MTV’s Taylor Selfridge is the latest victim of the problematic reality star purge!
The network confirmed it has severed its relationship with the Teen Mom OG star over “past racist statements” the 25-year-old made on social media.
Fans noticed something was up on Tuesday night when an episode of Catfish aired at 8 p.m. instead of the previously scheduled special, Teen Mom OG At Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special, which chronicled her and boyfriend Cory Wharton raising their first child together in quarantine.
Shortly after, MTV revealed that it had permanently broken up with Selfridge, who has appeared on shows like Are You the One? and Ex on the Beach, due to her problematic past. A rep for the channel told E! News:
“MTV pulled ‘Teen Mom OG At Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special’ from its Tuesday schedule and is ending our relationship with Taylor Selfridge in light of her past racist statements on social media. MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice.”
Yup, another “woke” network just now realizing that it’s actually contributing to systemic racism by giving problematic people a platform. We guess this falls into “better late than never” territory, but still… nice of you to finally show up, MTV.
Just last year, the network used Selfridge’s 2012 tweets — where she used the N-word, talked about being afraid of the black people at her work, and made many other disparaging comments about black women — for entertainment when Teen Mom OG star Cheyenne Floyd, the ex-girlfriend of Cory, brought it up to her in an August 2019 episode of the reality show.
When confronted about her offensive remarks by Floyd, the teacher’s aid-turned-model said:
“I don’t think that at the time, because I was younger, I don’t think I was thinking that it was anything negative. I thought, ‘Oh well, this is funny or something like that.’ But it’s not. I’m 25 now, this happened a long time ago… I don’t feel like that at all. That’s my biggest mistake. I just had to grow up, honestly. And I had to experience other places. I was in one place for so long… I’m not but it’s hard to say that I’m not to anybody because of things that they’ve seen.”
Uh… ya think?
Selfridge took her Instagram Stories to address her firing hours after her special was pulled, telling fans:
“As you guys know already our special didn’t air tonight. I made the decision last week to not film the next season of teen mom OG with Cory for the benefit of myself and my daughter. I don’t believe the reality tv lifestyle benefits me any further at this point in my life. With current events being what they are and reality tv being selective in who they apply rules to or what is considered acceptable behavior, I do not have any further respect… Once again, I apologize for anyone I have hurt or offended in the past. I have addressed my mistakes many times on the network and I would like to move on and continue to be the best version of myself. My past does not define who I am today and I hope you guys can see the change. Please respect my decision to provide a normal, healthy life for my family.”
We hope she and her family have a normal, healthy life.
That said: gurl, bye!
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