- John Clark, known on TikTok ass The Meal Prep King, caused a scandal with two live videos.
- His publisher distanced itself after he addressed women as "you fucking scruffy cunts."
- He also addressed a fat person in a second video, saying "you're a fucking mammoth."
A TikTok star with 1.6 million followers crashed out of favor with his publisher after he streamed a misogynistic rant calling women "fucking scruffy c*nts," and addressed a fat person as "a fucking mammoth."
John Clark, known as The Meal Prep King, mocked his followers, and also used an ableist term in one of his diatribes against women, saying "shut the fuck up, you fucking retard."
Clark built his reputation on social-media posts detailing his own weight loss and providing healthy, prepare-ahead meal plans. His two cookbooks, published by Penguin, were bestsellers in the UK.
Clark made the comments in two Instagram Lives on Monday, parts of which were reposted on Twitter and YouTube.
In the first, Clark made numerous remarks in response to the comments coming up on the livestream chat.
"Have some respect for females," he said, apparently quoting a commenter. "Nope, you're all fucking scruffy cunts."
"I do like pissing women off," he added, using British slang meaning to annoy someone. Putting on a high-pitched voice and seeming to impersonate a woman, he said: "'I'm a woman. I'm a female. I have rights."'
"I'm not against women," he continued. "I just don't agree with them fucking thinking there's some sort of hierarchy, I think it's weird."
A person who shared the clip, with the handle @chloejayde, wrote: "This is just a small snippet of the derogatory language used."
—chloé 🦋✨ (@chloejayde_) August 15, 2022
In response to this tweet, Penguin said it was "appalled by John Clark's unacceptable behaviour."
"We do not have any more books under contract with John and will not be working with him in future," it said.
He also appears to have made a second, rambling and expletive-ridden Instagram Live, part of which was posted to YouTube. Insider was unable to verify the authenticity of the video, clips of which have been widely shared.
In the second video, he also mocked fat people.
"I love getting messages off fat people," he said, describing a hypothetical short, fat person. "You're a fucking mammoth [who's] like, this tall, and then you want to blame everybody else."
"You're fat, overweight, stop fucking making excuses," he said.
He also said he had left "Charlotte" — likely his partner, Charlotte Deniz, who helps prep the meals he features and appeared with him in a segment for Good Morning America.
In the first livestream, he also appeared to suggest he had been "whacked" — in reference to an injury on his face.
In the second livestream, he responded to what appeared to be comments from people watching him and telling him to stop talking and get some rest. He admonished them for watching him rather than nurturing their own success.
"I make fucking thousands from people like you," he said, claiming to have made £14,000 ($17,900) in one day. "I make more money in one minute than all you people."
He did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.