scary place and it doesn’t need people making pranks out of real life fucked up situations.
I’m glad to say that the YouTube community are sticking together and call him out on this shit. And that the video , last time I checked was taken down. I don’t know if he did it or YouTube did. But I’ve not seen any apologies on twitter from Sam. Just him tweeting about food and two young (girl) fans that he was so worried about and hope they got home safely.