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Nikita Dragun under fire for selling prayer candle of herself as a saint

Published: 13/Jul/2020 16:46

by Alice Hearing

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Popular beauty influencer Nikita Dragun has faced backlash after she started selling a candle with a picture of her resembling the Virgin Mary.

Nikita Dragun is a popular makeup artist and beauty YouTuber. She has 3.32 million subscribers on YouTube and a further 7.5 million followers on Instagram.

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More recently, Nikita has found a following on TikTok and is often seen hanging out with members of Hype House like Bryce Hall.

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Nikita has 7.5 million Instagram followers

Nikita’s shop, Dragun Beauty, recently released a product called “Saint Pussystunt Candle” with Nikita’s face, edited to look like a saint. But outrage has exploded onto Twitter and Instagram as users claim that her use of religious imagery is “disrespectful” to Catholicism.

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Nikita posted a short video of the candle to the Dragun Beauty Instagram page, claiming that the product was so popular that it had sold out in three minutes. But a comment with nearly 5,000 likes said: “To everyone who bought them… wtf do yall not care if an influencer disrespects a whole ass religion???? Like whaat??”

Another commenter wrote: “The fact that she disregarded everybody’s feelings and still posting this disrespectful shit to our religion speaks volumes”

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On Twitter, users have accused Nikita of “profiting” and “appropriating” Catholicism and asked the YouTuber to respond to the criticism or take the product off her website.

Prayer candles, or votive candles, are typically used in Catholicism and New age rituals and are lit in churches or homes. Lighting one is symbolic of calling on the guidance of whichever saint is depicted.

However, in the last few years, the celebrity prayer candle has risen in popularity as a gift item with Etsy shops and boutiques selling prayer candles replacing the saints with images of celebrities and influencers.

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But, these shops and sellers have by no means escaped criticism of appropriation. In 2017, Kim Kardashian West faced backlash for promoting a prayer candle with her own face on.

Nikita has not explicitly addressed the outrage and continues to promote Dragun Beauty products.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.