Jack Dean has leapt up the ranks with his outspoken approach…
From ‘big YouTubers’ and money, to current affairs and everything in between – there is nothing that Jack Dean is afraid to tackle. There probably aren’t many who shine a light on difficult subjects or have no qualms to call people out – he may be seen as controversial by some, but his edgy British humour and willingness to share his opinions show why we love Jack. He’s one of few that really tell it like it is!
Jack’s thoughts on certain subjects have often resonated with the discussion across social media, so we’ve picked out five top moments where Jack has really hit the nail on the head.
Logan Paul’s return to YouTube
The media storm surrounding Logan Paul‘s Japan vlogs had only diminished slightly in the 3 weeks before Logan released a new video to his channel, following his self-imposed break. While some made comments on social media and immediately cashed in on putting Logan Paul in their thumbnails – Jack took a different stance.
He had tweeted during the original outrage that he would not be profiting from the situation by making a video about it, as he believed there was “no debate” – but the comeback raised further questions and backlash about authenticity and motives, which Jack tackled with respect all while calling out Logan’s behaviour in his trademark biting manner. It’s really worth a watch. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Reviewing Zoella’s advent calendar
Voicing all the complaints made by parents, members of the community and some of Zoe’s own fans, this review was as brutally scathing as it was hilarious. Jack didn’t sugarcoat the quality of the calendar’s contents, and what some considered the financial exploitation of Zoe’s young fanbase; while his exasperated tone combined with the editing elevated this video as one of his most honest to date.
Oh and in case you were wondering, the Zoella Advent Calendar is up to 70% off now at Boots. Bargain.
Money is important
The money that can now be made from YouTube is no secret, especially in light of the recent changes YouTube have put into place. So when Jack opened up about his upbringing and how he’s been spending the money he’s made from YouTube so far, we felt a newfound respect for him. Not only has he used the money to create a better life for himself, he has been able to give back to his grandparents and create positive change in their lives. This video is heartfelt and so genuine – it puts things into perspective.
Few YouTubers – even those who discuss current affairs and politics – would tackle horrific news like this. Understandably, many worry about saying the wrong thing (even us). Jack, however, handled the sensitive subject with gravitas, respect and compassion.
In a time where the media focuses on the attacker and their story, the real heroes are almost forgotten; so when Jack posted a passionate tribute towards PC Keith Palmer and the members of the emergency services who risk their lives and protect the public, it really tugged at our heartstrings.
It’s a sombre tone that we’re not accustomed to seeing from Jack, but we fully applaud him for using his voice and platform to raise money for the Police Dependants’ Trust – which you can still donate to on Jack’s JustGiving page.
This feels like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? Back in the summer of 2016, Twitter – and subsequently the whole world – were swept away by Marina Joyce‘s uncharacteristic behaviour across several of her videos.
Jack didn’t feel the need to pick Marina apart as an human being or creator – but criticised how Marina’s situation was being exploited by ‘big YouTubers’. He was quick to point out when many people reached out to her with no previous connection – suggesting that the majority weren’t offering genuine support, but were looking to improve their own public image or indulge with the drama; urging people to either offer the genuine support she needs, or give up on the gossip and stop watching her videos. Fair play, Jack. Fair play.
So there you have it…
Just some of our top moments when JaackMaate really did tell is like it is, but with his continued growth we fully expect to be writing a part two in the not so distant future.
His voice is a powerful one, and boy oh boy, is he savage with it! Never change Jack, never change.
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