Chris Tyson has opened up about their gender journey.
The creator, who regularly co-hosts MrBeast videos, shared their experience with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on Twitter earlier this week after a user compared an old photo of Chris with a more recent one.
“bro wtf happened,” the user wrote on April 6th with the side-by-side photos.
Chris quote-tweeted the post, writing, “HRT, and it’s only been 2 months”.
HRT can be part of gender-affirming care alongside surgery, hair removal, therapy, and more.
On their personal Twitter account, Chris spoke out about how difficult it can be to find gender-affirming healthcare in America, saying HRT saved their life.
“Informed consent HRT saved my and many others’ lives,” they wrote. “The hurdles gnc [gender non-conforming] people have to jump through to get life-saving gender-affirming healthcare in a 1st world country is wild to me. Just let people make informed decisions about their own bodies.”
MrBeast, mega-YouTuber and childhood friend to Chris, responded to their tweet with supportive words.
“Gotchu,” he wrote with three hearts before joking that he’s a better friend than Karl Jacobs— another one of MrBeast’s friends who frequently features in videos— who left two heart emojis in response to Chris’ tweet.
Sadly, the toxic replies to Chris opening up about their journey rolled in.
Streamer, Live With Evan, called Chris a “father figure the kid won’t ever be able to look up to”. Chris has a 2-year-old child named Tucker.
Chris addressed the insinuation that trans and gender non-conforming people are not “safe” around kids in a quote tweet, calling it “dog whistling”.
“This is just more dog whistling that somehow trans and gnc folks aren’t safe around kids. Tucker begs for me to come back when I leave for like 2 days to film. He is so loved and happy. Kids arent born with hate, it’s taught by people like you. And my child will only know love,” they wrote.
“I know I’m going to be a great parent, and so is every other person who puts the love of their child before everything,” Chris continued “I made this decision because I wanted to show up as my best and happiest self for him. In a way, this way FOR Tucker.”
In a tweet one day later, Chris noted they have intentionally chosen to not come out as “any identity” to the public and that any video or post claiming to know Chris’ identity “is just speculation.”
Congratulations to Chris on living their truth.