The cast of Teen Mom goes from friendship to feuding so quickly sometimes that it can be hard to keep up. But for all of the beef and drama, it has seemed for some time that Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer had such a strong friendship that it could never be broken.
… Until now.
A huge wedge has recently been driven between Kailyn and Leah, and now Leah’s setting the record straight!
It all started when Leah Messer joined a cult.
The rumors started when Leah shared pictures from an event with her new organization, Mastery in Transformational Training.
She posted a series of photos from a MITT Advance conference, and fans were more than confused. A user on reddit started a thread titled, “So I got curious after see Leah’s culty phrasing on her last selfie. Sure enough, she joined a cult. MITT Advance is sketchy af.”
One commenter said that the organization was used as the inspiration for a Law and Order episode. “Ha a law and order episode I was just watching is based off of mitt like their cult thing in the serious was a big scheme that took advantage of women,” they wrote.
So we did some digging to find out if their claims are true!
According to their website, the organization’s purpose is to “create responsible and creative world-citizens… MITT is a stimulating, experiential environment where you can start to build the next level of your life.”
They call it the “Harvard for the mind,” but do not have any specific descriptions of what they do.
In an article for GQ, published in late 2018, one journalist describes his experience with the organization.
For newcomers, M.I.T.T. can seem like a sideshow barker, promising mind-blowing experiences once you get inside the tent, but you have to take their word for it and pay first… For the next hour, Aunt Lydia explained a set of “ground rules” we needed to obey through Sunday. No tardiness. No phones. No “side-talking” with others, which meant no conversing unless instructed, and no saying “bless you” if someone sneezed. Also, no alcohol or drugs, and no eating or drinking at any time in the ballroom.