Jenelle Evans Seems Weirdly Nonchalant About Losing Her Beloved Pet

bearded dragonJenelle Evans' beloved bearded dragon Yoshi is apparently dead, and Evans took to Twitter to talk about it. The "star" tweeted that her mother killed him, apparently by turning off the light inadvertently. It's super sad, especially given the nonchalant way Jenelle approached it.

Sure, Yoshi wasn't a human being (or even a dog or a cat), but it's yet another creature Jenelle didn't take responsibility for, handing him over to her mother. And then she can't even ratchet up enough sadness for the poor guy to mention it more than in passing?

I get that a bearded dragon may not seem as important to some people as another kind of pet, but it's a real responsibility. Even a goldfish deserves to be fed and have its water changed regularly, no?

Jenelle doesn't need to break down in tears and have a drama fest over the death of her bearded dragon, but I would expect more from a woman who has treated even a breakup with a boyfriend of two weeks as life-alteringly awful.

This is death! I don't care if it's a reptile or a human. It's still really sad. Jenelle even made kind of light of it in a later tweet, replying to a friend:

@knblack333 no lol on accident of course she turned off his heat lamp!!!

The responses are pretty typical, mostly bashing Jenelle for shirking yet another responsibility. And while I don't blame ANYONE who feels that way, I also think this is more than that. This is showing a real lack of sadness over something real. With all the drama over such little things, one would think Evans could muster a little grief over her little buddy.

It's truly sad.

Do you think Jenelle underreacted to this?


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nonmember avatar FarmersWife

As a reptile keeper... Unless the animal was in an unheated house in the winter he would have been perfectly fine for days if not weeks. Their metabolism slows down but they recover fine. Accidental cooler temps are much safer than high temps for reptiles. I'd venture to guess he was neglected for an extended period of time...

Mystica Cheri Martinez Chavez

To whoever wrote this story, I think you are blowing things way out of proportion. I was a pet yes but it was an accident. Accidents happen. What do you want a funeral? Life goes on.

Taija Hoyt

Small animal or not its just sad that people who shouldnt have pets OR kids are able to just get them and then doesnt take care of them. HOW SAD!

nonmember avatar Theresa delaney

Did anyone think she would be sad??? She's an irresponsible junkie who would probably make light of it if someone in her family died she's a self centered selfish junkie who will always only give a damn about herself....

Danette Jonae Duprey-Hunter

No, I don't think she under reacted. Actually, I think for her to react any other way would be DUMB. I mean, it's only a dang dragon! C'mon. However, I do not like Janelle as a mother and don't agree with anything she has done thus far. I hate her child has to go through what he has.

nonmember avatar Theresa delaney

I also agree with mystica as well.... This has been taken out of proportion but I still stick to what I said as well

Christina Leigh

Okay seriously?  My iguana died and I honestly didn't really care at all.  Calm yourself, it's a lizard.

nonmember avatar loretta

She needs everthing that is alive took from her she a poor excuse of a Mother and person

nonmember avatar QuestionEveryth

Wow, let's hope Christina Leigh never has pets or children. Sociopathic much?

Maybe someone should leave you in a hot car since you are only a dumb punk.

Angel McElhose

really I'm sorry but who cares how she takes the death her pet that's her business and how can you compare that to the death of a human are you an idiot?

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