Seemingly unaffected by "all the heat" he received on Twitter for posting one video depicting him pinching the bottoms of random female members of the public after tricking them with a prosthetic hand, YouTube prankster Sam Pepper has posted a second one.
In a strange, misfired attempt to level the gender equality playing field, Part 2/3 of the ‘Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank’ shows a female actress taking to the streets to grab the behinds of strange men.
"Are you thinking yet?" the former Big Brother contestant, 25, tweeted, posting a link to the new clip.
The video appeared online just hours after YouTube removed the first for violating its ‘terms of service’.
Pepper had received a backlash of disparaging tweets from followers on Twitter for the original video, who criticised Pepper’s morality and accused him of ‘indecent assault’. The hashtag #ReportSamPepper quickly started trending.
Part 2 of 3 ..... https://t.co/vbpzdSEmKlSam Pepper (@sampepper) September 23, 2014
And the reaction to the second video was no less damning, judging by the following:
Dear @sampepper. Please understand that assaulting men does not magically justify sexually assaulting or objectifying women. Please stop.Felice Fawn (@felicefawn) September 23, 2014
Oh it's cool guys, don't worry, Sam Pepper has uploaded another sexual assault video to excuse the first one. He's learned his lesson.Ophelia (@OpheliaDagger) September 23, 2014
I go to sleep for a few hours and Sam Pepper does it again. Here you go, guys who said "it wouldn't be as bad if it were men. It is as bad.Connor Manning (@AConnorManning) September 23, 2014
So, @sampepper uploaded a Part 2 (of 3) where it's a girl sexually assaulting men. Good to know he's an equal opportunity creep.Matthew Gaydos (@MatthewGaydos) September 23, 2014
Everyone makes mistakes. However there is a BIG difference between making a mistake, and purposefully planning a prank like Sam Pepper did.Shane The Editor (@ShaneEditor) September 23, 2014
Another day, another Sam Pepper video to report for sexual harassment. "Part 3" better be him apologising profusely. #ReportSamPepperCharlie McDonnell (@coollike) September 23, 2014
I'm happy Sam Pepper had his video removed. Now maybe he'll think about what he did.Jake Clemmence (@MRCLEMMENCE) September 23, 2014
Hey @sampepper, that's the second video removed for sexual harassment. Are you thinking yet?Eddie Bowley (@Eddache_) September 23, 2014
YouTube has just removed Sam Pepper's part 2 video. Pinch me am I dreaming??Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) September 23, 2014
Jesus Christ. Sam Pepper is going ahead with a 3 part sexual assault magnum opus. I'm shocked even he could be this oblivious.Todd Bryanton (@LilDeuceDeuce) September 23, 2014
The second video was also taken down by YouTube for violating its ‘terms of service’. Pepper is yet to indicate when he plans to release the third – or indeed what viewers are to expect from it.
Meanwhile, Mazzi Maz, Pepper’s frequent YouTube collaborator, told Radio One’s Newsbeat that he felt his partner had gone "too far" this time.
"When I saw it, I called him straight away and was like,'Bro, are you feeling OK?'
"It's a controversial video. What does he expect?
"There are things you just don't do. YouTube is a place where you can get ripped to shreds."
"We are meant to push the boundaries but you need to know what's right and what's wrong," he continued, noting that the majority of Pepper's 2.4million YouTube subscribers are young women.
"A sexual predator isn't a good look.
"I woke up this morning and wondered if my mum wants to talk to his mum to see if we should still be friends.
"I'm now worried I'll be linked to him. I need to message people to make sure they know we are not the same person.
"I don't want the whole world thinking I am a sexual predator. I like tea and cheese!"
A spokesperson for Pepper is yet to respond to request for comment.