One of the most striking elements from this week's episode of Teen Mom was Jenelle Evans' abnormal obsession with singer Ke$ha. Look, I am no music snob, but a Ke$ha concert isn't a good reason to go to jail. And yet, Jenelle was willing to stay on probation, get in trouble for the pot violation, and be in far worse trouble just because she can't miss the Ke$ha concert.
OK then Jenelle. This is where the phrase "bad life choices" kind of comes into play. Because this life choice? Is bad. Ke$ha is a flash in the pan, someone you will be embarrassed to admit you liked in five years, but violating your probation is BAD. It's called responsibility for our actions. It sucks, but it's part of being an adult.
I am sure if I knew Jenelle in real life, I would want to mother her in a more nurturing way than she ever got from her mother. She has a very sweet, vulnerable side that always makes me root for her, but come ON. Ke$ha? Really? See her 2009 video below:
When Jenelle told her lawyer that she valued Ke$ha over just about anything, it was ... frightening. Here is how she put it:
Like no one understands how important this concert is to me. It's not just a concert. It's Ke$ha. It's the person. It's not 'Oh, I wanna go to a random concert.' It's Ke$ha, my idol.
Look, Ke$ha is fun. She is great to listen to on a run or in my car, but she is not worth jail time. She is not worth ruining my life or my child's life. This is just ridiculous.
I guess at a certain point, you just have to laugh. No blogger is going to fix Jenelle Evans or be her mommy during the critical time in her life when she so clearly needed someone to care for her.
She has problems that are real and profound, and she has opportunities she just squanders. It makes a person wonder what she will be like in a decade once Teen Mom is long behind her. My prediction is she will be in much the same spot as she is right now only with another kid or two. And no cameras will even care.
It's sad. But hey. She'll always have Ke$ha.
Do you think Jenelle's obsession with Ke$ha is weird?
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