Aneesa Ferreira Addresses the Dee Nguyen Incident

There have been cast members with questionable behaviors on and off “The Challenge” up to now however none have been lower from the franchise so publicly and definitively as Dee Nguyen. As “Total Madness” was airing in June 2020, MTV introduced that it had “severed ties” with the champion over offensive feedback she made concerning the Black Lives Matter motion.

The community went even past that and lower Dee from virtually all of the footage of the remaining episodes till her elimination. Not many “Challenge” stars have spoken concerning the state of affairs, however Aneesa Ferreira lately mentioned how MTV addresses these critical subjects.

On “The Challenge Fandom Podcast,” Aneesa was requested her opinion about how the show’s dealing with of those points has modified over time, with the community basically slicing out all questionable scenes whereas earlier than they made the ultimate edit and have been capable of spark discussions amongst cast and followers.

Aneesa Said She’s Not Sure Where the Line Is Because Social Media Has Changed Things a Lot

Aneesa advised the hosts that she’s “on the fence” with the easiest way to deal with these delicate subjects. She added, “When I used to be doing it I needed to remedy my very own issues and [MTV and Bunim/Murray]… they did not step in as a result of we primarily based our show on it being a actuality show the place we have been gonna determine this out you already know?”

She stated when cast members did or stated issues that have been “distasteful” or “racially insensitive,” it may very well be used as a teachable second and cast members might be taught from these conversations. “People did not know the boundaries of that,” she stated about that point. “I believe individuals did not find out about implicit biases like I do not assume individuals have been as educated. And we did not have social media.”

Aneesa stated she thinks social media now is perhaps a giant cause the community chooses to chop out numerous these scenes as a substitute of airing them. “I’m wondering if it is due to defending individuals’s psychological well being and like… the followers are terrible. Some of them.” The “Challenge” veteran elaborated:

Imagine one thing that you simply did. Whether it is taken out of context or edited correctly… and also you did not imply it and you are feeling terrible about it after which they put it on the show. And then you definately come dwelling to ‘go kill your self, you are a horrible individual.’ I imply it will get to be quite a bit when it is each day there may be another person saying one thing horrible to you.

She stated the issue with enhancing out these scenes, nonetheless, is that there’s a “lacking piece” left and followers can surprise what occurred. “It’s like aliens scooped up cast members,” she stated. “Just took them away. Never to be seen or heard of once more. Like it is weird.”

Aneesa revealed that that they had a dialogue about it and she or he wasn’t certain if she might share it, however she stated the “Challenge’s” objective is not to “out individuals for the entire unhealthy s*** that they do.” That being stated, there is a delicate stability between retaining cast members protected emotionally but additionally persevering with with the storytelling side of the show, the veteran added.

Aneesa Spoke About Dee’s Case Specifically & Said She Has Issues With What Happened

Aneesa then introduced up Dee’s case in her dialog on “The Challenge Fandom Podcast,” saying she has “points with how that occurred.” She defined:

To me, Dee is a lady of shade and we completely did not take into consideration that she was like, you already know, did not actually slot in in Australia and she or he went by way of s*** and prejudice and no matter and it simply… we simply have been like see ya!

Aneesa revealed that she spoke to Dee quite a bit after the show and whereas she acknowledged that Dee’s tweet was “insensitive,” she stated it is attainable to have teachable moments like, “Dee you’ll be able to’t say that type of s***.” Aneesa added, “An apology would have been sufficient… I believe there are moments the place we will step in and [say] ‘hey you’ll be able to come again from this.'”

Aneesa defined that the “social media repercussions” are the worst side as a result of usually if individuals “mess up,” they will maintain themselves accountable and apologize to their mates. However, individuals on social media “dig in your previous… after which they put it on social media,” she defined, “however you’ll be able to’t defend your self since you’re not allowed to speak about it. So it is simply… it is quite a bit.”


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