Teen Mom 3 hasn't even gotten its air date, and already one of its stars has learned the drawback to being famous. Brittany DeJesus just learned the definition of "private" for reality stars. Twitter? Is definitely not private!
DeJesus is sister to Briana DeJesus, one of the four moms set to be chronicled in the second spin-off from the original Teen Mom. She played a critical role in her sister's 16 & Pregnant episode because she too got pregnant as a teenager. Unlike her sister, however, Britt chose an abortion, and the dichotomy between the two girls' paths has been celebrated as an important lesson that can come from featuring them both on Teen Mom 3.
Unfortunately for Brittany, that means anything she chooses to share with the public is REALLY public. She found that out this week when she stumbled across an online article about her (and Briana's) absent father, an article she said wasn't bad but was clearly written because of something she said on Twitter.
Warning, foul language ahead:
Signing up for the show seemed like a good idea but damn bitches y'all don't need to fucking write articles about why my father isn't around
times I feel like the line is crossed, and this was one of the times. Smh... People need to mind their business
Does she have a point about the invasive nature of the tabloids? Perhaps.
But the fact is, Brittany made her absent dad the world's business when she took to Twitter to rant about him. Unless your account is locked, comments on the social media site can be viewed by anyone, anywhere. It's a lesson all teenagers (heck, all Twitter users) really need to learn, but it's one reality stars need to take to heart. Brittany's list of followers is growing steadily in no small part because she signed on to be part of a reality show. People are reading what she's saying, a LOT of people.
Hasn't she seen what happens to Jenelle Evans? The girl has turned oversharing on Twitter into an art form!
Maybe it's good that Brittany got a taste of the sour side of fame now.
If she doesn't want to turn out like Jenelle, she had best reshape her whole social media strategy. Because it's only going to get worse -- from her perspective anyway. Teen Mom 3 apparently will be aired -- despite rumors at one point that it would be canned along with Teen Mom 2.
What do you think of Brittany's complaints? Is this something she needs to get used to?
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