“It seems that shows like Teen Mom are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls.The kids from these shows are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have been become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize.”
“When I think back to when I was 16, there is no way I would even have considered having a baby. That thought wouldn’t even have entered my head. Having a baby is one one of the biggest, and most life-changing decisions a person can make and while I’m not saying that no teen is in the position to raise a child, having a baby so young shouldn’t be seen as the trendy thing to do. Girls, please, think very carefully before you make these kind of decisions. Talk to your family, friends, teachers, and most of all, be careful.”
The irony of a reality TV star who rose to fame on the heels of an amateur sex tape criticizing teen moms isn’t lost on many, least of all “Teen Mom” star Amber Portwood who said:
"Last time I checked, Kim Kardashian had a sex tape floating around on the internet and I'm pretty sure she made a lot of money off of it," Portwood told E!. "She made a sex tape when she was younger and she wants to bash the girls on 'Teen Mom'?"
Portwood went on to say that the show is about the hardships teen moms face, that it doesn’t seek to glamorize the situation in any way. She said the teen mom faces were out there, but for the wrong reasons, and “[t]hat’s not glamorous.
Having a billboard in Times Square, however, definitely glamorous. Sex tape> teen pregnancy.