Controversial YouTuber Sam Pepper pledges to delete YouTube channel - for $1.5M in donations
Published 12/12/2015 | 17:32
Controversial YouTuber Sam Pepper has set up a GoFundMe page asking detractors for $1.5m to delete his YouTube channel.
The YouTuber, who caused controversy recently with the 'best friend murder prank', is taunting his haters by asking for $1.5m to delete his YouTube channel.
Rewards in the campaign include a "retweet of your hate tweet to over one million followers" for $250 and the opportunity to "kick (Sam) in the nuts" for $7,500.
Pepper is offering one person the chance to "be the one to push the delete button" for $25,000.
"I've put down what my channel is worth".
"So far a petiton(sic) has got to nearly 200,000 signitures(sic) to have my youtube removed. Unfontulently(sic) these signitures(sic) mean nothing except for a number".
"As I'm a people pleaser... I'm going to make this dream a reality".
Speaking in a YouTube video, the purple-haired prankster expanded on the idea, saying that his detractors "just don't like me as a person... that's what I've narrowed it down to".
"I want to give them the opportunity to delete my channel".
"This is a not a scam, a prank, a joke".
Speaking to the people "down there, writing a hate comment", he said "you can do something to get this channel gone".
He revealed that he has "ten videos filmed" and that if the GoFundMe campaign did not reach it's goal, he would continue posting pranks.
"If my channel doesn't get deleted, every week there will be a new video coming out".
There's no confirmation on the page whether or not this agreement would prohibit Sam from creating and sharing video content with his millions of followers on Twitter, Facebook or other social media channels.
He confirmed that the removal of the channel would be "permanent... gone forever" but did not mention if the money would stop him from creating a new channel.
The GoFundMe page has so far reached $365.
UPDATE: Both the video and GoFundMe page have been removed after failing to reach their goal.
Pepper previously caused controversy with a video entitled "fake hand ass pinch prank" which was removed from YouTube for violating their Community Standards after it went viral.
YouTube did not remove the 'best friend murder prank' as it said it did not violate their community guidelines.