Reality TV star Masika Kalysha was reportedly fired fro, Double Cross for faking a kidnapping.
Bringing attention to an important cause is usually seen as a good thing, but sometimes people in the public eye take creating awareness a few steps too far. Actress and reality star Masika Kalysha took a huge misstep when she recently posted a video to her social media page, faking her own kidnapping and asking for donations from her followers to her OnlyFans page. After a brief moment of concern from fans, Masika tried to explain away the spectacle by saying that the stunt was only an attempt to draw attention to sex trafficking and that her cuts and bruises in the clip were makeup from her role in a series about the issue.
That series is the show “Double Cross,” which is, in fact, about two sisters fighting child sex trafficking and was set to star Masika in the second season. However, now it seems Kalysha’s video, which most viewers agree was offensive and in poor taste, has lost her a job. In a statement given to The Blast, streaming service UMC explained, “In light of the offensive video posted by Masika Kalysha while on the set of our series, ‘Double Cross’, we’ve made the decision to part ways with her immediately and will be recasting her role.”
The president of the R.O.S.E. organization, the non-profit for which Masika claimed to be raising money, also spoke out against the incident, posting a video saying she would not be accepting any donations from OnlyFans. Kalysha originally stood by her decision, even replying to R.O.S.E. president Toni Drivera, saying, “Shame on you. You had an amazing opportunity to bring awareness to your cause and in turn you take the very press that I gave you and use it to turn on me?”
However, the actress has since issued an apology, saying, “I am aware that the way I went about it was distasteful, and I apologize to anyone whom I have offended or hurt with my delivery.” She also claimed that she never intended to personally profit from the stunt, despite asking fans for donations to her personal page.
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#TSRExclusiveDetails: Earlier this week #MasikaKalysha caught some backlash for the way she decided to bring awareness to women and children that are victims of sex trafficking. She uploaded the video while she was on the set of the UMC show “Double Cross,” and explained her reason for the video. Ultimately, the video caused Masika to lose her role on the show, and on Friday, UMC released a statement stating that they have decided to part ways with Masika and recast her role following the incident. _____________________________________ Masika’s team exclusively revealed to us that UMC has not reached out to Masika’s representation or legal counsel to confirm that she has been released. Nor have they made any contact with Masika or her team directly. _____________________________________ Masika spoke out in an exclusive statement, and said,” I am aware that the way I went about it was distasteful, and I apologize to anyone whom I have offended or hurt with my delivery. However, I am incredibly grateful that we now have an open dialogue to refocus our attention on what matters most. I urge everyone to join me in my efforts to bring awareness to this awful reality. But most importantly, I urge everyone to help put an end to human trafficking.” As we previously reported, after Masika posted the video Tuesday night—read more at TheShadeRoom.com