I will never understand how anyone could even think to pull this type of “prank” on their best friend. I don’t think it’s something that should have been done and it should not have been posted online. However, all the guys involved in this disgusting “prank” have spoken out about this video. The video was filmed a few weeks ago in LA and was only posted with Sam Golbach’s (the kid being pranked) consent. Sam Golbach said he is 100% okay as of now and this experience made him truly cherish his friendship with Colby Brock (the best friend). Colby said he knew Sam would be able to handle this situation because after 5 years of friendship, he knows Sam’s limits. Both Sam Golbach and Colby Brock are proud of this video because they think it sends out a very powerful message of appreciating your friends and not taking them for granted. I am in no way defending Colby’s actions, but I do think it is important for everyone to know what he had to say about this. It’s also important for people to know what Sam Golbach had to say and how he said he felt. As for Sam Pepper (the one who came up with this idea) he has posted extremely offensive “pranks” in the past. In 2014, he posted a video of him grabbing women’s butts in public without their consent. He called it a prank, but it was really just sexual harassment. I think Sam Pepper’s YouTube account needs to be shut down. The things he does to people and then posts are not okay. No sane person would think to do these things and call it a “joke” or “prank”.
At the end of the day, there was nothing funny about this video. It should never have been posted online. This “prank” should never have taken place.
And people need to screw their heads on straight and think about what they’re doing before they do it. Again, am in no way defending Colby Brock or Sam Pepper. I in no way shape or form agree with this video and I do think it needs to be removed. This was not funny and it can actually be very triggering to anyway who was put in a situation like this. This stuff actually happens. My brother was kidnapped as a child (he was found 3 months later and 13 years later he is still dealing with the trauma of it all). This is not something to even consider turning into a joke. It is very insensitive and just wrong.