90 Day Fiancé star Alina Kozhevnikova has been sacked from show for previous racist posts recently emerging.
The reality star was fired by TLC on Wednesday following some of her offensive posts from her social media being discovered.
TLC released a statement where they said Alina will not be appearing on the show anymore from next month.
They wrote in the post: “She will not appear on the upcoming Tell All, any future seasons of the franchise and starting next month, she will no longer appear on Before the 90 Days. TLC does not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”
Alina has not yet released her own statement regarding being axed.
The Ashley’s Reality Roundup found multiple racist, racially insensitive and offensive social media posts from Alina, dating back to around 2014, but they have since been deleted.
The Russian-born star allegedly used the N-word in one Facebook post while describing a party she had been invited to.
Then she used the racial slur in another post on Instagram caption while also being accused of mocking Asian and Muslim people in other past posts.
When the posts were first discovered, Alina tried to excuse her use of the N-word as a language barrier issue.
The Daily Mail reported she said in an Instagram story she said: “I’m sure some of you have seen the screenshot of one of my past posts. I sincerely want to apologize to those whose feelings have been hurt. I never intended to offend anyone. I am and always will be against any form of discrimination.
“I saw a lot of people on social media using [the N-word], so I thought it was like ‘bro’ or ‘fella’, but I was wrong. Again, my deepest apologies to those who were hurt by my words.”
However, she then went on to defend herself again, insisting she wasn’t a racist.
She said: “Despite what’s being said about me, my friends, family and those who met me in person know who I really am & who I am not. And I know it too [sic] the answers are coming.”
Alina and Caleb are the stars of the current season of Before the 90 Days.
They already knew each other from meeting online when they were teenagers and reconnected after more than a decade after they were matched on an online dating app.
Caleb decided to go and see Alina in Russia, and their first face to face meeting was featured on the show.
Following the controversial posts, Alina’s fiancé Caleb shared his own sentiments, sticking by her: “For everyone asking about the recent buzz. Let’s keep watching and see what happens.”
Alina has a form of dwarfism called diastrophic dysplasia, and became the first differently abled cast member in the whole 90 Day Fiancé franchise.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight recently, she said: “For some reason, there’s not much talk about ableism and how people can say degrading things about those who have disabilities, and maybe something can change with the show, because more people would know that it’s not OK to, I don’t know, shame someone for their height or for using a wheelchair or something.”
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