Did Jenelle mess up?
Motherhood is tricky for anyone to get the hang of — especially when you start at an early age. Every parent is bound to have a few mistakes as they continue to learn what’s best for their children. It’s totally expected. Then again, all know that “expected” is a word that does not fit into the Teen Mom fan vocabulary.
From getting pregnant at a young age to living their lives in the public eye from that point on, theirs is not a particularly normal or expected lifestyle. That means that all of these forgivable mistakes are often put under extra scrutiny… and that seems to be even more true for Jenelle Evans.
So did this Instagram update warrant as much of a reaction as it got? Well, some fans think that Jenelle seriously messed up when she allowed Ensley to do this, and even put her life at risk.
After weeks of all out brawling and name-calling in her Twitter feed, Jenelle decided to shut down her account on the social media platform. Sure, the star has been battling haters for years but when the accusations heated up following the premiere of the episode “Love You, Mean It,” rumors of abuse on in the Eason household became rampant. There’s no question as to why Jenelle wanted to take a break from it all.
Even so, the mother-of-three stays active on her Instagram, which means that fans haven’t lost all their opportunities to criticize her. It doesn’t take a long read through the comments of any of her posts to find some particularly nasty accusations, most of which are at least slightly unwarranted. Case-in-point, the most recent controversy.
In a recent shot (shown above), Jenelle’s husband David holds their newborn baby Ensley over a water fountain, letting her drink from the stream. She captioned the shot, “First time for everything. #BabySteps.”
Of course water fountains aren’t exactly known as the most clean surfaces to drink from, but is this so wrong? Apparently, fans thought it was.
Instagram user perfectdisaster_718 wrote, “Being the overprotective parent , not trying to tell you how to parent . Water fountains can carry legionaries disease. Our family friend spent two years recovering and 6 months in a coma from drinking from a water fountain.”
“Water fountains are so nasty. If they have cups I’ll put it in a cup and let my son drink it that way but even then it’s only if that’s my only option,” another use, heatherrr1027, offered.
User chevygirl1818 took a bit of a different route, pointing out that “[babies are] not suppose to not drink tap water due too lead and junk.”
Standing up for Jenelle
Of course, fans were quick to defend Jenelle’s parenting. User stephanie.alice93 wrote “She’s not licking the sink I’m sure she will be fine.” User cristinam0819 wrote, “I drank from the water hose and here I am 31 years later. Everyone is different.”
Most were just focused on how cute this father and daughter moment was. “Awww in time lol. A face full of water is always a learning experience. She’s getting so big,” wrote user lil33b33. “Omg ensley is so adorable definitely davids mini me,” wrote jesuslover30.
Jenelle will probably be able to shrug off the negative comments, considering that it’s far from the first time her parenting has been criticized on social media. In fact, very recently Jenelle was slammed for photographing Ensley in what many thought to be a very dangerous situation. Some even thought that she was photoshopping Ensley’s head to cover up health problems!
All things considered, we think Jenelle will recover from this one!
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