Love & Hip Hop Fallout: Erica Mena Responds to Panel Discussion on Racism and Colorism
Erica Mena faced backlash for using a racist/colorist slur against Spice, leading to her firing from Love & Hip Hop
Apology and Responsibility:
Mena apologized for her insensitive comment, taking full responsibility and emphasizing that it was not racially motivated.
Love & Hip Hop and Color of Change presented a program on racism and colorism, featuring alumni like Spice and Yandy Smith.
Erica Mena questioned her exclusion from the panel discussion and accused the network of using her to save face.
Mena suggested that the network's statement was prompted by public backlash rather than genuine belief in her remark as a racial slur.
She criticized the network for allegedly making a mockery by involving individuals who had made similar comments in the past.
Mena expressed concerns about how the franchise has historically depicted its cast members and thanked her supporters.