Jack Jones Shares An Official Statement After Being Filmed Shouting Racist & Homophobic Abuse
26 July 2017, 14:42
The incident occured during an argument with someone in the street.
When online prank videos were becoming the biggest thing on social media, there was one guy who was raking in tonnes of views - Jack Jones.
The Kent-based prankster was famous for his videos where he'd tickle people on the chin or steal people's hats, but now Jack's come in for some online hate due to a leaked video of him shouting abuse at someone, which is being called out as racist and homophobic.
The video above shows the social media star shouting abuse at an unknown person and due to the graphic and inappropriate language it quickly went viral. However Jack has now given us an official statement on the incident.
Jack claimed, "I was out with my friends walking down the street when a group of Russian men barged me and my friends and said 'what you going to do about you English scum!!' They started being racist to my friend, so I got involved stupidly".
"I was really upset the way they treated us resulting in me lashing out with a very poor choice of words. I don't condone racism in any form and those that know me know that I'm not homophobic in any way. I'm truly sorry if I offended anyone."
After initially seeing the video, fans were quick to share their thoughts about Jack's actions...
Wow he managed to be racist, homophobic and prejudice all in this 10 second clip— Stern John (@LiamSweeney_) July 24, 2017
Someone's true colours have shown #racist— HumzaKhan (@HumzaKhan___) July 24, 2017
The girl be like.... pic.twitter.com/7Pp5aD4Bdu— Dean Ryan (@Dean_Ryan7) July 24, 2017
Jack's online career has seen its fair share of controversies in the last few years, with one of the most famous incidents arriving when Jack had pizza slapped in his face by former pal and fellow prankster DiscoBoy.
After not taking kindly to the prank, Jack called the police and his former friend was arrested for common assault but the charges were later dropped.
Many people claimed that Jack was hypocritical for reacting so badly when he pranks unknowing people in the street all the time, but he didn't seem to see the funny side of things when the tables were turned.
Even DiscoBoy had his say on this latest video revelation...
There's a reason why I smacked him with pizza that's because the bloke is a proper tool and very abusive— DiscoBoy (@DiscoBoyUk) July 24, 2017
There have also been reports claiming that many of the people in Jack's reaction videos are paid actors and those accusations have haunted him for a long time.
This latest video hasn't exactly painted him in a great light and Jack was quick to respond to the many messages from people slamming him for his actions, although it wasn't an apology as you might expect.
After the video emerged Jack quickly shared two messages, one claiming that he loves his haters and the other seemingly suggesting that people sharing their messages of distaste to his comments are sheep...
To all my haters ... I love you— Jackjonestv (@jackjonestv) July 25, 2017
— Jackjonestv (@jackjonestv) July 25, 2017
One person even shared the original video with the Police on Twitter...
It's unclear currently as to how this situation will progress, especially with Jack being openly remorseful for what he said, however we'll bring you any updates as and when we get them.