Mackenzie Edwards took to her blog this week (www.mackenzieedwards.org) to pen a blog post in which she goes after MTV for the way in which she is being portrayed on Teen Mom OG this season.
After the first few episodes of Teen Mom OG Season 7, we get a glimpse into where producers are taking their story lines, one of these being the tense relationship/feud between Maci Bookout, mother of Ryan Edwards’ first son, Bentley, and Mackenzie, Ryan’s new wife. Some of these negative feelings date back to the Season 6’s Reunion show where Mackenzie accused Maci of basically exploiting Ryan’s severe drug issues by talking about his problems on the show.
Mackenzie titled her blog post “Dear World” and started by asking her followers “What’s it like being on TV you may ask?…This is a very lonely life.” She goes on to say that everything she does is broadcasted, ” Your ups, downs, and in betweens, broadcasted. The best day of your life along with the very worst day possible…..broadcasted.” She believes that the viewers and anyone following Teen Mom forget that she and her fellow co-stars are simply real people with real problems and real emotions.
Mackenzie also believes that people believe everything they see on TV and that a lot of what is seen is simply not true. “Another common misconception… that what is shown is what is 110% true. Its easy to believe that, but it’s not right. It’s easy to show the “half truth” and portray it as whole. But that’s ok because regardless of what happens, whether right or wrong, you’re considered scum.”
Mackenzie wants the world to know that she didn’t do this just for her “15 seconds of fame” but she went on Teen Mom because she wanted people to know what it really is like to be a teen mom. She goes on to say, “Theres a lot of things I’d like to do for a living, lots of dreams that still sparkle when I close my eyes at night… These things are still attainable but are dimmed by a clouded mind full of empty words of hatred and lies from people I’ve never even met and from some I know well.”
I think it’s fantastic that Mackenzie is putting herself out there like this and really showing the world the type of woman she wants to be. We all are humans. We all make mistakes (on a daily basis) and we could all be a little less judgmental, especially when it comes to reality tv shows. Catch Teen Mom OG on Monday nights at 9/8c on MTV.