Committing to Change

Jun 28, 2020
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  • I've watched you guys for many many years and you all have changed in such a powerful positive way. I never thought about jk being against or harmful to black people or any ethnicity. You guys always try to help others within your community, give many different opinions with all topics and start a conversation, and have always been honest and real with us from the very beginning. I'm thankful for the video, but you've already had my support and love from the very beginning; plus on patreon. I'll always support you guys and i'm thankful that you are donating and taking action as well. This video has also given me more ideas of how i can also be more supportive in another way than i already am. Love you guys so much and i wish the best for entire jk family

    breefullybreefully2 hours ago
  • You guys are hacks. You gave a garbage apology.

    beansbaxter86beansbaxter8614 hours ago
  • you're gay

    AznConnieeeeAznConnieeee18 hours ago

      AznConnieeeeAznConnieeee18 hours ago
    • guys calm down

      AznConnieeeeAznConnieeee18 hours ago
  • I’ve been a fan of you guys for YEARS. I haven’t had too big of a problem with your videos but it is very good to hear you guys take responsibility for stuff done in the past. You guys have been very open and genuine from day One, and It is very appreciated. I hope ya’ll keep doing great things

    Xavee AyeXavee Aye20 hours ago
  • I wasn’t planning on commenting, and I also didn’t know this video was posted until today when I saw it on Twitter. But I just wanted to share a bit. Throughout high school and college I had watched JKNews and loved y’all videos. But after the Amber Liu situation, I had heard so many other things that you guys had done such as when Bart did blackface and I was extremely hurt. And so many fans gaslit people who openly showed how offended they were so they just seems like an environment that went from funny videos to toxic. So after much conflicting thoughts, I had unsubscribed. It’s good to see that you guys were genuine and apologized about these things. It was real and felt more real than many other apology videos on this platform. Means a lot, much respect, and hope everyone in the world can grow from these events. :)

    The Real NicoleThe Real NicoleDay ago
  • yeah i was pissed off a few times, but, i saw that you kept bringing Kev back on here... kev's woke AF, so I figured he was doing work behind the scenes to wake y'all up too.

    EbsCorpsEbsCorpsDay ago
  • god i hope they dont become too pc, thats like the biggest reason why i like jk

    niajefniajefDay ago
  • Part of what you made great was that you were not part of the overly PC crowd that dominates USkeys. I fear that since you chose to bow down to the cancel scums the JK entity will be just be one of many. Sad to see you go this way

    AxelAxelDay ago
    • it would be so funny... ??

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon23 hours ago
  • you did/said things that upheld the system is racism. This is so hard for people to do. Long story short, just thank you 💜

    soiung toiuesoiung toiueDay ago
    • RIP JK

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon23 hours ago
  • To these people who are offended by JK's content: Can you read? Did you pass the third grade? The name of their company literally has "just kidding" in it haha. If you can't handle jokes or comedy, you shouldn't be here anyway. Gtfo haha.

    pykwanpykwanpykwanpykwanDay ago
  • I never thought I’d see the day. I don’t even know what to say.

    NotMNNotMNDay ago
  • This is honestly the best thing and in my definition the necessary steps to being an ally. In the past there were opinions and statements that I felt like placed me in a corner as a fan. Being able to apologize is the first step and it makes it even better than it wasn’t ordered or demanded.

    DershaDersha2 days ago
    • 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽

      soiung toiuesoiung toiueDay ago
  • What is happening? Are they referring to all their old jokes?

    Isla guahanIsla guahan2 days ago
  • Cancel culture is fine. It’s how easily people get canceled for no reason that’s the problem. Canceling somone who should be canceled is fine. But we can’t misuse it cuz It takes away meaning.

    HydiosHydios2 days ago
  • you did/said things that upheld the system is racism. This is so hard for people to do. Long story short, just thank you 💜

    dcoog anmldcoog anml2 days ago
  • Fake ass, y’all need a break to educate yourself. Smfh

    Cheryll CaseCheryll Case2 days ago
  • I love you guys !!! Everything you guys post comes from a good place always .!

