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One of Youtube’s biggest names has decided to quit her channel after some backlash over racially insensitive videos.
Jenna Marbles whose real name is Jenna Mourey posted a final video to her 20 million subscribers explaining it all.
Speaking about her ‘problematic’ content she said: “I feel like we’re at a time where we are purging ourselves of anything and everything toxic,”
The videos being called out were mostly posted between 2011 and 2012. In one of them, Jenna appeared to don blackface to impersonate rapper Nicki Minaj, while another was a rap song about Asian people.
“It was not my intention to do blackface,” she said in the video. “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, and that that was never my intention. It’s not okay. It’s shameful. It’s awful. I wish it wasn’t part of my past.”
Speaking about her apology she said: “I’m happy to do that because what I want from the people that I support and that I like is to have accountability and to know that I am supporting someone whose morals and values align with my own.”
Jenna also explained that she deleted or made private many of her old videos because she no longer felt it represented her or she felt it was offensive or upsetting to some people.
Toward the end of the 11-minute video, Jenna explains that she doesn’t feel she can ‘exist on the channel’
“I think I’m just going to move on from this channel for now. I don’t know if that’s forever. I don’t know how long it’s going to be. I want to make sure that the things that I put into the world are not hurting anyone. And yeah, I’m just going to stop for now.”