90 Day Fiance: Kalani Defends Sister, Father Against Viewer Backlash

Even though Larissa made Colt’s mom cry on this week’s 90 Day Fiance, she’s not the only target for the wrath of viewers.

Kalani’s sister and her father have both been the targets of intense fan criticism over how they treated Asuelu in the episode.

So Kalani took to social media to defend her family. She also took her social media private to block out the haters.

Kalani does not have time for haters who are coming after her family.

On this week’s episode, Asuelu met Kalani’s family and began his uphill battle towards being accepted.

It didn’t help that he took Kalani’s virginity and impregnated her while she was on vacation.

(That’s not a way to start things off on the right foot with someone’s deeply Mormon family, folks)

But Kalani’s sister also resented his sudden intrusion into the family — and the fact that he had cheated on Kalani.

Kalani’s dad had … other, more complicated concerns.

First, Kalani defended her sister, Kolini, after fans gave her a hard time for resenting baby Oliver’s dad.

“My sister WAS Oliver’s dad for his first five months,” Kalani writes on Instagram.

“She watched him when I had to go back to work for Asuelu’s papers,” she says.

“She bought all of the s–t I didn’t get from my baby shower,” she adds.

Kalani continues: “and let me skip rent/bills when I had to buy his plane tickets for his interviews and doctor’s appointments.”

That is one hell of a supportive sister — and a supportive aunt.

Kalani makes it clear that Asuelu deserved some of her sister’s ire.

“Asuelu wasn’t paid in coconuts, dumbasses,” Kalani says of her baby daddy’s job.

“He made $ 600 American a month,” she shares. “With no bills.”

“As a sister, if you know you’re throwing downtime and money to help your nephew,” she says.

Kalani continues: “and know that the father isn’t helping in ways that he could — YOU’D BE SALTY TOO!”


As we mentioned, things were a little more complicated for Kalani’s father.

Her dad didn’t want her to be with a Samoan man, which sounds racist until you remember that he himself is Samoan.

“You know how I feel about you being with my kind of people,” he told her on 90 Day Fiance.

“It’s just the way I was born and raised,” he said. “It’s a fast life here and it’s a slow life there.”

That sounds like internalized racism — when people absorb prejudices about themselves — and fans were upset.

Kalani says that some of her statements about her dad wanting her to be with “white men” were taken out of context.

(We absolutely had to include this — both Asuelu and baby Oliver’s first Halloween!)

90 Day Fiance is absolutely no stranger to scenes in which things were taken out of context.

We don’t think that Kalani thinks that white men offer more stability than Samoan men.

We hope that her father doesn’t really feel that way.

It is totally understandable that Kalani opted to make her Instagram private after dealing with all of that backlash following this week’s episode.

We all might wish that her family had been a little more open to Asuelu, but that doesn’t make them monsters.


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Audrey Roloff Faces Backlash for “Inappropriate” Beach Photos of Baby Daughter

Audrey Roloff is not known for stirring up controversy.

Yes, early in her reality show career, the Little People, Big World star received some flak about posing naked in a bathtub, mostly because she has built a reputation as being a rather staunch Christian.

This incident took place in August of 2016.

Since then, Audrey has mostly just used her Instagram page as a way to gush about three things:

  1. Her faith.
  2. Her husband.
  3. And, now that she’s been a mother for about eight months, her daughter Ember Jean.

When Audrey does create outrage online, it’s typically due to something she said regarding these loved ones or her religion.

For example, Roloff (deservedly perhaps?) heard it from many followers a few days ago after an episode of Little People, Big World aired in which she labeled baby formula as “sinful.”

We can understand why lots of people did not react favorably to that terminology.

But we most definitely cannot fathom why so many trolls out there are dragging Audrey all over the place for her latest set of social media photos.

One is posted above and the other below.

They were snapped of the relatively new mother during a recent trip to Hawaii… and they’re adorable, right?!?

They feature Audrey and Ember at total peace and contentment on the beach.

At least that’s how we interpreted the images.

However, others on the Internet have sadly focused on Ember’s lack of clothing and actually given Audrey a hard time for sharing pictures of her naked child online.

