MTV is reportedly cutting ties with one of its major stars after alleged racist messages resurfaced on social media.
According to US Weekly, Cory Wharton's girlfriend Taylor Selfridge has been dropped by the network following the discovery that she had posted "racially insensitive" tweets in the past. The publication did not disclose what the messages were, nor when they were from. The couple was set to have their own special, titled Teen Mom OG at Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special, premiere last night, however fans noticed it was at last-minute replaced by an old episode of Catfish.
US Weekly relays a statement from an MTV spokesperson, reading:
"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. MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice."
Taylor took to Instagram to provide an explanation, apologizing for, "anyone I have hurt or offended in the past." She also claimed that she was the one who made the decision to pull the baby special, as well as dropping out of Teen Mom OG's next season. While she didn't reveal her reasoning, she stated it was, "for the benefit of myself and my daughter."
Both Cory and Taylor have been prominent figures on the network, as Cory appeared in shows such as The Real World: Ex-Plosion, The Challenge, and Ex on the Beach. He was introduced to Teen Mom OG alongside Cheyenne Floyd, who he previously dated and shares one child with. As for Taylor, she joined MTV with Are You The One?, then going on to Ex on the Beach, where she met Cory. The two gave birth to their first child in April.
As MTV and Taylor are not exactly providing the same explanation for this big move, we'll be watching closely to see what unfolds next, including who else close to the situation speaks out, in the latest drama.