She confirmed that those videos, and several others she has since deemed problematic, have always been set to private so they can no longer be viewed on her channel. She created her channel in 2010, when the platform was just starting to go mainstream - well before it exploded into the booming industry it is today.
She then continues to apologises for a 2012 video where she was essentially "slut shaming". So why is she quitting? Like, she even said no one came for her neck. In one, she wears blackface to impersonate rapper Nikki Minaj; in another, she raps about Asian people using lyrics including "Hey Ching Chong Wing Wong, shake your King Kong ding dong". "I just want to make confident the factors I'm putting in the world aren't hurting everyone ... so I need to be accomplished with this channel, for now or for forever". I just want to make sure the things I put into the world are not hurting anyone.
Julian wrote, "Jenna is the strongest person i know. but no single person is meant to handle the pressure of pleasing the entire internet week in and week out for a decade".
The upstate NY native also spoke directly about a 2011 video in which she spoofed Nicki Minaj, complete with a pink wig and a very dark tan that some critics have called her out for as blackface. The Dixie Chicks have changed their name and will now be called "the Chicks", the band announced on Thursday, explaining that "Dixie" refers to the southern states that made up the Confederacy. Instead she repeatedly condemns them. That was never my intention. She doesn't know if she'll ever come back. "And it seems like maybe some other people aren't having a good time", Jenna told viewers. Hank Green, another longtime YouTuber who is also one of the creators of VidCon had a multi-tweet thread on the subject where he states people should be, "judged not by how we acted when we were ignorant, but how we responded when we were informed".
He also states that Jenna is by far better at this than many other YouTubers - something he likely has insider knowledge on since he throws an annual convention celebrating YouTubers.
Jenna Marbles is saying goodbye to Youtube, for the unforeseeable future. He also added, "who does it help to tear something down?" In it, Solomita confirmed he would be taking a break from his own channel, which has almost 2.5 million subscribers on its own - Mourey's has over 20 million, and she was the most subscribed-to female YouTuber for several years.
Mourey has expanded her work onto the livestreaming platform Twitch in recent years, where she shares a channel with her partner, Julien Solomita.
Naturally, fans were heartbroken at the news, expressing their disappointment in cancel culture online.
Jenna Marbles speaks at the Web Summer in 2017 [REX/Shutterstock].