We all know that reality TV doesn’t always strictly depict reality. When it comes to the editing process, it’s not hard to twist people’s words, whether you’re trying to streamline a narrative, trim a quote down to an easier soundbite, or just totally make up a new quote entirely out of bits and pieces of other statements. According to a new 90 Day Fiancé cast member, the show has done just that in the first episode of the sixth season. Though the show doesn’t officially premiere until Sunday, Oct. 21, the episode is available online now, and Kalani isn’t thrilled with the way she’s portrayed. Watch the video above to see what she had to say and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Kalani also wanted to clarify that she supports people in Samoa — and that you can, too. “If you still find yourself so utterly outraged after reading this, please make sure to click the link in my bio and donate to the people suffering from some of the cultural norms my dad was concerned about,” she wrote. The link in her bio is for the Samoa Victim Support Group, which “was established in 2005 [and] whose mission is to provide integrated, personalised, professional service to all survivors of crime.” Though they were originally founded to help support survivors of sexual assault, they now support victims of all kinds of crimes like “domestic violence, harassment in the work place, [and] victims of poverty,” though with a special focus on violence against women and children.
As for TLC, well, she may be on their show, but she’s not afraid of their backlash. ” I don’t care if I get ‘in trouble’ for saying that,” she wrote on her post. “That was bulls–t to be put together in such a way, considering the current racial disparities in the world.” She also realizes that while she signed up to be on a reality TV show, knowing all the risks that came with it, her dad didn’t. “I don’t care if they edit my s–t to make me look a certain way—I signed up for the show,” she wrote in the comments of the post. “But I won’t be quiet if they do that to make my dad look bad. Not today, or ever, Satan.”
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