Jenna - who boasts a whopping 20 million subscribers on the platform - released a video earlier this week apologising for offensive videos she had made in the past, before announcing that she's leaving YouTube, potentially permanently.
In a video called "A Message", Mourey says: "I feel like we are at a time when we are purging ourselves of everything and everything toxic". I want to make sure that the things I put out in the world don't hurt anyone ... so I have to finish this channel now or forever. Mourey also apologized to her fans: "I'm just a person, trying to navigate the world, just like you are". But now, she's done - and she's citing her old problematic videos as the reason.
Image copyright YouTube Image caption While the videos have now been made private, Jenna played clips of them to her followers.
She continued, "As someone clearly with their own past that they're not proud of, I do just try to see people for who they are right now, today and that they're not defined by their pasts". "I do want to inform you how unbelievably sorry I am if I ever offended you by publishing this online video or by doing this effect, and that that was by no means my intention".
As cases surge in US, rural areas seeing increases as well
MI has recorded 19 more deaths linked to coronavirus and on Wednesday confirmed 353 cases of the virus. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.
Others said they felt it was right for her to acknowledge her past mistakes, with @umbrosious writing, "Jenna Marbles chose to quit youtube, and issued an apology for those blackface videos she did years ago and people are upset because someone they enjoy watching is leaving while overlooking the fact that, while it's cool she apologized, black people aren't obligated to accept". "The other things that she apologises for are not for me to accept". I've approved my best to grow up.
The 33-year-old from NY has over 20 million subscribers, the eighth most popular channel in the world that is operated by a woman. "That's not what I ever set out to do, to hurt anyone's feelings or to make anyone feel bad".
Specifically Marbles, who has been on the platform for 10 years, was talking about a 2011 video, in which she used blackface to impersonate rapper Nicki Minaj. "Hopefully I've taken down anything that would upset someone and I hope you know that's not my intent. I wish it wasn't part of my past", she says. There is also a video in which she shames women who have "slept around". 'I want to hold myself accountable, and it's painful to do it. "I'm incredibly sorry if this offended then, now, whenever, it doesn't need to exist. By that measure, Jenna Marbles is head and shoulders beyond a great many YouTubers", Hank Green posted. As she explained, she no longer thinks "making jokes about your gender is amusing".
"I think I'm just going to move on from this channel for now". Don't let people get away with problems just because they are famous or rich, "wrote one fan on YouTube".