NikkieTutorials says she was blackmailed into coming out as trans
14 January 2020, 11:34
Beauty vlogger Nikkie de Jager explained that people were threating to out her to the press.
Speaking to her fans Nikkie de Jager opened up about her story. She said: "I can't believe I'm saying this today to all of you for the entire world to see but damn it feels good to finally do it. When I was younger I was born in the wrong body, which means that I am transgender." Nikkie ended the new video stating: "Today is the day I am free. I get to be me finally."
Since coming out, Nikkie has received widespread praise from fans and fellow YouTubers alike. The video alone has already been viewed over 15 million times. What people may not realise though, is that Nikkie was blackmailed into coming out.
In the video, Nikkie explains that she was not able to come out completely on her own terms. She says: "Today I am here to share something with you that I've always wanted to share with you one day but under my own circumstances and it looks like that chance has been taken away from me so today I am taking back my own power."
She then goes on to say: "Apparently we live in a world where other people hate on people that are truly themselves. I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press. It was frightening to know that there are people out there that are so evil they can't respect someone's true identity. It is vile and it is gross."
Nikkie adds: "They said they wanted to leak this because I am lying or because I am scared to know who I really am. So for the people who tried to blackmail me, this one's for you." Nikkie then holds up her middle finger and says: "I hope you can sit nice on it."
Nikkie's video is incredible but, as she says, it is disgusting that people would blackmail her into coming out. Since Nikkie shared her story, fans have rallied around her to show their support for her and call out the people who threatened her.
Fuck whoever blackmailed @NikkieTutorials. There is a special place in HELL for the person that would share that side of her without her being ready. Please send as much love and support to nikkie as possible. pic.twitter.com/Mymg9GPnKo— JakeyonceTV (@jakeyoncetv) January 13, 2020
nikkie tutorials was just forced to come out as trans due to blackmail... cis people are literally weaponizing our transitions against us in 2020 and y'all still have the audacity to scroll past our gofundme's??— sofie halili 🛒 (@literallysofie) January 13, 2020
IMAGINE TRYING TO BLACKMAIL SOMEONE BASICALLY FORCING THEM TO COME OUT BEFORE THEY WERE READY. DISGUSTING.— skyerenaee (@skyerenaee1) January 13, 2020
And anyone who treats Nikkie Tutorials differently after this needs a punch bc she’s still the SAME BAD BITCH WE KNOW AND LOVE❤️ pic.twitter.com/sqYjVS3HZe
Truly can’t stop thinking about how much I admire Nikkie. She handles so many unfortunate situations with elegance - even through blackmail she manages to remain her kind, gracious self. Just love her, and she’s never changed after all these years on YT and so much success.— Chloe (@ChloeMorello) January 14, 2020
The fact that anyone would threaten to out someone as blackmail is horrific. It should always be your choice. @NikkieTutorials is incredibly brave to take her story into her own hands. #TransIsBeautiful #EspeciallyWhenYouDoMakeupLikeHer 💚💚💚— Nicole Maines (@NicoleAMaines) January 13, 2020
WHOEVER BLACKMAILED NIKKIE TUTORIALS TO COME OUT I’LL BEAT YOUR ASS pic.twitter.com/i71ILladzk— ًlena (@shebratty) January 13, 2020
In response to the support she's received so far, Nikkie took to Instagram to say: "What happened last night is something I would never ever dare to dream about. The incredible amount of love and support and warmth means so much to me. I just... thank you. Thank you. I'm gonna take today to just read everything, take it all in, process and be free."