YouTuber Jenna Marbles quits over blackface
YouTuber Jenna Marbles has introduced she’s leaving the video sharing website.
In an eleven-minute video, she talks about what she describes as “shameful” content material she’s made prior to now.
The 33-year-old has apologised for racist and sexist movies, together with an impersonation of Nicki Minaj.
The comic – who has greater than 20 million subscribers – says she’s “shifting on” from YouTube however does not know if it is only for now or eternally.
In a teary video posted to her web page, she says it is a time after we’re all “purging ourselves of something and every part poisonous”.
“There’s a few issues that folks need me to deal with and apologise for and I am pleased to do this,” she says.
After making numerous previous movies non-public, Jenna addresses three particularly. These embrace a 2011 blackface impersonation of Nicki Minaj.
That is the place somebody who’s normally white, paints their face darker to impersonate somebody of a special race.
“I simply wish to inform you that it was not my intention to do blackface. It does not matter, all that issues is that folks have been offended. It is shameful, it is terrible. I want it wasn’t a part of my previous,” she says.
Jenna additionally addresses one other 2011 video the place she makes derogatory feedback about an Asian man and a 2012 video the place she describes herself as “slut-shaming”.
“I ranted about women that ran round and slept round and that is incorrect. I had numerous internalised misogyny.”
All of those movies have now been made non-public. However after years of entertaining subscribers along with her content material, Jenna says she’s not having enjoyable anymore.
“For now, I simply can’t exist on this channel. Hopefully I’ve taken down something that may upset somebody and I hope you already know that is simply not my intent, that is not what I ever got down to do.
“So I believe I am simply gonna transfer on from this channel for now.”
Jenna says she does not know the way lengthy this shall be for, however thanked her followers for his or her help.