Longtime viewers of Teen Mom have had to develop a pretty thick skin over the years. Every season, although the cast members deliver some seriously heartwarming moments, they also deliver hefty doses of upsetting footage and disturbing content that can make many viewers uncomfortable — and even MTV PSA’s can’t fix that.
But when fans spot something that is truly putting the cast members or their children at risk, they’re bound to speak out about it. That’s what happened after this clip with Kailyn Lowry aired.
Fans know that a significant amount of Teen Mom scenes are filmed while the stars are driving. Whether it’s chatting with their kids, conversations with the people they’re driving with, or heated phone calls, MTV puts those mounted car cameras to good use.
And, of course, that means that they’re caught doing a lot of controversial things behind the wheel. In fact, the girls are routinely called out for holding their phone for calls or even facetiming while they’re driving, all while their children are in the back seat. But it looks like Kailyn Lowry has taken it up a level.
In this week’s episode of Teen Mom, the girls supplied fans with plenty of examples of bad driving techniques. Kailyn was caught driving without wearing her seatbelt, and Briana DeJesus rode passenger while her ex-boyfriend John drove while holding his phone. But there was another seatbelt-free rider that upset fans even more: Kailyn’s son, Isaac.
Fans were quick to call Kailyn out for this, but she received some surprising defenders!
“You guys are annoying,” wrote one fan on Facebook. “Let there be an unperfect parent. They aren’t your kids!!!”
Another defender wrote, “I understand that it’s unsafe and every child and adult should be in the seatbelt but she knows that she’s on national TV! I’m sure she’s not going to read the comments and care. I’m just pointing out that it’s her kids if she wants to put her kids in danger that’s on her.”
But most other fans weren’t cool with this, and they were quick to speak out about it on reddit.