Neighbors is at the center of the scandal this week after two Indigenous actors who worked on the show made shocking claims about their experiences

Shareena Clanton, who will appear in an upcoming guest role on the long-running soap opera, took to Instagram to claim she had been the victim of racism on set and vowed never to work for it again. series

Following her allegations, Meyne Wyatt, who played Nate Kinski from 2014 to 2016, appeared to support her claims and added her own experiences on the set of Neighbors

Shareena Clayton described her time on Neighbors as lonely, trigger and traumatic “as well as” highly problematic “

In a lengthy post shared on her Instagram on Tuesday, Wentworth star Shareena Clanton made allegations of experiences that had arisen while working on Neighbors, calling it “very problematic”

Making sure not to name anyone in particular due to fear of legal ramifications, Shareena revealed that she contacted the show’s human resources department after several incidents, but little action was taken.

“I am struggling to post anything positive about the months I endured on @neighbors after multiple racist trauma and following the ongoing advice of this very problematic show It was lonely, trigger and traumatic to work in a culturally dangerous space, ”Shareena wrote

The actress then listed many incidents she found problematic during her time on set, including a senior staff member “blatantly making fun of the word cum sl * t”, a senior staff member using the term “slave driver” and someone calling a colored actress a “little monkey”

Shareena also accused an anonymous employee of laughing at the use of the insult “N word” as well as the word used several times on set and in the green room.

She also claimed that she insisted that an Elder Wurundjeri be included for “cultural safety reasons such as cultural protocols followed and debriefing”, but the request was denied

Following Shareena’s post, former Neighbors star Meyne Wyatt expressed her own experience on the series

“I experienced racism on set It involved the C word and I called it out, and it didn’t happen again around me,” he said on Twitter

“Although I intervened in this incident? So I have no doubt that things were said behind my back I have too much experience to believe otherwise”

“These attitudes are prevalent in the industry And we’re f ** ken tired of calling this shit, Meyne continued

“Individuals, actors, actors and teams! To production companies, to networks! Do better Be better You can always do better The work is not done Even when you think you have, just know that you don’t have it Because you don’t have It saves me time calling you a racist and humiliating you, if you don’t do shit [in] the first place! “

In addition to claiming he was a victim of racism on set, Meyne alleged that “homophobia” was also rampant in the workplace

“The homophobia that was present when I was on Neighbors was f ** king endemic! The comments, jokes and innuendos were ridiculous!” he wrote

“This has created a very dangerous environment for anyone in the LGBTQIA community and shit needs to be eradicated”

“Neighbors strives to be a platform for diversity and inclusion on and off screen Our quest is always to continue to grow and develop in this field and we recognize that it this is an evolving process, ”the statement read (via TV Tonight)

“Shareena’s involvement in the creation process and on set has been invaluable and extremely educational and will benefit the series in the future. There have been some important and lengthy discussions with Shareena during her time on Neighbors and we will continue to work with all of the cast and crew to ensure Neighbors continues to be a fully inclusive environment.”

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