Nov 7, 2018
This photo of Jack Chapman (red top) and me (green top) was taken at Bearaoke at The Laird Hotel on June 14 2012. It was posted to the VicBears Facebook page the following day:
The photo has since been re-used in a November 3 2108 noodlesandbeefleftovers tumblr post:
It’s unclear what the purpose of the photo appearing in the tumblr post is but it may be connected to the sentence:
Jack had been subservient before getting the muscles and way before silicone was in the picture.
Under the VicBears post on Facebook I explained what Jack was doing to me:
I was buying raffle tickets that were supporting the Anti Violence Project. I elected for the “$5 for as many as can fit the length of my inside-leg measurement” option and Jack was measuring me up.
Jack was kneeling in front of me so he could put a tape measure around my leg. It was a beautiful moment of hilarity between Jack and me, but it was nothing more than that.
I would be very disappointed if this photo of us was being used to prove some point about Jack different to what actually happened.
Oct 28, 2018
Celebrating the life of Jack Chapman
Hosted by VicBears Inc.
Saturday, 10 November 2018 from 12:00-17:00
149 Gipps Street, Abbotsford, Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia 3067
VicBears would like to invite you to celebrate the life of Jack Chapman, one of our nearest and dearest. He touched so many lives not only here in Melbourne but around the world. To know him, was to feel loved.
At his strictest orders, this is not to be a sad or solemn occasion, but one to celebrate the ways he lived his life – limitless enthusiasm, boundless hilarity and unconquerable courage.
The ever amazing boys at The Laird have graciously given us the venue for a few hours and allowed us to extend the invite to ALL of Jacks family and friends. Anyone that knew him or knew someone touched by him is most welcome to attend and make a contribution (not just the men)!
VicBears will also be unveiling a few special surprises on the day to ensure this beloved ranga is never forgotten and continues to make a lasting positive impact on our community for years to come.
Please ensure you RSVP on this Facebook event as light snacks will be provided and drinks will be available for purchase from the bar.
Even if you can’t be there on the day YOU CAN STILL CONTRIBUTE! No matter where you are in the world…
Prior to the day we are calling for any and all farewell messages, photos, stories or memories of your best moments with Jack. These will be displayed around the venue on the day and made available to his family (so keep them mostly family friendly please) so that they can see how much he was loved and how many lives he touched.
Send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to make sure they’re included.