Teen Mom fans were deeply confused when they tuned into MTV at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday to catch the special episode showcasing the birth of Corey Wharton's and Taylor Selfridge's baby, only to find an episode of Catfish playing in its place. The hour-long Teen Mom special had been self-filmed by Selfridge and Wharton and was set to showcase their journey from the delivery room to where they're at now.
Not only did MTV replace the special with Catfish live on the air, but the MTV website also adjusted its programming schedule online to show that a Catfish episode would be running at 8. At the time, there was no explanation as to why the special did not air on its scheduled time, but rumors ran rampant across Twitter about the surprise postponement, as some fans even speculated that resurfaced racist tweets may have come back to bite Selfridge. MTV has since confirmed that it pulled the episode and severed ties completely with Selfridge due to those tweets.
One user sent a screenshot of a collection of racist tweets put out by Selfridge back in 2012 and urged MTV to not show the special. This comes after the network cut ties with one of its stars on The Challenge, Dee Nguyen, who was caught sending out racist remarks disparaging the Black Lives Movement. Tuesday night, social media was reeling as many expressed their frustrations about Selfridge.
I bet they took it off bc people were throwing fits about Taylor’s racist twists from 8 years Go.. guess your not allowed to change and be a better person 🤦🏻♀️💁— krista (@LaylasMama2020) June 10, 2020
They decided not to air the Cory/Taylor special 👀🙊— GamerVev (@GamerVev) June 10, 2020
Guys, did @mtv not air Cory & Taylor's special bc of her racist tweets resurfacing or???— DOJA's KLITTEN (@LifeofCelly_) June 10, 2020
They are playing castfish instead. Teen mom even pulled all their promotion stuff from it— King wes (@wes_defender) June 10, 2020
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