‘Teen Mom OG’: Fans Accuse Amber Portwood’s Brother of Enabling Her
Audio clips depicting the turmoil inside Amber Portwood’s home were released last week. While voice recordings, ring video footage, and official police photos will all be used in Portwood’s criminal trial, the leaked audio clips painted a disturbing pattern of emotional and physical abuse in the months leading up to Portwood’s July 5 arrest for fans. Upon the release of the clips, Portwood’s brother, Shawn Portwood took to Twitter to defend his sister, and in doing so, was called out repeatedly for enabling an abuser.
Why is Shawn Portwood under fire?
Shawn Portwood, who is best known to Teen Mom OG fans as “Bubby,” took to Twitter after the sound clips were released to defend his sister. He told followers that the clips didn’t tell the whole story and that no one should rush to pass judgment. Bubby also called out Andrew Glennon, the father of Portwood’s one-year-old son and the recipient of Portwood’s vitriol.
Bubby told fans that the clips released were clearly leaked in an attempt to paint Portwood in a negative light and to show Glennon as the victim. He insists that the clips may have been altered or somehow edited to remove any venom spewed by Glennon himself.
Bubby has since logged onto Twitter to let followers know that he’d be blocking anyone who said anything negative to him. The tweet seems to be in response to criticism he has received in recent days for his tweets about the audio clips, and his attempt to discredit Glennon.
Fans strike back against Shawn Portwood
Bubby has always defended his sister. That’s a beautiful thing. However, there comes a point when you can no longer support a person’s actions. Fans believe Portwood has reached that point, and their angry that Bubby would take to Twitter to defend his sibling so publicly.
One Twitter user replied to Bubby’s original post stating; “I’m sorry but what we heard was Amber abusing both Andrew and James. We heard her hit him and call him names. We heard her say she never wanted James. We heard her call James an “it” and tell Andrew she wasn’t going to watch her own child. Stop enabling her.”
Another Twitter user stated that they could sympathize with Portwood’s mental health struggles, but noted that she would need to put in the work to control her issues. The user allegedly suffers from the same mental health issues as Portwood. Portwood has been open with her struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder during her time on Teen Mom OG.
What did Amber Portwood say in the audio clips?
A series of audio clips pulled from the houses’ security system paint an incredibly disturbing picture of domestic abuse. The clips that were released by YouTuber, Without a Crystal Ball, was the first person to air the clips in a video. The raw audio is from multiple fights, often spaced months apart.
In one clip, Portwood is heard threatening to stab Glennon if he didn’t pick up the couple’s infant son. In the clip, she is heard saying, “…If you don’t pick him up you f**king fat piece of s**t I’m going to f**king stab you.” Later in the clip, Portwood is heard blaming Glennon for “using” her body and forcing her to get pregnant. She alleges that she didn’t get pregnant for ten years prior to her pregnancy with James. It’s hard to ascertain what she’s trying to suggest in the clip, but fans were disturbed to hear her speak about her son in such a negative manner.
According to Radar Online, one clip is from December 2018. The argument that resulted in Portwood’s arrest took place in the early morning hours of July 5. The audio from that incident has allegedly been handed over to Indiana police.