'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans’ Heroin Confession Makes Us Want to Turn Off the TV

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Jenelle EvansJenelle Evans of Teen Mom fame is probably MTV's biggest liability right now. The network is already under fire for what has happened with Shain Gandee of Buck Wild and now Evans, a noted drug user and constant troublemaker has admitted to using heroin on Twitter.

Heroin is not a gateway drug. You have already gone way through the gate if you are using heroin and Jenelle's life is no longer cute or funny. It's a mess. So where is MTV's responsibility? Where is she getting the money to fuel a lifestyle that includes drugs? What responsibility does a network have to its stars?

These questions are being asked all over the place today and this week. For good reason. The reality of reality shows is that they are often filled with attention starved people who are living on the border of what is acceptable. After all, that's good TV.

Get some young people all messed up and laugh at them, right? Except no. It's wrong. Jenelle admitted her drug use on Twitter, saying:

I hate you kieffer!!!! why cant you leave my life alone and stay away from me..you got me strung out on heroin #BYE

Good for her for recognizing a bad situation. But we all know Jenelle. We all know how this continues and round and round she goes. It seems wrong and cruel that people continue to exploit her and that the money MTV gives her likely goes right down the tubes.

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Any illusion that Jace is being helped by his mom's "fame" is squelched by the fact that she continues to get engaged, break up, get married and do all kinds of things that don't help her baby, all with the money MTV provides.

I am sure she likes the infamy. I am sure she interprets it as attention and fame. But it is short lived and she is not making enough for it to be sustainable.

Rumor has it that MTV may end this show because of her. Whether they do or not, they need to let Jenelle go. She needs to live her life off camera where she can get the help she needs and stop feeding her many different addictions in many different ways.

This is becoming a horror story.

Do you think MTV should drop Jenelle?

 

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Sierr... SierraLynn

You cant lay blame on MTV for her addiction. She had to sign a contract ot be on the show for each season. Yes, she is getting paid for it, but if she has an addiction she would find money to fuel it even if she wasnt on TV.


MTV gave her the oppertunity to be on TV and she jumps on it every single time. No one forces her. And maybe for reasons like this, the network has pulled the plug for any future seasons.

nonmember avatar T

It is not MTV's fault, nor is it Kieffer's. She made a choice to do heroin. She needs to stop blaming everyone else for the bad decisions she makes. All human beings are accountable for their own decisions, good or bad. What makes her different? She's been given many chances and opporunities and has chosen to throw them all away.

Tarah Reghitto

Maybe they should help her they have the resources to help her and the money but if she doesn't want help it wont matter if mtv puts their hand out or not she will only do what she wants!

heart... heartnhidin

You can't blame mtv for this. If every addict blamed their job for helping support their addiction, there would be no business. She needs to take all the blame on herself.

Kelly Simmons

yeah because why should the others loose the show.i hope she never gets her son back.poor jace janelle is a hot mess.i love teen mom 2 drop her and move on.

Melanie Carol Lanier

Excuse the Hell out of me but just where the hell do you get your info from. Sorry I am on Jenelle's Twitter page and I do not see any metion of Herion. Get your facts straight before you keep messing with her

nonmember avatar Ashlee

I THINK THAT MTV SHOULD HAVE TAKEN HER OFF THE AIR WHEN SHE WAS GETTING ARRESTED EVERY OTHER WEEK! SHE IS NOT A A GOOD INFLUENCE ON HER SON! HECK SHE STILL DOESNT HAVE HIM HER MOTHER DOES AND THIS IS AFTER SHE KEPT TELLING HER MOTHER THAT SHE WAS GOING TO GET HIM BACK!!! SHE NEEDS TO BE OFF THE SHOW AND LET THE OTHER GIRLS BE ON!!

nonmember avatar Cassie Tye

Ok, so maybe it's just me but I don't think it is anyone's fault that the girl is the way she is other than from her own actions. Action = Reaction = Conciunce! She got strung out because she wanted to, she has been on drugs and hard drugs for awhile. For those who did'nt see it coming you must have had your eyes closed. Her mother (god bless her soul) seems like she has tried and tried to get through to her, and heckie naw she don't deserve her kid back after all that she has done and continuing to do. I know I may seem harsh but I speak real talk. She used MTV and her parents. Simple enough.

Stephanie Sekellick Kelsey

I hate the Teen Mom and most of the reality shows on MTV. That said, MTV's money didn't get her addicted. That money could have gone toward rehab, or God forbid, to help her son. She chose heroin. MTV isn't to blame for her poor choices. Too many people these days have both an inflated sense of entitlement and a total lack of personal responsibility.

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