MTV Slammed By Fans Of The Challenge For Not Airing Johnny Bananas' Attack On Amanda Garcia

MTV Slammed By Fans Of The Challenge For Not Airing Johnny Bananas' Attack On Amanda Garcia
Credit: Source: MTV

MTV fans are not happy about the decision to omit Johnny Bananas' alleged attack against Amanda Garcia on Season 33 of The Challenge . The incident reportedly began as a prank before spiraling out of control — and fans are now speaking out after the show opted not to include it in War of the Worlds .

Da'Vonne Rogers was one of the first people to raise awareness about what happened between Johnny "Bananas" Devenanzio and Garcia. Kyle Christie and Theo Campbell were also part of the scandal, which has yet to be shown on the show.

"I’m still not OK with that situation. Like, I’m not at all," Rogers explained. "Before I get into it, let me say I do not think that the intention behind it was malicious."

According to Us Weekly , Devenanzio lashed out because Garcia was smack talking and thought a prank would keep her quiet. With help from Christie and Campbell, Devenanzio taped Garcia's mouth shut and kept going until her entire face was covered. A terrified Garcia pleaded for Devenanzio to leave her alone and made it clear that she did not think it was funny.

Rogers remembered entering the room after the incident was over and found Garcia trying to remove the tape from her hair. Rogers helped Garcia for a couple of hours, but they were unable to get the tape out without removing chunks of her hair.

Shane Landrum, who is not a part of the new season, backed up Rogers' statement and demanded that MTV show the footage. A group of fans have even started a petition on Change.org in an attempt to force MTV's hand.

As far as Garcia is concerned, she opened up about what happened on Twitter and slammed the network for sitting on the footage. She later backtracked and admitted that the incident was supposed to be a prank. She also confirmed that Johnny Bananas and his cohorts were not trying to hurt her in any way.

That was followed up with another round of hatred towards the network in a tweet posted the same day.

New episodes of The Challenge: War of the Worlds airs Wednesday nights on MTV.

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  • Carla
    Carla Mar 10, 2019 7:37 PM PDT

    Oh come on... Talk about blowing something WAY, WAYYYY OUT OF PROPORTION... WOW!! Even, Amanda, said she ''didn't want this blown up into something it's not'' but yet these Johnny haters/twitter trolls who have no lives and take this stupid Challenge show SOOO SERIOUSLY, will look and seek out any excuse in the book to destroy Johnny. I've never seen people be so jealous of one's success that they spend all their time and energy trying to take that person down. Damn... does Johnny have them that stressed? all that stress can't be healthy for you...good luck with that. Also, and another thing, WHERE was all this out rage when, CORY, BODY SLAMMED, TONY, INTO THE PAVEMENT? TONY, COULD OF DIED! but nahh NOBODY cared and Cory got promoted to a bigger better show. I guess focusing on Johnny, was MORE important than, Tony's life... SO SAD.

  • Georgia
    Georgia Mar 10, 2019 3:46 PM PDT

    Sheree I hope you understand that. But the big problem is MTV! Not Amanda or Bananas. MTV sent her a threatening letters and tried to shut her mouth up! Don’t be stupid. This is a problem when the worldwide channel try to threat a girl!

  • Dawn pyne
    Dawn pyne Mar 9, 2019 2:28 PM PST

    I'm so sick of hearing about this. And why they only showing Johnny's face and not the other two

  • Sheree
    Sheree Mar 9, 2019 1:38 PM PST

    Amanda starts it all the time---but, she said she knew they were kidding around. Stop trying to blow everything out of proportion!! And all you people bashing Johnny, get real! Its a reality show, if you can't handle reality, don't watch!

  • Shell
    Shell Mar 9, 2019 1:24 PM PST

    People or fans are only upset cuz they wanted to see Amanda's big mouth shut. Shes such a mouthy. Nobody really likes her. But having a prank go bad is a bummer for the guys.

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