Fans Blast Alina Kozhevnikova for 50-Minute Apology Video

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YouTube Alina Kozhevnikova in her apology video.

Former “90 Day Fiance” star Alina Kozhevnikova is being blasted by fans for her lengthy YouTube apology after getting fired from the show.

On January 26, 2022, TMZ reported that TLC had fired Kozhevnikova after controversial social media posts resurfaced.

“TLC discontinued filming with Alina Kozhevnikova following the recent discovery of her past social media statements,” a TLC spokesperson told the outlet. “She will not appear on the upcoming Tell All, any future seasons of the franchise and starting next month, she will no longer appear on ‘Before the 90 Days.’ TLC does not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind.”

Here’s what you need to know:


Kozhevnikova Issued a Nearly 50-Minute Apology on YouTube Weeks After News Broke of Her Firing


Taking responsibility for my actions | Alina Kozhevnikova (Alina Kasha)Link to read instead of watching: medium.com/@alinakozhevnikova1993/taking-responsibility-for-my-actions-alina-kozhevnikova-d2cdbf9119a9 Link to Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Russians To anyone who was wondering: Yes, I am using a text that I wrote beforehand as an outline to make sure I get ALL the points across, cause there's just too much to say. Also, it's a bit harder to do it in…2022-02-08T22:50:31Z

On February 8, 2022, Kozhevnikova posted a 49 minute, 55 second video apologizing for her past posts. The entire video can be watched above or at this link.

“I’ve been meaning to make this post, this video, for a while, but I needed time to find the right words. Also, I was told not to say anything. But I feel the need that I need to address this out of fairness to everyone who was affected by my words,” she says in the video.

She continued to claim she was unaware that what she was saying was considered racist, as she had said in a previously written apology.

“I said something racist. I said the ‘N-word,'” she says in the video. “I said things that affected and hurt a lot of people. Because of my ignorance and my actions, I caused a lot of pain to a lot of people. But I really promise to work on my ignorance and educate myself.”

She was blasted for using the N-word, joking about Islam and making a joke aimed at Asians.

“Everybody used [the ‘N-word’] so casually back then and I just didn’t have the context that I have now,” she says in the video apology. “Alina of 2022 knows that this word shouldn’t be used — and she never uses it.”


The Fans Slammed Kozhevnikova for ‘Lots of Excuses, No Accountability’ in the Apology Video

Some fans took to Reddit to blast the former TLC star’s apology.

“lots of excuses, no accountability,” someone wrote.

“Basically she doesn’t admit to being racist,” another fan wrote.

“50 minutes? B****, please. That’s 48 minutes too long. Just wanting to stretch out having the spotlight on her…” someone wrote.

“It really doesn’t take long to say ‘I was absolutely wrong. There is no excuse for what I did and I am taking full accountability for my actions. I am sincerely sorry for ever using such disgusting language and more important I’m very sorry to everyone I’ve hurt,” another fan commented, adding “…like no one wants to hear an hour of excuses TF.”

“Honestly, the excuses video was worst than the original posts, she didn’t take responsibility at all. I believe in letting people grow, but this wasn’t it,” someone said

Another fan wrote, “My first thought is to wonder if anyone would like to post cliffs because I don’t want to watch a 50 minute video of her…”

“There is no way someone who knows a lot of queer/drag English slang doesn’t know what the N word is. That is just sloppy or performative allyship,” someone wrote, commenting about her personality on the show.

“I’m so tired of these lame a** ‘apology’ videos. They’re empty, I refuse to believe anybody who tries to act like they didn’t know what they were doing is wrong when it comes to racial things, it’s 2022 jfc,” another person wrote.

Heavy reached out to Kozhevnikova for comment.

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