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It is not okay that YouTube creators are allowed to openly display sexually degrading behaviors. Collectively, viewers and other creators would like to see the video removed.

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It is important that YouTube creators do not create content which encourages the engagement in illegal or immoral behaviours. YouTube is a platform open to people of all ages and it is important that children are not exposed to content which encourages them to act in a manner which is morally or legally wrong.

And that's where Sam Pepper's video comes in. In the video "Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank", Pepper can be seen touching unsuspecting girls in what is a private area without their prior consent. Not only are his actions plainly not very nice it is also degrading the privacy of the girls he violated and is illegal. Touching girls (or males for that matter) without their consent is harassment. Such a video which portrays sexual harassment as a prank is a very serious matter and it should never be seen as okay by anyone but especially to children and their parents.

In the video, one girl even says "I don't like that" to which Sam Pepper laughs and brushes it off and then touches her again as if it is okay and in fact perfectly normal. Young women and men do not deserve to have the humiliation of a stranger violating them and it is for this reason that Sam Pepper's video which openly supports sexual exploitation and sexual harassment of woman is removed. It is not okay that in 2014, children and indeed adults are taught – and believe – that it is okay to touch another person sexually without their consent. 

It is a disgust that such content is allowed to be uploaded to a site that we all believe we can trust to share only moral and legal videos. A video such as Sam's is not testament to the wonder that YouTube is. The video cannot be seen to approve of sexual violence and it is important that sexual violence is not encouraged but rather it's seriousness is undoubted. We cannot allow YouTube creators to share such values and morals with this generation so please sign this petition to ask YouTube to please remove this video.



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