Brian Peppers (person)

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Brian Peppers (born November 1, 1968) is a resident of Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio who became the subject of an Internet meme that originated in 2005, concerning the circulation of his photograph, obtained from the Ohio Electronic Sex offender Registry.

The appearance of the photograph led many viewers to suggest that it was faked. Snopes investigated the case and was unable to establish that it was a fake. The Ohio Attorney General's office told them "This is an accurate photo of this offender."

Snopes suggests that Peppers' unusual appearance may be due to malformation of the cranium caused by a branchial arch condition such as Apert syndrome or Crouzon syndrome.


Peppers was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 5 years probation thereafter in 1998 for the crime of "Gross Sexual Imposition". Gross Sexual Imposition is defined as unwilling sexual contact with one who is not one's spouse.

Internet meme

It is unclear where the meme originated. There are conflicting reports of which internet forum it was posted in first. It is known that his image was entered on Hot or Not. It is currently one of the popular fads on ytmnd, which has been going on since Fall 2005. Some popular ytmnd include, but are not limited to:

  1. Brian Peppers Loves Bell Peppers!
  2. Ewok Peppers Strikes!
  4. Brian Peppers (Piano Teacher)

The actual truth about Brian Peppers?

On January 31st, 2006, a ytmnd, The Actual Truth About Brian Peppers (sad story) was created which outlined the 'truth' about Mr. Pepper's condition. It stated that he is wheelchair bound, currently resides in a nursing home, and that his charges of gross sexual imposition were for groping a nurse.

References - Who's A Pepper?