YouTube makeup guru NikkieTutorials revealed more details of the lead up to her debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after making her guest appearance.
While she describes her time on the show as “a huge honor,” she revealed on a Dutch talk show (translated by YouTuber Sebastian Williams) that the culture around the show wasn’t as welcoming as she might have thought.
Comparing the two shows, Ellen’s and De Wereld Draait Door (The World Keeps Turning), Nikkie lightly touched on the difference between them.
When Nikkie was describing her experience before appearing on the show, host Matthijs van Nieuwkerk suggested that the backstage prep was more “cold and distant” than in the Netherlands. She agreed.
“Well let’s just say there is a huge difference between this show and Ellen Degeneres’s, and I’m saying that in favor of [The World Keeps Turning],” she said, according to Williams's translation.
The makeup queen said that in the Dutch show, hosts and people would greet her before her on-stage appearance – something that she noticed was kind of missing before being a guest on DeGeneres’s show.
While the beauty guru was trying to avoid the subject and focus on the developments to the Eurovision competition instead, she let out just enough to get people interested.
The YouTuber made waves across the internet when she revealed she was transgender in an emotional, empowering video. The announcement has over 34 million views since being published on January 13.
Nikkie reportedly became an instant target for interviews and talk show requests throughout the media landscape, but she decided to take up an invitation to appear on Degeneres’s show. A move that she said she was “shaking” with excitement prior to making her debut.
on my way to the studio... I am SHAKING @TheEllenShow 💀🙏🏻💙
— NikkieTutorials (@NikkieTutorials) January 21, 2020
This wouldn’t be the first time there have been somewhat negative stories of DeGeneres' show, either. Popular podcast and YouTubers H3H3 broke down a segment from 2017 of the show’s host calling out a member of her audience. Host Ethan Klein called the moment “one of the most uncomfortable moments [he’s] seen on television.”
There’s been a renewed interest in the history of Ellen’s talk show as Nikkie’s latest interview on the Dutch airwaves has drummed up curiosity on the topic.