Alina Kozhevnikova has been fired from “90 Day Fiancé” after her racist social media posts resurfaced.
“TLC discontinued filming with Alina Kozhevnikova following the current discovery of her previous social media statements,” the community mentioned in an announcement to Web page Six Wednesday.
“She won’t seem on the upcoming ‘Inform All,’ any future seasons of the franchise, and beginning subsequent month, she is going to now not seem on ‘Earlier than the 90 Days.’ TLC doesn’t tolerate racism or discrimination of any sort.”
Kozhevnikova, who started starring on Season 5 of “90 Day Fiancé: Earlier than the 90 Days” in December, got here underneath hearth in current days over outdated posts that mocked completely different races and religions.
In a single 2014 Fb publish screenshotted by a Twitter user, Kozhevnikova purportedly wrote the N-word eight instances whereas describing a celebration she had been invited to in her native Russia.
An outdated Instagram post additionally resurfaced during which Kozhevnikova wore a bandana with drawn-on eyebrows and a beard. Within the caption, she used the N-word — changing the Gs with Qs — and talked about “gold diggin’” and being a “gangsta.”
Another social media post confirmed Kozhevnikova sporting a standard Indian garment alongside the caption, “Bought married at this time! Turned a 134th spouse!”
One more post from 2015 noticed Kozhevnikova gushing over Hugh Grant, however she expressed that as a result of “his spouse is Asian,” his “youngsters can be kinda Asian.” (She seemed to be referring to the actor’s Chinese language ex Tinglan Hong, although they have been by no means married.)
Each Kozhevnikova and her fiancé, Caleb Greenwood, had addressed her posts previous to the information of her firing.
“For everybody asking in regards to the current buzz. Let’s hold watching and see what occurs,” Greenwood, 28, wrote on his Instagram Story Tuesday.
Kozhevnikova, in the meantime, defended herself Monday, writing on Instagram, “Regardless of what’s being mentioned about me, my buddies, household and those that met me in particular person know who I actually am & who I’m not. And I do know it too [sic] 💖⏳the solutions are coming.”
Kozhevnikova additionally apologized for the posts in a since-expired Instagram Story on Jan. 14.
“I’m certain a few of you may have seen the screenshot [sic] of considered one of my previous posts. I sincerely wish to apologize to these whose emotions have been harm. I by no means supposed to offend anybody. I’m and all the time can be in opposition to any type of discrimination,” she wrote, in response to a screenshot captured by a fan account.
The bride-to-be then claimed she was nonetheless getting used to the “nuances” of the English language.
“I noticed lots of people on social media utilizing [the N-word], so I believed it was like ‘bro’ or ‘fella’, however I used to be fallacious. Once more, my deepest apologies to those that have been harm by my phrases.”
Kozhevnikova didn’t instantly reply to Web page Six’s request for touch upon her firing.
Source: Web page Six