Like it or not, Cheyenne Floyd has joined the cast of Teen Mom OG.
And, as it turns out, most people don’t seem to like it.
This is for many reasons.
One, Cheyenne is already kind of celebrity from appearing on other MTV reality shows like Are You the One? and The Challenge.
Does she really need to be on a third show?
Two, she gave birth to her daughter when she was 24 years old, so she is not nor has she ever been a teen mom.
And since that’s the title of the show, it seems like one of the most basic requirements for the main cast members.
Three, the show is called Teen Mom OG, with the “OG” standing for “Original Girls.”
Up until last season, the cast consisted of Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and Farrah Abraham, all girls from the first season of 16 and Pregnant and all girls who have been the Teen Moms from very first episode of the franchise.
Sure, Farrah got herself fired, but still, lots of fans thought the show would be just fine going forward with only Maci, Amber, and Catelynn.
Adding anyone else would take the OG out of Teen Mom OG, and that’s just not cool.
Still, it seems like MTV got super into the five girl format of Teen Mom 2 since Briana joined that show, and so they went and added two new cast members.
That’s how we have not only Cheyenne starring on the show when the season premieres on October 1st, but also Bristol Palin.
What did we do to deserve this?
And on top of all those other reasons why so many people don’t want to see Cheyenne, there’s still a great big one left …
Remember those super weird racist tweets of hers?
She posted them several years ago, but they resurfaced earlier this summer when reports began circulating that she’d be joining the show.
One from 2011 read “My mom said I can’t see The Help, she knows I already have a problem white people.”
Later, she followed that one up with “Last night I saw it and I wanted to kill every white person I saw.”
A few months later, she retweeted a friend who wrote that she and another friend “are the only nazi-loving, black power-having, ‘kill-a-white-baby-if-I-could’ people i can accept and adore.”
It goes without saying that tweeting about killing people, and specifically babies, is not great, no matter what race these imagined murder victims happen to be.
Since MTV hadn’t announced the big news about Cheyenne at that point, there was some speculation that they’d just let her go quietly without having to make a big statement about it.
But since they made the news official earlier this month, clearly they’re still going through with it.
And now, at long last, Cheyenne is speaking out about those infamous tweets.
In a written statement she shared in an Instagram Live post, she explained that “As a mom of a baby, with a biracial Dad and a member of a new blended mix-raced family, I am so sorry that these messages resurfaced and they do not represent me at all.”
“They came from a shared social media account (with many users), during my teenage/college years,” she continued.
“Although I didn’t write them, they were in poor taste and hurtful.”
She finished things out with “Through this experience I have grown up so much and thank God everyday for the woman I am becoming.”
So … hmm.
It’s kind of hard to imagine a teenage girl sharing a Twitter account with many other people, because who does that?
And even if that’s true, her friend still tagged her specifically in the tweet about killing white babies, and by the wording of the tweet, it’s very clear she wasn’t talking about a group of people.
It’s also interesting that she kept quiet about the scandal until she officially became a Teen Mom, isn’t it?
In another post, Cheyenne wrote “I know I was not a teen mom, as did MTV when the reached out to me.”
“As a young mom, I have had to overcome many struggles and face similar issues. It was my hope that my willingness to do the show and share my personal life and struggles could possibly help someone else.”
She said that she also wants “to bring awareness to my daughter’s medical condition, which has very little funding and research.”
(Her daughter has VLCAD deficiency, a condition that makes her body incapable of breaking down certain fats into energy, and it can be serious.)
That’s fine, we guess, but the whole situation is still pretty weird.
But, like we said, she’s going to be on the show whether we like it or not.
Guess we’ll see how everything turns out soon enough!