‘Teen Mom’ Viewers Call for MTV to Put a Stop to Stars’ Dangerous Behavior
Fans want MTV to take action
In an effort to capture all important conversations that the Teen Mom stars have, it’s not uncommon for them to be filmed while they are driving. MTV sets the stars up with cameras in the front of their car that can capture their conversations, but it has also captured one very bad habit that has many fans extremely upset. Not for the first time, this habit was aired during the most recent episode of Teen Mom, “Runaways, Rehab, and Retail.”
“Has MTV ever addressed seatbelt safety on Teen Mom?” brought up one Reddit user. “They should.” Attached was an image of Maci Bookout’s ex husband Ryan Edwards and his new wife Mackenzie Standifer that was filmed while they drove. In the scene, Ryan repeatedly asks Mackenzie to slow down and drive under the speed limit, which is even more concerning considering that neither of the stars is wearing their seatbelt.
The user went on to write, “In my opinion, this would be a great opportunity for MTV to point out to the viewers that wearing seatbelts is not only the responsible thing to do, but also the legally required thing to do.”
Not everyone was in agreement that this was a role MTV should be required to play. One user pointed out, “MTV is not the cast’s parents. They aren’t even the cast’s employer. If an adult wants to break traffic rules or ignore medical advice, it’s not MTV’s role to change that.”
Concerns may also be colored by MTV’s recent choice to air footage of Ryan Edwards driving while high. In a statement to People at the time, MTV wrote, “MTV does not condone driving under the influence. Ryan’s erratic behavior was due to actions that he took without anyone’s prior knowledge.”
The cast members have also been criticized for their excessive use of cell phones while driving, and MTV has been brought into question for the potentially dangerous way the stars are filmed while they drive.
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