“WTH, Auds, put a bathing suit on her!” one disgusted Internet user wrote in reply to this image, while another labeled it as “inappropriate” and still another went as far as to call it “pornographic.”

That’s just crazy talk, in our opinion, and it says a lot more about the person writing it than about Audrey herself.

But one comment did hit home a little more accurately.

One person noted that the pictures are harmless and cute, but that there are “pervs” on the Web that may look at them the “wrong way,” encouraging Audrey to be aware of such gross individuals when posting such snapshots.

We can sadly see that.

Roloff, to her credit, is not letting the misguided haters get her down.

She shared a lengthy caption with these pictures that summed up her take on motherhood so far.

“This was an evening of undistracted playfulness with our little girl. Splashing in the ocean and digging in the sand,” opened Audrey, adding:

“I think it was C.S. Lewis that said, ‘Children aren’t a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.’ 

“I’ll admit it. I’m a heroic multitasker. And although this might be a skill worthy of praise in our culture, it’s a tendency I’m trying to fight against. I want to be more present, more tuned-in, and more alive in each moment, task, or encounter.

“Especially when it comes to motherhood.”

She concluded:

I don’t want to model busyness, I want my life to reflect discipline, priorities, and healthy rhythms of rest. I want my daughter to know by my actions that raising her is a privellage and a blessing, not a burden.

Moms how do you fight agaisnt the temptaion to multitask?!

This isn’t the first time Audrey has reached out to her fellow moms.

Do you gave a response to her question here, ladies?


Luann de Lesseps Defends Herself Against Blackface Backlash

Luann de Lesseps has walked smack dab into yet another scandal.

But we guess the reality star should be grateful that she didn’t stumble into it drunkenly.

About three months after de Lesseps got arrested in Florida for some very wasted behavior, the veteran Bravo personality has once again found herself the subject of backlash.

On Wednesday night’s Real Housewives of New York City premiere, Luann attended a Halloween party dressed like legendary singer Diana Ross.

(Yes, the episode was filmed way back in October.)

It was a unique costume, that’s for sure, but it didn’t take long for folks on the Internet to find a pretty big problem with it:

de Lesseps is white. Ross is black.

The former rocked a revealing dress and a giant afro wig for the occasion, and also clearly darkened her skin in some way.

And it was this latter move that has sparked an outcry of “BLACKFACE!” from many viewers and social media users.

(Blackface was a popular form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers in the 19th century and early 20th century; it contributed, both then and now, to the spread of various racial stereotypes.)

Aware of the chatter surrounding her ensemble, Luann explained to Entertainment Tonight that she didn’t actually paint her face black.

“I had makeup on, but not anything that would make me look — I had like, tanning cream on,” she told Nischelle Turner, adding that she doesn’t agree with the criticism that has come her way as a result of the costume.

However, “I get it,” she notes.

de Lesseps first heard from critics of this look back in November when she shared the above photo on Instagram.

But the issue has now come back up due to the aforementioned Season 10 premiere.

Appearing after the episode aired on Watch What Happens Live, Luann said she “horrified,” by the negative reaction, adding:

“I never meant to hurt anybody’s feelings. I love Diana Ross and I totally respect Diana Ross. It was really kind of a tribute to her, and it was Halloween.”

At some point, perhaps, celebrity will realize that dressing up as other celebrities isn’t really a tribute of any kind.

Kourtney Kardashian learned this lesson the hard way back when she dressed up like Michael Jackson for Halloween.

“I had bronzer on that I wear normally like the rest of my skin. I’m tan, like right now,” de Lesseps also told Andy Cohen on air, prior to apologizing for real:

“I didn’t add anything to or would ever, ever, ever dream of doing a blackface, ever. I’m very sorry to everyone out there if I offended anyone.”

And just to drive her point home, Luanna added the following on Twitter:

“I would like to clear the air, I love and respect Diana Ross, this was my tribute to her I was showing my sincere admiration.

“I in no way altered my skin color and I did not mean to offend anyone.”

We believe her.

We aren’t all that mad anymore.

But it’s a pretty simple lesson for all to heed in the end:

If you are white, do not dress up for Halloween like a black person. Case closed. It isn’t that complicated.


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