'Teen Mom OG' Newest Season Premiere Stirs Up Controversy
The highly anticipated Teen Mom OG has returned with a surprise... Amber is back! Many fans are disappointed Amber Portwood was allowed to return since her second domestic battery charge.
The Moms are back! Including Amber! We will be seeing the aftermath of her arrest much to the anger of many fans.
MTV's Teen Mom OG Is Back!
The newest episode is chock full of drama drama drama! MTV really puts all their dirty laundry out there. Ryan post-rehab (2nd or 3rd time?) is still grumpy, Tyler and Catelynn renew their vows, Cheyenne's boyfriend tests her independence, and Mackenzie confronts her husband Josh about his infidelity (again).
Teen Mom's Amber Portwood's Trouble With The Law
Last July, Amber was arrested for domestic battery (again!) for attacking her then-boyfriend Andrew Glennon while he was holding their infant son James. She even took her engraved machete to the door he was hiding with their son in. At first she denied the claims until the police reports and audio tapes of her verbal and physical abuse leaked.
The episode began with Amber apologizing to fans via an Instagram story and each cast member chiming in on their opinions of what went down. This is what fans openly have a problem with. It seems that MTV is trying to portray Amber as the victim to justify keeping her on the cast.
Fellow Teen Mom Cast Members On Amber's Arrest
TM2's Jenelle Evans has even commented on the hypocrisy of her being let go from the franchise while Amber is allowed to stay. "It bothers me. It’s very unfair. I didn’t really do anything wrong" Jenelle confessed when asked how she feels about Amber being allowed to continue on MTV.
Catelynn's husband Tyler said "She don't need another one of these on her record" referring to her previous felony charge of domestic violence against her ex-Gary Shirley. Maci also explained Amber's behavior claiming it is all because of her "mental health stuff" and Cheyenne's ex Cory Wharton said "It sounds like the giant is trying to keep the kid" when the courts decided to grant custody to Andrew Glennon over Amber.
Fans Upset Amber Portwood Allowed Back On Teen Mom
Popular Teen Mom reviewer The Grace Report stated "It's a very extreme disservice to people who actually have mental health disorders and do their very best to manage them and continue living as law-abiding non-violent citizens."
Countless fans online have said the justification of Amber's actions and her intense attempts at producing tears have left a bad taste in their mouths and they are considering boycotting the show if Amber is allowed to stay on.