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YouTuber NikkieTutorials reveals she’s transgender after alleged blackmail

Published: 13/Jan/2020 22:08 Updated: 29/Jan/2020 13:26

by Alan Bernal

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Cosmetics master and YouTube star Nikkie de Jager, better known as ‘NikkieTutorials,’ shocked the makeup world on January 13 by revealing she is transgender.

“Planet earth is full with labels and I never felt comfortable with labels. I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being without any rules, without any labels, without any restrictions,” she said.

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The “Power of Makeup” guru took back her own power after people were threatening to expose her to the press, according to de Jager. Instead, she took the initiative by stepping out of her comfort zone to take control of her story.

NikkieTutorials YouTubeOvercoming nerves and her blackmailers, Nikkie told her full story to the world.

Growing up through the lens of YouTube, de Jager revealed that while she identified as a girl by the age of six, her transition came later and at 14 she had to use “growth stoppers” due to her rapid growth.

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By the time she was 19, she completed her transition while broadcasting on YouTube. Nikkie’s story is as unique as she is, with her YouTube audience literally seeing her journey unfold as she completed her transition into a woman and later a boss lady all through her videos.

“I transitioned while on YouTube,” de Jager said. “Saying that right now sounds so crazy to me because I have literally grown up and transformed into me in front of all of you.”

In telling her story, the YouTube star touched on her current affairs on those she loves, thanking her mother, family, and friends for the support that they have shown for her transition and life in her past.

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Though not everyone in her life has been as kind, de Jager dedicated time in the closing portions of her coming out video to address her blackmailers.

“I’ve always wanted to share this side of my story,” she said. “I just always wanted to do that under my conditions but apparently we live in a world where other people hate on people that are truly themselves.”

NikkieTutorials YouTubeThe YouTuber amassed a following of over 12 million subs since she started her makeup tutorials.

She talked about the “evil” people who blackmailed her and threatened to leak the story. Instead of giving in, she told them “I’m not scared” in response to their attempted blackmail.

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Nikkie offered her love and advice to anyone else going through their transitions, and her community has already been pouring in with tons of support following the announcement.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.