YouTube co-star Mazzi Maz: Sam Pepper 'has gone too far'
- 22 September 2014
YouTube star and ex-Big Brother contestant Sam Pepper is facing criticism over his latest video, which has now been taken down.
The film Fake Hand Ass Pinch Prank follows the 25-year-old on a high street with the arms of his jacket tucked into his pockets.
One of his arms is hidden under his coat so he can pinch women's bums whilst asking for directions.
Mazzi Maz collaborates on YouTube with Sam and thinks he's gone "too far".
He says he didn't know Sam was going to be publishing the video.
"When I saw it, I called him straight away and was like bro, are you feeling OK?"
He says Sam told him he didn't think the video would blow up like this.
"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."
Maz says most of Sam's 2.4 million subscribers are girls.
"We are meant to push the boundaries but you need to know what's right and what's wrong.
"A sexual predator isn't a good look."
The 20-year-old says: "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!"
Since the backlash Sam Pepper has reportedly been banned by the organisers of Vidcon and Playlist.
"They are just doing their job," says Maz.
"It's like any other business. When s*** hits the fan it's game over. They don't wanna make their attendees feel unsafe."
Maz says he'll be giving Sam a call to make sure he's OK.
"He's my friend after all. But I don't think I'll be doing any more collaborations with him."
Newsbeat has contacted Sam Pepper, but so far has had no response.