Was their matching costume taking it too far?
Like all of the members of the Teen Mom cast, Jenelle Evans has had some significant ups and downs in her life. That said, sometimes it can be tricky to figure out exactly what’s going on ― especially with all the so-called “bad editing” on the network.
According to Jenelle, the side of her life that appears on TV is nothing like the reality. She has accused MTV of editing and manipulating her storyline to make it more dramatic, and to paint David in a bad light. The again, many fans believe what they see on TV. In the past few weeks, fans have come to see see David as a controlling, overbearing, and potentially abusive husband.
When Jenelle and David decided to dress up with this costume for Halloween, they probably didn’t think that fans would find it so upsetting. Oops! Many fans now think that their costume hints at the dangerous nature of their relationship, and even found it to be “disturbing.”
Many of the Teen Mom cast members spent this past weekend celebrating Halloween with their families, and Jenelle was no different. Although each of her children dressed up with the costume of their choice, she, David, and Ensley stuck to a theme.
Jenelle dressed up as a deer with antlers, spotted stockings, and a fuzzy neckpiece. David matched as a hunter, head to toe in camouflage gear. It makes sense that the two chose an outdoorsy theme for Halloween, but fans interpreted that get-up in an entirely different light.
Considering the implications of abuse that have happened this season, it’s no wonder fans found this costume to be so disturbing. In the dynamic, David would clearly be hunting — and killing! — Jenelle. Ensley also dressed up as a fawn, which just makes matters even worse!
“David is the hunter/swamp monster, Jenelle is the helpless doe. Seems appropriate,” wrote Reddit user NotF*ckingHappy. “God that costume is so disturbing, especially on him,” wrote user Rosita_La_Lolita.
“Wow, my very first thought was ‘Hunter and deer is a super cute couple’s costume,’” wrote user justoneofmattskids. “And then I immediately thought ‘but it’s horrifying coming from these two…’” User Hate4Breakfast wrote, “Hunter and deer doesn’t seem like a super romantic couples costume. He stalks and kills her? That’s a weird costume.”
User NurseSophie89 agreed, “My immediate thought was ‘well that’s creepy and foreshadowing!’” Some even thought it was a sexist costume, with user ABrickForSheep writing “This could be the most misogynistic Halloween costume I’ve ever seen.” They added, “Hunter male stalking his female deer prey. This costume is all kinds of majorly f**ked up.”
That’s not the only thing that fans criticized about this shoot. Some were concerned about the way that Kaiser, Jace, and Maryssa were left out of the shot — and the themed costumes.
“We have a blended family and you should never take pictures with only certain kids,” wrote Instagram user mauveinc. “The kids feel that exclusion. They were Obviously there as it’s the same photo shoot. They feel the difference in the last names, they feel it in everything. My kids are old enough to voice their feelings. This is no way to treat your children.” But user almostmrs.laws wrote, “I wouldn’t say it’s showing favoritism. Maybe the other ones didn’t want to take a lot of pictures. I know getting my oldest to take pictures is like pulling teeth so I have more of me and my youngest. And if you scroll through all her pics she post a lot of her other kids too.”
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