10 years after starting her popular channel, Jenna Marbles is leaving YouTube.
On Thursday, the famed personality to her channel, which has over 20 million subscribers, posted a brief video entitled “A Message.” She explained that some of her viewers requested for her to apologize for her actions and to address past controversies in the video. Right then, she addressed countless incidents which viewers took offence too.
One was a video from 2011 where she’s seen impersonating Nicki Minaj. Of the video, Marbles described it as “incredibly embarrassing and crazy” and said that “for quite some time, it has been private,” but she still wanted to show an image of herself in “blackface” as some may call, and of the image, she just wants to tell everyone that it wasn’t her intention to do blackface.
After, she addressed another video from 2011, “Bounce that D—k.” She played a short clip of the music where she’s seen rapping a controversial verse in which she acknowledges was racist, adding that she’s bad at rap songs.
Marbles made it clear that she finds the video “inexcusable” and “awful.” By sharing that she made it during “one of the hardest years” of her life, the 33-year-old prefaced her next video.
She apologized for the video came across unbelievably slut-shaming and if she ever offended anyone with the things that she said, sharing that she felt like at that time in her life, she had a lot of internalized misogyny.
“No one” was demanding an apology for that video as the content creator admitted, but she joked, feeling like she might “put it on her tab” as well.
For the type of content she used to make in years prior, she also apologized. Marbles described famous videos where she would make fun about the way different genders act, but currently, she “thinks that making jokes about genders isn’t funny.”
Marbles stated that she knows a lot of people are struggling with their identity and related issues and she just doesn’t want content in the world that’s like she doesn’t know, for it just doesn’t make sense – it can be hurtful and harmful and she doesn’t want it there.- Advertisement -
She acknowledged the fact that she’s followed or had friendships with people who have done “terrible things” or have been called “racist,” but said that by associating with those individuals, she had no intention of hurting feelings. Through tears, Marbles said that she’s just a person trying to navigate the world the same way that most people do, so she doesn’t always know what’s right, what’s wrong and what the truth is, but rest assured, she’s trying her best.
As reported earlier, Youtube star Corey La Barrie died in a car accident.