Jenelle Evans is getting slammed. The Teen Mom 2 star recently regained custody of her three children following a high-profile incident earlier this year – husband David Eason is alleged to have shot and killed the family’s dog Nugget. The incident made global headlines and led to Jenelle being fired from the MTV franchise.
Despite the media frenzy, Jenelle appears to have continued her mothering duties as normal. The star took to Instagram yesterday to mark her kids advancing in school – photos showed 5-year-old son Kaiser posing with his mother in a classroom setting. Eason was also pictured in the update.
While Jenelle’s more dedicated followers showed their support in a positive way, it looks like the star was set to face some backlash. The most-liked comments to the 27-year-old’s photos appeared to suggest pity, alongside accusations that she isn’t a fit mother.
“Sad excuse of a ‘mother,'” one user wrote.
The reply was the most-liked, with a fan appearing to agree.
“Some, but the majority doesn’t. If she wasn’t such a train wreck, she wouldn’t be having all this judging. The price you pay for putting your messy life and poor parenting on national TV,” they wrote.
A separate comment suggested that Kaiser’s days in the schoolroom might see him “happy” to “get away” from Jenelle. While the response could be interpreted as trolling, it did fit in with other remarks slamming Jenelle’s motherhood abilities. Over 68 users agreed with the sentiment.
“Can’t be a mamas boy when you don’t spend time with them,” another user wrote.
Elsewhere, a fan referenced Jenelle’s ongoing headline-making as talk of Nugget’s shooting continues to circulate through social media.
“It must be awkward as hell showing up to a public place like that and pretending like nobody knows all the drama that’s been going on in y’all’s lives. Eesh.”
While some responses did give Jenelle and her son the thumbs-up, there seemed to be some pity for the young boy.
“Can you imagine what his teacher thinks of you. Poor kid,” one fan wrote.
While many fans might argue that Jenelle has stepped up her parenting in recent years, reports have often suggested that this reality face carries some baggage. The star was first arrested back in 2010 along with her then-boyfriend, Kieffer Delp and charged with breaking and entering and drug possession. By 2011, Jenelle’s catfights were being caught on camera – this year marked another arrest for the mother of three. Between failed drug tests, driving without a license, violation probations, and her relationship drama, this celebrity doesn’t come with a squeaky-clean slate.
Jenelle appears to have a lot of love for her kids. Instagram may be slamming her, but the platform seems to be hurting for this star’s children.