Jenna Marbles is officially leaving YouTube—at least for now. The influencer took to her platform on June 25 to tell her 20-plus million subscribers that she’s taking a break after facing criticism for some of her previous videos, including one in which she wears Blackface."I think I'm just 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 going to be. I want to make sure that the things that I put into the world are not hurting anyone. And yeah, I'm just going to stop for now," she said in a video
that doubles as an apology for all of the content she and many others have found offensive since she started her hugely popular channel a decade ago.“What I want from the people that I support and that I like is to have accountability and to know that I am supporting someone whose morals and values align with my own," the 33-year-old said. "Yeah there [are] things in my past I'm not proud of and I'm getting a lot of tweets from people saying, 'Why have you privated all these old videos and I have spent a lot of the last few days privating almost all of my old content… I'm sorry if any of that holds any nostalgia for you but I'm literally not trying to put out negative things into the world."[video_embed id='1983454']RELATED: Lainey apologizes for past racist and homophobic posts on her blog[/video_embed]Throughout the 11-minute message, in which Marbles speaks directly to viewers from her living room, she owns up to various inappropriate, problematic videos she’s posted over the years and explains that she has taken down many of them because she just doesn’t want anyone coming across anything that would upset them. “I don’t want to contribute to that,” she said, adding that she’s grown up a lot in the past 10 years.Marbles specifically recalled a video from 2011 in which she impersonated Nicki Minaj, saying that it was “shameful and awful” and that even though the video hasn’t been available for a while now she wanted to include it in the apology so that fans know she’s owning up to everything. “I do just want to tell you that it was not my intention to do Blackface," she explained. "I don't know how else to say this but it doesn't matter because all that matters is that people were offended and it hurt them. For that I am so unbelievably sorry. This isn't okay and it hasn't existed on the Internet for a long time because it's not okay."
The influencer also apologized for another 2011 video, “Bounce that D--k,” in which she rapped “awful” and “inexcusable” racist lyrics; for another video in which she slut-shammed women for sleeping around; and in general for the type of content she’s made that points out the differences between men and women. As she explained, she no longer thinks “making jokes about your gender is funny.”Jenna Marbles, aka Jenna Mourey, shot to popularity in her 20s thanks to videos that tackled seemingly everyday things like putting on makeup while drunk, overindulging in junk food, or avoiding people you don’t want to talk to. Over the years she has counted celebrity fans
like Jennifer Lawrence and Oprah Winfrey, and she currently has an estimated net worth
of $8 million. She was also the first social media personality to have a wax figure made of her at the Madame Tussauds Museum in New York, where the figure is taking a selfie."I'm just a person trying to navigate the world the same way that you are so I don't always know what's right, what's wrong, what the truth is. I'm just trying my best," Marbles added in the video message. “As someone clearly with their own past that they're not proud of, I do just try to see people for who they are right now, today, and that they're not defined by their pasts. And I understand. I'm trying to do the same thing that you are and support and be friends of people that I'm proud of and that I love and I just know that I'm doing my best."[video_embed id='1983386']RELATED: More than 300 Black artists have signed a petition calling for change in Hollywood[/video_embed]