Here's Why Jenna Marbles is Quitting YouTube

Brenda Watkins
June 28, 2020

Jenna, who is one of the most famous YouTubers in the world with over 20 million subscribers, titled the video "A message.' In the video, Jenna apologised for videos she made in the past, which have been deemed to be 'racist" by people online.

"I feel like we are at a time where we are purging ourselves of everything and anything toxic, and I'm being requested that I address things I've done in my past", she said. "As a someone, clearly, with their own past they are not proud of, I just try to see people for who they are right now, today".

In the same video, Marbles-whose real name is Jenna Mourey-also addressed since-made-private videos in which she wore blackface and used slurs.

'For now I just can't exist on this channel, ' she said. She said she has tried to learn from her mistakes and become a better person. It's inexcusable. I'm incredibly sorry if this offended you.

"I do want to tell you how unbelievably sorry I am if I ever offended you by posting this video or by doing this impression", she said.

Jenna began her video by addressing the current moment, in which many celebrities and content creators are reckoning with and being held accountable for problematic past behavior.

Many fans expressed sadness over Mourey's decision to leave YouTube, and several resurfaced a video in which she discussed race and privilege.

"I am ashamed of things I have done and said in my past", she said in a signoff video. "I do not know how lengthy it is going to be. I don't want someone to watch something and feel hurt or offended now for any reason at all".

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Jenna Marbles is saying goodbye to Youtube, for the unforeseeable future. I want to be sure that the things that I'm putting into the world are not hurting anyone.

The videos, as well as other old content from the early years of her channel, are no longer viewable by the public, she added.

Jenna says she doesn't know how long this will be for, but thanked her followers for their support. She apologises if any of those videos hold "nostalgia" for her fans, but argues that a she doesn't want to "put any negativity into the world" including any "content that will offend anyone".

"I think I'm just going to move on from this channel for now". Marbles was blasted after it posted, and she never repeated it, claiming to have learned from the experience. "This has been private for quite some time", she said.

"For now, I just can't exist on this channel".

"I wish @Jenna_Marbles all the best", Twitter user @Georgia_spry wrote.

As for her other offensive content, Marbles said "it doesn't need to exist" and she was "embarrassed that [she] ever made" it. "The mental and emotional toll that takes. and the conflicting emotions at play when she inevitably makes the decision to step away. that decision has come".

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