Jeffree Star, James Charles and more praise NikkieTutorials for coming out as trans

14 January 2020, 11:36

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Jeffree Star, Shane Dawson and James Charles said they were "proud" of Nikkie.

YouTubers are throwing their support behind NikkieTutorials (born Nikkie de Jager), who revealed she is a transgender woman in an emotional YouTube video on Monday (13 Jan).

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.

Jeffree Star, James Charles and NikkieTutorials on YouTube
Jeffree Star, James Charles and NikkieTutorials on YouTube. Picture: Jeffree Star via YouTube, NikkieTutorials via YouTube, James Charles via YouTube

"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.

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."