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INFLUENCER TAYLOR CANIFF RESPONDS AFTER HIS TRANSPHOBIC COMMENTS AGAINST NIKITA DRAGUN SURFACE ONLINE

A HUGE NAME.

Nikita Dragun is one of YouTube’s most celebrated transgender content creators.

Nikita has been the brunt of transphobia multiple times throughout her career - and this latest incident has sparked outrage.

A video from Taylor Caniff circulated online, showing him making transphobic remarks against Dragun and claiming he’d outed her to several security guards.

Caniff responded, at first it seemed like he was unbothered by the criticism, posting a clip of himself fake crying.

Caniff uploaded a second video, claiming that his friends were responsible for leaking the transphobic clip and that it had merely been a “joke.”

Dragun responded to the situation, reminding those involved of the very real danger she faces as a trans woman in her day-to-day life.

- NIKITA DRAGUN

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I fear even being around a man as a trans woman, Let alone date one publicly. His life is now at risk for being involved with a trans woman. It’s so sad.

Footage of Tana Mongeau alleging that Caniff was transphobic from three years ago has also surfaced online, further sparking outrage against an influencer.