If you’re a Teen Mom fan, you know how this story goes.
A new episode airs, one of the moms or one of the dads or some other random cast member ends up looking bad in some way, and so that person hops on social media to blame MTV.
Because these people never actually behave poorly, get it? It’s always MTV’s fault for editing things to look that way.
We’ve seen Jenelle Evans use this tactic, we’ve seen it from Leah Messer, Amber Portwood, Kailyn Lowry — probably every single cast member has, at one point or another, pulled this stunt.
Check out the worst examples of this truly entertaining phenomenon below …
Jenelle Evans: Abused by David Eason?
In a recent episode of Teen Mom 2, Jenelle refused to film on a scheduled day because, as she explained in a text to a producer, she and David had been fighting. The next day, both Jenelle and David said that things were fine, and David denied fighting altogether while Jenelle stared at the floor. It gave a lot of people the creeps — like he was threatening her to stay quiet about their issues — but Jenelle has said that David simply didn’t want to talk about their problems on camera. She’s taking the matter so seriously that she’s considering quitting the show.
Chelsea Houska: Is Aubree Ruining Cole’s Experience?
In the episodes after Chelsea gave birth to Watson, we see Aubree acting out a little — which is understandable. But at one point, Chelsea says that Aubree’s behavior is “taking away from Cole’s experience” as a new father, and that seemed like a pretty cold remark.
However, Chelsea has said that that particular line was “taken out of context from a different convo and added in that scene for some reason.”
The reason, of course, being drama. Low blow, MTV.
Kailyn Lowry: Did MTV Make Isaac Cry?!
We all know that Kailyn’s oldest son, Isaac, has been struggling with her split from Javi Marroquin. In one heartbreaking scene, we see the boy crying at dinner over the divorce.
But it turns out the scene may actually have been heartbreaking in a different way than it seemed, because Kailyn tweeted after the episode that the film crew “provoked the scene with Isaac crying at dinner!!! And I lost my mind!!!!”
And who could blame her?
Jeremy Calvert: Deadbeat Dad?
Jeremy has threatened to quit the show perhaps more than any other cast member, mostly because — you guessed it — his alleged bad edit.
In one of his many, many fits about the show, he created a Twitter poll to guage whether or not he should quit filming.
The issue this time? A scene in which Leah’s grandmother referred to him as a “deadbeat dad.”
Tyler Baltierra: I’m a Good Husband and Father!
When Catelynn Lowell was dealing with the worst of her depression and anxiety, Tyler Baltierra was pretty darn insensitive, time and time again.
He once told her that he didn’t want “no heiffer for a wife,” and was often cold and distant when he needed her most.
It was hard to watch, but Tyler hopped on Twitter to explain that MTV was making him “the POS baby daddy this season” to “help the ratings,” and that they’d been splicing together bits of different scenes to fit that narrative.
Taylor McKinney: Pressured by Maci to Propose?
A big storyline for Maci Bookout a while back was Taylor McKinney and his apparent hesitation to propose to her, even after having having children together.
She wouldn’t let the issue go, and he frequently seemed overwhelmed by the pressure.
It was such a big part of their scenes that at one point, he tweeted that Maci was never as intent on him proposing as we saw. “Don’t get it twisted,” he wrote. “It’s a show.”