Teen Mom 2 will probably be cancelled due to Jenelle Evans’ public drama


The last time we reported on Teen Mom 2′s Jenelle Evans, she was pregnant and planning to divorce her husband of a whole six weeks, having filed six assault charges against him. After that, Jenelle and her estranged husband, convicted felon Courtland Rogers, both went on public webcam rants against each other, both while shacking up with other people. It was ridiculous and I gave up covering the story at that point – but more happened! Jenelle then live-tweeted her miscarriage, to borrow a phrase from Michael K.

So Jenelle, 21, is incredibly messed up, she’s bipolar and off her meds and she’s sharing all her constant drama online. According to The NY Post, MTV may cancel Teen Mom 2 because Jenelle has become such a liability:

MTV appears to be pulling the plug on “Teen Mom 2.”

The controversial documentary series, which follows the adult lives of four women who became pregnant in high school, is shutting down production, multiple sources tell The Post.

The decision to end the show follows several months of erratic, headline-grabbing behavior by loose-cannon star Jenelle Evans.

Since Thanksgiving, Evans has become pregnant again, got married, lost her baby and publicly demanded a divorce.

“You f – - king leave out of town and I might be having a miscarriage?! F – - k U, U f – - king piece of sh – t,” she tweeted to her husband, Courtland Rogers, last week.
Evans, 21, also shared what appeared to be disturbing, play-by-play updates of her seven-week pregnancy ending.

“And this is the end, I think,” she shared with 632,800 followers Friday. “Feel light headed.”

Hours later, Evans tweeted that she was with her ex-fiance, Gary Head, at a North Carolina bar.

Insiders say producers are concerned the attention-seeking reality star has become a liability for the show, which tries to characterize itself as a cautionary tale about the hardships of too-young motherhood.

MTV, once unafraid to push the limits of taste and exploitation, appears to be more protective of the image its programs project than in the past.

Last week, Oxygen abruptly scrapped “All My Babies’ Mamas” — which documented the relationships between rapper Shawty Lo and the 10 mothers of his 11 children — after charges the show projected a negative stereotype.

“Teen Mom” producers, still reeling from bad press over cast member Amber Portwood, who was jailed last year on drug charges, have been unable to tone down Evans’ out-of-control antics.

Since first appearing on MTV, Evans has been arrested seven times on charges including breaking and entering, assault, violation of probation and possession of drugs.

[From The NY Post]

In response to this story, MTV has issued a statement that no decision has been made yet, which sounds to me like they’re just covering their asses. “No decision has been made yet regarding a fifth season of Teen Mom 2. But the network is planning to air the fourth season this year and will announce the premiere date soon.” The fourth season has already been taped, so it would be a while until they needed to tape another one anyway.

Here’s the thing – MTV has several related shows in this “Teen Mom” family. The original Teen Mom has wrapped, but there’s also “Teen Mom 3″ and “16 and Pregnant.” These shows are wildly popular, so it’s not like MTV is going to scrap them because one castmember is off the rails. They’re just going to wash their hands of her, wrap that show up, and start over with a new crop of girls. With two out of eight of the Teen Moms so troubled, you think they would learn at some point. What is it going to take?

Baby photo and extreme duckface photos are from 2011. All other photos from late 2012, from Jenelle’s Twitter and Instagram

 

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  1. Sharon says:

    Good! This duck face needs therapy and medication NOT a TV show!! I hope these MTV execs and producers all know they are going to burn in eternal hell for creating these teen monsters (and they did create them – after these shows became so popular, little girls were getting pregnant on purpose to become popular. And poor little neglected babies suffer everywhere). Ill never watch a single minute of these horror shows of trash

    • Auruor says:

      While I understand your concern about glamorizing teen pregnancy, all publicly available data suggests the opposite is true. Rates of teen parenthood are down across the country, and it’s a downward trend that has been dropping for a decade.

      I agree that Teen Mom is problematic, but I would argue that 16 and Pregnant — which takes a more documentary angle, and is much bleaker, much more honest, and doesn’t create “stars” — is actually a good depiction of the realities of teen pregnancy. Watching shows like that may actually dissuade young people from going down that path.

