‘The Challenge’: Dee Nguyen Started Deleting Her Social Media After MTV Firing
MTV’s The Challenge: Total Madness has been a wild ride, and for quite a few weeks, fans have noticed that the show removed Dee Nguyen as much as possible. Nguyen found herself in hot water with MTV and her castmates after tweeting racially insensitive content amidst the Black Lives Matter movement. This ultimately resulted in her firing, and plenty has happened with Nguyen and her friends from the show since then.
Now, it looks like Nguyen is starting to erase some of the damage that’s been done — literally. Here’s what she’s up to.
MTV fired Dee Nguyen after racially insensitive tweets
Nguyen is known for her inflammatory remarks on and off The Challenge, but her racially insensitive tweets went way too far. Nguyen posted a black square for Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. But when she continued to post selfies, she was called out by her followers. She then followed her selfies up with a series of inappropriate tweets.
“People die every f*cking day,” Nguyen responded back to those criticizing her. “You don’t know me or what I do. I suggest you wake the f*ck up and get off social media.”
She then tweeted, “I don’t know why some of you think I’m anti-Black Lives Matter. I’ve been saying that since the day I lost my virginity.”
This didn’t sit well with Bayleigh Dayton or her husband, Chris “Swaggy C” Williams. They both came at Nguyen via Twitter and exposed her for wanting “clout” on the show rather than caring about the movement at all.
Nguyen’s actions ultimately caused MTV to pull the plug on her as well. “As a result of Dee Nguyen’s offensive comments on the Black Lives Matter movement, we have severed ties with her,” the network announced. “Out of respect for our Challengers, we’ll air our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and stand with those raising their voices against injustice.”
Nguyen apologized publicly and might be seeking legal action
It seems Nguyen is starting to understand the seriousness of her situation. “I want to sincerely apologize to my fellow cast members, the production crew at Bunin-Murray, and the staff at MTV for my choice of words and actions in the most recent events,” she told Us Weekly. “What was stated wasn’t meant to be hurtful or discriminatory in any matter. It was a knee jerk of a reaction and it’s certainly not the way that I feel nor what I meant.”
Despite feeling sorry for her actions, it seems she still doesn’t think it was just of the company for firing her. She hired a team of lawyers from BLVK Management, and they’re reviewing her case.
“At this time our team wanted to kindly state we stand strong behind our fellow MTV client @deenguyen,” the company stated according to Nguyen’s Instagram. “We respectfully ask your outlet or business organization to let our team conduct an internal review as this situation unfolds.”
She deleted her Twitter
Nguyen’s Instagram is still up and running, but it seems her Twitter has been wiped clean. According to the page, she’s following 0 people and only seven Twitter users follow her. It’s safe to assume she was getting a lot of negative feedback from fans regarding the incident, so that could serve as an explanation as to why she deleted the account.
Nguyen’s Instagram hasn’t been updated since the incident, either. The last post was the “official statement” from BLVK Management on June 10.
She removed the link to her Us Weekly apology from her Instagram, too. Instead, she has a LinkTree that can help fans navigate to everything she’s ever appeared in. And her OnlyFans account is the first link, so perhaps that’s how she plans on making money for the time being.
We’re hoping Nguyen learns from this experience. And we fully expect MTV will hold others accountable for similar actions going forward.
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