In November 2021, longtime “Challenge” star Leroy Garrett opened up concerning the racism he mentioned he skilled on the MTV show and particularly about an incident involving one other competitor, Camila Nakagawa. He spoke concerning the aftermath of the incident and mentioned producers did not do sufficient and continued to assist Camila and provides her a platform afterward:
The undeniable fact that this lady went on a complete racist rant and was violent in the direction of me, you guys enable her to remain on the show … and she or he received, and she or he received all the cash.
So you mainly rewarded her for being racist and being violent, that is not sensible, I’ve seen individuals get despatched house for much less. So what’s it about her or what’s it about me that made you not care about what occurred to me?
After Leroy shared his story, the community issued an apology, writing partially, “MTV and Bunim/Murray had been saddened by Leroy’s recount of his expertise on The Challenge in 2017. We apologize to Leroy, a beloved member of our household.”
Recently, one other former “Challenge” competitor, Brandon Nelson, spoke about his personal expertise with racist feedback Camila made towards him on “Cutthroat,” which was her first season on “The Challenge.”
Brandon Spoke About His Own Experience With Camila During a Discussion on Instagram Live
Brandon joined the MTV household on “The Challenge: Fresh Meat II,” when he was drafted by Katelynn Cusanelli. He returned for 4 extra seasons after that, “Cutthroat,” “Rivals,” “Battle of the Seasons” and “Free Agents,” however did not make a ultimate throughout his time on the show. In 2021, he was cast as an alternate for “All Stars 2.”
Brandon not too long ago appeared on Talik Monroe’s collection “Mental Health Check-In” on Instagram Live, the place he spoke about psychological well being in addition to his time on “The Challenge.” During the chat, slightly below an hour into the dialog, he was requested about Leroy’s latest feedback relating to what occurred on “XXX: Dirty 30.” He mentioned he and Leroy are shut and discuss to one another each few weeks.
“Here’s the factor, I went via it first on ‘Cutthroat,'” Brandon revealed, “it simply did not get aired.” He defined that Camila referred to as him the n-word on “Cutthroat,” that it was on-line and everybody mentioned it. “Cutthroat” was Camila’s first season on “The Challenge.” Brandon mentioned Camila later performed it off prefer it wasn’t an enormous deal and so they had been taking it the improper means, including, “ask Chet [Cannon] trigger Chet had my again.”
He mentioned the producers spoke with him after the incident, “they had been like, ‘you straight’, I’m like, ‘yeah, no matter,'” he mentioned, with a tone that he made it seem to be he was sad about it. He defined on the Live that it was simply his second season on the show, and added, “I’m from Arkansas, so I’ve been via means worse in relation to s*** like that.”
Brandon Said There Were 2 Incidents on Cutthroat, Including 1 That Got Aired
Brandon mentioned there have been two incidents involving Camila on “Cutthroat,” telling Talik, “It occurred twice on that season, trigger when she picked me, she’s like, ‘okay, let’s add some coloration to the crew, I decide Brandon.'” He mentioned you can say from his response throughout the second that he was caught off guard by it. The second in query occurred early within the first episode when Camila was one of many crew captains and was selecting her crew.
“I used to be identical to ‘what the f***’ however then in a while within the season, she did say [the n-word], they only did not air it,” he added. “But she did say it. So then when it occurred with Leroy, he referred to as me and talked to me about it earlier than it even aired… we simply type of talked about it.” Brandon defined that as a result of there are a number of months between filming and the show airing, it goes away after which “you open that wound again up.”
Brandon mentioned he and Leroy talked about what occurred to Leroy and he determined he needed to converse up and attempt to get the community to make adjustments. Brandon mentioned he instructed Leroy, “I received your again.”