Watching her Message, I was left with the impression that she wasn’t so much cancelled as just too hurt and upset by the conflict to continue on that channel.

I think it’s sad. The very qualities of compassion, sensitivity and willingness to change are what improved her, and also what seem to have been her undoing. Thicker skinned people would have both not evolved and also remained on their channels.

I think it’s important that we all remember that bigotry is an inability or unwillingness to change one’s view and behaviour when presented with more information or after reaching a deeper understanding.

By that definition, Jenna Marbles looks like she isn’t a bigot, because she evolved, and those who called for her removal look like they are bigots for not recognising that she’s changed.

Ultimately we all need to take a more nuanced look at the people who offend us, and give more weighting to who they are now than what they did in the past.

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