MTV’s Leah Messer Faces Backlash After Pipeline Tweet

MTV’s Leah Messer is in hot water with fans after promoting the building of a pipeline in her area on Twitter. Earlier this month, Messer sent a link to fans, encouraging them to lend their signature to a petition to build the Keystone Pipeline.

Unfortunately, fans reacted badly after discovering the pipeline would intrude on land deemed sacred by Native Americans.

On January 22, Radar Online reported the following.

“What Messer failed to note — and maybe did not realize — is that many lawmakers are concerned about the environmental impact the extension would have on the surrounding land, 1,179 miles passing through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama stated that Americans should focus on climate protection, not ‘a single oil pipeline.'”

Certain Native American tribes are against the expansion, and have protested in recent years. According to them, the building of the pipeline will destroy sacred land and water.

“The U.S. government doesn’t have our best interest in mind, nor the rights of Mother Earth,” Lakota grassroots leader Deb White Plume said in 2011.

“We have thousands of ancient and historical cultural resources that would be destroyed across our treaty lands.”

Fans online weren’t thrilled with MTV’s Leah Messer’s tweet either, and shared messages, such as the ones below.

“Just so someone can get a paycheck, let’s destroy land? NO!”

“That area is protected against big companies for damn good reason.”

MTV’s Leah Messer has been making headlines in recent months after a number of scandals hit the web. In fall of 2014, Messer was accused of both drug use and cheating. However, as the Inquisitr reported, Messer passed a drug test at the end of the year.

“She was a nervous wreck,” a family insider told In Touch Weekly, according to a report by Radar Online.

“When the results came back, she was ecstatic.”

Last October, Messer’s alleged drug dealer spoke to In Touch Weekly, claiming the reality star and mother of three once bought 30 to 40 pills at a time.

“I used to give Leah the pills myself; she’s picked up 30 to 40 pills at a time from me. She was withdrawing $1,000 a week to buy pills. She gives [the middleman] the money and he gets them for her. They’re in this together.”

As for rumors regarding her cheating, Messer claims she never cheated on her husband.

MTV’s Leah Messer will return for Teen Mom 2 season six later this year.

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