Former Teen Mom 2 star, Jenelle Evans has been in the news for misbehaving more than a few times. Ever since her debut on 16 and Pregnant, Evans has had a tough time staying away from trouble. But recently, it hasn’t been Evans in the news so much as it has been the people around her. Namely, her husband David Eason.
Public backlash against Eason
Eason first began to make headlines after fans noticed that he had tweeted a string of homophobic tweets.
In an argument about gun rights, Eason brought up the LGBTQ community.
“And just what makes you think you have the right to teach me how to parent,” he tweeted back to one user who called him out for supporting kids being able to have concealed carry permits and bring guns to school. “Because you think you know me? Why don’t you go tell the h*** and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh, I forgot that is supposed to be normal now.”
People began tagging MTV in the tweets in the hopes of getting Eason removed from the show.
Eventually, it worked and Eason was kicked off the series.
“David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV,” the network said in a statement to People. “With six weeks left of production on Teen Mom 2, effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.”
Eason is accused of killing the family dog
His homophobic tweets weren’t the last thing that made the public angry with Eason. Most recently, he has been accused of killing his and Evans’ family dog.
These allegations all began on April 30th when Nathan Griffith, the father of Evans’ son Kaiser, asked police to perform a wellness check on his son because Eason shot a dog in front of the child.
“The male caller referenced making sure his son was safe because his ex-fiancée’s husband shot a dog in front of him,” a public information officer told People of the call.
As a result, a judge ruled that Evans would lose custody of Kaiser, along with her other two children, Jace and Ensley.
Eason admits to killing the dog
Eason had largely remained quiet about the situation, never confirming that he, in fact, shot the dog. But recently, he spoke to PeopleTV’s People Now and came clean.
“It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger,” Eason explained, speaking of Ensley.
“This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again. If you give the dog up for adoption, one day it’s going to be around children again.”
He continued, saying that killing his dog was the cheaper option.
“If you call the authorities at that point, the law says the dog has to be euthanized. I’m not going to pay anyone to euthanize my dog when I could do it myself.”
“I mean, I loved that dog,” Eason said. “I still think about her every day. It’s really hard for me. A lot of people put me down for it, they hate me for it, but like I said it was not something I wanted to do.”