Teen Mom OG is not held in the highest regard today by Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer Edwards, who won’t be returning to the show. According to an Instagram post by Mackenzie, MTV isn’t interested in showing Ryan as a “recovering addict.”
Both Mackenzie and Ryan come off as a bit peeved over what the producers of Teen Mom OG had in mind. It sounds as if Ryan’s lot in life right now of a recovering addict might be rather bland for the reality show. Although it might be, it is an important part of a lot of young adult’s lives today.
Teen Mom Couple Emerge To Quit
In Touch Weekly suggests the fans of the Teen Mom show haven’t seen or heard from Ryan since the reunion show. Both he and Mackenzie have been absent from the social media sites as well.
Now they’ve returned with a bang but not to Teen Mom. They’ve come out to notify their fans that they will not be filming Teen Mom again. Both are very disillusioned with the treatment they’ve received from the MTV show.
Addiction Recovery Serious Matter
Ryan first shared how serious he is about his recovery. He wrote, “I will never stop speaking out against this horrible disease! It consumes your life and turns you into someone even you don’t know,” which was posted on Instagram.
The Teen Mom dad also said, “I’m asking you to never give up. Each day is a struggle. I’ve made mistakes and I have really messed up in the past but there is so much hope ahead and it doesn’t mean I can’t change the future. If you or someone you know needs help, please don’t hesitate to go SAMHSA.gov. Help is out there.”
Teen Mom Dad Owns His Mistakes
Ryan is owning his mistakes, but he also blamed some of his bad reputation on the workings of the Teen Mom OG series. He said that the MTV folks aren’t interested in showing him and “Mack” living a happy life. He admits to his past inappropriate behavior, much like what’s reported in the post below.
He also claims “They want me to look angry, passive-aggressive and uncaring regarding things that mean the most to me. I’m done taking their s–t and letting the world believe this by standing up for myself. You’re believing a lie. And soon… very very soon, you WILL [sic] see the TRUTH [sic] behind the LIAR [sic].”
Not Enough Drama In Recovery?
Mackenzie explained in her Instagram post, that they didn’t want Ryan as a recovering addict on the show. Despite that, they were still interested in filming the birth of their baby.
The Teen Mom writes, “But they did want to enter a contract with our unborn baby.” She goes on to say that MTV wants to “have the baby film with Ryan’s parents so it would look like someone else is raising it.”
Teen Mom Nixes Birth and the Couple
Mackenzie then shares how “the show had been paying for my healthcare and for the baby.” She said they did this “so they could film the visits and then a week ago they let me know that would no longer be the case.”
The couple learned that MTV is now “not going to film the birth.” In fact, she adds: “We’re not going to be on at all.” It sounds as if this couple is very upset over MTV’s actions toward them. Mackenzie said that even if the Teen Mom folks changed their mind, she and Ryan wouldn’t return.
Empathy at a Minimum
Some fans of the show weren’t very empathic toward the couple. Some rather snarky remarks emerged about how the two have to get a real job now. Others equated the couple to Jennelle Evans and David Eason. Evans and Eason are another controversial husband and wife team from the Teen Mom 2 show.
Some fans did chime in about how addiction recovery is a very serious issue and urged others to support Ryan in his recovery efforts. According to People Magazine, Ryan and Mackenzie made their official withdraw from the show just hours after it was announced Bristol Palin is joining the cast as a replacement for Farrah Abraham.
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