Teen Mom Fans to Mackenzie Standifer: Why Did You Let Ryan Edwards Drive High?!
If you watched last night’s episode of Teen Mom: OG then you know that Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer tied the knot in a ceremony that was captured by an MTV camera crew.
And you also know Ryan and Mackenzie’s wedding was one of the saddest in reality TV history, with more cameramen on hand than actual guests.
The wedding was a rush job, planned with the goal of giving Ryan a leg up in upcoming custody negotiations with his ex, Maci Bookout.
Just days after tying the knot, Edwards checked into rehab to receive treatment for persistent substance abuse issues.
At the time of the wedding, however, it appears he was still using.
And to the shock of many viewers, he drove to the ceremony while visibly intoxicated.
Fans of the show took to social media to express their outrage that no one intervened to stop Ryan from operating a vehicle and getting married, all while so high that he struggled to keep his eyes open.
“Ryan was wasted, his mom was crying, and Mackenzie was standing there the whole time without a care in the world right before they got married,” wrote one fan on The Hollywood Gossip‘s Facebook page.
“Seems she’s in it for the fame and the money and doesn’t care how it’s affecting anybody in Ryan’s family. Everything about her that they showed last night was sad and desperate on her part.”
Others blamed MTV for allowing the potentially deadly scene to continue:
“I was absolutely stunned that MTV kept filming when Ryan was driving under the influence of drugs, putting other people’s lives at risk but as long as they get their ratings,” one viewer commented, adding:
“Unbelievable, the show is a joke now.”
Other fans focused on the fact that Ryan made one of the most important decisions of his life while high out of his mind, and there’s a very good chance he doesn’t remember his own wedding day:
“He is in rehab, but honestly I wouldn’t want to marry anyone who isn’t sober at the times our vows are made,” wrote one viewer.
“I felt bad for his parents and Kenzie seeing it his mom wasn’t crying bc other people weren’t there it was bc of the state of being her son was in.”
Some fans accused Mackenzie of enabling Ryan along with his parents,
Others encouraged Maci to continue to fight to limit Ryan’s visitation rights.
One viewer may have summed up the sentiments best, writing:
“I was in total shock and seriously couldn’t believe what I saw. I’ve watched EVERY episode for YEARS. This…by far… was the craziest.”
Watch Teen Mom online to relive the many struggles that brought Ryan to where he is today.