90 Day Fiance star Alina Kozhevnikova broke her silence about her racially insensitive remarks on social media, which led to her firing. The Russian native finally shared her side of the story, which drew mixed reactions online. Here's what she has to say about it.
90 Day Fiance: Alina Kozhevnikova Explains Her Past Actions – Regrets Doing It
Alina Kozhevnikova finally mustered the courage to address the hurtful remarks she made in the past. In a lengthy message she posted on YouTube and her blog, the 90 Day Fiance star claimed she's "taking responsibility for her actions." The move came after a serious backlash she received on social media.
Alina admitted that it took her a while to post a response to the racist accusations against her. She said it was hard for her to find the right words to say, adding that she "was told to keep silent and not say anything."
Alina Kozhevnikova acknowledged that she did say "something racist" in the past that "affected and hurt a lot of people." However, the 90 Day Fiance star blamed it all on her "ignorance" at the time.
Alina particularly defended her use of "n-word" in her old posts. She maintained that she "didn't fully know America's history with racism" and the meaning behind the term at the time of her posting. Alina added that she has no clue that it is a "bad word" used to "discriminate and demean people."
The 90 Day Fiance celeb even sounded like she's blaming her American friends for not giving her a heads up about the true meaning of the word. She claimed if she had back then, she would've taken down the post immediately.
Alina Promises Not To Use Racist Words Again
Alina Kozhevnikova added that she apologized at the end of her controversial post. The 90 Day Fiance star reiterated many times in her post that she's clueless about the word's meaning.
"I didn't think that it was something discriminative and highly offensive that implies slavery times in the US," Alina maintained. "Otherwise, I'd never laugh."
Alina Kozhevnikova promised not to use racial slurs again. The 90 Day Fiance star also assured everyone that she would work on her ignorance and educate herself more to avoid such mistakes again.
"I never wanted to hurt anyone at all, and I am extremely sorry I did," Alina said. "I won't ever use any of these derogatory words again and I acknowledge my fault, and once again, I am truly, sincerely sorry."
90 Day Fiance: Alina Remains Mum About TLC Firing
Meanwhile, Alina Kozhevnikova remains tight-lipped about getting fired from 90 Day Fiance. The reality star has to make a statement about her and Caleb Greenwood's untimely exit on the show.
A spokesperson for TLC supposedly confirmed Alina's firing. "TLC discontinued filming with Alina Kozhevnikova following the recent discovery of her past social media statements," TMZ reported. "She will not appear on the upcoming Tell All."
Despite the news of her firing, Alina still seemingly takes advantage of the show. She still refers to herself as a 90 Day Fiance cast member and regularly uses the show in her hashtags. Many couldn't help but think she's using the whole situation for fame.