Tyler Oakley Opens Up About His Influence & Impact On 'Ellen'

Tyler Oakley Opens Up About His Influence & Impact On 'Ellen'

Tyler Oakley snaps a selfie with Ellen DeGeneres during his appearance on the hit show.

The 26-year-old social media star opened up about what he does for a living and the impact he’s had.

“I think people just want to watch people live their authentic lives and share the good and the bad,” he shared about his influence. “And um, kind of show that maybe you can have fun and still be a positive influence maybe? Or have a good impact? Or do good. And it can still be entertainment. You don’t have to be sassy or negative you can just kind of have fun and be yourself and that’s enough.”

Tyler added, “Yeah and I feel like it’s the luckiest job in the world. I feel…back in like 2008, I made a video about the importance of being authentic to yourself and about coming out and how you should wait till your ready and things like that and a few years later I got a tweet one morning on National Coming Out Day and it was from Ricky Martin. And he said that, that video was part of the reason why he felt ready to share his story and it was one of those things where I was like “Oh My G-d like I used to watch TRL and like have a crush on him.” So I was like, I just never thought that that would happen.


Tyler Oakley on ‘Ellen’
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