During the 7th episode, which aired on March 7, 2012, Schromm appeared in blackface before the entire house of cast mates by smearing her face in Nutella, mocking Ruff, who is African American, directly in front of him.
Camila Nakagawa, originally from Spring Break Challenge, was involved in the incident as well mocking Paula Meronek, Ruff's flirtatious partner on the show.
Here's what: I don't actually have a problem with Bananas keeping the money.
After the show's cast mates were all seen disturbed by Schromm's actions, Schromm would later defend herself by claiming unawareness to blackface as a result of a sheltered childhood; this claim is questionable, however, considering Schromm brought up racism before presenting herself to the rest of the cast mates in blackface, at which point Nagakawa assured her that such actions would not be racist.
Schromm is, however, told the action is racist by Ty in the midst of taunting him, before continuing on with it.
I also don't actually have a problem with Sarah feeling furious about it, because doy.
What I do have an issue with is Bananas, and everyone else, selling a narrative about revenge.
As usual, MTV’s editors worked the whole season to make sure the last episode of “The Challenge” was still incredibly dramatic.
There was a lot of fighting and heartbreak that went on this season.
Although it was laughed about as the two made their way past the finish line, Johnny’s screams at Camila were less than endearing.
If it hadn’t been for the money motivator of 0,000, Camila probably would not have passed the fifth checkpoint.
For example, two teams were sent home early without being officially eliminated in the dome and each of the three teams in the finals had come the farthest in their relationships with their exes (a term used loosely for most of the teams).
The first big fight, which was highlighted in a montage after the team’s victory, was between Johnny and Camila (although it was really only between Camila and Camila).
Each team participates in numerous challenges (sometimes called "missions"), which are followed by an elimination round — "The Dome." The winning team of each challenge earns the title of "Power Couple," as well as immunity from entering The Dome, while the last-place finisher is automatically sent to The Dome.