The rumors have been swirling for weeks now that season 4 of Teen Mom 2 will be the last for the MTV series, and every finger points to Jenelle Evans being the cause for the cancellation. Maybe it's true. Maybe it's not. But it turns out the fans aren't the only ones fed up with the reality star and her near constant state of drama. Even her co-stars are turning on her these days.
Last week it was Corey Simms' dad, Jeff Simms. This week it's Chelsea Houska's dad, Randy Houska, and even one of the other Teen Moms herself.
Randy, who's become the Cliff Huxtable of the reality TV set with his own following of fans who adore his super dad status, took to Twitter this week to deliver a little dig at Jenelle:
So far, TM2 has been a great experience. The crew,the teen moms,their family and friends: all good. @PBandJenelley_1 - you are the wild card
On its own, the comment speaks volumes about the effect Jenelle's arrests, divorce drama, and drug rumors have had on the show. Moms like Chelsea maintain that they agreed to be on the MTV series to show the world the truth about young motherhood. Unfortunately, that's hard to do when the news about Teen Mom is less focused on what it takes to be a young mom and more on what guy Jenelle is or isn't dating now.
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Randy's daughter, not surprisingly, is the one Teen Mom who is seen least in the tabloids. She's survived the three seasons of Teen Mom 2 so far virtually scandal-free. Jenelle, on the other hand, seems particularly hellbent on capturing the media spotlight, constantly tweeting her every movement, and allowing her husband to sell stories about her to the tabloids.
A few weeks ago, it earned her a slap from co-star Kailyn Lowry for bringing her drama out in public. Kailyn quickly deleted the Tweet, after fans criticized her for being critical of a co-star. This time, she's standing firm. The straight-talking Kail not only retweeted Randy Houska's comment, but she also commended the TV dad for "being so honest."
So it's not just the parents of the Teen Moms who are sick of Jenelle, it's some of the Teen Moms themselves? Not surprising at all, not when girls like Kail who are trying to follow the straight and narrow -- going to college, taking care of their kids -- are constantly being lumped in with the likes of a scandal-plagued Jenelle Evans.
It's too bad the show can't continue for future seasons with just three Teen Moms. We already know the Jenelle Evanses of the world exist. That's the Teen Mom stereotype. What the world could use is more examples like Kailyn and Chelsea, moms who have struggled with teen pregnancy but eventually found their even keel. At least it would give other girls in their situation a positive example of what to strive for.
What do you think of the Teen Mom stars going after Jenelle Evans?
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