On Thursday, Jenna Marbles announced that she had made the decision to leave her popular YouTube channel after a series of controversial videos she had made in her past resurfaced. In a new video, the social media star, whose real name is Jenna Mourey, indicated that she may leave the platform forever after realizing the hurt she could have caused others.

In light of her decision, some may now be wondering what the future holds for other popular YouTubers, including makeup mogul Jeffree Star and comedian Shane Dawson after their own polarizing content has resurfaced.

Over the course of the past year, Star and Dawson have wowed fans with their successful makeup collaborations, including the Conspiracy palette, Mini Controversy palette, and Star's own purple-inspired Blood Lust palette. However, various videos in their past have also continued to create a different type of discussion regarding whether or not the "Beautiful World of Jeffree Star" personalities should remain on the platform.

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Leading up to Mourey's YouTube exit, Star and Dawson had faced criticism for a range of reasons. According to Cosmopolitan, both of the content creators have been accused of "orchestrating 2018's 'dramageddon 2' and the (temporary) downfall of James Charles," another popular makeup YouTuber. However, both have denied any involvement. 

Additionally, the Jeffree Star Cosmetics founder himself has also had to deal with backlash regarding other things he has posted online, including a photo that depicts him "posing with a bloody arm after self-harming." Underneath the image, he then added a swastika and the words "LipstickNazi.com coming soon." 

As a result, some fans, as seen below, questioned why the collaborators remained on the platform while Mourey decided to step away.


Following Star's content resurfacing, he has since addressed the subsequent controversy. As stated by Cosmo, he shared a series of clips on his Instagram Story that confirmed the image was real, but that it was from years ago. He then went on to apologize for his decision. 

"I want to talk about something and a very dumb decision I made when I was very young. I created a URL called LipstickNazi.com. Now, back then in the early 2000s it was a slang term, like on the show Seinfeld someone was a 'soup nazi' if you were a crazy cook. I used to work at the MAC counter, if you were someone that used to follow customers around in the store you were called a "door nazi," he stated. 

Later, he added that while he had created the page, he did not follow through with creating an actual brand. The site was eventually dissolved as well as it "really did not sit well" with him back then. 

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As for Dawson, the "I Hate Myselfie" author has also faced his own criticism after dressing in blackface and performing in a controversial VidCon appearance. This resulted in the creation of the #ShaneDawsonIsOverParty hashtag and the star later issued two apologies.

"I’m sorry for anyone offended by my old videos. I have no hate in my heart and I hope you can forgive me," he said in 2014, as reported by the New York Post Jeffree Star Jeffree Star is pictured March 5, 2017, in Inglewood, California. Photo: Getty Images