  • As a jk fan Im glad y'all adressed it but dont let these snowflakes change and censor your content. Being with y'all for years. We as fans know and umderstand your sense of humor. We know you wouldn't mean any harm ❤ love you guys

    Jocelyne VelásquezJocelyne Velásquez3 days ago
    • changing your tone as someone whose voice is heard far and wide is an important step in eliminating the racist bullshit nationwide.

      dcoog anmldcoog anml2 days ago
  • Nah I'm good on this. Everyone wants to apologize and make these videos now cause they know their brands will go away lol. Just live in your truth. Y'all have been saying wild stuff for years now but eh whatever.

    Reina StormReina Storm3 days ago
  • comments havent :/

    sehhi vootysehhi vooty3 days ago
  • Guys don’t sweat the small stuff. People who take offence to what you guys say probably do DO it ... which is why they get personally offended. Your true fans know that it doesn’t come from a bad place.

    BelleBelle3 days ago
  • You perpetuated racism, but that is no longer your goal. To be clear, you knew you were profiting off of racism, but now that it is no longer profitable you will have to find another way. Your goal should be to continue to call out people you personally know living their everyday lives based on racist ideas. Can you profit off of telling others not to perpetuate racism?

    TL garrettTL garrett4 days ago
    • it and didnt have a problem with it then and I’m pretty sure we all know u guys aren’t racist

      sehhi vootysehhi vooty3 days ago
  • RIP JK

    Fatboy StrongFatboy Strong4 days ago
  • you give your black staffers more of a voice and hire more black people to work for you.

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnon4 days ago
  • Love you all, love your channels. Keep bringing content, stay funny & humble.

    Christopher MaddoxChristopher Maddox4 days ago
  • I fucking love you JK!! You guys are dope af. I know Jess try to drag Nikki and Steve in Shane's mess but she doesn't know them like their fans do. Super awesome human beings in this group. ❤❤❤❤

    Darein FinDarein Fin4 days ago
  • 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽

    Thandile DondasheThandile Dondashe5 days ago
    • and a lack of action, I realized this channel wasn't for me and didn't support me as black american. There is a fine line between comedy and straight up ignorance and racism

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon4 days ago
  • Now I know why I haven’t seen this channel for about a year. Get over yourselves, lol.

    Johnny C.Johnny C.5 days ago
  • I appreciate Joe and Bart speaking out on areas where they messed up, I just hope they’re doing it for the right reason. They say they’re learning from their mistakes and are gonna be different/better moving forward, but only time will tell if that’s true or not. Tbh, the views expressed in more recent episodes are much more jarring than them using the n-word years ago. Apology videos aside, I hope Bart and Joe are reaching out to their Black friends and the Black people they’ve had on their show to get some feedback and have some tough conversations.

    LadyKay9190LadyKay91905 days ago
  • i believe people can grown from past mistakes over time so i forgive you guys! the same goes for steve and nikki, i hope they can come on the channel again in the future!

    naomi gashawnaomi gashaw5 days ago
    • Are you mixed ?

      The Man RockThe Man Rock3 days ago
  • As a black man, I really don't care, if you were offensive, it won't matter unless the intent was hurtful, otherwise I don't care

    BoonawBoonaw5 days ago
  • I think I’m an extremely politically correct person and I love what this channel is doing.

    cino abecino abe5 days ago
  • Ya, in the off-chance you guys actually read this, just know that I've been a loyal fan of JK News and crew for years now. As some have said in other comments, I think at times you all would say some things that would just make me scratch my head -- not even stuff like "the n word" -- just stuff that would make me question your experiences with people and that made you sound super...well, just stupid. I'm not one to get offended very easily, so I never cared that much and if anything I simply watched fewer videos; but I never unsubscribed. That said, I do hope this commitment is sincere and is not just out of fear of being cancelled, because while I've never been bothered much by the off-color comments, one thing I realize, even here in this thread, is that your fans (particularly the non-black ones) eat up everything you do and will make excuses for any type of behavior you carry out merely because they're fans and the ill-humor does not relate to them. This is how racism is perpetuated, I think. I know that Asians, though some pretend to have "no skin in the game," can still be rather upset at anti-Asian racism, and yet for some reason, will stop at no end to defend anti-black racism out of "custom" or "humor", and suggest black people are simply thin-skinned fascists for wanting to put an end to anti-black racism (and of course white people tag along to this ill-conceived notion, as if comedy dies if we can't all be racist as fuck). Basically, people (in general) are always willing to perpetuate racism that doesn't affect them. So yes, thank you for recognizing that changing your tone as someone whose voice is heard far and wide is an important step in eliminating the racist bullshit nationwide.

  • Comedy is the last bastion of free expression. Never compromise, never apologize, never bow to the mob.

    zed endzed end5 days ago
  • I don’t want jk to be overly PC but also I don’t want them to say stupid sh*t for the shock value & giggles

    Rock girlRock girl5 days ago
  • I've been a fan of JK for about 6 years now, and I simply can't support anymore. I grew up watching Jknew, party, films, and each members' individual context. Sad times.

    KeondraKeondra5 days ago
  • I know it's called just kidding news for a reason. But some jokes can't be made without considering the hundreds of years of oppression. Broke my heart too because in my opinion, the jknews episodes with DoBoy, KevOnStage and Tahir Moore are some of my favorite of all time. The friendship and chemistry with the cast was so good that the jokes are funnier. But Steve, Nikki and Bart did something wrong. Tahir and KevOnStage had to say something to these guys about that. Silence implies complacency. That's how racism continues unchecked. It hurts but I doubt any black comedians /guest will be doing jknews any time soon or ever.

    Ann Lisa NabiryoAnn Lisa Nabiryo5 days ago
    • Thought we were being too sensitive?

      Rock girlRock girl5 days ago
  • To be honest we really just want police killings and systemic racism to end all I have no idea why people are try to cancel people from things years ago especially when they saw it and didnt have a problem with it then and I’m pretty sure we all know u guys aren’t racist

    Andrew StokesAndrew Stokes5 days ago
  • I’m Black and I laugh at easier jokes towards whoever, maybe we should all stop-or maybe our kids will be the ones

    solidstategoldsolidstategold5 days ago
  • I watched JK for about 6 years. They helped through some tough times and I've always appreciated that. That being said, as a black man from SC, they've said a lot of things that were disrespectful and ignorant. I've always been pretty sure that it was unintentional but I stopped watching more than a year ago. I didn't want to continue giving my attention to people who didn't want to even consider educating themselves on issues that affect so many of their potential viewers. I'm glad they're beginning to understand and learn and I look forward to seeing what comes next.

    JmacmallJmacmall6 days ago
  • I know you did wrong (for the 100th time) but as a fan of your bs we still support u Hahaha wtf

  • Where’s the racist white guy, Steve Greene? He and Nikki Limo are going to drag you guys down with them.

    S LS L6 days ago
  • Why did you guys have to wait till BLM popped off to confront your ignorance? Commenters having been going off for years about how the comments you guys make are racist and extremely insensitive and you guys finally changed when you monetary stack was at risk? SUS! I used to love JK but after CONSTANTLY feeling uncomfortable with jokes and a lack of action, I realized this channel wasn't for me and didn't support me as black american. There is a fine line between comedy and straight up ignorance and racism. Though deep in my heart I want to think that the owners of this company are good people, the timing of all this seems disingeniuse. JK, I honestly wish the best of luck to all of you but I hope to see some real change so all the fans can know you came from the right place

    A NA N6 days ago
    • It seems to me they are only apologizing because they are being hit in their pockets. Not an genuine apology at all. They haven’t even address the Steve Greene and Nikki Limo issue.

      S LS L3 days ago
  • IDK. It seems like their apologizing for actions that may piss off BLM supporters. What about being homophobic? This sounds more like you guys thought you needed to make this video and less like it’s sincere.

    turtle 6turtle 66 days ago
  • GUYS DO YOU NEED TO WRITE “AS A “ blah blah , JUST SPEAK FFS 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Please be aware the only reason these people are “apologizing” is because it is being brought to light. Especially Bart remember him using a hard n word with an r on an episode of JKN without thought and just dismissed it as oh it’s in the article so I’m gonna use it. Hard r or not shouldn’t come out of anyone’s mouth because everyone knows the history. To me this was just a way to cover yourselves but hopefully you have grown!and will continue to do so.

    paramores3paramores36 days ago
  • I, a black viewer, have decided to unsubscribe from JK. I appreciate the apology and the growth I’ve seen from you guys during the years I’ve watched you. However, I feel like your content is no longer for me. Tahir and Kev brought something to JK I haven’t seen and it got me to love it again. Since they will no longer be here I too will not. You have grown a lot and I hope that continues. But I have realized you have not made this space comfortable/safe for people who look like me.

    arielle alexandrearielle alexandre6 days ago
  • Assimilated Asians talking down on Blacks? How Silicone Valley of them.

