FINAL STATEMENT ON THE BLAIR WHITE VIDEO

DISAVOW AND DISCLAIMER

Naia Ōkami, whose likeness was used in the video titled “No, You Can’t Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)” by Blaire White, is NOT AFFILIATED with White and does NOT support or endorse them in any way. The video contains Ōkami’s likeness without her consultation, knowledge, or consent. Ōkami does not agree with the views expressed in the video, and does not wish to be featured in any further content produced by White. ANY and ALL content published by White containing Ōkami’s image, likeness, or materials, are published without her consent or approval.

BACKGROUND

On 05/26/2020, I was contacted over various social media platforms by concerned fans and followers that I was the subject of a video just posted by Blaire White; a controversial transgender right-wing political commentator and YouTuber. The video featured clips of both FerociouslySteph (Twitter: @FerociouslyS) and myself, with White making commentary such as “I wouldn’t trust that person with my livelihood”, “someone tell me if this is a fetish”, followed by “my whole thing is if whatever you’re doing in life isn’t harming other people or yourself, I don’t have an issue with it”, immediately followed by her opinion on how the otherkin community is essentially ridiculous. Infuriated, I contacted White via her business email on the day the video was published. I received a response stating she would be willing to post clarifications, but that she essentially had every right to post what she did. I responded with the clarifications I would like included, to which I was ignored.

On 05/28/2020, I sent a more strongly worded email requesting that she include a version of the disavow and disclaimer that can be seen in this post.

STATEMENT

I want nothing to do with Blaire White’s productions, or anything involving her. I would greatly appreciate it if she would not use my content in the future. Her videos are rude and mean spirited, and I seriously question the motives of a fellow transwoman who seems to make her living belittling others in the community.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. White’s content, as well as her personal conduct, is damaging to the most vulnerable and marginalized people within the transgender community. I’ve never much cared for bullies, and she is not somebody I wish to be associated with. I absolutely disavow Blaire White, anyone within the community who bullies others to get ahead.

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05/28/2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF NAIA SHIRO ŌKAMI

RE: Blaire White’s No, You Can't Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)

DISAVOW AND DISCLAIMER

Naia Ōkami, whose likeness was used in the video titled "No, You Can't Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)” by Blaire White, is NOT AFFILIATED with White and does NOT support or endorse them in any way. The video contains Ōkami’s likeness without her consultation, knowledge, or consent. Ōkami does not agree with the views expressed in the video, and does not wish to be featured in any further content produced by White. ANY and ALL content published by White containing Ōkami’s image, likeness, or materials, are published without her consent or approval.

BACKGROUND

On 05/26/2020, I was contacted over various social media platforms by concerned fans and followers that I was the subject of a video just posted by Blaire White; a controversial transgender right-wing political commentator and YouTuber. The video featured clips of both FerociouslySteph (Twitter: @FerociouslyS) and myself, with White making commentary such as "I wouldn't trust that person with my livelihood", "someone tell me if this is a fetish", followed by "my whole thing is if whatever you're doing in life isn't harming other people or yourself, I don't have an issue with it", immediately followed by her opinion on how the otherkin community is essentially ridiculous. Infuriated, I contacted White via her business email on the day the video was published. I received a response stating she would be willing to post clarifications, but that she essentially had every right to post what she did. I responded with the clarifications I would like included, to which I was ignored.

On 05/28/2020, I sent a more strongly worded email requesting that she include a version of the disavow and disclaimer that can be seen in this post.

STATEMENT

I want nothing to do with Blaire White's productions, or anything involving her. I would greatly appreciate it if she would not use my content in the future. Her videos are rude and mean spirited, and I seriously question the motives of a fellow transwoman who seems to make her living belittling others in the community.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. White's content, as well as her personal conduct, is damaging to the most vulnerable and marginalized people within the transgender community. I've never much cared for bullies, and she is not somebody I wish to be associated with. I absolutely disavow Blaire White, anyone within the community who bullies others to get ahead.

~~~ Naia S. Ōkami ~~~
05/28/2020

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Videos & Responses

Original Video by Blaire White

Original Video Response by Naia Ōkami

RE: Blaire White’s No, You Can’t Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)

Naia Ōkami

Naia is most known for the internet meme "On all levels except physical, I am a wolf." She's been in the therianthropy community since she was twelve years old and she was featured on both LogoTV and MTV. Naia is also a public speaker on therianthropy & otherkin, disability advocacy, and transgender identity. 🐺