    • annaloo. says:

      MTV execs are only giving the youth of this country what they want– they are hardly the only ones when I look at how some people parent these days. Everyone is about “being who you are” and that you are a “special unique snowflake”, and no one is talking about what is plain RIGHT and WRONG.

      We need to bring back LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE!!!

  2. marie says:

    it should have ended long before now, all the shows.

  3. MoxyLady007 says:

    That picture of her holding that sweet baby makes me sick. She doesn’t deserve to be a mom. So many amazing women and families can’t have children and yet here she is. Awful. Makes me so sad

    • Faye says:

      I was just going to post that although I try to stay away from Teen Mom news and posts, I found myself reading this one, like a scab you pick, and you know it’s bad for you but you can’t stop (sorry for the gross analogy). My husband and I are unable to have children after many years of trying, and miscarriages, etc. . .I don’t know that we’d be “the best parents ever” but we would surely be better than this trash. Yet people like this can pop out kids at a moment’s notice, and I can’t have any. I don’t want to sound bitter and jealous and angry, but in this respect I am, very much so. Life doesn’t seem fair sometimes.

      • LadyLupton says:

        I’m sorry you’re going through this, I know how hard it is. Fingers crossed for you.

      • Bad Irene says:

        Sending love and good wishes your way Faye

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Your post makes me so sad. You sound so Zen like and mature – much more rational than I would be writing the same post. Life is NOT fair. Still, I hope you and your husband get a break. God works through people. I hope that person finds you.

      • Amelia says:

        Best wishes to you Faye.
        It’s ridiculously unfair that someone who so readily sqanders their opportunities seems to have all the luck in the world. But there are so many families out there who are hurting.

      • Faye says:

        Thanks for the words of support. LOL, Belle Epoch, at sounding mature and Zen. Believe me, I only reached a point of semi-acceptance after years of throwing crying and screaming fits (albeit in the privacy of my own home when nobody was around to witness them) every time a friend who always said she didn’t even *want* kids called to share the good news that she was pregnant. And you wouldn’t want to have heard me after a “friend” told me my husband I were so “lucky” to be able to get a good night’s sleep, since she kept being woken up by her baby.

        In any case, you reach a point where you have to stop feeling so bitter about other people’s seeming ease at having kids. But I still maintain the Teen Moms shouldn’t be a thing – not backing down from that one :) .

      • Miss You Enclave24 says:

        Nope, life is not fair. Instead of saying “Why me?” say “Why not” it keeps you humble.

      • jc126 says:

        I’m sorry, Faye, and everyone else who is going through this. Life is VERY unfair, that’s for sure.

      • Auruor says:

        It really is unfair. My heart goes out to you.

        I was lucky to be able to have biological children, but we are also helping to raise my niece, the child of my husband’s sister, who had her daughter a few days after turning 16. She has little interest in the child and would rather run around and use drugs and disappear for weeks on end and be wildly immature than be a mother.

        I often think of people like you who deserve sweet little girls like her daughter and think how unfair it is that she can have babies but doesn’t appreciate them.

        I hope you’re able to form a family that gives you enormous happiness and makes you feel complete, however you choose to do that.

      • layercake says:

        So sorry to hear about your struggles Faye. I’m going through something similar right now myself. It really sucks to be taking all kinds of meds & trying so hard, while at the same time seeing young women like this who get pregnant like it’s nothing. Very frustrating. I hope to eventually find the kind of peace you seem to have. Thanks for sharing.

    • erika says:

      just seeing that innocent face drawn a bad card in first breathes of life….looking up to his mom with eyes expressing ‘i’m here, love me, that’s all i need’i want to, want someone to save him.

      he/she doesn’t deserve this. could really cry if i continue the thought as it happens x hundreds a day…

    • Lulu says:

      So true – it hurts my heart. And best wishes to you Faye and to any other ladies out there trying.

  4. Steph says:

    If they took care of her season, meaning they cancelled it, thank goodness! I was 17 when these shows started, now at almost 23 I can’t stand seeing these in the news and online.

  5. lucy2 says:

    MTV is only enabling at this point. I don’t think they ever should have done the show to start with, but seeing how it’s turning out, they should pull the plug.

    That girl needs serious help.

  6. yellowlala says:

    These shows glorify what it shouldn’t…have a baby, you can become a celebrity and we will pay you, disgusting..

