MTV Drops Taylor Selfridge After Racially Insensitive Tweets

MTV Drops Teen Mom Taylor Selfridge’s Special After Racially Insensitive Tweets Resurface

Taylor Selfridge can no longer be seen on MTV.

The network confirmed in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE that her special with boyfriend Cory Wharton, Teen Mom OG At Home: Cory & Taylor’s Baby Special, was pulled off-air due to past racially insensitive tweets.

MTV Drops Taylor Selfridge After Racially Insensitive Tweets
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“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 revealed to PEOPLE. “MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice.”

Selfridge addressed her leave in an Instagram post, saying she how she would like to “move on and continue to be the best version of myself.”

“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.”

MTV Drops Taylor Selfridge After Racially Insensitive Tweets
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She continued on sharing: “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.”

Early last week, Selfridge, 26, was scrutinized after racially insensitive tweets from 2012 resurfaced online.

In the middle of season 8 of Teen Mom OG, Selfridge apologized for her past comments in a conversation with Wharton’s ex, Cheyenne Floyd.

“At the time, because I was younger, I wasn’t thinking it was anything negative. I thought ‘Oh, this is funny’ or something like that, but it’s not,” she said. “This happened a long time ago.”

MTV Drops Taylor Selfridge After Racially Insensitive Tweets
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“That’s my biggest mistake,” she added. “I just had to grow up, honestly. I had to experience other places.”

The special was made up of entirely self-recorded footage and was slated to take fans inside the remaining weeks of Selfridge’s pregnancy amidst the global pandemic due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). And due to their home state of California being under a strict shelter-in-place order, the couple was forced to figure out how to quarantine together and adjust their labor plans.

Wharton and Selfridge welcomed daughter Mila Mae, on April 22. Wharton, 29, is also father to 3-year-old daughter Ryder, with Floyd.

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