This blog is dedicated to spreading the truth about Jack Scalfani, a child abuser and racist who has run up modest celebrity on the internet through his “Cooking with Jack” youtube channel. For a long but by no means exhaustive list of what Jack has done, please see this post.
Originally uploaded: 16 March 2016
Dear reader, I started this off with unreasonably high expectations. Of course that’s setting yourself up for disappointment, especially where Jack is concerned, so I have nobody but myself to blame. But I have such a weakness for puns, and I was so hoping that it might be at least tolerable, if not agreeable. Instead Jack being insensitive to dead people twice.
Now Jack has a major problem with empathy of any kind, and I understand how much of grief is formulaic, bound up in ritual and expectation. It’s difficult to expect someone to be able to understand loss when it’s so far removed from them (so far outside their “monkeysphere”, if you will). What one can reasonably expect, however, is for a stranger to not respond to a death in your family with “Oh, cool”. Jack’s ability to discern what is and isn’t socially acceptable barely functions, made far worse by how everyone around him humours him and lets him get away with it. The word we are looking for here is privilege. And if you want a real example of how little of a shit Jack gives: Jack can’t even bring himself to say nice things about her bakery, for fuck’s sake. Yes, I understand he (supposedly) has a duty to be honest about his experiences, but what was his advice? “Get a nice cake for a special occasion”? That’s a nitpick if ever there was one.
Really, what happened was that his precious masculinity was threatened. Jack has a toddler-like mentality of needing to be the centre of attention, and when those ladies decided to make a toast without him, he barged in to make himself known, get them to pay attention to him, record them, then have the gall to complain about how many women were there. He can’t formulate exactly why (because he is stupid) but any threat to his all-encompassing ego scares him. People weren’t paying attention to it, clearly it’s the fault of the women!
And to cap it all off: Jack has the absolute fucking nerve to fake-snore in front of people because they’ve chosen to devote their lives to enriching others. Some people actually value education, Jack. Jack’s anti-intellectualism represents a long-established and growing trend in mainstream American society that he (and his brother, and indeed the entire damned Scalfani clan) are complicit in. Jack doesn’t understand what it means to devote yourself to something that’s not “Fame by any means necessary”, let alone devoting it to others. And he certainly despises education and those who choose to participate in it.
I got very heated in this one, and I apologise. Such personal attacks are perhaps not constructive but they are cathartic for me.