Abby, Miss Abby, CrAbby, whatever. Currently 19.
Stuff I like:
Nerdfighteria, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Merlin, Supernatural, Sherlock, Stargate SG-1, NCIS, LotR, AtLA... it's a long list...
I mostly just post stuff that makes me laugh. Hope it makes you laugh too!
For those unaware (or simply don’t care enough to pay attention, which is understandable), Sam Pepper is a popular YouTuber who is known for posting “prank” videos (prank is in quotations because most of these videos aren’t pranks, but are actually just him making women feel extraordinarily unsafe and uncomfortable). His most recent videos depict him and his friend going up to strangers on the street, asking for directions, and pinching the ass of the person they’re talking to while they aren’t looking. He has (understandably) come under a lot of fire for these videos, and today he posted a video in which he claims that they were for the purpose of a social experiment, intended to bring light to the issue of sexual harassment and assault of both women and men. While, in the end, that is actually what the videos have accomplished, it is doubtful (at best) that this was the original purpose of the videos.
Those are the facts of the situation. Here are some observations I have made.
Based on the types of videos he’s posted in the past (like the one where he handcuffed himself to women until they agreed to kiss him), and the fact that the first video in this supposed series had no indication of there being a series in the first place, it is glaringly obvious that he is using the guise of a “social experiment” to try and turn around all the backlash he’s receiving and make himself the hero of the story, and even a victim himself, as he states in his third video “there have been fans at events who have pinched my ass and laughed at it to their friends, even after I’ve told them it’s not okay.”
I’m not saying I don’t believe him, I’m not even saying it’s his fault that it happened to him. But I am saying that turning around and making videos wherein he does the same thing to other people shows an incredible amount of hypocrisy and insensitivity.
He has said on Twitter that everyone in the videos consented to what was happening before it was filmed, a statement that I don’t believe for a second. In the past, he has shown no regard for the feelings of the people he plays his “pranks” on, there is no reason for him to start now. Even so, he has provided no proof that any of these people even knew what was happening before the cameras started rolling. In the third video, 2 of the girls from the first are shown smiling and waving (in clips that were filmed on their phones, clearly after the fact), which proves nothing. If this had really been an experiment, and staged like he claims, he would have covered his ass a lot more than that, by filming the people in the videos stating clearly what the situation was and that they consented to what was happening and putting that in the video, rather than just having him explaining why we were all so wrong to crucify him while some sad music plays.
TL;DR- This is not a social experiment. This is a child trying to get away with something he’s done wrong, and doing a poor job of it. My advice to Sam, in case he decides to do this sort of thing again: When the only good part of a situation is the backlash against it, you’ve done something wrong. Especially when multiple people come out saying that you’ve sexually abused and/or harassed them in the past.
And in case this wasn’t abundantly clear, nobody has the right to touch you for any reason if you don’t want them to. If nothing else is taken from this whole thing, I want it to be that.
in movies, whenever a hot guy fake-flirts with an “ugly” girl and she gets all flustered, it’s intended to be a funny joke and make u think the girl is pathetic for believing such an attractive man could be interested in her. ur supposed to hate the girl.
but whenever a hot girl fake-flirts with an ugly guy and he gets all flustered, it’s intended to make u feel bad for the guy and think the girl is a Bitch. ur supposed to hate the girl.
ur always supposed to hate the girl.
Because of course she was.