NikkieTutorials has five little words for anyone who thinks it’s funny to deliberately misgender her
Trans YouTuber NikkieTutorials has a new gig – taking the transphobic trash out of her mentions.
The make-up guru, 25, has been vocal about her struggles to tamper the transphobia she is facing after a blackmail plot forced her to come out as trans in January.
Showing a defiant front, the social media icon, real name Nikkie de Jager, posted a shining selfie where she basically invented the 100-megawatt smile and captioned it: “She’s a happy girl.”
she’s a happy girl 😇✨ pic.twitter.com/KlzPu0l9sa
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) February 24, 2020
Yet, some users attempted to drag de Jager down by deliberately misgendering her and hurling transphobic abuse. Which, unlike de Jager’s eyeshadow, is not a cute look for them.
De Jager decimated her transphobic haters, as to be expected, in a follow-up tweet Tuesday.
She wrote: “Hahahahaaa… some of you think y’all really clever calling me ‘he’ and ‘boy’ on my latest post.
HAHAHAHAAA… some of you think y’all REALLLLLLY clever calling me “he” and “boy” on my latest post…. 😅🤣😂 you’re so funny, haha…..
ya, get the fuck outta here.
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) February 25, 2020
“You’re so funny, haha…
“Ya, get the f**k outta here.”
Countless Twitter users rushed to both praise and defend de Jaeger.
Literally her entire YouTube career people have called her 'she' and now people really think they're doing something by calling her a he. https://t.co/SqQwHLFA77
— Hariette-Allyce (@harietteallyce) February 25, 2020
Really?!! All this years they called you a she all of a sudden they forgot your pronouns, im sorry you’re going through this nikkie unfortunately all of us open trans girls go through this, you’re strong woman and we are rooting for you ❤️
— Addy ✌🏽😚✨ (@Addylinzarco) February 25, 2020
Don't be Transphobic. Rude. https://t.co/2brrl29k3b
— Iain Jeffery (@iainpjeffery) February 25, 2020
NikkieTutorials: ‘It’s going to take time to get back into YouTube.’
In a Valentine’s Day video, the Dutch vlogger spoke about her struggle to get back behind the camera.
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She said: “So much has been going on in my life that, right now, all I need is to just sit down in my studio and play with make-up, so that is exactly what we’re doing.”
“Ever since doing my coming out in this studio, I don’t want to keep talking about it, but every time I’m in this studio, it brings me back to what I felt in that moment.
“It’s going to take a little bit of time for me to sit here and not think about that, all of that. But I’ll manage. I just wanted to let you know that sometimes I get really nervous in here.”