It’s not fair that Jenna Marbles has been “bullied” on YouTube

YouTube star PewDiePie has come to the defense of his colleague Jenna Marbles, who is famous on social media.

Marbles, 33, announced Thursday that he was leaving the platform, where he has more than 20.2 million followers, after facing a backlash over past videos using blackface.

However, the reaction was more akin to bullying, PewDiePie said in a post on Friday.

“Jenna Marbles was one of the most genuinely good people on this platform and now she is bullied off-site for mistakes that happened 8-10 years ago … who cares?” writes the 30-year-old, who has more than 105 million YouTube subscribers. “These actions do not reflect in any way who she is and the content she does today, anyone who looks at her can see that. Some things were more leviant [sic] A few years ago, that does not mean that it was correct, but where the line is drawn from the past and today it seems non-existent. I thought the point was to learn from your mistakes and do better. We all have problems in our past, no one in the world is perfect, “he continues, concluding that, without Marbles and his kinship, the site” will not be full of douchetubers who don’t care, while the people they do are kicked out. I am so disappointed with the Internet and how far things have gone. ”

The post, which has garnered more than 322.00 upvotes and 15,000 comments as of this writing, features a variety of responses, with many people calling to cancel toxic culture and accepting that Marbles was unfairly forced to leave YouTube for a “tan on the face”. “

Marbles, whose real name is Jenna Mourey, made the videos in question between 2011-2012. In one, she uses a black face to pose as rapper Nikki Minaj; in another, she talks about Asians using lyrics that include “Hey Ching Chong Wing Wong, shake your King Kong ding dong.” Since then, he has deprived the clips and posted an apology video called “A Message,” which was met with mixed reactions on social media.

PewDiePie is also no stranger to backlash. In 2017, Disney closed a multi-million dollar deal with the Swede after he published a series of anti-Semitic videos.

Jenna Marbles addresses old and problematic content.Youtube