Erica Mena, who was recently fired from Love & Hip Hop over accusations of racism, was not invited to participate in the show’s special on racism and colorism. Her representative expressed disappointment that Mena’s voice was silenced and said she would have welcomed the opportunity to discuss the incident in a productive way. The special, titled “Love & Hip Hop: Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth,” features a roundtable discussion led by an international colorism expert and includes other cast members sharing their experiences.
Erica Mena was not invited to participate in Love & Hip Hop’s special on racism and colorism, despite being fired for accusations of racism, and her representative expressed disappointment that her voice was silenced.
Title: Erica Mena Misses “Love & Hip Hop” Special on Racism and Colorism
The highly controversial reality TV star Erica Mena, who was recently fired from Love & Hip Hop over accusations of racism, was not invited to participate in a special episode focusing on racism and colorism. Despite her absence from the roundtable discussion, Mena’s representative insists that she would have willingly joined the dialogue. The special, titled “Love & Hip Hop: Racism, Colorism, and the Uncomfortable Truth,” aims to address recent events aired on the show and features several cast members sharing their personal experiences.
According to Erica Mena’s representative, Steve Honig, it is disappointing that Mena was not given an opportunity to discuss the incident that led to her dismissal on the show. Honig expressed Mena’s willingness to engage in a productive conversation that could have educated and brought about understanding. Notably, Mena’s representative also pointed out that the network continued to film with her for several months after the incident, despite claims of immediate termination.
Earlier this month, MTV and Love & Hip Hop producers made the decision to fire Erica Mena in the wake of backlash over a scene that aired, in which Mena referred to her black co-star Spice as a monkey. The producers asserted that the franchise has always been open to addressing challenging discussions within the community. They emphasized that the impact of Mena’s remarks would be explored in the final three episodes of the season.
Recently, Erica Mena broke her silence regarding the incident, expressing deep regret for her insensitive comment. She humbly apologized to anyone she may have hurt or offended and took full responsibility for her choice of words. Mena, who identifies as a woman of color and is a mother to two black children, clarified that her use of the word “monkey” was not racially motivated. She acknowledged her commitment to listen to those affected and work towards making amends.
Despite Erica Mena’s absence from the “Love & Hip Hop” special on racism and colorism, the roundtable discussion aims to shed light on these important issues. With the intention of raising awareness, shifting attitudes, and taking action, the show seeks to foster a valuable moment of learning for its viewers.