She called them out!
We all know that there’s a difference between a reality TV show and a documentary or a news broadcast. No one’s going to tune in unless it’s particularly entertaining, and that means one thing: drama. As a result, most viewers realize that reality TV is often edited, and events are cherry-picked to make sure that the most interesting moments are emphasized. Still, there’s some semblance of truth to most of the reality shows, anyway… right?
It’s something many Teen Mom fans have found themselves wondering time and time again. Just how true to life is MTV’s representation of the girls’ lives and experiences? All of the fans have their own theories about how “real” Teen Mom is, but now one of the cast members themselves is coming out and saying that the show is entirely fake!
Farrah Abraham owes a lot to her time on MTV. Sure, she’s launched some impressive businesses as well as a career in the adult entertainment industry, but the reason her name got out there in the first place is because of her early appearances on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom OG. Then again, just because Farrah’s fame originates with MTV doesn’t mean she’s the network’s biggest fan.
In fact, recently, Farrah and MTV have been going toe-to-toe after she revealed that the network executives “fake fired” her as a result of her involvement in the adult entertainment industry. Even though the next season of Teen Mom OG premieres tonight, Farrah is upping the ante by publicly sharing what she thinks of her own show. No surprise, it’s not too pretty.
We’ve all had our suspicions throughout the years about how “real” Teen Mom is, and how much of the drama is just clever editing. But has Farrah just confirmed that the show is entirely made up?
Farrah seems to be burning some bridges with MTV left and right, but she still has some long term alliances. Some fans will remember one of the lead producers on the show, Heather, who called Farrah her “little sister.” Heather has recently taken on a project with a different network that is right up her alley: she’s working on the new TLC show, Unexpected. Farrah knocked out two birds with one stone when she tweeted this double whammy. She managed to simultaneously diss MTV and praise her old friend.
“Love Unexpected @TLC how honest and non scripted it is!!” she tweeted. “Honest story telling! @MTV needs to take notes their fake teen mom quality is not even credible to watch anymore.. OG real talk.”
This would make sense, considering that Heather allegedly left Teen Mom because she couldn’t stand how fake it was! According to Farrah’s on-and-off boyfriend Simon Saran, “Heather couldn’t cover the lies anymore and needed out.”
For some, the thought of Farrah’s allegations being true are heartbreaking. Many fans would hate to think that the lives of their favorite moms are all made up for money. But the truth is, this isn’t the first time that one of the stars themselves have called out the show for being fake.
Chelsea Houska is one of the many Teen Mom cast members who have complained about the fallacy of the show. “Just a little something that irked me about the show tonight,” she tweeted about an episode in the recent season of Teen Mom 2. “There’s a part where I say ‘I feel like it’s taking away from Cole’s experience’… And that was taken out of context from a different convo and added in that scene for some reason.”
Her concerns were soon joined by Kailyn, who seemed much angrier. She tweeted, “They did [that] several times on tonight’s episodes. And provoked the scene with Isaac crying at dinner!!! And I lost my mind!!!”
That’s far from the only time stars have called out MTV for being fake. In fact, Maci Bookout has accused the show of being fabricated, and Leah Messer has made similar claims! She called out the producers as well, complaining that it seemed that they valued drama over what was actually occurring in her life.
“It’s so sad how the person behind the editing can even live a happy life by editing to manipulate the audience watching. It makes me feel like my life story isn’t enough,” the star wrote.
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