A transgender YouTube star has struck Ellen DeGeneres for her less-than-warm demeanor when the influencer appeared on her popular talk show.
NikkieTutorials, whose real name is Nikkie de Jager, accompanied Ellen, 62, on her show in January when she discussed her decision to come out as a transgender in an emotional YouTube video.
But while the interviewee seemed warm and friendly on-air, Dutch Nikkie, 25, later revealed during a surfaced interview with a local TV show that Ellen wasn’t as welcoming as she might appear on screen – and didn’t say so. even ‘hello’ to the YouTuber when she arrived on set.
Behind the scenes: YouTube star NikkieTutorials revealed that she had a less than warm welcome from Ellen DeGeneres when she appeared on her show to discuss how she came out as a transgender
Confession: The 25-year-old revealed in a re-surfaced February interview with a Dutch TV show that Ellen, 62, didn’t even say hello to her when she got to the studio
Keep up with performances: Ellen’s interview, which aired a week after Nikkie, whose real name is Nikkie the Hunter, was broadcast, seemed to go well
During the performance on The world goes on – which was filmed in February but only recently went viral on English-speaking websites and social media – Nikkie was asked by host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk what her experience was like on The Ellen Show.
“It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me … She didn’t,” Nikkie replied bluntly, suggesting that meeting the famous TV presenter wasn’t all she hoped for.
When asked for more details, the YouTuber simply said that Ellen’s show was like ‘a whole different world’.
“What I’ve experienced here and in other countries [is] that it really is a completely different world. It’s further away, ”she said Buzzfeed, before adding that it was nevertheless “an honor” to have been given the opportunity to appear on the show.
During her performance on the show, Nikkie – who is fiancé Dylan, who is aware that she is transgender – discussed the emotional video she posted on YouTube, in which she not only revealed that she was transgender, but also said she was being blackmailed by someone who threatens to reveal her past to the world.
Big announcement: Nikkie announced she’s transgender in an emotional YouTube video released in mid-January – when she revealed she was being blackmailed
Pronouncing: The beauty influencer revealed that she had been wearing girls’ clothes as a child and completely switched at age 19
“I’ve always wanted to share with you, but under my own circumstances,” said Nikkie at the beginning of the 17-minute video, adding, “and it seems like that opportunity was taken from me. So today I take mine back and I have to tell you something. ‘
Nikkie went on to say that she was “born in the wrong body” when she was younger.
“I’m transgender,” she said to the camera. “Filming this video is scary, but it’s so liberating and liberating … I’m NikkieTutorials and I’m Nikkie. I am I. We don’t need labels. ‘
“I have been blackmailed by people who wanted to leak my story from the press,” she said, “and it was frightening at first … that there are people who are so bad that they cannot respect someone’s true identity. It’s mean, it’s gross. ‘
These people, who have since been identified by the police, claimed they wanted to leak her story thinking they “lied” to her followers. But the influencer did not let her life threaten her.
The beginning: Nikkie (pictured in one of her first videos in 2008) always appeared as a woman in front of the camera, even while she was switching
Then and Now: Nikkie, who was portrayed in 2012 when she was 17 years old (left) and in February 2019 (right), described Ellen’s TV show as ‘a whole different world’
“Finally I’m free,” she said, turning to her “glowing babies.”
During her performance on The Ellen Show, she told the TV presenter, “People were like, ‘We love you, we accept you,’ and I was so happy it’s 2020 and the acceptance is real.”
Love: Nikkie is engaged to a man named Dylan, and she said he knows she’s trans
Nikkie’s outspoken confession about her experience with Ellen comes just a week after the famous, funny, and warm social media TV presenter was swept through the mud when a comedian asked people to share examples of her ‘mean’ behavior.
Comedian Kevin T. Porter kicked off the entire social media movement on March 20, when he sent a tweet urging people to send him the craziest stories [they’ve] heard about DeGeneres in an effort to raise money for the Los Angeles Food Bank.
Shortly after posting, Porter was inundated with written accounts from several Twitter users who claimed they had less than hearty interactions with Ellen over the years – which he labeled as “ notoriously one of the meanest people in the world. ”
“Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, as Ellen Degeneres always talks about! Porter wrote. ‘[And] I adjust them all [story] w / $ 2 at @LAFoodBank. ‘
Background: Nikkie’s confession about her performance on The Ellen Show comes just a week after a comedian offered money for stories about Ellen being mean
Loyalty tested: According to a user, former lead writer for The Ellen DeGeneres show, Karen Kilgariff was ‘fired’ for ‘not crossing the picket line’ during a writers strike
Speak by hand: alleged hostility and mistreatment of writers were a recurring theme in the common thread
Served: Another user, who was waiting for the comedian at vegan eatery Real Food Daily, claimed that Ellen ‘wrote a letter to the owner complaining about [the waitress’] chipped nail polish
Before Porter scans his Twitter thread for the best responses, Porter reminded his audience that the stories they submit are “ real! Because now we need REAL kindness. ‘
Within minutes, Porter received dozens of samples from the star’s former employees and fans, with one person claiming that her “friend” who had written for Ellen for two years “was never recognized by her.
‘[She] told me Ellen didn’t greet her once. In fact, upon entering the service staff were told not to speak to her ‘
TV writer Benjamin Siemon decided to provide the thread with some stories of his own, including DeGeneres with an irrational ‘sensitive nose’ and often ‘choosing someone else to really hate’ every day on the set.
“Everyone should chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her, and if she thinks you smell that day, go home and take a shower,” he claimed.
“A new staff member was told” that she chooses someone else every day who really hates. It’s not your fault, just suck it up one day and she’ll be mean to someone else the next day. They didn’t believe it, but it eventually became completely true. ‘