'Teen Moms' Leah Messer & Jenelle Evans Make the Worst Decision on MTV Contract

teen mom 2Good news Teen Mom fans! The first edition of the show is still officially cancelled, but it looks like Teen Mom 2 is safe -- for now anyway. Stars Leah Messer and Jenelle Evans have shot back at rumors that they'd stomped off like petulant teenagers from contract negotiations with MTV.

So call your favorite teenager into the room, plop a box of condoms in his or her lap, and settle down on the couch for some gawking. These two troubled teen mothers are sticking with the reality show! Did you really expect them to make smart decisions now?

If it sounds harsh, let's be realistic here -- these girls signed up for Teen Mom 2 after seeing what it was like for the girls in the first iteration of the show. And they stuck with it. Not to mention they've been tabloid fodder more than their co-stars Kailyn and Chelsea because they've made more mistakes on camera. Knowingly!

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You don't whine about how you are addicted to marijuana (Jenelle!) or cheat on your husband one week before your marriage (Leah!) when a reality show is tracking your every move and win a prize for "most likely to make good choices." If anything, it seems like these two girls court the drama that comes with being on a controversial reality series. I might even say they're a wee bit addicted. And if you don't believe me, have a look-see at how long it took Jenelle to get back on Twitter after she claimed she was going to stay away for a whole month (hint, she didn't make it).

Of course they're sticking with the show! And if you don't believe me, check out the evidence:

Leah's mom, Dawn Spears, came to the defense of her daughter, whose recent pregnancy and miscarriage made her the hot topic of the interwebs. Tweeting that there was no truth to the rumors, she also took particular aim at folks in her hometown who referred to her as the "redneck Kim Kardashian" in the HollywoodLife article that started the buzz about their departure:

they probably got money like others to sale a BS ARTICLE #nothing new

And speaking of money, Jenelle, whose troubles with the law are regular tabloid fodder, admitted her manager has pushed her to go for more cash, but insists that she never said a word about it.

So there we have it, another dumb decision from these two. Can't say I'm surprised, how about you? What do you think Leah and Jenelle should be doing?


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Cheryl Chamberlain

why wouldn't they stick it out?  they get paid for their appearances, and they both need money for help!

Alexandra Leigh Drake

All Ive learned from this article (and the other ones I have read from this site) is that every stay at home mother who writes for this website just wants to make the Teen Mom stars look as bad as possible.




Completely rediculous! Let these girls live, they can make their own decisions just as though you can do yours.

Nina Brown

I cant believe they r canceling the first Teen Mom (which is nothing compared to teen mom 2)and leaving the train wrecks from Teen Mom 2 on... I just dont get it, I would much rather watch Maci, Caitlynn and Ferrah over Leah and Janelle.

shell... shellyplatz

I will miss Catelyn and Macy!

nonmember avatar Jessica

The only thing I have seen from this site is bashing of the Teen Mom girls. They are young. They will make mistakes. Granted, some have made more major mistakes than others, but that doesn't give you the right to be do judgemental. Have you never made mistakes??

Mamaz... Mamazee73

I don't watch the shows bcz i think they are exploitive. Everybody makes some bad choices as teens, but these girls are making sure their children will know every sordid detail. I feel sorry for them and think it's sad that adults would watch it and gossip about children..

nonmember avatar AnnieMouse

What should they be doing?? Focusing on raising their children and bettering themselves that's what!

forev... foreverabuff

You know...teen pregnancy has dropped in the last couple years, and it's been suggested that this show is a major contributor. It sheds light on birth control options many teens don't know about (like the IUD, which part of me thinks all teen girls should be secretly given...), problems with birth control (like how antibiotics can cancel out the effectiveness), and, most importantly, that no one is invinsible from getting pregnant. It also shows how hard it is being a mom and how much you give up, and that NO ONE is immune from that reality.


Personally, I love that this show is on the air and that it's as popular as it is. I think it's giving young girls a big, helpful dose of reality.

nonmember avatar Dana

my cousin is friends with Jenelle and her life is really like what you see on tv..she is troubled..but i can't say i blame her for staying on Teen Mom..

Krista Gibson

I don't know about the rest of you but I don't watch this show or really anything on MTV. HOWEVER, I am familiar with some of the more wild girls and their stories because of the internet, etc. I don't know if I'm alone on this, but the one thing I hate more than ANYTHING else as a parent is Bullying. I think it is the worst type of abuse. Be it in school, on facebook or in a creative writing forum. Let us not forget, regardless of how many bad decisions these girl's make, they are still KIDS. Children raising children with most likely very little role model parenting to speak of. Their lives are on display for the world to see. I made a lot of bad decisions as a teenager. A TON. I hated myself sometimes for stupid things I had done without thinking... but if MY MISTAKE had been viewed by the entire world, then judged, over and over and over again by ADULTS? Professionals? Writers, Reporters, Actors, PARENTS? I don't think I would have ever been able to forgive myself. I'm emotionally healthy, but all the negative attention may one day push one of these young girls over the edge.. and who would be to blame? You. Cafemom writer, and every other bully with a platform out there. Pat yourself on the back. You are a professional bully. Kudos. Sleep well tonight.

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