YouTuber and beauty influencer Nikita Dragun sparked backlash on Sunday after she asked “what race” she should be that day.
The makeup artist appeared to be making a joke in a now-deleted tweet that asked:
what race is nikita gonna be today ?
Almost immediately, people started calling her out for her “careless” tweet.
Some people accused Dragun of “blackfishing” – a play on the word “catfishing”, to mean people who edit their photos to appear darker. It’s essentially a form of cultural appropriation and people weren’t happy: