‘Teen Mom’: Jenelle Evans Doesn’t Think Amber Portwood Should be on the Show
All is fair in the world of reality tv, right? Well, Jenelle Evans doesn’t think so. The former Teen Mom 2 star has a lot to get off of her chest when it comes to her being let go from the show. Evans was released from Teen Mom 2 after her husband David Eason shot her dog in front of her kids. MTV immediately distanced themselves from Evans once the incident happened, however, Amber Portwood of Teen Mom OG has also had instances of domestic violence and still remains on the show. According to Evans, this isn’t fair.
Jenelle Evans and David Eason get kicked off of ‘Teen Mom 2’
In 2018, Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2 after making a number of homophobic comments.
“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.”
And then after the incident with Evans’ dog, she was let go as well.
“We have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019, and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season,” MTV told USA Today at the time.
Initially, Evans was upset about being fired but was able to come to terms with MTV’s decision.
“I was upset, I’m still upset, but this is a new chapter for me and my family,” she told the outlet. “It’s shocking still but I respect their decision and have nothing but love for MTV.”
But now, she has had a change of heart.
Jenelle Evans doesn’t think Amber Portwood should be on the show
Portwood has had a number of domestic disputes. In 2010, she was charged with domestic battery after hitting her ex, Gary Shirley in front of their daughter Leah. She was also arrested in July of last year for allegedly attacking her boyfriend Andrew Glennon while he was holding their son, James.
After getting let go from Teen Mom 2, Evans had to question why she could no longer be on the show but Portwood was allowed to stay in the franchise.
“I have spoken with my old producers many times about this. They still claim I was not fired but ‘let go for a season’,” Evans told HollywoodLife. “As for the Amber situation they said ‘well Amber didn’t leave a paper trail for what she did,’ whatever that means. I am guessing they are still holding me responsible for my husband’s actions, even though I did not do anything wrong.”
“David wasn’t ever charged with any sort of crime, but Amber was and left a paper trail through Ring Cameras in her house that were released online,” Evans continued.
According to Evans, Portwood has also shown weapons on tv.
“Amber showed her sword to the public online and bragged that it says ‘Mother Goddess’ after the incident with Andrew occurred,” Evans told the outlet.
Jenelle doesn’t understand why she was fired
Evans had been a part of the franchise since she first appeared on 16 and Pregnant. She’s done a lot of troubling things on camera in the past, so she doesn’t understand why MTV all of a sudden had a problem.
“Over the years MTV has filmed me on drugs, giving custody of my son to my mom, filmed while in dangerous situations… and they never cared because they always got their ratings,” Evans said. “I don’t understand what’s worse than my past that is currently happening now. My story just stopped and fans still want to follow my journey. I feel chewed up and spit out.”
But Evans is not letting MTV stop her from making money.
“I can go on and on but I’m moving forward with my life and have other opportunities/projects I’m focusing on,” she said. “My team is awesome now and wouldn’t trade them for the world.”