MACKENZIE McKee said she’s a victim of “cancel culture”amid her feud with Cheyenne Floyd over her racial slur.
Mackenzie McKee has claimed she’s a victim of ‘cancel culture’Credit: MTV
“If we write people off, cut them out and continue with this cancel culture that’s not leaving room for growth,” the mother-of-three told the camera.
“And if we’re not leaving room for growth, we can’t unite and come together.
“You guys are all chanting every day ‘love’, ‘choose love’, ‘let’s have peace’ – we can’t do that if we don’t leave room for growth.”
In last night’s episode, Mackenzie spoke with a social rights activist from Color Of Change to educate herself more on her racially insensitive comments.
She was asked: “What are some of the things you feel like you’ve learned since you said that?”
Mackenzie replied: “My privilege. I used to say ‘how am I privileged I’ve been through hard things too.’
“But I realized I never had it hard because of my skin color.”
In January, Teen Mom OG fans labeled Mackenzie racist after she called Vice President Kamala Harris a “colored” woman.
The mom wrote on her Facebook page: “Sorry, no. There are a lot of amazing women in the world for my daughters to look up to and see as role models. Kamala Harris is not one of them.
“It blows my mind that out of all the amazing colored women in this world, that is the one who is making history.”
While Teen Mom viewers ripped Mackenzie for the comment, her co-star Cheyenne, 28, turned to Twitter to encourage her followers to “educate.”
She tweeted: “It’s time to have a conversation, a form, something to educate and enlighten because the ignorance is pervasive.”
Earlier this week, Mackenzie lashed out at Cheyenne for “cutting off” contact with her after her comment.
She said in a since-deleted Instagram Live: “Cheyenne tweeted that I’m ignorant. I would’ve gone live with her, I would’ve gone on her podcast.
“I talked to Cheyenne, and I thought things were going to be amazing, but it was just a downward spiral from there.
“I’m still confused why I can’t get on and stay sorry from my heart. We need to get rid of racism and racial injustice, but I’m not racist. Cancel culture is too big, we’re canceling people left and right… But if she wants to hate me, she can. I said something ignorant.”
The Oklahoma native then said of her Teen Mom co-star: “I told Cheyenne, ‘I love you.’
“And her message back was ‘I have no sympathy for you. Welcome to day 1 of being uncomfortable because of the color of your skin.’”
Mackenzie added: “So if she hates me, that’s fine. That’s fine because I said something ignorant, but I messaged and told her that I love her.
“I said ‘I love you, I want to hold your hand and do this together with you.’ But she decided right then and there she’s done with me. Cut me off.”
This is not the first time the Teen Mom OG franchise has faced a racism scandal.
Last season, Cheyenne’s baby daddy Cory Wharton’s girlfriend, Taylor Selfridge, was fired from Teen Mom OG last season for resurfaced racist tweets.