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Beauty influencer faces fierce backlash after asking followers ‘what race’ she should be today

YouTuber and beauty influencer Nikita Dragun sparked backlash on Sunday after she asked “what race” she should be that day.



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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:

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