Jeffree Star, James Charles and more praise NikkieTutorials for coming out as trans
14 January 2020, 11:36
Jeffree Star, Shane Dawson and James Charles said they were "proud" of Nikkie.
READ MORE: YouTuber NikkieTutorials comes out as trans
In the video, titled "I'm Coming Out.", Nikkie said that she had been living as a woman since the age of six and she fully transitioned aged 19. The YouTuber had planned to share her journey with her 12.7 million subscribers at one point, but she was forced to do it now after being blackmailed by people who threatened to sell the story to the press.
"Today, I am taking back my own power," she said. "I've been wanting to share this side of myself to all of you for so long, but I could never figure out the timing. And there always was going to be the day where I would tell you. I did not expect this day to be today, but here we are."
Nikkie's fans were incredibly supportive of her and praised her for speaking out.
Meanwhile, YouTubers like Jeffree Star, James Charles, and Shane Dawson also commended her bravery.
YOU are such an inspiration and so fucking brave! Love you and I’m so proud to call you a friend 💯 https://t.co/RUBhMxNpZF— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) January 13, 2020
I'M SO PROUD OF YOU SISTER!!! 🥺💞 https://t.co/g7GHd5hPAJ— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 13, 2020
I’m so happy for nikkie I cant stop smiling today :’)— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 13, 2020
TRANS IS BEAUTIFUL 🌈 @NikkieTutorials i am so proud of u! i know how hard it is. to see u out and living ur truth has brought me to tears! u don’t know how many people ur inspiring and helping by sharing ur story. i am one of them! she said WOMAN. https://t.co/SoUOndNw7U— Nikita Dragun (@NikitaDragun) January 13, 2020
and whoever tried to out her is fucken sick and gross and PATHETIC— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) January 13, 2020
Nikkie has now acknowledged the overwhelming amount of support she has received on Instagram. In a tearful video on Instagram Stories, Nikkie said she wasn't expecting such a positive reaction.
"The incredible amount of love and support and warmth means so much to me, um, and I just thank you," she said. Thank you. I'm going to take today to just read everything, take it all in and process."