As Twitchy reported earlier this morning, the video showed Pepper pinching women’s butts (apparently) without their permission. Many people, including a number of YouTube stars, criticized the video.
Initial reaction to YouTube’s removal of the video has been uniformly positive:
— Kara Sander (@kara_sander) September 22, 2014
I went to check the dislikes on sam pepper's video and look !!! thank you youtube finally !!! pic.twitter.com/a8E1ni7Xtr
— hannah†centuries (@iceteamalum) September 22, 2014
Round of applause that @sampepper 's **sexual harassment** "prank" has been removed from YouTube. Seriously, good riddance.
— Kylee Asakura (@KyleeAsakura) September 22, 2014
Some Twitter users are claiming that YouTube suspended Pepper’s entire account.
Sam Pepper's YouTube account got suspended, oh my god😂😂
— Ella (@ella_bottoms) September 22, 2014
Apparently, Sam Pepper's Youtube channel was suspended. Thank God.
— Cameron Conner (@mostlyimabore) September 22, 2014
At the time of this writing, that is untrue. The channel is still up. Only the sexual assault “prank” video has been removed.