Let's face it, Kailyn Lowry and Jenelle Evans may star on the same TV show, but they are from two different worlds. And the two Teen Mom 2 stars have had their differences over the years -- and HOW. But if there's one thing we've learned about Kail, she is not afraid to speak her mind -- especially when the topic is a tough one.
As tough as, say, abortion?
Kailyn was asked this week what she thought of the controversial premiere of Teen Mom 2, and she didn't hold back!
@sookilicious everyone goes through different things. I'm pro choice and I wasn't in Jenelle's shoes :/— Kail Lowry-Marroquin (@KailLowry) January 22, 2014
A woman's right to choose is a woman's right to choose. Period. If we aren't in their shoes, we really can't judge.
Can we judge MTV for showing Jenelle's abortion? Perhaps. There's room to debate whether it was appropriate for a show aimed at teens, although I would come down on the "yes, it was" side because it shows the reality of what happens if you don't use protection. As Jenelle herself pointed out in a chat with The Stir, the would-be father of her child was not a nice guy. She was in a domestic violence situation ... and she put herself there. That's something teens need to be aware of when they're having sex ... which is the point of Teen Mom, isn't it? To teach kids about the consequences of unintended teen pregnancy?
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Having chatted with Kailyn a few times, I've found her to be very proud of the message of the show overall, whether she agrees with everything her co-stars do or not. In standing up for Jenelle, she's also standing up for the integrity of the show ... and for heaven knows how many girls who may one day find themselves facing a similarly harrowing choice. She's taking the issue beyond one (admittedly controversial) TV star, and making it about what it is -- women's right to choose.
Good for her for having the courage to take a stand!
What do you think of Kailyn coming out to defend Jenelle?
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