This generation of Teen Mom cast members has learned the hard way that every single thing they post on the Internet has a way of coming back to haunt them. No matter how quickly Instagram updates, tweets, or Facebook statuses are deleted, there are always at least a dozen screenshots that have already been posted all across the Internet.
Since the cast started filming when both they and the internet itself was young, there’s been quite a bit of a learning curve and culture shift for the girls and the fans. Over time, many of them have had some pretty offensive, ignorant and racist scandals surface, and it’s definitely changed the way they’re viewed by fans.
Now, another Teen Mom star’s comments have been put on blast, and it has many fans confused about how to feel.
In the history of offensive comments from Teen Mom stars, some incidents come across as much worse than others. Most recently, Teen Mom OG star Cheyenne Floyd made waves after MTV confirmed she’d be the newest member of the cast.
After the announcement, some of her past tweets came to light that had fans shocked.
“This little white kid told me I looked like a cat today. I shoulda kicked him,” reads one of Cheyenne’s tweets from 2012 that circulated at the time she was hired. One from 2011 reads, “My mom said I can’t see The Help, she knows I already have a problem with white people.”
These tweets are upsetting to many, but they’re nothing compared to the last one: “Last night I saw it and I wanted to kill every white person I saw.”
She also retweeted a tweet that read “[Cheyenne] and [another Twitter user] are the only nazi-loving, black power-having, ‘kill-a-white-baby-if-I-could’ people I can accept & adore.”
Obviously, these tweets are several years old, and Cheyenne has had a lot of time to change since then… but fans are pretty angry that MTV decided to hire her regardless.
“You cannot say sh*t like this and then become a paid TV personality and expect it to be okay. Sh*t on the internet does not go away. You f*cked up. I hope MTV would not offer a job to anyone that said something like this towards any group of people. The end,” wrote reddit user Floflo80.
User silver_kays wrote, “If people online easily found this you’d think whoever does the research for hiring would see it too. Media loves feeding the racism fire. It’s a ‘hot topic’ in their eyes and it makes me sick.”