Do you ever watch Teen Mom and think, "Oooh, that is so not real"? Join the club. Already a member? Tyler Baltierra.
The fiance of Catelynn Lowell and star of four straight seasons of Teen Mom, Baltierra is a household name because of MTV. But he had no problem taking the channel to task for not showing the entire story of the stars' lives. Yikes! Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!
Let's back up a second.
Tyler was on the offensive already this weekend, going after fans who are critical of Teen Mom 2 cast member Jenelle Evans. Tyler asked for a little sympathy for Evans, who he said has had a lot of struggles in her life. Tyler certainly knows about struggles himself -- from getting his girlfriend pregnant at 16 to dealing with his drug addict father spending much of his childhood in prison.
But the critics weren't having any of it, saying Jenelle has put her flaws out there for the world to see, and she's getting what she deserves. And that's when Tyler took aim at the successful reality series:
@kanamore @PBandJenelley_1 EXACTLY! You only see what MTV decides to show. Trust me I did it for 4 years
Doesn't sound like he's too happy with MTV, does it?
Listen, we all know to use the word "reality" pretty loosely when it comes to reality shows anymore. But you would think that Tyler, of all people, would be the last person to bash MTV and Teen Mom. He remains a fan favorite because he came off as one of the sweetest boyfriends EVER. His and Catelynn's fight to make something of themselves despite their screwed-up childhoods is pretty inspirational.
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I'm not sure what he has to complain about? Or if he's even wise to complain.
This is, after all, a guy who was just a nobody from Michigan until MTV got hold of him and his girlfriend. Now he's trying to launch an acting career, and he's got curated shopping sites like Gentology touting him as one of their celebrity catches.
If he really wants to move forward with a career in the public eye, Tyler would be wise to remember who got him there.
Do you think Tyler has anything to complain about here?
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