In two seasons, Laurel Stucky, considered one of the best women contestants on “The Challenge,” has not appeared on the competition.
After a brief guest appearance on the “Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love,” reality dating series, some fans found a 2016 tweet from Stucky in which she wrote the “N-word” while referencing a lyric from “Needed Me.” by Rihanna. The veteran clarified the situation and apologised in a pair of tweets dated Jan. 20, 2021. Afterwards, Challenge co-star and seven-time champion Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio joined the debate by acknowledging her apology, causing some fans to backlash.
Laurel Stucky participated in six “The Challenge” seasons.
Together with Kenny Santucci, former Division One athlete Laurel Stucky debuted on Fresh Meat II and placed second as a rookie, winning $30,000. She returned as part of Cutthroat’s gray team, where she placed second again, bringing home $20,000 this time.
Stucky ended an additional second in Rivals with Cara Maria Sorbello as her partner, winning $26,000.
For her first solo season in Free Agents, the college athlete returned, where she eliminated four rivals before winning the season and $125,000 in prize money.
In 2016, I tweeted a Rihanna lyric from one of my favorite songs, ‘Needed Me’ because I think Rihanna is a badass and I love that song a lot. I want to point out something to my followers, fans of the Challenge, and any people who happen to be reading this: (Tweet 1 of 2)-laurelstucky (@laurelstucky) January 5, 2021 Laurel Stucky, star of “The Challenge” announced that at age 21 she was sexually assaulted.
Since her victory, as she went home pretty early in both, Stucky delivered two poor results in “Invasion of the Champions” and “War of the Worlds 2,”
After her final season, she starred as the former girlfriend of The Challenge co-star Nicole Zanatta in the MTV reality dating series Ex on the Beach: Peak of Love. The two were not able to rekindle their relationship, however, and Stucky was ultimately voted out of the cabin.
Stucky apologised for a racial slur-containing tweet.
Many fans noticed and called attention to a February 2016 tweet from Stucky about December 2020 in which she used the “N-word” when quoting Rihanna’s single “Needed Me.” A month later, in a series of tweets, she responded to the backlash.
She explained in the first one that she tweeted the lyrics because she thinks that Rihanna is a “bada*s” and likes the song. The original containing the insult was also tweeted by Stucky and he apologised to anyone she had offended.
She explained, “I’m not too proud to apologize anymore for hurting anyone. I’m very sorry if that hurts you.”
I was just obsessed with that song at the time. While some of her followers welcomed her apology and thought she did nothing wrong, others explained why her tweet made them feel insulted.
Just the way you are, you’re fine, Stucky! Don’t ever change https://t.co/Za0fLDF5vf- Johnny Bananas (@johnnybananas) January 5, 2021 ‘The Challenge’: Laurel Stucky says she loves and hates both the “Bananas” of Johnny “honesty” Devenanzio:
“The last part of her apology was tweeted by co-star Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, adding, “You’re fine just the way you are, Stucky! Don’t ever change,” with a red heart.
Some followers thought that the veteran of the Challenge should not have spoken on the case, as they felt that accepting her apology was not his position. His support for her was supported by others.
Two seasons ago, Stucky last participated in War of the Worlds 2 and it is uncertain whether she will return. The Challenge 36: Double Agents airs at 8:7 p.m. on Wednesdays To MTV.