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A resurfaced video shows YouTubers Logan Paul and Sam Pepper lassoing women in public and saying that they’ll let them go for a kiss.
The clip was posted on Twitter by the @MeTubeDoc account, which shares “untold #MeToo stories of YouTube,” according to its bio.
In the video, both Paul and Pepper used lassos to catch women in public. Paul told one woman that she was “one trusty steed if I’ve ever seen one.” To another, he said that he would let her go if she kissed him, and she did.
We have a deleted 2014 video of @LoganPaul lassoing women in the street and not letting some go until they kiss him.
— MeTube (@MeTubeDoc) June 5, 2021
Paul is one of YouTube’s most famous creators who has thrived on controversy over the course of his career, amassing over 23 million subscribers in the process.
Pepper, as NBC News reported, is a former “Big Brother” contestant from England who was accused of rape by multiple women in 2014, denied the allegations, and was never charged. After halting posts on his YouTube channel, he’s amassed 4.1 million followers on TikTok.
Per an old Paul tweet that matches the description of the lasso video, it appears to have been originally uploaded to Pepper’s YouTube channel in June 2014. The video has since been made private on YouTube.
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) June 22, 2014
Some women in the video pushed back against the lasso gimmick. After Pepper lassoed one person, she appeared to ask what he was doing. The man walking with her then pushed Pepper away.
“She’s mine now, I caught her,” Pepper said, laughing.
“No, what are you talking about?” the other man asked.
The video resurfaced online on Saturday, a day before Paul’s June 6 boxing match against Floyd Mayweather. The Guardian reported that the fight did not have an official winner, as there were no judges present. However, Paul landed 28 out of his 217 punches, while Mayweather landed 43 out of his 107. According to The Guardian, the match ended with boos from the audience.
Paul and Pepper have been known for posting controversial videos
The lasso video is far from the first piece of controversial content from Paul, or from Pepper, to make waves online.
In 2018, he famously posted a video in which he filmed and reacted to what he said was a dead body in Japan’s Aokigahara Forest, leading to YouTube temporarily demonetizing his channel. As Insider’s Lindsay Dodgson reported, he has rehabilitated his image since that incident, turning some of his focus to boxing.
Pepper, not quite as well known in the mainstream as Paul, was accused of sexual assault by multiple women in 2014, BuzzFeed News reported. He denied the allegations and was not charged, according to NBC News.
Those allegations surfaced in 2014 after Pepper posted a video in which he approached women on the street and groped their bottoms, using a fake hand in his pocket to disguise what he was doing, as BuzzFeed News reported. According to BuzzFeed News, he later posted a video that appears to be currently unavailable in which he said that the fake hand video was a “social experiment” and that it had been staged.
Paul and Pepper did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
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