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YouTuber Sam Pepper under fire for bum pinching 'prank' video

His fellow YouTube stars have called the video ‘despicable’.

A POPULAR YOUTUBER is facing a massive backlash after pinching women’s bums in what he calls a ‘prank’ video.

In the video Sam Pepper – who once appeared on Big Brother - approaches women on the street, asks them for directions then pinches their bums, using a fake hand tucked into his pocket to distract them.

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One woman in particular clearly says “I don’t like that” as Pepper reveals himself as the pincher.

The response to the video (even on the comments wasteland that is YouTube) was immediately negative.

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The YouTube community has risen up against the video, which they have deemed ‘despicable’ and ‘vile’.

Numerous popular YouTubers also signed an open letter to Pepper and a Twitter campaign has begun to get YouTube to take the video down, under the hashtag #ReportSamPepper.

It isn’t the first time Pepper has been slammed for his ‘pranks’ – in June of 2013, he was criticised for a video of him grabbing and kissing strangers on a beach in LA.

Pepper himself has neither taken down the video nor commented on the furore surrounding it, instead choosing to tweet about pizza.

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