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NikkieTutorials claims shocking treatment on Ellen DeGeneres show

Published: 17/Apr/2020 20:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Nikkie de Jager notably came out as transgender in a video that rocked the entire internet — but her subsequent appearance on the Ellen Show allegedly left much to be desired, according to the beauty guru.

De Jager, otherwise known by her handle “NikkieTutorials,” appeared on The Ellen Show in late March, where she opened up about her viral video and how she was blackmailed to come out in front of the entire world.

While a video clip of the segment has since garnered over 9 million views, the YouTuber claimed that her time at the show was less than stellar, alleging that she wasn’t greeted by her host nor backstage during an interview on a Dutch talk show some time later.

That’s not all; Nikkie later revealed further alleged mistreatment during her time at the studio, as told in an interview with celebrity Chantal Janzen in Dutch magazine “& C.”

According to de Jager, she wasn’t treated well by staff, claiming that she was greeted by an overworked intern who didn’t have much of a penchant for hospitality.

“Maybe I’m being naive, but I expected them to welcome me with confetti,” she admitted, as translated by Dutch-speaking YouTuber Sebastian Williams. “Instead, I got greeted by an angry intern, who was a bit overworked.”

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In a January 13 video, NikkieTutorials came out as a transgender woman, admitting that she was forced to make the announcement due to an unnamed blackmailer who threatened to leak the information without her consent.

Nikkie even claimed that she was barred from using the bathroom, noting that boy band ‘The Jonas Brothers’ got their very own toilet — suggesting apparent favoritism from DeGeneres in regards to her guests.

“Every guest at Ellen had a private toilet, but I didn’t,” she continued. “I couldn’t even use the closest toilet to me, because it was reserved for the Jonas Brothers… They were allowed, I wasn’t, I thought. Even though, looking back, my interview got eight million views, theirs only got two million. Ha!”

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While this isn’t de Jager’s first time venting her alleged frustrations with DeGeneres’ famous show, others have also come out with their own accusations against the talk show host in a viral Twitter thread — although it’s important to note that these are mere accusations without proof.

Despite a blackmailer forcing her to come out after years on YouTube, NikkieTutorials was met with ample support from all corners of the web, giving a heartwarming silver lining to an otherwise dark situation.

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Paige breaks down on Twitch as WWE’s streaming crackdown kicks in

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:10

by David Purcell

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WWE superstar Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, broke down in front of her fans on Twitch after the news came through that her employers had started cracking down on talent engaging on third-party platforms. 

Under their new restrictions, the sports entertainment company will take proceeds from their stars streaming under the wrestling names. For example, Paige’s donations on Twitch would previously be paid to her directly, but in the future that will not be the case.

In response to the measures, stars like her and AJ Styles have decided to stop streaming for a period of time – until more suitable terms can be agreed between both parties.

For a wrestler like Paige, though, who is injured – this was a difficult pill to swallow.

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Paige, like many other WWE stars, has a huge following on social media.

Paige gets devastating news on Twitch

On October 29, the British star – who hails from Norwich, England – decided to cancel her stream after receiving the news on her phone while live.  In the spur of the moment, she walked off-stream for a short while before returning to the screen. Tears flowing down her face, she started to explain what was happening.

The Twitch broadcast VOD itself has been muted in certain areas, potentially due to the music being played in the background. So, clips are quite hard to come by on there, but some have posted the comments to YouTube.

Bevis said: “There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. I’ll have to walk away. If I have to leave, we have to make today and Saturday f***ing crazy. I’ve honestly gotten to the point where I cannot deal with this company anymore. Now I have to make a very important decision.

“Over f***ing worked. I broke my f***ing neck twice for this company. They don’t realize that this community isn’t about subs. We build a community and family where this is an escape for a lot of people, including myself. I can’t wrestle anymore. I was worked so hard in WWE that I can’t wrestle anymore because my neck is f***ed. My whole dreams got taken away. I had to have something that fulfilled that huge f***ing void that I lost with wrestling.”

Twitch has been an escape for injured Paige

The star injured her neck back in 2017 and has since even returned to the ring. At the time of her stream, though, she is out with another injury and unable to compete. Turning to Twitch, she has built up quite the following – with almost 150,000 people following her channel.

After that, she confirmed that she plans to continue streaming one way or another, and will see where that takes her. During the livestream, Paige revealed going live on the streaming website wasn’t for the donations and subscriber payments, but instead, an escape.

She added: “I understand if they’re like, ‘you’re wrestling every day and doing shows every day,’ but I’m an injured wrestler. I get used for media stuff, sometimes, but at the end of the day, I’m in my house going f***ing crazy and I need something to keep me sane.

“Twitch was my escape. Right now, I’m just sitting on my f***ing ass. People think I should be thankful that I still have a job, and I am, but it doesn’t mean I should be treated like f***ing shit. I had my neck taken away from me twice. You can’t take away my Twitch too.”

It appears to be heating up in the battle between employees and their employer. There’s a good chance WWE superstars take further action in the dispute too, as Paige mentioned potential unionization and hiring a lawyer, so it could be about to get a whole lot messier.