The ‘Teen Mom OG’ special featuring Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge did not air as scheduled on June 9th due to some 8 year old tweets posted by Taylor. The special was going to show the couple welcoming their baby girl into the world during a global pandemic. The much anticipated episode was filmed by the couple themselves.
Taylor’s old tweets were addressed on ‘Teen Mom OG’ with a sit down conversation with Cheyenne Floyd who was concerned that Taylor may have some racist points of view. In the episode Taylor apologized for her tweets (one of which stated “I hate when white girls talk like they’re black.”) she explained that she was young and didn’t realize the impact of her statements. Cheyenne seemed satisfied with the conversation and they all went on to have a great co-parenting relationship.
Cheyenne Floyd has also shared tweets that stated she shouldn’t watch the movie “The Help” because she “already has a problem with white people.” She went on to tweet that the movie made her want to kill white people. These were never mentioned on the show. It seems safe to say that both Taylor and Cheyenne have tweeted in bad taste when they were younger. So it comes off extremely hypocritical for MTV to cut the special featuring Taylor. Especially since all parties involved have apologized and moved on. Cheyenne, Cory and Taylor have one of the healthiest co-parenting relationships featured on the show.
“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,” an MTV spokesperson told People Magazine. “MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice.”
Taylor shared on Instagram that she will no longer be filming for ‘Teen Mom.’
“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,” she wrote. “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.”