YouTube star and beauty guru “Nikkie Tutorials” has finally released a video following the her viral “coming out” upload on January 13, admitting that she has learned the name of her blackmailer.
In Nikkie’s “coming out” video, she revealed that she’d been forced to announce her identity as a transgender woman, after an alleged blackmailer had purportedly threatened to release the information as a means to hurt her image.
Instead, Nikkie’s viral video became a beacon of hope and support for the LGBTQ+ community, with fellow makeup moguls like Jeffree Star and James Charles congratulating her bravery in the midst of such a stressful situation.
After speaking out on the aftermath via Twitter and Instagram stories, the YouTuber has finally released a full-length video discussing the topic at length, where she revealed that she has finally learned the identities of her blackmailers with police support.
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According to Nikkie, she was being blackmailed not by a group of people but rather just one person who isn’t known by the YouTube community and someone she wasn’t even with familiar at the time.
“Let me tell you, when I found out exactly who was behind all this, I was shocked,” she admitted. “This is not a person that any of you know. It is someone who I don’t even personally know. Finding out exactly who did this was frightening but freeing at the same time.”
However, rather than using her huge platform to expose the blackmailer, she claimed that she would keep the information to herself, knowing that she could “destroy” their lives and the lives of their family.
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“If I out this person, am I gonna be doing the same thing as this person did to me?” she asked. “Do I want that? ...do I want to put a human being in that same situation that I was in?”
That’s not all: the beauty guru even asked her fanbase to bring a halt to their “witch hunt” of the blackmailer, noting the many accusations that have transpired in wake of her announcement.
I’ll never be able to put into words what these last few days have been like. thank you for accepting me and teaching me that on the other side of fear lies freedom. 🥺🌈💖 I love you so unconditionally, always.
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) January 15, 2020
“We need to stop the witch hunt that I’ve seen going around,” she instructed. “...to be honest, I don’t think that is your story to tell. ...You are destroying people’s lives who aren’t even involved in this.”
Although she wasn't able to deliver the news on her own time, the YouTube star is largely being met with support on all sides in wake of a traumatizing event - and she's putting a halt to the cycle of hatred, in spite of the horrific blackmail.