Even though many people put on Teen Mom as a distraction from reality, it’s impossible to ignore that the cast members live in the same world we do – one that’s currently combatting racism and police brutality on an international level.
As the Teen Mom cast members speak out with their takes on the movement, it’s no wonder they’re facing some backlash. Now, Jenelle Evans and Ashley Jones are going toe to toe in an intense feud.
As the fight for an end to police brutality and racism continues to make strides, many of the Teen Mom cast members are chiming in with their two cents. However, as fans demand more and more from the celebrities they follow, it’s no surprise that silence is being taken as opposition.
That may be one of many reasons why Jenelle Evans was accused of racism after she didn’t speak out for several days after the unjust murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Soon, Jenelle spoke up.
“I have a lot of people reaching out to me on social media right now about Black Lives Matter,” Jenelle shared via her Instagram. Her statement continued:
“They want to know why I haven’t spoke up since I am a social media influencer. I’m not racist by any means, and I do not condone what that police officer did to George Floyd, and I am very sorry that happened. With this being said, I would like for all the racist comments to stop being sent to my inbox, and I’d appreciate it if you guys stop calling me a racist because I haven’t spoke out yet. Just because I haven’t spoke out yet, you do not know my opinion, so don’t sit there and judge. This is a very touchy subject, and I feel like every time I open my mouth about anything, whether it’s politics, whether it’s race, whether it’s about parenting, everyone hates me no matter what I say, so I’m not trying to comment about anything right now. But I just want to let you guys know that I do think it was wrong, and I’m so sorry it happened. It shouldn’t have happened. And it’s bullsh*t that it did.”
But for many, fans and co-stars alike, this wasn’t enough – especially since Jenelle and her husband David Eason have posted inflammatory racist content across their social media in the past.
Young and Pregnant star Ashley Jones decided to speak out about it!
“Girl you and your husband both are some punk b*tch a** racist h*es,” she wrote. “Just say it, what’s the point in making a whole explanation video cause we know you are lying.”
Her baby daddy Bar Smith also spoke out.
“‘While you guys are destroying your precious cities… ‘ Shut that sh*t up you just ain’t spoke up cause you are a racist b*tch a** gone kick you out of the land if you speak up. f*ck you and what you stand for,” he wrote.
Bar was referring to a tone deaf Facebook update Jenelle made during the protests which read, “While all of you are rioting and destroying your precious cities, I’ll be far far away on my boat away from all of you.”