Teen Mom 2: Canceled Amidst Jenelle Evans Scandal?
It’s one thing when an employee messes up so badly that they get fired.
It’s quite another when an employee messes up so badly that she brings down the entire operation.
That’s the so-awful-it’s-impressive feat that Jenelle Evans and her troglodyte husband David Eason may have just pulled off, thanks to back-to-back scandals that now threaten the future of one of TV’s most popular reality shows.
In case you’ve managed to steer clear of this widening morass of stupidity, here’s a brief recap of what went down:
It all started when Jenelle posed with a gun, and David posted a photo of it on Instagram just hours after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that claimed 17 lives.
Shortly thereafter, David proved that his bone-headedness knows not bounds by making homophobic comments in a debate with fans about gun control.
What does sexuality have to do with gun control?
You’d have to ask David, whose rifle collection is clearly providing some sort of much-needed Freudian compensation.
Anyway, it’s a bad situation for a franchise that’s already enduring tough times, and not surprisingly, the powers that be took decisive action.
David has been fired from Teen Mom 2, but there are concerns that even that won’t be enough to placate viewers and advertisers, some of whom have already pulled their support of the show.
To make matters worse, the recently-fired Farrah Abraham is threatening to sue her former employers for $ 5 million for wrongful termination.
Yes, Teen Mom OG is a separate series, but Viacom, MTV, and executive producer Morgan J. Freeman are involved in both shows, and are all mentioned in Farrah’s lawsuit.
Now, longtime series stars like Tyler Baltierra are voicing their concerns about the franchise’s future.
“With Farrah getting fired and trying to sue, David being fired, he doesn’t want anyone to pull the plug on the franchise,” says a source close to Tyler.
The insider notes that production has not yet been halted, but that’s cold comfort for the young reality stars:
“They’re still going to film, but there’s no guarantee if that footage will see the light of day if something should happen,” says the source.
Just when you thought Farrah and Jenelle couldn’t be any more hated by their co-stars…
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to get caught up for what may well be the show’s final season.