Over her years of making beauty videos, makeup vlogger Nikkie de Jager, also known as Nikkie Tutorials, made headlines when she came out as transgender. Many of her fans begged her to tell her story on TV, so when she was invited to appear on The Ellen Show, she obliged. It was one of her first interviews, and she later said that she wasn’t entirely happy with how DeGeneres treated her. This comes after the comedian and talk show host has been accused of mistreating others and having a diva personality.
For her very first post-coming out video interview, de Jager appeared on The Ellen Show, and it seemed like it went fine. However, in a later interview on De Wereld Draait Door (“The World Keeps Turning), a talk show in de Jager’s native Netherlands, the YouTube star revealed that her experience with DeGeneres was less than warm. “Well, let’s just say there’s a huge difference between this show and Ellen DeGeneres and I’m saying that in favor of this show,” de Jager revealed.
On his YouTube channel, Sebastian Williams posted a video entitled, “nikkietutorials DRAGS ellen degeneres…” where he posted a clip of her Dutch interview and translated it for his English-speaking viewers. According to Williams’ translation, when host Matthijs van Nieuwker asked de Jager why she felt this way about DeGeneres’ show, the makeup guru revealed that the talk show host did not even greet her before the show, and described The Ellen Show as a “completely different world” from the one de Jager was used to.
Nikkie de Jager’s comments come at a time when Ellen DeGeneres’ reputation is turning a little sour. Although many have alleged that she is overly demanding and sometimes harsh for a while now, many have been coming forward with their own Ellen horror stories after comedian Kevin T. Porter posted this tweet: “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! …She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive…Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank”
Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! 😊❤️
She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive
Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) March 20, 2020
After Porter’s original tweet, a slew of stories of DeGeneres’ mistreatment of others has come out. But are they true? Some of the replies seem made up, but some also have some credibility to them. User @AlisonVFreer commented, “Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner’s 50th Bday. Caterer grilling steaks outside for special fancy lunch. Ellen sent someone over to demand they stop, as she doesn’t eat meat. She’s the worst.” There were many other stories, some positive, but mostly negative. DeGeneres has yet to officially comment on the rumors.
Was wrking on a show @ WB that was next to her stage. Was our showrunner's 50th Bday. Caterer grilling steaks outside for special fancy lunch. Ellen sent someone over to demand they stop, as she doesn't eat meat. She's the worst.
— Alison Freer ✂️ (@AlisonVFreer) March 20, 2020