90 Day Fiance Steven Frend has been a target among fans for his portrayed treatment of Olga Koshimbetova. Other cast members like Leida Margaretha and Larissa Christina draw the ire of fans too. Steven ranks high often in conversations about most disliked cast members from Season 6 of the TLC show. But, at what point does a bit of banter and bashing among fans cross the line? Steven had to take some drastic measures to stay safe amid the viewer hate – and even death threats.
90 Day Fiance: TLC to Blame for Fans Hating Steven Frend?
Fans criticized Steven Frend all season long assuming he treated Olga Koshimbetova badly on 90 Day Fiance. It seemed that most scenes had the new dad complaining to Olga about not getting enough attention from her. TLC also showed him seemingly browbeating her in the car on the way home from the hospital. But what went down in real life versus what viewers saw on 90 Day Fiance? Fans know that TLC edits for drama – – and not always fairly.
Cast members complained about how they were edited this season. Soap Dirt heard from an inside source that works in production on the TLC show. The source said several of Steven and Olga’s scenes were heavily influenced by production. Reportedly, Olga Koshimbetova went into the US Embassy with Steven and her son, but the cameras showed her sitting outside looking sad and afraid.
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A little background of our history. April 17 Steven arrived in Voronezh at 1am. The whole next day we were shooting and we were released late at night. At 3 am the next day I have contractions. We were a little shock, are we really going to become parents today? We come to the hospital, there are problems. All in a stressful state. The good news is, Steven was allowed to attend. Thank God that there will be a close person in the midst of this madhouse. This was the happiest moments in our lives. The birth of our son. I remember everything. How Steven massaged my shoulders to make it easier. How he kissed my forehead goodnight every single night, how he bought me a bear and rose for being rude, As he gave me a drink, because my throat was dry. And the moment when I said that he was given to support his son, I will never forget. I looked at Steven, and he changed right before my eyes. He was so happy, the powers of the son. Then I was transferred to the ward and I fell asleep. When I woke up Steven was near. He helped me get out of bed, move around. Was very gentle. In the evening with the child we spent the night together. We could not stop looking at our baby and could not believe that we are now parents. I remember all these exciting feelings. And then this moment came, you need to change the diaper! It was the funniest moment. Steven just washed the baby, just wanted to put on a new diaper as the baby pooped again and pee’d on the entire table😂 To all fans, you see 5 minutes of our life. You do not know who we are as a person. Don’t be so quick to judge but we understand you only see, what you see.
90 Day Fiance Footage – Reportedly Heavily Edited
The production source also said that the show kept multiple camera crews on them filming long hours and then editing down to just a few minutes of footage that showed Steven Frend in the worst light. He recently admitted that he should have apologized to Olga Koshimbetova on the 90 Day Fiance Tell All for some of his behavior but it now appears there was a lot of context and back and forth between the young couple that never made it to air.
The TLC insider also said that certain lines were scripted and that Steven was influenced to say them – – particularly those about him taking little Richie away from his mother and back to America. As most 90 Day Fiance followers know, the network has a reputation for frauding to create hype and ratings. While Steven doesn’t seem to be totally innocent, he’s also perhaps not nearly as bad as he appears on the show.
Read the above Insta post from Olga for a drastically different take on her labor and delivery and birth of their son, than what aired on TLC. Then below is the scene that triggered most people to rage at Steven Frend. Who is more trustworthy? Olga Koshimbetova speaking out of love – – or TLC whose editing is motivated by scoring the biggest ratings possible?
Olga Koshimbetova Supports Steven – Trolls Threaten Violence
There’s one thing that’s been consistent this season. No matter what aired on TLC’s 90 Day Fiance, Olga stands by Steven Frend with firm statements on social media. Unfortunately, some people take what they see on reality TV as “real” when it’s often staged, manipulated, cleverly edited – – or downright scripted. These are likely the ones sending death threats to Steven Frend.
The production source told SD that the young father was terrified about the hostility and threats to harm him flooding his social media. Olga took to Instagram many times to address the hate aimed at Steven Frend. Reportedly, ever since the scene above aired, Steven has been a target. First it was online trolling and then it allegedly escalated to death threats. Steven and Olga both took down their social media – eventually Olga reactivated hers.
90 Day Fiance News: Steven Frend in Disguise After Threats
90 Day Fiance’s Steven Frend is frequently the target of angry fans online. When the trolling began to include talk about assaulting Steven, the source told us that he decided he needed to disguise his appearance. As his blonde locks stand out, he cut and dyed his hair a dark brown. Steven rocked the new look on the Tell All Part 2 and viewers noticed, but likely didn’t know that his makeover was done out of fear for his life.
On the Tell All couch scenes, filmed in November, he was still with blonde hair. But the final scenes that followed up with the stars more recently, his new look was on display. In recent Insta photos, Steven Frend is often in hats, and it may be to disguise his new look. However, with his latest 90 Day Fiance appearance, it seems that his new look was outed by TLC. Did they refuse to let him keep his hat on?
It’s a lot of trouble to go to and then blow it by showing up on TV in your disguise. Viewers saw Steven Frend’s new look. So, if he’s still being harassed by people threatening to hurt him, now it seems he’ll need to find another disguise to stay out of the public eye and stay safe. In better news, he’s expecting Olga Koshimbetova and little Richie Aleksandr Frend to start a new life with him in America.
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