Jenna Marbles: 5 Things To Know About The YouTuber Who Quit YouTube Over Past Racist Videos

Jenna Marbles introduced in an emotional YouTube video on June 25 that she can be leaving the platform after a video of her in blackface resurfaced from her channel. Listed here are 5 issues you need to learn about her.

Famed YouTube movie star Jenna Marbles uploaded a tearful video on June 25 saying that she can be leaving the platform that made her well-known, after a video of her in blackface resurfaced together with a video of her rapping and utilizing racist language towards the Asian group. “It’s terrible. It doesn’t must exist. It’s inexcusable…I shouldn’t have mentioned that, ever. It’s not cool, it’s not cute, it’s not okay. I’m embarrassed I ever made that, interval,” she mentioned in her video. Listed here are 5 issues you need to know concerning the YouTuber.

1) Jenna joined YouTube in 2010. After working numerous jobs within the Boston space, Jenna took to YouTube and commenced importing movies as her alter-ego/ YouTube character Jenna Marbles. One in all her early movies — “How To Trick Folks Into Considering You’re Good Wanting” — garnered over 5 million views. One other video she launched in 2011 — “How To Keep away from Speaking To Folks You Don’t Need To Discuss To” — was featured in The New York Instances and ABC Information in August 2011. When she was energetic on her account, Jenna would publish a brand new video each Wednesday or Thursday, amassing over 20 million subscribers to her channel and publishing a whole bunch of movies within the years since.

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Jenna Marbles on the premiere of ‘SMOSH: The Film’ in 2015 [REX/Shutterstock].

2) Her resurfaced movies come from the early days of her profession. Jenna brazenly mentioned in her June 25 announcement video how embarrassed she was that she uploaded the movies that includes her in blackface in 2011 and utilizing racial slurs. Each movies, which had been set to non-public as a result of Jenna didn’t “need anybody to really feel upset about something,” had been featured in her apology video title “A Message.” One of many 2011 clips featured her in blackface as Nicki Minaj, whereas the opposite featured her rapping and utilizing disparaging, racist language towards the Asian group.

3) Jenna has tried to come clean with her errors up to now. Throughout an FYI particular that included appearances from Scott Disick and Malika Haqq, Jenna described how she can be contributing to the issue if she didn't deal with her privilege as a White particular person. “White privilege is a privilege and when you don’t acknowledge it that’s contributing to the issue,” she mentioned within the video.

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Jenna Marbles speaks on the Internet Summer time in 2017 [REX/Shutterstock].

4) Jenna has received two main awards for her previous work. In 2014, Jenna received the Younger Hollywood Award for Viral Celebrity. In 2017, she received the Shorty Award for YouTube Ensemble. She’s additionally been nominated for 3 Streamy Awards between 2015 and 2017.

5) She’s a school and masters program graduate. Jenna acquired her Bachelor’s diploma from Suffolk College the place she studied psychology. She earned her Grasp of Training diploma in sport psychology and counseling from Boston College.

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