“I feel like we’re in a time when we’re purifying ourselves of anything and everything toxic,” she said in a video titled “Message,” in which she apologized for the racist and sexist content.
“It wasn’t my intention to make a black background,” she said of Minaj’s false expression. “I want to tell you how incredibly sorry I am if I ever offended you by posting this video or making this impression, and that was never my intention. It’s not okay. It’s embarrassing. It’s awful. I wish it wasn’t” part of my past. “
She added that the rap song, which included the lyrics to “Hey Ching Chong Wing Wong, shake your King Kong ding dong”, was “unforgivable” and “should not have existed”.
The videos, as well as other old content from the early years of her channel, can no longer be viewed in public, she added.
“I just can’t exist on this channel for now … I think I’m going to leave this channel for now,” Mourey said, visibly emotional. “I don’t know how long it’s going to take. I just want to make sure the things I put in the world don’t hurt anyone … so I have to end this channel, for now or forever.”
Mourey, whose videos have garnered more than 3 billion views, were many among the first introductions to YouTube. It created its channel in 2010, when the platform was just beginning to move into the mainstream – long before it exploded in the booming industry present today.
She is best known for her early comedy drawings and satirical videos about how many have become private – and more recently, a do-it-yourself lifestyle.
After she released the video on Thursday, some fans and other influential people defended her online, claiming that the incident showed the toxicity of “cancel the culture” – the phenomenon of public figures was quickly “canceled” by saying or doing something controversial.
But others praised Mourey’s reaction as taking responsibility for past mistakes.