If you did not watch the season of MTV’s Teen Mom 2 last night, then you may not want to read this post. It does contain spoilers, and I don’t want to ruin your DVR experience.
For those of you who did watch he show, you are aware that Jenelle and her boyfriend Kieffer were arrested for breaking and entering and possession of marijuana. Jenelle, who had been arrested at the beginning of the season for assaulting her mother, has become quite familiar with jail. She also lost custody of her son, Jace to her mother, and hasn’t shown making any strides in approving her relationship with her son to win back custody.
In addition, she also stole her mother’s credit card in order to go on a trip to Kieffer’s hometown. Last year, we thought Amber Portwood was a mess—Jenelle is making her look like an angel.
News also broke last week that Jenelle was caught on video severely beating a woman, and was again arrested for this incident.
Out of all of the mothers showcased on the Teen Mom series of shows, Jenelle appears to be the most troubled.
Her penchant for running after men who really don’t care about her along with the disrespectful and almost violent way she treats her mom are signs that she needs severe counseling. I am not one to judge because I am by no means perfect, but Jenelle is going down a one way path to pure destruction.
What I would like to see MTV do is instead of profiting from Jenelle’s dysfunction, get her some help and ban her from the show until she gets it. Right now, Jenelle is the one people most talk about on the show and she is making money off being a “bad girl”. Money ain’t everything if your mind isn’t right, so I would like to see MTV promote mental wellness for their “star”.
What do you think of Jenelle and her latest arrest of her record of being a bad mom? Do you think she needs an intervention?
The Cubicle Chick says
Ashley, I want to rally for Jenelle because I know her life hasn’t been all roses. But she is going down a horrible path and there may almost be no way that she will be able to get her son back any time soon. 🙁
It’s such a sad commentary, really, not just on MTV, the media, and “reality tv,” that this child’s downward spiral is fodder for the entertainment beast, but on our entire society.
We have come to see these real life individuals as characters and their lives as plot lines.
It wouldn’t be so entertaining, I don’t imagine, if it were the producer’s niece self-destructing, or the director’s baby sister being abusive towards his mother.
I agree with you, Dannyelle, this young lady needs some role models and professional help. MTV needs to assist her in getting that help.
I agree 100% she needs a serious intervention. On the show, talks about doing things to get her son back but they are unfortuantely just words and her actions are exactly the opposite. It is a shame because she seems very bright and could have a great future if she holds down a job and finishes college and gets ride of the loseer boyfriend. Obviously she has little control over her actions and needs professional help. MTV, please start helping these girls. Profit is one thing but for gods sake, at least use the mega bucks you are making from this show to offer some sort of cousenlling and support for all the girls, particularly Janelle.
I’ve been following the show…Have from the beginning of the Teen Mom series…There are actually parts of the show that I feel bad for her…I think she has good intentions (for the most part) but she makes the wrong decisions and has anger issues…Anger issues because the way that she responds to her mother. Extreme anger…Almost to the point of getting physical…Making threats, SERIOUS THREATS such as threatening to shoot her mother in the face…Everyone has some anger but it’s how you respond that says alot. Her latching on to men who, from looking at the show, don’t care about her…I say this because Kieffer shows how he feels about her by allowing her to put herself in situations when it comes to him, that ends up getting her into trouble…Bailing him out of jail, going to NJ on her mother’s dime/stolen credit card, cheering her on while she beat the breaks off that poor girl and God knows what else that has happened off camera…I could go on and on and on…On all of the girls..Please PLEASE don’t get me started on Chelsea…Anyway, I do believe that she needs an intervention…When Dr.Drew was on, forgot the show’s name that quick, anyway when asked in an interview how he felt about MTV not stepping in, he kept saying “It’s all about showing other teens how your life spirals out of control when pregnant.”. Blah. Ok, we get it..We get the message…Now help this poor child please… I like Dr. Drew alot, but I can’t say that I agree with him…Best of luck to Jenelle and the rest of the girls…
Jenelle does need help! She is obviously very depressed (based on what she says) and has anger issues. Her mom seems to have good intentions for Jenelle, but is hypercritical and also seems quite controlling. If they could both get individual counseling and also go to family counseling together, things would probably improve quite a bit. She is definitely Teen Mom 2’s Amber Portwood – the difference is that Jenelle seems to be about a million times smarter than Amber. She could definitely go places if she got it together and had a good support system in place.
Deeply sadden that another child has been birthed to a child who doesn’t have a clue. Her mother was pretty hostile as well. Makes me wonder what we didn’t get to see when the cameras weren’t rolling. A vicious cycle that needs to be broken ASAP. I tweeted a week ago that I’m so over reality shows that are trashy. Yes, I watch but I’m rooting for someone to pick up the reality show of a single mom making strides and on her A game. I’ll sign up 🙂