Nikkie de Jager, who often goes by her screen name NikkieTutorials, came out as transgender in a YouTube video uploaded on Monday.
The YouTuber said she had fully transitioned by the age of 19, but was recently blackmailed by people who threatened to leak her story to the press.
Now, other YouTubers and influencers are sharing their support for the internet star.
Jeffree Star, James Charles, and Nikita Dragun, for example, have all shared encouraging tweets directed at de Jager.
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Nikkie de Jager, more commonly known as NikkieTutorials, came out as a transgender woman in an emotional YouTube video uploaded Monday.
Though the YouTuber says she fully transitioned by the age of 19, she decided to share her journey for the first time in 2020 after allegedly being blackmailed by people who threatened to share her story with the press. Also in her 17-minute-long video, de Jager thanked her mom and fans for supporting her over the years.
Other YouTubers and influencers are sharing their support for the internet star. Jeffree Star, James Charles, and Manny MUA, for example, said they’re “proud” of the makeup mogul.
“YOU are such an inspiration and so f—— brave!” Star wrote. “Love you and I’m so proud to call you a friend.”
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!!!” Charles said. He then followed up with another message: “I’m so happy for nikkie I cant stop smiling today :’)”
I’M SO PROUD OF YOU SISTER!!! 🥺💞 https://t.co/g7GHd5hPAJ
— James Charles (@jamescharles) January 13, 2020
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Source:: Business Insider