‘The Challenge’: Leroy Garrett Discusses How the ‘Dirty 30’ Racism Scandal Was Handled Incorrectly

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‘The Challenge’: Leroy Garrett Discusses the ‘Dirty 30’ Racism Scandal

8:50 p.m. Update

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MTV issued a statement about Garrett’s video on their Twitter account on Wednesday evening.

“MTV and BunimMurray were saddened by Leroy’s recount of his experience on The Challenge in 2017,” they said in their statement.

We sincerely apologize to Leroy, a dear family member.

While we tried to support the cast and address the incident on the air at the time, it’s clear now that we didn’t go far enough.”

In a follow-up tweet, they stated that they have “learned from this experience” and that they will take steps to ensure that their programs are safe for all participants.

“We’re continuing to double down on our education programs for all cast and crew to ensure a safe, respectful, and inclusive set free of discrimination and harassment in any form,” MTV said.

The origin of the story:

Leroy Garrett, who appeared on Season 30 of The Challenge, dubbed Dirty 30, is speaking out about a serious situation that occurred on the show.

Camila Nakagawa went on a racist rant against Garrett about halfway through the season, during which she verbally attacked him, called him a “Black motherf—ing p—y,” and hurled a pillow at him.

While competitors have previously been disqualified from the show, Nakagawa was allowed to continue and won the season with no mention of the incident from production or host TJ Lavin.

(It had to be Garrett who brought it up the day after the incident.) On Monday evening, Garrett not only talked about how he handled the situation, but he also chastised MTV for their role in the ordeal.

Garrett posted a 30-minute video to Instagram titled “Forgiving myself,” in which he watched the episode of “Rampage” that depicted this situation and chronicled his feelings.

Garrett, who announced his retirement after Season 36 (Double Agents), stated that he felt it was time to address the issue.

He explained that forgiving himself for how he handled everything took some time, saying, “This has been weighing on my mental for years, and now it’s time to break free.”

Finally, I wanted to forgive myself for not standing up for what I believed was right.

He continued, “I no longer live with regret or fear.”

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