At this point who hasn't accused MTV of poor editing?
Here we go again. Another day, another accusation of Teen Mom fakery. This time, the stones have been thrown by Teen Mom OG’s newest regular cast member, Mackenzie Standifer — fiancée of Ryan Edwards, Maci McKinney’s (née Bookout) first baby daddy. It turns out that Standifer, who only recently became engaged to Edwards, isn’t liking her newfound reality stardom.
Despite the fact that the new season hasn’t even begun, Mackenzie already has problems with how the show is portraying her relationship with her husband-to-be Ryan, his son, and his ex, Maci. So, (as MTV stars tend to when they’re unhappy with editing) Standifer took to Twitter to give her side of the story and take down MTV’s narrative.
Meet Mackenzie (kind of)
Teen Mom OG’s newest cast member has problems with the way she’s being portrayed on MTV… And the season hasn’t even started yet!
Mackenzie Standifer, Ryan Edwards’ new fiancée, already has a bone to pick with the network – all based on a spilt-second appearance in a “sneak peek” for the season (which starts tonight)!
Fake, Fake, Fake?
Of course, this is far from the first time that a Teen Mom star has accused MTV of manipulating the truth in the pursuit of drama. In fact, casts of both Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 have accused the show of scripting scenes, twisting words, and dishonest editing numerous times (not to mention that many of them have also been accused of participating in the fakery).
A Growing List
Adam Lind has said numerous times that Teen Mom editors purposefully make him look bad. Tyler and Catelynn Baltierra have done the same. Leah Messer has also accused the network of picking her worst moments to air and even scripting or setting up conversations about her “drug addiction” and experience in rehab.
Farrah Abraham alleged that the fight that we saw on the TMOG reunion show was twisted (as did Amber Portwood). Simon Saran said that the not-so engagement arc was presented very differently than how it happened.
Needless to say, we know that Teen Mom’s editors don’t always make choices that make the cast happy (which doesn’t mean it’s fake, technically, but I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that, yeah, they twist things).