YouTuber Sam Pepper released a disgusting video called “Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank” where he sexually harasses random women on the street, in public, films it, and laughs at their reactions.
This is unacceptable.
Other YouTubers including Laci Green and Mr. Repzion have started a petition against him, which I will share below. The link takes you to Laci’s tumblr page. As well, I’ll post Mr. Repzion’s video response right here:
In lieu of Sexual Assault Awareness Week I thought it was appropriate to bring this issue to light, if you haven’t already heard of it before. Sexual harassment is a HUGE deal that needs to be dealt with and it starts with awareness, not in the vague sense, but a specific understanding of what exactly harassment is, why it is wrong, and how to help end it.
Remember, unwanted attention = harassment. In a world where women are continually abused sexually, as well as in other ways, we need to take action to prevent further cases of sexual assault. Not all assault is rape. It can be ugly comments, sexism in the workplace, or inappropriate jokes at someone’s expense. We’re all equal here, it’s time to start acting like it.
Please check out the petition from Laci Green below:
Original post from Laci Green’s tumblr page (lacigreen.tumblr.com):
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter. As fellow YouTubers, we have much respect for others who put so much hard work into building their channel. It’s not easy, and you should be proud! That said, we’ve noticed that in your success, there has been a lack of respect in return…namely, for women and girls.”