Popular YouTuber Jenna Marbles has been ‘cancelled’ by her fans, leading to an emotional apology video and a very sad announcement.
Jenna Marbles has been loved by her fans ever since she started her YouTube channel back in 2010. Her comedic and lighthearted content was popular for years, quickly becoming one of the most subscribed to YouTubers in the world.
But Jenna has been under fire recently as people began to uncover many things she has done in the past which can cause serious offence. Many of the videos had been taken down by Jenna a long time ago, but this didn’t stop people from trying to ‘cancel’ her.
As a result, Jenna Marbles uploaded a heart-wrenching video to her YouTube channel in which she apologised for many different things that people had been ‘cancelling’ her for, as well as making a very serious announcement.
So why exactly were people ‘cancelling’ Jenna Marbles?
Who is Jenna Marbles?
Jenna Nicole Mourey, better known online as Jenna Marbles is an internet sensation, known for her popular YouTube channel.
The 33-year-old from New York has over 20 million subscribers, the eighth most popular channel in the world that is operated by a woman.
Jenna just announced that she is quitting YouTube
Jenna posted a video onto her YouTube channel yesterday titled “a message” which has gained almost three million views in the first ten hours.
In the video, she apologises for many things that she has done in the past, and addresses the fact that she has grown a lot as a person.
Then, she says: “For now, I just can’t exist on this channel. I’ve taken down anything that would upset someone. And I hope you know that’s just not my intention. It’s never what I set out to do, to hurt anyone’s feelings or to make anyone feel bad.”
She continues to say: “I’m going to move on from this channel for now. I don’t know if that’s forever. I don’t know how long it’s gonna be. I just want to make sure that the things I’ve put into the world are not hurting anyone.”
She then thanks her fans for all their support and explains how painful it is to have to do this.
Why is Jenna Marbles ‘cancelled’?
Many fans are ‘cancelling’ Jenna for a variety of different things she has done in the past, many of which she addresses in her video.
First, Jenna put many of her old YouTube videos on private so they are no longer viewable to the public. She apologises if any of those videos hold “nostalgia” for her fans, but argues that a she doesn’t want to “put any negativity into the world” including any “content that will offend anyone”.
Many fans are also ‘cancelling’ Jenna due to an old video made in 2011 where people argue that she is doing blackface. However, the video is actually a mockery of Nicki Minaj, with the blackface being entirely unintentional and supposed to be a joke. But she still apologises for the video which she claims has been “private for a long time” and has caused significant offence.
In another 2011 video, Jenna is being cancelled for saying “hey ching chong wing wong”, which many people are taking as a racist slur against people of Chinese origin. Jenna says: “It’s awful. It doesn’t need to exist. It’s inexcusable. I’m incredibly sorry if this offended you. It should never have existed.”
She then continues to apologises for a 2012 video where she was essentially “slut shaming”. She acknowledges her “internal misogyny” and argues that the video “does not reflect her attitudes towards anyone”, claiming that she feels really bad and it has been “eating her up for a long time”.