Well this is quite the conundrum. Yesterday, Kim Kardashian slammed the popularity of Teen Mom and the “glamorization” of young motherhood in a blog post. Kim wrote that while filming at The Today Show, she learned about “a Memphis high school where 90 young female students were either pregnant or have given birth this year.” She followed up by writing “It seems that shows like Teen Mom are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls.” Point taken, Kim, that is worrisome stuff.
But one Teen Mom in particular, Amber Portwood, isn’t taking Kardashian‘s criticism lightly, firing back to E! “There’s actually a study that shows since the original 16 and Pregnant aired, the number of teen pregnancies have gone down. 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.” Touché, girlfriend. While Kim makes a very good point that girls need to “think very carefully before you make these kind of decisions. Talk to your family, friends, teachers, and most of all, be careful,” she is not a shining example of abstinence or even good judgment, really. But then again, even though Amber did the Wham! thing to do and chose life, she’s no shining example of motherhood. Whose opinion do we care about more??
After some thought, we decided who we’re siding with—neither of them! Lesson learned. When in doubt, don’t look to reality stars for advice, kids.
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