Fans are not happy about this one...
Much like any other clinical illness, depression can take a toll on various aspects of a sufferer’s life. In Catelynn Lowell’s case, the illness has caused her to recently check into treatment for her suicidal thoughts, taking a break to work on herself.
However, it can also affect those closest to the sufferer. Many relatives find themselves looking on helplessly as those with depression struggle against their dark thoughts. Mental illness can be devastating, even on those who aren’t directly afflicted with the illness.
We all have our own ways of coping with difficult times, and it’s impossible to know what’s going on in someone’s head just through social media. Even so many fans are incensed with Tyler Baltierra’s recent activities in the wake of Catelynn’s announcement after the star has been posting about partying and even getting caught using the n-word!
Catelynn Lowell has had a difficult childhood and life, and her husband Tyler Baltierra can identify with that in many ways. Tyler has opened up about his own traumas and difficulties with anxiety and depression alongside Catelynn. However, Catelynn has reached a low point recently and announced that she is checking into treatment for her suicidal thoughts.
Tyler opened up on Twitter to show support for his wife. “Incredibly proud of my wife…when she thought she had no choices left, she reached out & decided to LIVE today! My life would be desolate without her in it. You are beautiful, strong, worthy, & loved,” he wrote.
Everyone has unique ways of coping during hard times, but some have questioned where Tyler’s mind is right now. He recently posted lengthy updates to his Snapchat, and — although the story start outs normal enough — it contained some questionable content.
At first, Tyler showed his view from what seems to be the cliff of a mountain as the sun sets in the distance. The scene looks very peaceful, and it seems like a good place to pause and process his wife’s difficulty. However, the next shot has fans much more confused.
In the next location, Tyler appears to be out on the town at a concert. He captions one clip, “Gotta give it to him dude!” and uses a peace sign emoji on the next. He then talks about his adventures, saying that he is “cruisin’ for a bruisin’” on his night out.
Although some took issue with Tyler’s jovial behavior after bringing his wife to treatment, there was one thing in particular that infuriated many fans. At the end of the clip, Tyler can be heard saying, “I’m f–ked up as f–k right now. You’ve gotta see the crowd n—-r.”
The Teen Mom cast members get up to some upsetting and even illegal behavior, but this wasn’t something the fanbase was going to let slide. In fact, Tyler was called out by Grace of the Teen Mom-based YouTube channel “The Grace Report.”
“Playing the Victim”
When a fan tweeted Grace about Tyler’s use of this racial slur, Grace tweeted, “Wonder if/when [Tyler] will bring that trifling a– over here to explain.”
Tyler soon replied, “This ‘trifling a–’ does have some explaining to do. I am a complete inconsiderate prick who made a mistake while attempting to take a mental break after dealing with everything. I deserve any hate you all give me, so lay it on me.”
“I love how you play the victim,” Grace shot back. “Mental exhaustion doesn’t put racial slurs in one’s vocabulary, last I checked.”
Amazingly, Tyler seemed willing to own up to his behavior. “Oh god no! Absolutely not playing the victim at all or making excuses,” he said. “I said what I said, I was just explaining that I was drunk trying to blow off some steam after a very emotional week & I deserve any hate you throw at me, honestly. I own my mistakes.”
Despite this tweet, Grace was less than impressed with Tyler’s apology. “There you go again trying to manipulate the issue & victimize yourself,” she wrote. “It’s possible to get drunk & stressed without throwing around racial slurs. Calling you out for using historically hateful language is not hate. Quit while you’re behind— your lack of public apology says it all.”
“I’m definitely not trying to manipulate the issue at all,” Tyler replied. “What I said was wrong, period! And I sincerely apologize for it. Like I said before, I am aware & deserve all the backlash/hate/opinions or however you would like to describe it as, that comes my way.”
Many fans on Reddit agreed with Grace. “Words don’t just slip out of your mouth unless you’re already comfortable saying them,” wrote user DictaSupreme.
User buttercup_baby wrote, “I love the Grace Report! I love how she called him out for trying to be the victim. it really is no excuse.”
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