MTV showed a disclaimer before The Challenge on Wednesday, just two days after the network fired Dee Nguyen for “insensitive” comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.
The text, written on a plain background, read: “As a result of Dee Nguyen’s offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we have severed ties with her.
“Out of respect for the competition and other Challengers, MTV will air the season as planned.
“Dee Nguyen will NOT appear in the reunion to be filmed at a later date
“Out of respect for the competition and other Challengers, MTV will air the season as planned,” the network concluded.
The reality star is currently a competitor on season 35 of the competition series and won the previous year, War of the Worlds 2.
Last week, the native Vietnamese contestant supported Black Lives Matter on social media before she continued to post provocative pictures of herself in bikinis and bathtubs.
One follower called her out in it and wrote: “READ THE F***ING ROOM.
“All you posted was a black square and went about your day and posting your lame a** thirst traps. Wake up!!! People are dying. Smh.”
She claimed that people died every day[/caption]
She also degraded Black men[/caption]
The former MTV star clapped back at her follower, which came off as “insensitive” and “racist.”
She replied: “People die every f***ing day. [You] don’t know me or what I do.
“I suggest [you] wake the f**k up and get off social media.”
A few days after that exchange, she took to Twitter to defend why she supported Black Lives Matter.
She wrote: “IDK why some of [you] think I’m anti BLM. I’ve been saying that since the day I lost my virginity.”
Dee apologized following fan outrage[/caption]
Following the comments, her fellow The Challenge competitors called her out on social media and condemned her for her attitude towards BLM.
Bayleigh Dayton wrote: “This is not how you support BLM. I’m disgusted and disappointed. This is not a trend. This is life or death for us.
“Posting for clout (power) about the death of black people? Shame on you, Dee Nguyen.”
After receiving backlash from both her followers and her teammates, Dee took to Twitter to post an apology.
Fellow Challenger Bayleigh called her out on her comments[/caption]
She apologized specifically to Bayleigh and Swaggy[/caption]
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She wrote: “I am sorry for the insensitive tweet I posted earlier. I was being defensive and not speaking from my heart.
“But there’s no excuse. I also want to extend an apology to Bayleigh and Swaggy – who are my cast mates and deserve my respect and compassion.”
She finished off her apology: “BLM to me every day. I’m trying to do the best I can with what is currently accessible to me.”
Dee first started with MTV in 2018 as a cast member for Geordie Shore, the British version of Jersey Shore.
The Challenge: Total Madness airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.