Some found this image disturbing!
Teen Mom started off as a low-key reality show and a spin-off of MTV’s similarly toned 16 and Pregnant. As it became more and more popular, the style of filming began to change. The producers became part of the show. Their interactions with the stars were filmed to show how their pointed questions or changes of direction can bring out different viewpoints (and more drama)!
The behind-the-scenes of Teen Mom has become incorporated into the show itself, but there are still parts that we don’t always see. Luckily for social media — and for the fact that many of the stars seem to share their every waking moment — fans are beginning to see what it’s really like to be an MTV star. Now, a recent update has fans less intrigued and more concerned.
In fact, this recent addition to Tyler Baltierra’s Snapchat has fans wondering if MTV might be putting the stars’ lives at risk!
After watching episode after episode of Teen Mom, it can be easy to forget that the stars are never the only people in a room. During every intimate moment we see, cameras are rolling. Now and then, we even see a conversation the stars share while driving… Have you ever wondered how they get those shots?
Catelynn Lowell’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, shared this behind-the-scenes snap of how they catch those moments. He probably didn’t think that it would spark so much worry in the community!
Reddit user suszygreenberg shared the picture, writing, “OG is filming right now and Tyler snapped a pic from the inside of their car. The cameras take up a ton of space on the windshield, seems like it would be obstruct the driver’s vision?”
Some fans were “disturbed” by the setup. “There are definitely less obstructive ways to mount these cameras,” wrote user rainbuttparade. They continued:
“If they didnt shoot straight on, and set the cameras higher up, the shots may be more flattering. the cords could be taped to the glass individually as well. I’m hoping they were still setting them up at this point, but there are much safer ways to mount the cameras. The amount of their view that is blocked is disturbing.”
Others, like user nksdabomb pointed out the legal questionability of the setup: “Maryland just passed a law that you can’t have anything hanging from your rear view mirror that can obstruct your view. Now THIS is on a whole other level.”
“They Lie So Hard”
But many weren’t surprised, pointing out that it’s not the first display of dangerous activities MTV has been a part of when it comes to Teen Mom. “They’re usually driving distracted anyway. (FaceTime, text, taking calls, and in some cases even recreational drugs),” wrote user Bndickson. “What’s a few extra cameras? But for real, with all their own distractions while driving PLUS all those cameras, I absolutely wouldn’t want to be on a road anywhere near any of the cast members.”
For others, it just brought up memories of MTV’s lack of intervention when Maci’s ex, Ryan Edwards, was filmed driving so high on (allegedly on Xanax) that he could hardly keep his eyes open. User 112143Happy pointed out:
“Anyone notice on the Being Nate special they had an audio feed going to the producers car? Yet in the Teen Mom OG where Ryan is nodding off the producers claim like they had no idea what happened till days later when they looked at the footage…BS They had an audio feed and likely a monitor to view the cars screens from the producer car. They lie so hard like Jenelle.”
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