    • Sam says:

      I don’t know. The show itself definitely doesn’t glorify being a teen mother, it looks horrible. BUT I agree that the whole getting breast implants and posing for bikini ops a la Farrah is not right. To be honest though, the two that stick out most for me as being ‘famous’ frm the shows are Amber and Jenelle, and both for being drug addict/suicididal/in prison/not allowed near their kid DRAMA. To me, I don’t see the appeal in such a life. But I’m 22, so 6 years older than any potential 16 and Pregnant cast members, so maybe to them the lifestyle looks appealing? I hope not.

  7. Eleonor says:

    Do you remember the time when MTV was about music? And there were some really funny cartoons like Daria or Beavis and Butthead? Well I miss that Mtv.

  8. Kiki says:

    Random, but in those photos in the car she kind of resembles Vanessa Paradis.

  9. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    Do u reckon all the babies can file a class action lawsuit against MTV in years to come? They never consented to this shit. Imagine if this was your birth, your life, your childhood sold out to MTV for cheap entertainment

  10. MonicaQ says:

    “Cautionary tale”? All you have to do is look around High School and see the girls that get pregnant and have to drop out. Or all I had to do was look at my mom who was 16 when she had me. I mean seriously, the last place to have “cautionary tales” is MTV.

  11. Ailine says:

    MTV should stop rewarding bad behavior and dysfunction, especially in teenagers and young adults.

  12. len says:

    That picture of her with the baby, lying there waiting for love, just breaks my heart.

  13. Talie says:

    I don’t watch the show, but I did follow this on all the tabloid websites and I think she faked her pregnancy. Tweeting while miscarrying? In the real world, people don’t make a joke out of miscarrying a baby. At least no sane person would.

    • notsoanonymous says:

      so, most people wouldn’t… but I’ve seen someone I went to high school with (and I’m in my thirties, mind you) Facebook her positive pregnancy test and then three weeks later “live-post” her miscarriage… I can’t imagine, but if a woman at my age could make a stupid decision like that, I’m not shocked that Jenelle would.

  14. Pharce says:

    What I don’t understand is why they keep dragging out the Teen Mom shows. We don’t need years of these girls’ lives – they’re in their 20′s now. I understand wanting to show a little more past the initial pregnancy and birth – but cut it off after a season or two. Catelynn & Tyler (Season 1) gave their baby up for adoption, and were still on the show for three more seasons – they didn’t even have a baby, so why are they on Teen Mom? Same with this piece of trash – she doesn’t even see or care for her child – so why is she being featured? Leah Messer is on her second marriage and third baby – great role model there.

    Basically, I could understand doing a follow-up season a couple of years later – but this Teen Mom show is pointless, because none of these girls are actually facing true teen mom hardships – they do get money from the show, which I guarantee is more than they’d make working. Only a couple of them even bother with the pretense of holding down real jobs.

  15. Riana says:

    Why are shows like this popular?

    Is it the ‘entertainment’ factor? It’s one thing to watch delusional 40/50 something women spout nonsense about their failed marriages and careers while attempting to claw eachother’s eyes out. Shows like this though…? Watching a teen fail her life and create a vicious cycle for her children?

    Is it people are sheltered so it’s shocking to see these girls live their lives like this (like one of the writers of this site suggested)? Because…unlike other brands I don’t get this. I think everyone can do the math on what lower class teenagers who are pregnant will act and behave, the fact this girl got a miscarriage from this is sad but expected.

    I just don’t get it.

  16. janie says:

    Finally… someone has some sense.

  17. logan says:

    FIN-AAAAAAA-LLY! Stop giving these mentally ill, drug addicted and lost souls a place to plant their sickness.
    She needs help and is not going to find it on an MTV show. This is what exploitation is getting us.

  18. Ellie66 says:

    What…she went to the bar after having a miscarriage! I bet she wasn’t even pregnant just looking for attention. It’s about time they cancelled these stupid shows. And can’t she just text the dude do they have to tweet all that bullshit. Just yuk! :(

  19. Rex Manning Day says:

    It took the live-tweeting of a miscarriage for MTV to figure this out? This chick has been off the rails for sooo long, and she really shouldn’t have been included in the show if her mother is taking care of her kid anyways. Makes for good TV though

  20. Sam says:

    Apparantly, her ex Gary was with her during the “miscarriage” and his tweets were bizarre – he kept making it out to be a horror movie of some sort – “OMG! There’s so much blood!” Stuff like that. It makes me think that she was never actually pregnant and just got her period again or something – and of course, a man like Gary can’t deal with vagina blood and freaked out. But if she intentionally faked a miscarriage, that probably will put her in a special circle of Hell or something – trivializing something that so many women suffer through.

