• Nikita Dragun was accused of "blackfishing" after her skin tone looked darker in a photo
  • The YouTuber is yet to respond on the backlash
  • Earlier this year, she was accused of "blackfishing" and "cultural appropriation"

YouTuber and beauty influencer Nikita Dragun has once again been called out for blackfishing, a term referring to the usage of artificial tanning or excessive makeup to look dark-skinned.

On Monday, Dragun posted a photo on Instagram in which her skin tone appeared darker. Social media users were quick to accuse her of "blackfishing."

"Girl you need to stop. You look blacker than me!!! Blackfishing is not okay!!!" one person commented on the photo.

"No hate but please stay to your true colors," wrote another user.

"How you switch races tell me so I can get the white privilege," another user wrote.

"Don’t even say that’s a "tan" or "the lighting" because it ain’t," another user commented. The YouTuber is yet to respond to the backlash.

This is not the first the YouTuber is facing backlash for "blackfishing." Earlier this year, Dragun posted an Instagram photo in which she looked darker than her actual skin tone. She was also wearing a durag in the photo. Following this, social media users accused her of "blackfishing" and "cultural appropriation." She defended herself by claiming that she tans easily because she is half Mexican and Vietnamese.

Dragun posted a photo of her younger self which shows her with a tan. "Cus my moms Mexican and my dads Viet... other races get tan but go off," she captioned the photo. However, people were not too happy with her response as they felt she gets a spray tan done to get the look.

"It’s called spray tan sweetie. We all got those don’t act like you don’t know what that is," one person wrote.

"It's also called a spray tan sis," another person commented.

Dragun is not the only social media personality accused of blackfishing.

Earlier this month, TikTok sensation Dixie D’Amelio was also accused of "blackfishing" after she looked unusually tanned in one of her photos. D’Amelio responded to the backlash saying, "I never want to hurt or offend anyone. ever. I love you all and i hope y’all know i never have bad intentions ever." However, her response too received mixed responses from social media users who believed it was vague.

Nikita Dragun
Nikita Dragun is pictured at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images