'Teen Mom' Farrah Abraham's Drunk Driving Arrest Does Not Make Her a Bad Mom

Farrah AbrahamOf all the moms on MTV's Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham was one of the good ones. Which is why her arrest Monday night for alleged drunk driving is so distressing. Luckily, her daughter Sophia wasn't in the car with her when Abraham was pulled over at 1 a.m. after allegedly hanging a wide turn and nearly hitting a police cruiser.

If this is true, then Farrah has become no better than Jenelle Evans or Amber Portwood, right? I mean, we EXPECT this crap from them, but Farrah? She seems to have it all together. But let's just hang on a minute there, shall we?

No one can or should or even would defend drunk driving. It's indefensible and she could have killed herself or someone else. But her daughter wasn't in the car and she is 21. It's a mistake a lot of people make. Does this make her a bad mom? I say no.

Sorry, but in the world of teen motherhood, there are much greater offenses committed every single day. She is already ahead of the curve just by not having Sophia in the car!

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Maybe my expectations are low. And I will admit, this is disappointing. Farrah (and everyone else) should know better than to drink and then get behind the wheel of a car. It's a bad, stupid move. 

But the reality is, people do it every single day. Smart people. People who should know better. Farrah made a dumb mistake, but that doesn't make her a bad mom or a terrible person.

So let's not all get out our pitchforks just yet. This is a HUGE mistake, but I do think Farrah can learn from it. It doesn't have to be any worse than it is. She is allowed to make a dumb mistake.

Do you think Farrah is a bad mom because of this?

 

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nonmember avatar Stephanie.r.e

It makes her a bad person. But if you've ever watched 3 seconds of her on television you should already know that. I do not believe she will "learn from this". She is 100% selfish, self entitled and thinks the world revolves around her. Even if she had hurt someone she would not have cared. I hate people that drink and drive. How dare she or anyone that drinks and then drives put innocent people's lives at risk.

xiolxuo xiolxuo

The thing is, is that it does make her a bdd mother. It makes her a piece of shit. And for you to think driving whilst drunk is only a mistake that she can learn from... how seriously mentally ill you are. Only assholes drive drunk. You could kill someone else; what is wrong with you??

nonmember avatar Common.Sense

Drunk driving isn't a "mistake a lot of people make". It's an absolutely inexcusable transgression that, were there justice in the world, would get your license revoked for the rest of your life on the first offense. If a drunk driver is a parent, then they deserve to lose their children. Seems like an apt punishment for people who put the lives of other people's kids at risk because they're too stupid to stay sober and/or know what a taxi is. If the author of this article can be so non-chalant about such a serious issue, I wonder how many shots she has before going for a spin. I hope the next time she drives drunk, she wraps her car around a tree and removes her dangerous presence from roads where decent people are trying to drive home.

momof... momof3cuties987

Driving while texting and even talking on the phone has been proven to be just as dangerous as driving while drunk so I hope that everyone who is passing their judgement isn't guilty of that.  No one is perfect, I am sure we have all done something in our life that we are not proud of but don't consider ourselves bad mothers over it.

lamom... lamommy23

She has waxed her kids eyebrows gone through multiple cosmetic.surgeries and now shes driving.drunk...yeah great role model for her daughter

LeeshaE LeeshaE

Not trying to defend this girl in anyway but I also live in Iowa, (other side of the state) but at least in my town there isn't much else for young people to do beyond going to the bars. I know this because I don't like to drink so I really don't do much. But I would say at least 50% of the people I know have had an OWI and there are even well respected business people that have multiple offenses. Again not saying its right in any way but lay off the girl a bit she's only a product of her environment.


@Common Sense taking the children away from someone with OWI offense will hurt the children more than anybody. Anyone who justifies the punishment of children for their parents offense is nothing short of cruel.

nonmember avatar analIsa

D. dumb, U. ugly, I. Ignorant... shes not allowed by law to even be drInkIng.. also she could have kIlled people wIth her very selfIsh act. DId she forget how Derek dIed? does she want sofIa to grow up wIthout both her parents? STUPID !!!!

Ashley Cooper

No this does not make her like them at all.... Everyone makes mistakes and she takes on a lot... Just a dump in the road girlfriend This to shall pass... You are not a bad mother... Now as for the other to... Probably the worst so called moms I have ever seen in my life!!! Keep up the good work girl! :)

nonmember avatar kacy

I think it does make her a bad mom I mean what the hell was she thinking. She is 21 and didn't have her daughtrr with her but she could have called herself or had someone call a cab. She can only learn from this? Wow she could have killed herself or someone else. Drunk driving is not right no matter who you are. She needs to think about her daughter first!

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