Dee Nguyen Responds After MTV’s The Challenge Cuts Ties With Her For Offensive Black Lives Matter Tweets
Dee Nguyen will no longer appear on MTV’s The Challenge due to her offensive tweets on The Black Lives Matter Movement. From the argument between she and Bayleigh Dayton, Jemmye Carroll calling MTV to complain, and Wes Bergmann asking her to leave his home; we have the complete timeline of went down before MTV’s The Challenge released it’s statement.
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Dee Nguyen has issued a statement apologizing for her offensive comments on The Black Lives Matter Movement after MTV’s The Challenge announced she will no longer be a part of future seasons.
“I would like to offer my sincerest apology to my colleagues to whom I have hurt directly and indirectly due to my insensitive remarks. Let me be clear I am a POC that cares about BLM.” Said Nguyen.
MTV’s The Challenge released a statement Monday night letting fans know that Total Madness will be Dee’s last season.
“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 our Challengers, we’ll air our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and stand with those raising their voices against injustice.” MTV tweeted Monday night.
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 our Challengers, we'll air our season as planned. We strongly condemn systemic racism and stand with those raising their voices against injustice.
Challenge Rookie and Big Brother alum Bayleigh Dayton, who usually stays out of the Twitter drama got wind of Dee’s tweet, and let’s just say she was not too happy.
“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 about the death of black people? Shame on you.” Tweeted Dayton.
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 about the death of black people? Shame on you @deenguyenMTVpic.twitter.com/pAw4KQKy30
The drama did not stop there between the two. After a series of tweets Dee tweeted to Bayleigh, who is an Black woman, to not talk to her about the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“I haven’t said s**t about you/ to you out of respect for your friends who are also my friends. I’m staying off Twitter and spending my day investing in your hometown. Don’t f****ng talk to me about BLM.”
@BayleighDaily I haven’t said shit about/to you out of respect for YOUR friends who are also MY friends. I’m staying off Twitter and spending my day INVESTING in YOUR home town. Don’t fucking talk to me about BLM. If you want a conversation you have my number.
Jemmye wasn’t done though, as she texted a friend who works at MTV about the comments Dee was tweeting out.
“An MTV or BMP executive needs to call Dee and explain to her that she can’t tell a black woman to not speak about Black Lives Matter issues. That’s disrespectful to all black cast members, and to the black audience.” Said Jemmye.
Later that day Bayleigh tweeted why she spoke up about Dee’s comments in the first place saying it was just plain disrespectful.
“I just want people to stop taking BLM as a joke. I’m not going to let people that I know get away with the disrespect. If you’re ignorant on the issues then don’t address them just because it’s popular. Learn and educate yourself first and then support.” Said Dayton.
I just want people to stop taking BLM as a joke. I’m not going to let people that I know get away with the disrespect. If you’re ignorant on the issues then don’t address them just because it’s popular. Learn & educate yourself FIRST and then support.
Dee has also been using her platform to raise awareness towards the Black Lives Matter movement, which is why many are surprised she posted those tweets in the first place,
Before MTV’s statement Nguyen apologized saying, “I am sorry for the insensitive tweet I posted earlier, I was being defensive and not speaking from my heart . I also want to extend an apology to Bayleigh and Swaggy- who are my cast mates and deserve my respect and compassion.”
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.
After what went down between Dee and Bayleigh, Wes made the decision to let her go.
“As a leader I have to make rough, nuanced & swift decisions. The decision is to ask her to leave my home and city; effective immediately.” Tweeted Bergmann.
I just got back from work an hour ago. In that hour I've learned a lot of things. As a leader I have to make rough, nuanced, & swift decisions. The decision is to ask her to leave my home and city; effective immediately.
Wes also elaborated on his tweet and released a public statement to subscribers of Friends And Benefits saying in part, “some major mistakes were made by Dee today. She’s been asked to leave. We’re currently sorting those exact details out. Explained Wes, “There are mental health issues at hand, and for safety reasons. We’re bringing in third parties to help with this situation, because it’s outside of our experience.”
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Also make sure to check out Bayleigh Dayton’s new youtube video on ways to be educated on the Black Lives Matter Movement.
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