Shamed YouTuber Sam Peppers has returned to vlogging after seven months – with a video teaching a 15-year-old how to buy alcohol.
The Big Brother housemate turned vlogger hit headlines over the past three years thanks to videos in which he pinched the bottoms of unsuspecting women and faked the murder of his friend.
Following the backlash against his 2015 ‘Killing Best Friend Prank’, Pepper deleted all the videos from his YouTube channel and only last year did he start vlogging again.
However, there had been a seven-month break since his last video – ‘Bathroom Full Of Cockroaches for 24 Hours’ – was published.
Two weeks ago, Sam uploaded a new video to his channel, which has 2.3 million subscribers, called ‘How To Buy Alcohol Underage *It worked*’.
The clip began with Sam standing next to a teenage boy, with the 28-year-old – who now lives in Los Angeles – saying: ‘Seven months, no videos, that’s what it’s about out here. I’m with Jarvis, he’s my friend’s little brother. He’s 15 years old, we’re gonna show you a little trick you should never use, on how to get alcohol.
‘Our plan is to go back in and give it back to them, so they can’t get in trouble.’
Jarvis, 15, is given a pricey and hyper-realistic old man mask, which Sam has used in pranks before, to transform himself into an elderly man.
The video then cuts to the disguised teen buying bottles of whiskey from various liquor stores – yes, the disguise worked everywhere.
However, in one shop, the guard saw Sam filming outside and started to use a taser, leaving the lads scared.
Jarvis didn’t drink or keep the alcohol – the bottles were brought back into the bemused shopkeepers. However, the shopekeepers’ faces were not blurred out.
At the end of the video, Sam said: ‘That was jokes. I don’t know legally where we stand with doing that. The last guy pulled out a taser, so we were like “no more after that”.’
The vlogger then joked that he’d be back in another seven months.
Pepper was in the Big Brother house for its final series on Channel 4 in 2010, but gained worldwide fame on YouTube when he moved to LA to focus on vlogging.
While many of his prank videos were harmless, his 2014 video ‘Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank’ attracted backlash as Pepper was seen pinching the bottoms of women while wearing a fake hand and asking them for directions.
The video was taken down, with Sam later alleging it had been part of a social experiment to highlight sexual harassment against men.
In the same year, numerous allegations of sexual harassment were made against Sam, which he denied.
In 2015, Sam caused further outrage when he and YouTube star Colby Brock faked a kidnapping involving Brock and his friend Sam Golbach, in which Brock was ‘shot’, leaving Golbach in tears.
This video has also been removed from Sam’s channel.
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