Maci Bookout Has One Big Problem with Bristol Palin Joining Teen Mom OG
Maci Bookout held little back as a guest this week on Kailyn Lowry’s “Coffee Convos” podcast.
First, as previously detailed, Maci spoke out for the first time since ex Ryan Edwards got arrested for approximately the 174th time.
From there, Bookout delved into the most pressing topic facing Teen Mom OG viewers at the moment…
… the addition of Bristol Palin to this franchise.
In mid-July, this daughter of an ignorant, close-minded and controversial former Vice Presidential candidate confirmed that she was headed to MTV, claiming she was joining the series in order to serve as a role model.
Asked about Palin as a co-star, Maci at first took a shot at former co-star Farrah Abraham, who was dismissed from Teen Mom this past winter due to her penchant for appearing in amateur porn videos.
“I really feel like I’m not gonna be mad about anybody joining because anybody’s better than Farrah,” Maci told Kailyn on the podcast.
Not many folks out there will disagree with this opinion.
It wasn’t exactly Maci’s most scorching take of all-time.
Bookout went on to tell Lowry and cohost Lindsie Chrisley that she doesn’t “really care if other people join the cast,” nor does she blame Bristol for doing so.
She simply would have appreciated any kind of heads-up prior to MTV announcing the decision.
“I think me and Catelynn [Lowell] and Amber [Portwood] are all pretty much on the same page,” Bookout explained, adding:
“If they bring in new cast members, we don’t want it to be called Teen Mom OG because that’s not true if there’s new cast members.
“We don’t really care who joins because in our minds, we’re like, if somebody is presented with the opportunity, or like, say, one of us was never on the show and they asked us, no one’s going to turn the opportunity down.
“You can’t be mad at somebody for accepting an opportunity.”
This is a reasonable point of view.
Of course, Palin is reportedly making $ 250,000 for one season of filming, which may be cause for tension between her and her new colleagues.
This huge salary could be considered disrespectful to those who have been part of the cast for years.
Bookout says she would have appreciated a “courtesy call” from producers, but didn’t sound all that peeved about Palin:
“That’s my problem. Like, hey, they know when it’s going to come out. They know when the official release is coming out so, like, an hour before, call.
Give us a call and be like, ‘Hey, by the way, this is who your new cast member is going to be. it’s being released today. … We’ve been doing this for 10 years!”
In her own statement since the news went viral, Bristol said the following about her upcoming role on Teen Mom OG:
I am excited to join MTV’s ‘Teen Mom OG.’ I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey.
Elsewhere, Lowry also asked Bookout about the reports that The Challenge’s Cheyenne Floyd and Corey Wharton are joining the cast.
But the long-time reality TV personality did not confirm or deny the casting rumor. Or seem to care much.
“I think because Bristol Palin has such a … I mean, her mom ran for vice president, so I think it’s just a bit of a bigger deal than fellow MTV stars coming on,” she said.
MTV has not yet announced a premiere date for Teen Mom OG Season 8.