Fans of “The Challenge” may not bear in mind Lauren Coogan as a result of she was cast for “Spies, Lies and Allies” however was faraway from the show within the second episode and edited out of almost each scene previous to her exit. While the “Love Island” star briefly addressed her exit and mentioned she was “gaslit and scapegoated,” her co-stars have remained silent on her elimination from the show till now.
At the time of her exit, “Challenge” insider account PinkRose reported that Lauren was eliminated after being accused of constructing a racially insensitive comment towards Aneesa Ferreira, CheatSheet wrote, however Lauren wrote on Twitter that there’s “no fact” to the rumor and MTV didn’t launch a press release concerning the scenario. On October 10, nevertheless, season 37 cast member Corey Lay took to social media to accuse Lauren of being racist.
His callout adopted drama as a video of Fessy Shafaat getting shut to a different girl after a “Challenge Mania” Live occasion in Florida began circulating on-line. Amanda Garcia, who’d been seeing Fessy, slammed him in a collection of tweets and in addition concerned Corey Lay, who was partying with Fessy and different “Challenge” stars that night time. One fan wrote that “Corey Lay strikes humorous” and the tweet was appreciated by Lauren, which set off Corey:
Corey Called Lauren Racist Multiple Times & Spoke About His Experience Coming Out
In the midst of tweeting about his night time out in Tampa, Corey tweeted that Lauren was liking feedback about him being shady: “Not this girl kicked off The Challenge for being racist liking shady tweets about me. Worry about your self @LaurenCoogan.” A fan requested why he solely determined to come back ahead now and he replied, “Because she felt the have to be shady in the direction of me unprovoked. She has no cause to ever come for me.”
He then elaborated, “This girl who was kicked off the show additionally tried to reduce how vital it was to me to be an out queer black man on The Challenge as a result of we’re vastly underrepresented. She mentioned to me together with her complete chest to not make my ‘storyline’ about being homosexual.” He added that the cast had been “defending” Lauren by not talking about what occurred:
Corey defined that being homosexual will all the time be part of his “storyline” as a result of it is vital for him to show all of himself to the world and attempt to be a job model for others within the queer black neighborhood. A now-deleted tweet from somebody requested Corey, “Are you Aneesa? No? Then do not converse on Lauren in the event you weren’t even there to listen to the alleged remark.”
Corey was fast to answer that he was standing in the identical room as the 2. Someone requested, “So how come manufacturing reviewed footage and located nothing? Explain that? Did Lauren go on the cameras and edit that out or what.” Corey replied that he cannot converse for what manufacturing did and has no concept what occurred behind the scenes.
In a remaining remark concerning the scenario, Corey tweeted about National Coming Out Day and wrote, “Thank God I did not take heed to folks like @LaurenCoogan after I was 14 years old struggling to just accept my sexuality. I got here out & now dwell LOUDLY and OPENLY for each queer one that cant. Some folks finish their lives battling this and I’ll by no means be silenced.”
After Her Departure From the Show, Lauren Said She Was Scapegoated & Gaslight & Denied the Rumors
Lauren briefly shared her model of occasions after her elimination from the show in a Twitter thread and an Instagram Q&A. She wrote, “I bought gaslit and scapegoated on two main networks throughout the identical month. My nervousness skyrocketed, my psychological well being was actually in shambles and this led me to an id disaster of types.”
She mentioned she did not need to deal with why she was faraway from the show however described the expertise as “traumatic” and “the worst time of my life.” She mentioned she was accused of claiming some issues however MTV’s authorized crew did not have time to evaluate the footage earlier than the second problem due to the time distinction between Croatia or the U.S. and that is why the choice was taken to take away her.