Amid Backlash for Ellen Degeneres, YouTuber NikkieTutorials Opened up More About Her Experience on the Show; ‘Never Meet Your Idols’

by Jeremy Spirogis

Popular YouTuber NikkieTutorials revealed that she was transgender in a video on Jan. 13. Her popping out video garnered 34 million views and she or he acquired help from many celebrities and followers. She then went on The Ellen DeGeneres present afterward in her solely TV interview post-announcement. But since then, Nikkie de Jager — NikkieTutorials’ actual identify — spoke extra freely about her damaging expertise on DeGeneres’ present. This comes at a time when the discuss present host is receiving a number of backlash for her therapy of her staff. 

YouTuber NikkieTutorials — aka Nikkie de Jager — takes a selfie at a Sephora, Marc Jacobs event in Times Square.
YouTuber NikkieTutorials — aka Nikkie de Jager — on the Meet Marc Jacobs Beauty & Global Artistry Ambassador at Sephora Times Square on June 13, 2019 in New York City | Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Modern Luxury

YouTuber NikkieTutorials went on Ellen DeGeneres’ present to speak about her popping out

On Jan. 22, de Jager went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to debate her popping out, which made large waves within the worldwide highlight. She additionally discussed the truth that the explanation for it was as a result of somebody desirous to blackmail the YouTuber. So she was in a position to get forward of any “outing” that they might have performed. 

With Dutch publication &C on April 14, de Jager spoke extra about her expertise popping out and if she regrets not doing it sooner. 

“My biggest fear was that it would no longer be about my work, but about who I am. No longer about makeup, but about what used to hang between my legs,” de Jager stated about why she didn’t come out sooner. “Fortunately, that seems to not be the case. But I do get extra private questions than earlier than, I nonetheless must discover a steadiness in that.’

Since then, de Jager has been open about her disagreeable expertise with DeGeneres

In that very same interview, de Jager additionally talked candidly about her damaging expertise on DeGeneres’ present. E! News reported that de Jager anticipated a hotter welcome than she acquired when she arrived on set; she described being greeted by “an angry intern who was a bit overworked.” De Jager additionally commented on how she wasn’t allowed to make use of a non-public lavatory.

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“Every guest at Ellen’s had a private toilet, but I didn’t. I was not allowed to use the nearest toilet, because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers,” de Jager described, for the reason that band was on the identical episode as de Jager. “Why do they get a non-public rest room, I assumed. But ultimately my merchandise had eight million views afterwards and theirs two million, ha!’

In addition, de Jager stated that general the present didn’t contact on what she had anticipated it to. While she stated it was “a great summary for people who didn’t know” the YouTuber, it left rather a lot to be desired along with her followers. People who knew her work and story — which is rather a lot contemplating her 13.three million subscribers — “expected more news.” She did say she was pleased with the truth that she will now say she had that have of being on Ellen, although. 

Plus, that’s not the primary time de Jager spoke about being on The Ellen DeGeneres present. In March, BuzzFeed News reported that de Jager went on the Dutch tv present, De Wereld Draait Door, and talked about how DeGeneres was “less-than-kind.” 

“It’s really nice that you came over and said hello to me… She didn’t,” de Jager advised the host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk. 

DeGeneres is receiving a number of damaging consideration as stories of dangerous habits towards staff got here out just lately

As said beforehand, DeGeneres goes via a little bit of damaging backlash proper now, as nicely. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shut down any manufacturing on TV and film units, DeGeneres has been airing her present from dwelling. This is now frequent amongst a number of discuss exhibits like The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. But whereas Kimmel is paying his staff their “full rates,” DeGeneres’ employees is receiving hefty wage cuts and extra, based on Variety. 

Variety stories that 30 individuals who make up DeGeneres’ “core stage crew” had “no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health from producers for over a month.” All crew was advised they’d most likely obtain 60 % decreased pay though she’s airing new episodes. DeGeneres’ at-home present employs solely four crew members. Not to say, the brand new at-home manufacturing additionally employed Key Code Media to assist produce episodes when present staff “with the same skills sit idle.”

Interestingly, when DeGeneres returned on April 7 with a brand new episode, she stated she had wished to start out these new episodes “as soon as possible” for her crew. “I love them, I miss them, the best thing I can do to support them is to keep the show on the air.”

Going again to de Jager, when &C requested her who she’d love to fulfill subsequent, her expertise may need tainted all future needs in that division. “Adele. Although after Ellen I figured, don’t meet your idols.’

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