‘Teen Mom’ Stars Blame MTV For Their Troubles

April 22nd, 2011 // 9 Comments

Apparently MTV’s degenerate darlings are biting the hand that exploits feeds them.  New York’s Daily News reports that Teen Mom stars Jenelle Evans and Amber Portwood are blaming their woes on the network.  Evans has faced a slew of legal problems, the most recent being a violent assault charge against her that was caught on video.  She tweeted the other night, “crying my eyes out wishing I never even moved here thanks MTV.”

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Portwood faces felony and misdemeanor battery charges in addition to felony neglect of a dependent, all of which was caught on camera.  Portwood recently joined other cast members of Teen Mom for a reunion special in Los Angeles.  She was spotted at LAX with her daughter, Leah and mother, Tonya April 11th after taping wrapped.   Portwood’s brother, Shawn spoke to E! News about her struggles with fame:

“MTV plays ‘Teen Mom’ to help promote abstinence and prevent teens from getting pregnant,” he said. “But at the same time, they play a disgusting show known as ‘Jersey Shore,’ which promotes unsafe sex and drinking.”

“How is it possible to air two totally different shows and feel like they are making a difference in the world?”

“Plus, they say teen pregnancy has gone down, yet they are airing [another season of] ’16 and Pregnant.’”

Even if only a quarter of Shawn’s statement makes sense, the man has a point.  Still, the issue of Teen Mom being on the air is a sticky one.  Is it an effective way to prevent teen pregnancy?  Or does it glorify these featured teenagers to the point where young viewers want that exact same thing (fame, money, popularity)?

What do you think?

By Kelly Lynch

  1. KC


  2. Bill

    You must be retarded!! His comment made sense to me!!!

  3. emmie

    Come on mommy its time to grow up and teach your child personal responsabilty.Say I got in a fight because Im young and cant fully control myself.I acted like this before MTV(hence the knocked up at 16 thingy) Im still a teen and no matter how hard being a mom and no matter how many time I say Im muture for my age Im still a just kid who is trying to act like an adult.
    They are just bigger kids playing house like little kids do only thing is their babies are real and not dolls

  4. Jojo

    So, stations shouldn’t show two different shows with different themes?

    I don’t care much for MTV. That’s why I don’t watch it. I don’t, however, blame it for all my problems and the state of youth in general. That’s just stupid.

  5. Melissa

    He did not just say that… ok then I guess as they say all teens minds are not developed enough to know right from wrong then… Maybe he is right. Myself how did the “Teen Moms” find out they was doing a reality show on pregnancy? Hmmm bet MTV got a hold of them through random name pulls? Highly doubt it, but it’s so much easier to place the blame on someone else. They’ve put themselves into this situation. I give kudo’s to the girls that can make it having a child and raising the child while going through school. But, from what I’ve heard these girls are getting paid to be on this show… which is a job soo guess they don’t need another job right now. They aren’t struggling too bad if they can get a pedicure or manicure.. Struggling is when you are working outside the home, going to school , getting up in the middle of the night for feedings and barely making ends meet living paycheck to paycheck.

  6. jeff

    these tramps have some nerve blaming everybody else for THEIR problems. there is absolutely no excuse for the way these sluts are acting. one of them punches somebody as hard as she possibly can and it’s the TV STATIONS fault??? that amber pig is living in a fantasy land. that disgusting excuse for a woman belongs nowhere but in a prison cell…..period. it’s hideous enough that her fatso, wimpy ,baby hughie boyfriend.just stood there and let her hit him instead of beating the shit out of her (like any guy with an ounce of self respect would have).

  7. Lori

    Someone please tell these two bit hoes they were troubled way before MTV came into their lives. Don’t blame the TV station for raising you to be a juvenile ho ho. Please. Go home and get off my TV screen.

  8. Norine

    There is a difference with Jersey Shore, they are over 21 and not pregnant. The teen mom’s don’t have any idea what is in store for them or future. They are getting use to dumping their problems on ever one else to fix.

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