Is she really going to leave?!
Jenelle Evans vs. MTV is shaping up to be the fight of the century. After a recent episode aired, Jenelle was furious with the way that she was portrayed on the television show. She claimed that it misrepresented her as well as her relationship with her husband David and their children.
It’s not the first time that Jenelle, or any other cast members for that matter, has been angry about the way she was edited. But this might just be the instance that pushes Jenelle over the edge.
We all knew that the Teen Mom 2 stars wouldn’t be on the show forever, but is the end drawing near for Jenelle? Although she’s threatened to quit in the past, now it looks like she may really be leaving the show for good.
The Tipping Point
Before the recent Teen Mom 2 episode “Love You, Mean It” aired, someone tipped Jenelle off that she might be less than thrilled with the way she was portrayed. “Love how my director calls me to give me a heads up that tomorrow’s episode is going to be highly edited from a ‘friend’ I don’t speak to,” she tweeted in advance of the episode airing. As the episode drew closer to airing, Jenelle deleted her Twitter altogether.
During the episode, Jenelle vented to producers that she and David were fighting. The next day, David completely denied the accusations, acting like the fight had never happened. Pair that with Jenelle and David ignoring Kaiser’s please of “Feed me!” to get the perfect shot of their save-the-date announcement, and it led to a very upset fanbase. For more details about the events of the episode, here.
Soon after the episode aired, Jenelle took to Instagram to share her side of the story. She wrote:
“Yes, me and David have our ups and downs, but yesterday’s episode was uncalled for. Because David didn’t feel like explaining another argument or drama on camera they make it look as if David is hiding some weird a** sh*t from the public as if he was hurting me in some way?!
I have decided after this season I’m probably calling it quits for filming this show. I told Morgan it’s getting to [sic] out of hand and it’s not healthy for us anymore, just harming us mentally. They treat all of us as if we are in a freak show and in cages. WE aren’t human beings to @mtv what-so-ever.”
As we said, this isn’t the first time that Jenelle has threatened to quit Teen Mom 2. Many fans thought Jenelle was bluffing about her decision to leave the show — some even pointed out that she’s likely contractually obligated to stay for the duration of the season — but in a recent interview with TMZ, Jenelle put all of her cards on the table.
“I have no idea,” Jenelle said when asked whether she was staying with the show. “It’s really mentally hurting me.”
David chimed in, “It’s not worth it.”
“It’s hurting David really bad,” Jenelle went on. “My kids are seeing me cry from comments online, or whatever, and they’re upset ‘cause I’m upset, then [David]’s upset, so my whole family is affected, and not in a good way.”
She implied that if MTV was willing to meet her halfway, she would reconsider. “Unless they try to work with me and change the editing around to where it’s portrayed the right way — and I understand we have fights. That’s fine, you can show the fights — but don’t try to create drama when there wasn’t one.”
Jenelle also opened up with her reaction to the producers subtitling the words “feed me!” when Kaiser spoke. “And them subtitling my son,” she said. “That’s another thing.”
If Jenelle could say one thing to the MTV producers and editors? “Please stop,” she said. “Please listen to me, and I’d appreciate it.”
Apparently, there’s pressure hitting Jenelle from all directions, including from her mother Barbara. “My mom’s texting me saying ‘You better do this show or you’re not gonna have any money for the rest of your life…’ It’s like, everyone’s trying to force me into it, and I’m just not liking that.”
She concluded, “They just have to treat me right.”
Fans are divided about where they stand on Jenelle’s frustrations with MTV. But as far as her co-star Javi Marroquin is concerned, Jenelle has no right to complain about her edits.
“I feel like every girl has threatened to leave the show since we started this years ago,” he said in a recent interview with Radar Online. His reasoning seemed to align with what Barbara told Jenelle — money. “I hate when they say that because if you take out the doors that it opens, the money it provides, the house you’re living in, take all of that out and where would you be?”
Watch the full TMZ video above.
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