YouTube star Jenna Marbles leaves YouTube for past racist videos

“I want to make sure that the things I put in the world don’t hurt anyone,” he said in a new video.

Last updated on June 25, 2020 at 7:14 p.m. ET

Posted June 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm ET

YouTube star Jenna Marbles announced Thursday that she will leave vlogs after fans apologized for the racist videos she has made, saying there are things from her past that she is not proud of.

“I want to make sure that the things I put in the world don’t hurt anyone,” said Marbles, whose real name is Mourey.

In a new YouTube video, Mourey said fans asked her to address troublesome videos from her past, including her on the black face, and that “she feels like we are at a time when we are purging ourselves of everything and everything. the toxic. “

“I did my best to grow and be a better person. And first of all, I want everyone to know that I have always been a two-way street, and that whenever they criticize me and tell me that they would like me to do something better or to do something different, that I always try to do that. And I try to make fun content, inclusive content, things that don’t offend people or bother people, and that’s where I am, “he said.

Offensive videos from the past include when he dressed as a black face imitating Nicki Minaj, when he embarrassed “sleeping” women, and when he made a racist joke about Asian men in his “Bounce That Dick” music video.

“It’s horrible, it doesn’t need to exist, it’s inexcusable, it’s not okay,” Mourey said of the racist videos. “I’m so sorry if this offended then, now, as long as it is, it doesn’t need to exist. It shouldn’t have existed. I should never have said that. It’s not great, it’s not cute, it’s not okay, and I’m ashamed that I did that. , point “.

Mourey is not only giving up his 20 million YouTube subscriber platform, but is also making the offensive videos on his channel private.

“I’m sorry if any of [my old content] He is homesick for you, but I am literally not trying to bring negative things to the world. I think there was a time when having all my previous content on the Internet showed how much I had grown as a person, of which I am very proud. I think now it’s difficult for that content to exist because I think people see it and don’t bother looking when it was published or I care what path I took to get to where I am, “Mourey said.” It offends them now and, if that’s the case, where people see something and get offended now, I don’t want it to exist. “

Despite his announcement about leaving the vlog, Mourey, who started to stand out on YouTube in 2010, left the door open for him to return to the platform, saying his decision was only for the foreseeable future.

“I don’t know if that’s forever, I don’t know how long it’s going to be,” he said. “I want to make sure that the things I put in the world don’t hurt anyone.”

Fans have mixed reactions to Mourey’s exit from vlogging. Many were saddened, tweeted jokes about removing the YouTube app and looking at a tombstone.

Twitter user @miss_katie_rae wrote: “Jenna Marbles has always made me smile and laugh even on the days when I am in the darkest, lowest places. I fall asleep listening to her videos because I don’t have nightmares when they play. She is a very bright and beautiful person. “

Another Twitter user @btdjareau wrote: “I am devastated. I watch Jenna Marbles videos every night. I look again tons of times. The fact that she can never go back to her channel / post content there already breaks my heart. I really admire this woman. “

Another, @marblesthoughts, wrote: “Jenna Marbles may have left YouTube for now, but remember why she did it. hold social influencers accountable. hold public figures accountable. don’t let people get away with tricky things just because they’re famous or rich. “