The 26-year-old online video trickster, who also blogs as 'Stuttering Student' (even though he has no perceptible stutter) boasts more than 70 million views of his work.
But the puppy prank was a gag too far for many viewers who bombarded Pearson with threats and abuse.
He said: “We've all been pranked. If you still want to tell me how horrible I am and how I am somehow responsible for what your children watch then so be it.”
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