The Teen Mom stars put pretty much all of their lives on social media, so we know everything there is to know about them, right?
According to some fans, this just might not be the case for Kailyn Lowry. Fans believe there might be a lot of things going on in her life behind the scenes, some of which might be endangering her children… and others.
Kailyn Lowry has never been subtle about the way that she feels. When she really cares about a topic, she’s not shy about putting it out on her social media, but lately, that’s gotten in her in a lot of trouble.
Kailyn is, somehow unsurprisingly, a very open anti-vaxxer. This means that she’s fallen victim to the widespread and completely unproven rhetoric that vaccinations contain harmful substances and can cause birth defects and conditions such as autism.
Kailyn also has a very large platform, meaning that she can spread this rhetoric to millions of fans and followers. It’s no wonder that many fans find this upsetting.
Kailyn later took to her podcast, Coffee Convos, to clarify her choice:
“I definitely think this is a controversial topic, and I don’t want to lose listeners because of my opinion — but, I did vaccinate Isaac, because to me, I didn’t know any better, and I gave — I let them vaccinate him with whatever they basically said that he needed. And I feel like I was ignorant, and didn’t do research, and didn’t know any better.
With Lincoln, I knew a little bit more, and I started to research more, and that’s when I think the conversations of vaccines started to really be going on with me and my friends that became moms. And there were documentaries on Netflix, and all kinds of, just, news that I would try to look into. Lincoln did not get all of his vaccines. I definitely picked and chose which ones I felt like were necessary, and he did not get them all at once. So, he did one or two vaccines at a time. And again, those were the ones that I felt that he needed.
Lux is 18 months and he is not vaccinated. He hasn’t ever really been sick, and for me, I just think the more research that I do, and the more educated I’ve become, I just don’t vaccinate him. So, that’s my opinion, and I don’t judge Lindsey if she chooses to vaccinate, or anyone else who chooses to vaccinate — that’s your prerogative. You’re a parent, you know what’s best for your child, and I’m not here to judge.”
But now, fans have a unique theory about Kailyn’s choice.
“I have a theory that Kail is only stoking the anti vaccine fires to stay relevant and get people to talk about her.” wrote user bennybatman on reddit.
User stassieee wrote, “I think her kids are vaccinated honestly lol.” And user Jerniearf30 agreed, “Everything kail does is for attention and an attempt to stay relevant. Negative attention is still attention.”
Some were very incensed by this concept. “Spreading dangerous misinformation especially when you have a huge platform just to stay edgy and relevant is downright disgusting,” wrote user jetgurri.