The beauty community is enduring one long and extremely dramatic movie right now starring Tati Westbrook and James Charles. Per usual, there are a few supporting cast members that couldn't shy away from the drama in the name of friendship, loyalty, and probably a pinch of messiness. In this movie, Nikita Dragun and Gabriel Zamora are the supporting cast members, but beauty fans aren't quite feeling their performances.
Their latest scenes include a new YouTube video that fans perceive as Dragun (with the help of a Gabriel Zamora appearance) attempting to milk the James Charles drama to sell her makeup.
Now fans are side-eyeing Nikita Dragun once again in relation to the James Charles drama.
On the heels of the public fallout between James Charles and Tati Westbrook and Dragun's perceived fail at defending Charles against the backlash, this video dropped. Dragun published it with the thumbnail photo shown here. The thumbnail that features Zamora paired with the title that reads "What Really Happened..." would easily lead fans to believe that Dragun would be speaking publicly about the Coachella incident with James Charles that so many fans still have questions about.
Dragun also wrote an intriguing video description. "This is a very hard video for me to make because it’s a very personal one," Dragun wrote. "There’s been a lot of things said online, and I’m finally sitting down to address them. Please watch until the very end. SHOP DRAGUN BEAUTY."
Fans prepared themselves for a more thorough explanation about James Charles, Coachella, and Sugar Bear Hair. But nope!
GOTCHA! The video turned out to be one of those signature YouTube videos in which the influencer responds to hateful comments about themselves and their brands — with a Gabriel Zamora cameo of course. Dragun talked all about Dragun Beauty, defended her brand's products like the color corrector, and basically made it all about her business.
James Charles wasn't mentioned at all. Neither was Sugar Bear Hair.
Fans rushed her comments with chastising statements.
Dragun's subscribers are disgusted by what they believe is clickbait. Her comments section is full of people accusing her of using James Charles, taking advantage of his drama, and being a bad friend. Some have sworn off following her anymore. Others took the moment as confirmation that Westbrook was right about James Charles needing real friends who hold him accountable without wanting anything in return.