YouTube sensation Zoella opens up about online star Sam Pepper following groping controversy

With over 350 million total views, you could say Zoella is pretty much the Queen of YouTube and all things social media.

Which is why we wanted to find out exactly what Zoella, AKA Zoe Sugg, thought about the current controversy surrounding former Big Brother housemate-turned-YouTube prankster, Sam Pepper.

Earlier in the week, we reported how Sam‘s latest ‘prank’, which featured him pinching girls’ bottoms on the street and then blaming it on passers-by, had caused outrage online due to its apparent mocking of sexual assault on women.

Sam has since said the viral video was merely a ‘social experiment’ to ‘raise awareness’.

‘I have known Sam for a while, and I was subscribed to him for a while – but his content is not something I’m watching more of lately,’ Zoe revealed.

Uh-oh. That’s a pretty big deal.

During our game of Sub or Snub – where we quiz Zoe about which celebrities she’d either subscribe to on YouTube or snub if they were to make a channel – the 24 year old made her thoughts clear on various other stars too.

‘I would snub Katie Hopkins,’ Zoe sternly said about the controversial former Apprentice reality star.

Throughout the video, Zoe also reveals the celebrity she’d love to collaborate with, which member of One Direction she’d let do her make-up and her thoughts on Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.

Watch the fun video below to see Zoella play ‘Sub or Snub’ for yourself!

PS: Make sure you subscribe to Now’s official YouTube for more Zoella videos coming very soon! 


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