MTV Fires Two Reality Stars After Alleged Racist Messages Surface

MTV announced that they’d parted ways with Dee Nguyen from “The Challenge” and Taylor Selfridge of “Teen Mom OG.”

BYErika Marie
MTV Fires Two Reality Stars After Alleged Racist Messages Surface

Companies are dropping the hammer on their employees left and right, especially those in the entertainment business. Celebrities and social media influencers are purging their social media pages of old tweets and images now that people are being fired from shows and removed from their workplaces. Bravo TV recently axed four cast members from their mega-hit show Vanderpump Rules, and in the last few days, MTV has fired two reality stars of their own.

Dee Nguyen is a fixture on MTV's The Challenge and is even a cast member on the season currently airing, but her recent tweets about Black Lives Matter rubbed people the wrong way. "Idk why some of u think I’m anti BLM. I’ve been saying that since the day I lost my virginity," she wrote in a since-deleted tweet. In another post on Instagram about George Floyd, she told a user that "people died every f*cking day," suggesting that his death wasn't significant.

Later, Taylor Selfridge, star of her Teen Mom OG At Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special alongside her MTV reality star boyfriend Cory Wharton, was in hot water after old tweets of hers from 2012 were brought to the attention of the masses. "We have to greet everyone at work but sometimes I won’t greet the Black people because they scare me," and "My uncle is dating an Asian. Aunt Ping please make me sushi," Selfridge wrote. Wharton later stated that he was disappointed in MTV's decision and didn't like that his girlfriend was being painted to be something he says she isn't. Other reality stars from the network are calling out their castmates for past behaviors, asking MTV to take action.


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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.