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 like he does, or have so few qualms over calling people out – he may be seen as controversial by some, but his edgy British humour and willingness to share his opinions are 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 wider discussions across social media, so we’ve picked out five occasions when Jack 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 three weeks before Logan released a new video to his channel, following his self-imposed break. While some commenters immediately cashed in by 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 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.
Zoella’s advent calendar
We couldn’t NOT include this video. The sarcastic review of Zoe Sugg‘s 12-day advent calendar went viral in December, and is likely to have cemented Jack’s status as a comedic talent on YouTube.
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, nor what some considered the financial exploitation of Zoe’s young fanbase – and 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.)
The importance of money
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 – was 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 that many people who reached out to her had no previous connection with her – suggesting that the majority weren’t offering genuine support, but were looking to improve their own public image or take part in the drama – and urged people to either offer the genuine support she seemed to need, 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! His voice is a powerful one, and boy oh boy, is he savage with it! Never change Jack, never change.
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