    Jay AllenJay Allen6 days ago
  • BS ...

    DreamDream6 days ago
  • This is why my mom says to not put dumb shite on the internet 🙃 (not only jk ofc) (but I do find it a joke when they say they're gonna learn, they've done this for years, they have more videos out there that I would consider worse..)

    Chris TinaChris Tina6 days ago
  • Thank you 🥰 I've pretty much grown up watching content from you lot, I'm all for acknowledgement and change and as much as those old vids and moments were uncomfortable, I'm happy to accept this apology 🙌🏾 but you lot have changed quite a lot, and your channel has been diverse so adding this vid on top of everything we see is just great 💙

    Sha・Ne・RuSha・Ne・Ru6 days ago
  • Thought we were being too sensitive?

    Lawrence OdedinaLawrence Odedina6 days ago
  • Stop saying the N word in any form PERIOD!!!! Rape is not a joke. I hope that story was fake.

    Mysasser1Mysasser16 days ago
  • Appreciate it guys.

    kentdewan1kentdewan16 days ago
  • I've said it before and I'll say it again. I rock with the jk family, I for one have never been offended by you guys content, that's not to say no one has the right to be offended thats just my stance. I see the world and landscape of tolerance is shifting and we all have to be accountable for it, I'm gonna continue to follow you guys and hope to grow and change into a better person along side you guys.

    Brian SmithBrian Smith6 days ago
  • I’ve never heard of you guys or seen any of your videos but the title it caught my attention thank you guys for being truthful I’m looking to become a better person myself and finally seeing someone who can be truthful with themselves gives me motivation

    Squigga.Mp4Squigga.Mp46 days ago
  • I actually appreciate this apology and the points being made. As a black woman I unsubscribed after being a subscriber for 13 years bc I was really fed up with the micro-aggressions and anti blackness and the egos that refused to admit that there is something inherently wrong by minimizing a group of people (who are also supporters of you) to what you perceived as their worst traits. And not acknowledging the role you play in spite of the fact that you are people of color. I hope this really does marks change and I hope you give your black staffers more of a voice and hire more black people to work for you.

    Shanda SShanda S6 days ago
  • apologies on USkeys.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy6 days ago
  • I love Jk but it time for a change I advise that jk new doesn’t cover black topics and issues with out multiple black people present we understand that it is jokes but without understanding what we are living the jokes will always come off insensitive and disrespectful to what’s happening. I’ve been a fan for Years! And I do see the growth but this is the time as non black POC where your place is as an ally in the revolution is decided. I’m not saying don’t make jokes but I am saying that adding more melanated diversity to the cast is a great step. Because supporting BLM isn’t just donated and speaking those great steps but there is more to that it’s giving black people the space platform and opportunity to speak and be heard. Given rolls that we deserve.

    Chayla SingletaryChayla Singletary6 days ago
  • Bruh yall never offended me! No matter the joke i always knew it was just a joke. I been watching you guys for a very long time and not once was i offended lol. Keep up the good work!

    Yonis SandovalYonis Sandoval6 days ago
    • Oh my gosh this is so sad. I can't believe JK fell into the trap of the cancel culture.

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoy6 days ago
  • This video was genuine and it really shows, this fan base is very loyal but we will also speak the truth and I can say you guys are fine.

