hi yeah this is your daily killjoy reminder that if ur an adult on tumblr u need to be very careful about maintaining boundaries between yourself and your minor followers/friends
dont be sorry! people should know.
ok so i went to vidcon in 2013, right? and he was there.
basically i got there a day or two early (i had gone with my friend imogen) so we decided to walk around the courtyard for a while and check out everything, bc i had never been to california before and i wanted to look around.
sam pepper was there, and he and whatever his friend’s name is were skateboarding around, flirting with this group of girls who were pretty clearly underage. me and my friend were talking to the side, not really caring what he was doing bc we didn’t really care about sam pepper.
but it was basically me + imogen, plus sam pepper, his friend, and these four-ish girls in the courtyard, and sam pepper skated over to us and offered us cigarettes (which is a disgusting thing to do, esp bc i was only 15, imogen was only 14 and we didn’t look any older).
he then laughed when we raised our eyebrows and were like “um, no, fuck off” and skated off, then continued flirting and teasing these girls and skating away when they tried to take selfies or w/e.
later, (after the con itself had started), i was in the hotel lobby with imogen + 2 girls we had met the other day and were friendly with and this little boy, (couldn’t have been more than 10 or 11 years old), with a camera around his neck and a notepad in his hand, walked up to sam pepper, (who was standing in his group, not really talking to anybody but surrounded by his friends), and clearly asked for an autograph or a picture or something, but sam pepper just looked at this kid, physically shoved him away (the kid stumbled!!!!) and then sam pepper laughed in his face before walking away. the kid was on the verge of tears, and me and my friends couldn’t believe what had happened.
the guy is a dick. the above is just my personal experience, not to mention his videos where he handcuffs himself to girls and forces them to kiss him before he lets them go, and his most recent one where he pinches girl’s butts (again, without their consent)
(the links go to his videos, so dont click them if ur trigged by any of this or if you dont want to support him in any way)