Poor Jake Pavelka! It seems no one has been paying attention to the former Bachelor star lately, so he had to stir up a scandal by picking on someone else. Pavelka's target? Teen Mom.
Pavelka, who has starred on five -- count 'em, FIVE -- reality shows over the years has pulled out the tired old "glamorizing teen pregnancy" line about the MTV reality show in an interview with Radar that amounted to nothing other than his griping about the teen stars:
It is not cool and that is what that show does is it makes it seem like it’s cool to go get pregnant in high school out of wedlock.
Um, Jake, you know what's not cool?
Telling the world that the answer to true love is to have a TV network find 25 women so desperate for attention that they'll sign up to be dicked around by you on national television. Even crappier? Breaking up with your supposed true love (Vienna Girardi), thereby proving that the show you were on was a load of bull pucky, and then jumping on ANOTHER reality show (cough, Bachelor Pad, cough, cough) to find the woman who will make your heart go pitter pat.
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Still want to throw stones, Jake? Cause this house is made of glass!
I'll be the first to say the Teen Mom series is imperfect. The fallout from Amber Portwood's explosive scenes on camera, in particular, is proof that MTV does not have it all figured out with this documentary series.
But most teens I've talked to who have watched Teen Mom have said it's a sobering look at what happens when you end up a teenage parent. It is not glamorous. It's pretty awful.
In fact, Pavelka is half right. Being a teen mother is NOT cool.
Fortunately, anyone who actually watches Teen Mom (rather than simply reading the tabloid stories) can see that pretty readily.
Anyone who watches The Bachelor or Bachelor Pad, on the other hand, is being fed a load of romantic BS that will help ... who exactly? Little girls who still believe in fairy tales? Little boys who still think it's OK to objectify women?
Sorry, but I'll take the harsh reality of what it means to face the abrupt end of childhood when you get pregnant any day over that claptrap.
Do you think Jake Pavelka is right or is he a hypocrite?
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