    MinMin6 days ago
  • I am going to use my freedom of speech so don't take this personal..Bart has always been apologizing for comments about children sexual actives, racism on Mexicans and African Americans. I mean Bart has a Mexican Woman but he still continues to use his I lift weight can't be touch ego on every show like he is untouchable. Bart as educated as he claims to be with his UCLA education still acts like a child. Jk Films is never going to go anywhere if he keeps apologize for there speak before they think attitude. Every human being needs to know there are not gods because they get a little you tube fame. They do have a weakness and with Bart that is the weakness on jk films. Bart has really upset alot of people that comment but never get heard. His own wife gets upset with the crap that sometimes comes out of his mouth. I mean she is his bestfriend and him not know that what he does affects her too..Bart you got the most best and wonderful things for you that alot of people pray for or have hope for and you take it as if you will never lose it..Geo has a lot of patience to be by your side..All I can say is for every comment you have said on film you haven't been reported or judged for but if it was one of us simply working 9 to 5 individuals we would be judged or lose our freedom at the court system..I mean come on the way you talked about children and you have one is a mystery to me..But what do I know right I am just a jealous troll that's funny.. The good thing about film is it last forever so Bart you will go down in history as what you made yourself to be as comedian that tried to hard and still won't get that spotlight he needs..You all keep apologizing and never learn. Now that the world is ending you are worried about face and your channel. But karma is coming and everyone will pay there dos at the end..Good Luck..You should be grateful Bart you got Joe as a mentor to always be there to clean up your mistakes cause you have alot and it's all on film thanks to James Rodolfo...

    Dj.Snoop TxDj.Snoop Tx6 days ago
  • They made fun of mexicans man

    i&ione Arti&ione Art6 days ago
  • Too many pansies these days . Yall cool Joe , Bart , and the whole JK team

    B TranB Tran6 days ago
  • Bull shit

    melanie quinchemelanie quinche6 days ago
  • Comedy is offensive lol period. It's going to put somebody down at some point. PC comedy is the worst thing to ever touch planet earth

    imtheonlytyeimtheonlytye6 days ago
  • Cowards lol

    John McClaneJohn McClane6 days ago
  • Cancel culture is cancer and the fact yall are bending the knee to these sensitive ass people and agreeing with cancel culture is messed up. I will be unsubscribing.

    imtheonlytyeimtheonlytye6 days ago
  • Steve and Nikki should have watched this video to learn how its done instead of that first apology video

    xjesse92xxjesse92x6 days ago
  • I started watching you this year. Im from Colombia (South America) every night i wait for your videos to upload so i can get ride off the stress of living in a third world country in the middle of a pandemic I have not left my house for 109 days. Our life changed from going to work every day and having an active life to being locked up with my daughter, dog and husband hoping that the pandemic does not knock on our door. You have been the only ones, well, and Stephanie Soo, who have made me laugh and have helped me with stress. In today's videos (July 2, I went back to this one specifically to write to you) I feel that you are afraid to comment or even talk. Please do not stop making videos as always, believe me that many of your comedy help us. Thanks I hope this message reaches you.

    Mercy FernandezMercy Fernandez6 days ago
  • I love JKNews but something about this doesn't sit well. Everyone is now coming forward apologizing for things they did and it seems like they're doing it to save their asses from someone outting them in the future. It's better to speak up first than to have someone dig it up for them. Idk about these apology videos that are now popping up everywhere.

    Alicia MarieAlicia Marie6 days ago
    • i see what you mean. but its not like we live life remembering every single thing we've done in the past and it was probably something they left behind and forgot about. it's a time of awakening and i think it's just good to see them finally open their eyes. this apology may be long overdue, but it's a step in the right direction and hopefully they can do more.

      Sydney NguyenSydney Nguyen6 days ago
  • thank you for tap dancing

    GG6 days ago
  • Nice view!

    J KJ K7 days ago
  • Your apology seems a little fake, IDK why you guys are worried about a Demographic you never cared About or catered to🤷🤷🤷

    Anthony3gAnthony3g7 days ago
  • Oh my gosh this is so sad. I can't believe JK fell into the trap of the cancel culture.

    Jose ReynaJose Reyna7 days ago
  • I saw the video and I was expecting something worse. People made it seem like they were candidly being racist and throwing the n-word around. This is why autistic people need to stay off the internet.

    Met3lAngelMet3lAngel7 days ago
  • People are just too sensitive now fuck cancel culture i still support all you guys

  • Yo ur cool man I wouldn't sweat it im grateful for the video yet intelligent people wouldn't take things that you both have done to heart

    Amore Canne-PAmore Canne-P7 days ago
  • Steve and Nicki have to go ASAP!

    Mrsillmatic84Mrsillmatic847 days ago