Teen Mom OG casting spoilers broke this week that Bristol Palin is set to join the cast of the MTV reality show. With Farrah Abraham fired, the cast needed some beefing it up and it looks like Palin is considered the replacement for the deeply troubled reality turned porn star. The only one not accepting Bristol as Farrah’s replacement seems to be Abraham herself.
Once the announcement was made today fans of the show flocked to Twitter. To say the enthusiasm for Palin’s new gig was low on the social media site might be an understatement. A slew of disparaging remarks popped up regarding the show about to go downhill.
Farrah Abraham Reacts To Teen Mom Replacement
The 27-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hasn’t even started filming the show yet. But predictions of doom are already showing up on Twitter. It really doesn’t seem to be about Palin as much as it is about the show now lacking Abraham. It appears she has some die-hard fans out there.
— karime williams (@secretsinfashio) July 20, 2018
You might say the leader of the pack for naysayers on Abraham’s replacement is Abraham herself. The former co-star took the attitude of “who cares” at first. She shared this with a statement given to Us Magazine. Abraham said, “I don’t care as there’s no replacement for me, as we all know.”
Abrahams shared how she is mourning the death of a family member, her beloved dog. She got the news about Palin replacing her one day after her dog, a Pomeranian named Blue, had died.
She claims she is too distressed to care right now about her former show. For a woman who flippantly says she couldn’t care less, Abrahams took the time to build herself up as a one of a kind. She claims there’s no replacement for her and her fans know this.
Kailyn Lowry’s Welcome Squashed Online
Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry hopped on Twitter to share some enthusiasm for Bristol and Cheyenne Floyd as the newest members of the Teen Mom family. Her tweet was met with some negativity among the viewers of the show. Floyd is also slated to be a cast member when the show airs their new season this fall.
One Twitter user apparently took in all the tweets before writing, “judging by the comments it’ll probably be the death of that show. Hopefully, they keep #2 the way it is now!” Ouch! Then Kailyn replied, “I really thought it would be good for the show, maybe I’m wrong.”
Teen Mom Originals Minus One
Bristol is slated to become part of the cast members along with the original Teen Mom OG stars Amber Portwood, Mackenzie McKee, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell. The show will go on without Farrah Abraham who was fired from the MTV show earlier this year. The reason that MTV canned her is that she was difficult to deal with.
Abraham disagrees with that excuse and continues to say that it was her activities in the adult entertainment world that the folks at MTV didn’t like. She has since joined the pro-wrestling circuit with the World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling, according to the New York Post.
— Ange Sanchez (@aesp1972) July 20, 2018
Bristol Palin Emerges
Palin was a famous teen mom in the real world almost a decade ago when she gave birth to her son Tripp at 18.
Back then Bristol caught the nation’s attention as a teen mom in the real-life. At the time she made headlines as an unmarried pregnant teen who happened to be the daughter of politician the nation had their eye on.
Bristol’s mom was the Governor of Alaska who was the running mate for John McCain as his vice presidential candidate. Baby Tripp was born to Bristol and her fiancee at the time, Levi Johnson.
She and Johnson had a rocky relationship followed by a rocky split. She went on to marry Dakota Meyer and have two more children with him. Today Bristol is estranged from Meyer, according to Us Weekly.
New Teen Mom Bristol, ESPN, and Connecticut
You might say that Bristol was born with television in mind. Before Bristol came into this world her mother had a dream of working for ESPN as a sportscaster. Sarah lived thousands of miles away from the new sports station that was just kicking off. Once she realized she would have to move to Bristol, Connecticut, to work at the ESPN, she gave up on that venture.
— Gossip (@osayasutenji) July 20, 2018
Sarah Palin often told the story of how the name Bristol stuck in her mind. She would go on to name her first daughter for that town in Connecticut that ESPN calls home. Sarah also worked at the Bristol Inn during her young life and her husband Todd hails from Bristol Bay, according to an archived article from the Huntington Post. It sounds as if the name Bristol popped up in a few ways for the Palin family before ever naming their daughter.
Bristol’s TV Start
Bristol made a name for herself in the headlines through the years as she became an advocate for teen abstinence from sex. She wrote a memoir and became a reality TV star, notes Biography. Besides becoming a well-known face on TV during her mother’s campaign, Bristol landed a few TV gigs. She was on the show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2010.
It was the popular talent show that brought Bristol into living rooms across the nation in 2010. Bristol appeared that year on the fall season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. She would dance on the show again in 2012 when she joined the 15th season: Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars.
Bristol is now back pursuing a career on TV after a bit of a hiatus while at home raising her three children. She is due to appear on the show as a regular cast member when Teen Mom OG returns in the fall. It will be a “wait and see” situation when it comes to the ratings of Teen Mom OG. It could be that Farrah’s predictions won’t hold water and the show will continue with good ratings with Bristol as part of the cast.
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