Tana Mongeau has usually invited controversy, because it helps her keep related on YouTube and her different social media platforms. However, the net character is now apologizing for her newest scandal. The YouTube star was known as out by former good friend and collaborator Kahlen Barry for her previous utilization of the n-word in movies and on Twitter. Kahlen launched a video on YouTube, explaining how Tana made him really feel uncomfortable as a result of she casually and steadily used the slur.
Was Tana Mongeau fired by MTV?
To commemorate her 21st birthday, Tana filmed a sequence for MTV that streamed on YouTube. Tana Turns 21 ended up being an epic success for each Tana and the community, and a number of other specials had been commissioned. The second season was known as MTV No Filter: Tana Turns 21 and it started airing in February of 2020.
Although MTV has not launched an official assertion concerning the standing of Tana’s present following Kahlen Barry’s video, one star for the community have steered that Tana was fired.
Ashley Jones, who appeared on Teen Mother: Younger and Pregnant, posted an Instagram about Tana leaving MTV.
“Very happy with MTV for taking a stand and firing Tana. Very joyful that the usual is identical for everybody. Very joyful that the corporate I work for is taking a step in the fitting route,” Ashley wrote.
Her boyfriend, Bariki “Bar” Smith, wrote in a since-deleted publish that MTV had not but fired Tana. He claimed that many stars from the community had reached out to MTV to get Tana fired. Each Ashley and Bar’s posts have since been deleted.
Neither Tana nor MTV has mentioned the way forward for the present following Kahlen’s video.
Tana issued a prolonged apology following Kahlen Barry’s video.
Kahlen mentioned Tana’s utilization of racial slurs and her racist tweets from 2014 in a video “Lastly Revealing the Reality About Tana Mongeau,” which he posted on June 15. He posted snippets from movies of her utilizing the n-word, and he additionally showcased screenshots of her utilizing racist language towards her good friend, Imari Stuart.
He claimed that Tana justified her utilization of the slur as a result of it was generally used all through her upbringing in Las Vegas.
Tana waited a number of days to reply to Kahlen’s video, and he or she went on to launch a protracted Twitter thread to apologize.
“First, I might wish to apologize to Kahlen instantly for my silence, there aren’t any excuses, I ought to have talked and listened to you. as an alternative, I’ve been looking for the phrases to deal with this and apologize in a method that that will not additional damage anybody, and educate myself on the way to deal with this correctly,” she started in her tweets.
“I’m so sorry that got here with any silence. However I’m taking duty for all of my actions prior to now, I do know I’m an grownup,” she continued in her thread.
“There aren’t any excuses for my conduct, and i do know that. i’ve finished my BEST to coach myself, and develop as an individual from who I used to be prior to now. I need to be the perfect model of myself who continues to develop. however I do know that simply educating myself is not sufficient to actually develop, and I have to take accountability for my previous actions, and deal with them with the intention to actually develop. I’m sorry for staying silent, I’ll proceed to be addressing and apologizing for all the things with full transparency,” she said.
I need to apologize on to Kahlen Barry for something I ever did to make him really feel that I used to be being micro-aggressive or racist. that’s so removed from who I’m and can spend a lifetime making an attempt to point out you that. I need to apologize as soon as once more for all of my previous tweets as they’re unacceptable AND DISGUSTING and I understand how actually far I’m from that particular person now,” she admitted. “To suppose I’ve ever had a humorousness that relied on shock worth like that f—-g disgusts me.”
“I’m so sorry to anybody who was angered by my silence — I ought to’ve immediately stated this. It breaks my coronary heart to see individuals say I am solely being a performative activist — I really stand by my morals now and can proceed utilizing my platform and doing all the things I can to battle for what is true and equality. However I fully perceive how my silence was not the fitting factor to do if that is how I need to be perceived. I can be higher,” Tana wrote.
She went on to thank her followers, and he or she promised to additional educate herself.
Tana then referred to herself as being “ignorant” prior to now. She additionally apologized for delaying her response for a number of days.
“Something I can do to be higher, develop, and be a assist to society with my platform and nothing however that — please let me know. I’m not that Tana — and I refuse to do something however evolve and educate myself. I’m so sorry it took me this lengthy to even say this,” she concluded.
Kahlen went on to publish extra concerning the fallout from his preliminary video. He alleged that Tana and her supervisor, Jordan Worona, tried to get him to remain silent.
“Tana Mongeau, if that is ur apology I can be very dissatisfied. I am nonetheless making an attempt to provide you an opportunity to actually make things better however you continue to do not look like you are open to listening… it is unhappy to observe.” Kahlen tweeted on June 22.