MTV cuts ties with “Challenge” star Dee Nguyen after “offensive” comments from Black Lives Matter – National

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WARNING: this story contains explicit language.MTV The challenge cut ties with the old Geordie shore star Dee Nguyen after his comments on Black Lives Matter.

The reality series’s official Twitter account on Monday announced that they “broke ties” with Dee following his offensive comments.

“Following Dee Nguyen’s offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we broke ties with her. Out of respect for our Challengers, we will broadcast our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and support those who speak out against injustice “, The challenge tweeted.

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Dee came under fire over the weekend after tweeting, “IDK (I don’t know) why some of you think I’m anti-BLM. (Black Lives Matter) I’ve been saying it since the day I lost my virginity. ”

The challenge actor Bayleigh Dayton shared screenshots comments from Dee, which have been deleted.

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“IT’S NOT HOW YOU SUPPORT BLM. I am disgusted and disappointed. THIS IS NOT A TREND. THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH FOR US. Publish to carry weight on the death of blacks? Shame on you @deenguyenMTV “, Bayleigh tweeted.

Bayleigh also attached a screenshot of a fan telling Dee to “read the play” and stop posting photos of her on Instagram.

In response, Dee wrote, “People die everyday. You don’t know me or what I do. I suggest you wake up the f – k and quit social media.

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Dee responded to Bayleigh in a series of tweets, telling his former co-star to “quit Twitter and FT me.”

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“I know you’re angry and I see it. I see you and those around me every day. Get out of Twitter and FT me like a real … I know you are, “Dee tweeted at Bayleigh on Sunday.

In another tweet, Dee said, “I didn’t tell you about / out of respect for YOUR friends who are also MY friends. I stay out of Twitter and spend my day INVESTING in YOUR hometown. Don’t tell me about BLM. If you want a conversation, you have my number. ”

“Bayleigh news flash, I don’t have to.” I am not your “best” friend, I do not text you every day and I do not call you every day. What did I say when we have FT? Call me if you want to discuss something and we can do it as women, “she wrote in another tweet.

Bayleigh told Dee to “apologize and take responsibility like and[si] ADULT. “

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In reply to a now deleted tweet from Dee, Bayleigh said, “Friend? Did you call me and say “hey girl I support you, I’m with you. I’m sorry your people are dying, “but I need to call you and confirm if your racist tweets come from a good STFU Dee location. Wow, you really hurt everyone you meet. ”

Bayleigh’s fiancé Swaggy C joined the conversation and said Dee “behaves like a bad guy on social media.”

“Dee behaves like a bad guy on social media and then calls all the actors crying EVERY DAY to tell her that she is struggling and that the fans hate her and she must” play the role of a b-h. The most angry person on the cast by far. Do everything to gain weight, ”tweeted Swaggy C.

Swaggy C too alleged Dee texted him and said, “Hey, be sure to tell Bayleigh to keep me blocked and you always speak badly of me. I’m thinking of the scenarios of season 36. ”

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Tula “Big T” Fazakerley also spoke about Dee’s behavior.

“She said she was” blacker “than me because I didn’t know the name of a musician and because she hadn’t seen me fight and be aggressive,” said Big T in a recent Instagram story. “I felt like she was trying to match her idea of ​​a ‘stereotype’ to me. After seeing his tweets, it made me even more furious and I felt like I should be honest about my experience. “

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Dee said on Sunday that she was sorry for the “callous” tweet she posted earlier.

“I’m sorry for the insensitive tweet I posted earlier. I was on the defensive and did not speak from my heart. But there is no excuse. I also want to apologize to Bayleigh and Swaggy – who are my casting companions and deserve my respect and compassion, “wrote Dee.

In a follow-up tweet, Dee said, “BLM for me every day. I try to do my best with what is currently available to me. ”

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After MTV announced it was separating from Dee, she went to Instagram to share a statement.

“The past 24 hours have made me realize[sic] what is important is forgiveness. I would like to extend my sincere apologies to my colleagues to whom I have hurt directly and indirectly because of my insensitive remarks, “began his statement. “Let me be clear that I am a POC who cares about BLM. ”

She continued, “I believe in this movement and I move away from social media to focus on my well-being and my mental health. It’s not a goodbye, it’s a goodbye. To my fans, thank you for believing in me and for your support. It helps me ”

“I see each of you and I remember your stories. Stay strong and safe my friends, ”said Dee.

Dee tweeted on Tuesday: “Hi Twitter fam. I will take time off to recover and rehabilitate my mental health. Please respect my privacy during this period. I wish my casting comrades the best of luck and won’t be live on Twitter this week. Stay safe. ”

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