“The Problem” star Georgia Harrison was accused of carrying blackface make-up when an outdated photograph resurfaced of the truth TV star.
A spokesperson for the 24-year-old has denied the allegations.
“The declare that Georgia is racist is disgusting and actually worrying,” Harrison’s rep advised Folks journal.
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The rep went on to explain how Harrison was at a toddler’s birthday celebration “years in the past” (in 2014) and had her face painted.
“The little boy whose birthday it was requested Georgia to have her face painted and he selected to color it black and silver,” the assertion continued. “At no level did Georgia on the time assume it might be offensive. In fact now she understands the scenario in a different way and can be horrified to know she’d upset individuals. Nonetheless, the bullying marketing campaign that has been launched in opposition to Georgia by a few indignant castmates from The Problem isn’t honest.”
Harrison is reportedly working and can’t entry her cellphone to deal with the allegations herself however the rep insisted they’re “within the means of taking authorized motion for defamation in opposition to events which have labelled [Harrison] racist.”
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Many individuals on social media have been calling for MTV to fireside Harrison over the photograph.
“Wow Georgia. That is disgusting and method out of line,” one particular person tweeted. “Additionally it’s nobody’s place to say if that is acceptable or not. It’s extraordinarily offensive, and somebody must take accountability #TheChallenge34.”
“”See that blackface @MTV!? It’s all on you for maintain inviting Georgia, Bear, Joss and rookie Nicole too @ChallengeMTV!! Nonetheless not studying nothing if you examine their previous background first. RACISM!!” wrote /one other.
“i’m youthful than Georgia and know blackface is unhealthy. i’ve identified it was unhealthy for years. age isn’t an excuse,” commented another person.
Harrison’s “Love Island” and “Problem” costar, Theo Campbell, defended her on Twitter.
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“I wasn’t going to say something because it’s BS to me. However assume, loveisland is 10x larger over right here then (sic) the problem is within the U.S. if anybody thought she was being racist it might have been picked up on it already. @georgiaharisonx is away filming atm so can’t inform us who she was,” Campbell stated in since-deleted tweets.
“She’s one the most important professional LBGT individuals, she’s all about equality and is without doubt one of the least racist individuals you’ll ever come throughout. So depart it out. Take a look at the low life different challengers making an attempt to shade her identify as they didn’t get alongside along with her..”