TLC fires '90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days' star Alina Kozhevnikova over racist post
TLC put out a statement ending ties with the reality star who continues to claim she is innocent
'90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days' star Alina Kozhevnikova is now in hot water regarding racist allegations. The reality star recently shared a photo of herself, along with a caption that featured a racial slur.
Fans soon began to demand that TLC take action and respond to these allegations. The network had encountered a similar issue previously, when Lisa Hamm, also known as Baby Girl Lisa, used racial slurs. The franchise later cut ties with Lisa, while the network still continues to work with her now ex-husband, Usman Umar.
Multiple social media pages began sharing the image of Alina, asking for her to be taken off the show. While Screenrant reports that Alina allegedly stated that as a Russian, she was unaware of the severity of a slur, fans countered that even though it was an old photo, she reshared it now on her social media. One of the Instagram pages who shared the image, @mommysaysbadwordslive, wrote -- "Wow @alinakasha, saying the n word and trying to be slick and spell it differently so it wouldn't get reported. I was team Alina until this. You deserve to be fired like the other cast who has said it. GTFO with this shit Reposted from @90daytrollin2"
@mommysaysbadwordslive even posted an exchange with Alina, where she claimed that it was an edited photo. The caption alongside it read -- "alinakasha told me she never said the n word, but NOW she apologizes for saying it? WHICH IS IT?!"
TLC responded to the racist allegations in a statement shared with The Wrap. The statement read -- "TLC discontinued filming with Alina Kozhevnikova following the recent discovery of her past social media statements. 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 shared any posts on social media regarding her removal from the show. However, she previously shared a photo prior to TLC's statement, whose caption read -- "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 💖⏳the answers are coming".
As per the current season, Alina is in a relationship with Caleb, who she met online 13 years ago. The two reunited in Istanbul in order to see where their relationship went. While Alina was hoping for more intimacy and a deeper connection, Caleb has been insistent on taking things slow.