Jenna Marbles leaves YouTube ‘right now’, apologizes for racist video – Variety2 min read
Jenna Marbles, a popular YouTube comedy vlogger who has been making videos for 10 years, described the content she created and apologized for hurting people with racist videos. He said he was probably taking a break from his YouTube channel permanently.
In an emotional video he posted Thursday, Marbles explains that he’s personalized “almost all my old stuff” over the past few days because “I don’t want anyone to show anything and for some reason now get hurt or upset, all.”
“I think I’m moving on from this channel right now,” he said. “I don’t know if it’s forever. I don’t know how long it will be. I want to make sure that the things I keep in the world are not hurting anyone. “
“I’m ashamed of what I’ve said and done in the past,” she said.
In 2011, Marbles uploaded a video (which is no longer public) where he impersonated Nicki Minaj on Blackface. The same year, he made a rap video “Bounce That Dick” with the words, “Hey, Ching Chong Wing Wang / Shake your King-Kong Ding Dong / Sorry, it was racist / I was bad at rap song”
He also apologized for a 2012 video that “became incredibly embarrassing”. In addition, Marbles said he made all of his “What Guys” and “Girls What’s” videos personal because I don’t think it’s fun to joke about sex. “
“I think there was a time when having all my old content on the internet showed how much I grew up as a person, for which I am very proud,” Marbles said. However, “I think it’s very difficult for that content to exist now.”
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Marbles – whose real name is Jenna Maury – she joined YouTube in 2010. The 33-year-old currently lives in Los Angeles. Marbles’ YouTube channel is currently viewed more than 3 billion times and has 20.2 million subscribers. In 2015, Marbles signed with the CAA.
Watch the video of Marbles apologizing at this link.