YouTube star Jenna Marbles leaves YouTube for earlier racist videos

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YouTube star Jenna Marbles announced on Thursday that she was quitting vlogging after fans asked her to apologize for the racist videos she made, saying that there were things in her past including she was not proud.

“I want to make sure that the things I deliver don’t hurt anyone,” said Marbles, whose real last name is Mourey.

In a new YouTube video, Mourey said fans have asked her to address problematic videos from her past, which include her in black, and that she “feels like we are at a time when we are purging ourselves of everything and everything that is toxic ”.

“I did my best to grow up and be a better person. And above all, I want everyone to know that I have always been a two-way street, and that every time you criticize me and tell me that you would like me to do better or do something differently, that I always try to do that. And I try to create fun content, inclusive content, things that don’t offend or bother people, and that’s how I am, “she said.

Offensive past videos include when she dressed in a blackface imitating Nicki Minaj, when she made the women who were “asleep” ashamed and when she made a racist joke about Asian men in her clip “Bounce That Dick”.

“It’s awful, it doesn’t have to exist, it’s inexcusable, it’s not OK,” Mourey said of the racist videos. “I’m incredibly sorry if it offended then, now, every time, it doesn’t have to exist. It shouldn’t have existed. I should never have said that never. It’s not cool, it’s not cute, it’s not OK and I’m embarrassed to have done that, period. ”

Not only does Mourey abandon his 20 million subscriber platform on YouTube, but it also makes offensive videos on his channel private.

“I’m sorry if any of the [my old content] has no nostalgia for you, but I’m not literally trying to put negative things in the world. I think there was a time when all of my old internet content showed how much I had grown as a person, which I am very proud of. I think now it’s hard for this content to exist because I think people are watching it and don’t care about watching it when it was published or worrying about the path I took to get there where I am, “said Mourey. “It offends them now, and, if it is, where people are going to look at something and be offended now, I don’t want it to exist. “

Despite his announcement to end vlogging, Mourey, who started gaining prominence on YouTube in 2010, left the door open for her to return to the platform, saying her decision was only in a foreseeable future.

“I don’t know if it’s forever, I don’t know how long it will last,” she said. “I want to make sure that the things I give birth don’t hurt anyone.”

Fans have mixed reactions to Mourey’s departure from vlogging. Many were saddened, tweeting jokes about removal of the YouTube app and look at a tombstone.

Twitter user @miss_katie_rae wrote“Jenna Marbles always made me smile and laugh even on the days when I am in my darkest and darkest places. I fall asleep while listening to her videos because I don’t have nightmares when they play. He’s such a bright and luminous person. ”

Another A Twitter user @btdjareau wrote, “I am devastated. I watch jenna marbles videos every night. I see tons of times. the fact that she may never come back to the content of her channel / publication ever breaks my heart. I admire this woman so much.

Another, @marblesthoughts, wrote: “Jenna Marbles may have left YouTube yet, but remember why she did. hold social influencers accountable. hold public figures accountable. don’t let people get away with problematic things just because they’re famous or wealthy. ”



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