  21. Melissa says:

    Tried watching the live rants, got about…maybe a minute and a half in and I just couldn’t anymore. He’s as dumb as a post, and that broad making kissy faces at the camera made me want to punch her :/

  22. Katie says:

    Time to take out the trash! Jenelle is messed up and shouldn’t get any press/attention till she’s celebrating a year or so being clean!

  23. J says:

    According to someone close to them they got $20,000 for the pregnancy story and allegedly Courtland stole the money and took off. It’s sad they can even make that kind of money off something like this. I agree with the person who said they’re just being rewarded for bad behavior. It’s not real anyway, they have set times when they film and make them re-do conversations, etc.

  24. Jazz Fabulous says:

    Am I a horrible person for being glad that she miscarried? No child deserves to be put through a shitty childhood with such a worthless POS parent. And she does NOT deserve to have another child.

  25. juju says:

    they should cancel this show, these girls are only using the money they make for breast implants and drugs !! what started to teach young girls not to get pregnant, competely went wrong fast !!!

  26. Auruor says:

    I’ve never seen the show, and I don’t know her (obviously) but in the sense that she is obviously suffering — from addiction, from abuse, as a result of this miscarriage — my heart goes out to her. More so to her innocent child, who is the real victim here.

    THAT SAID, for everyone who cites shows like this as the impetus behind some kind of wave of teen pregnancy, public data shows the opposite is actually true – the rate of teen pregnancy in the U.S. has been dropping like a rock for a decade.

    I actually think it’s shows like 16 and Pregnant that are contributing to the decline. I don’t know about Teen Mom, which seems to have a very different format that creates so-called “stars,” but 16 and Pregnant, which I have watched many times, very realistically and bleakly portrays the struggles and sacrifices of teen parenthood. It is not glamorized or sugarcoated. I like the show a lot.

    I was a teen parent too, and it was incredibly difficult. I think watching depictions that are honest in terms of how lonely and heartbreaking teen parenthood truly is may actually encourage teenagers to avoid that path. In any case, it’s a trend that has been getting markedly better in recent years!

  27. Relli says:

    I read this article yesterday and honestly I was shocked it has taken MTV this long to reach this decision.

    I was really invested in the girls on Teen Mom but have weaved out in the later seasons. I have known my fair share of Jenelles in my life, one is my aunt and the other a newly acquired SIL. Sadly, neither has it gets better ending.

    Each has lived out a similar life to Jenelle and even paralleling each other in having a 2nd child to drag through the mud shortly after the first. While thier stories are all a little different the one thing they all have in common are enablers. For my aunt and SIL it is thier families excusing thier shortcomings in life and as parents with a “someday they will get it together,” attitudes. For jenelle it is infamy, fans and being tabloid fodder. In the last few months there have been stories popping up all over, i have no doubt she is making money on some of these so called exclusives.

    Taking Jenelle off of tv is the smartest thing mtv has thought of in awhile. Without a platform she can just fade away and deal with her issues privately.

  28. Holden says:

    Wow, MTV grew a conscious, somebody check the temperature in hell.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    Aw, shucks. What am I going to watch now?

  30. Suzy says:

    I love Teen Mom 2 but when this train wreck comes on I just skip over her because I just can’t deal with all her drama. Ughhh

  31. Anon73 says:

    i love this show and the spinoffs. i don’t know if i’d call them “cautionary tales” per se, but i certainly would not want to be a teen mom.

    for the 2 girls (Amber, Jenelle) with all the problems – moms like that exist unfortunately (teen or otherwise).

    however, by being on TV, at least, for the sake of the poor kids involved, it’s KNOWN that the mom is unfit. and alternative arrangements are forced to be made.

    in more cases, it’s so behind closed doors… that there is no help for that kid and/or the kid is left in the unfit mom’s custody.