Though Kim Kardashian recently blasted MTV's "Teen Mom" for glamorizing teenage pregnancies, Rosie O'Donnell is defending the series, saying it sends a positive message to young girls.
"My daughter is 13. I watch it with her," O'Donnell, a mom of three, tells Us Weekly. "The rate of teenage pregnancy is up, so when my daughter saw that ['Teen Mom 2'] was on the air, I said 'Let's watch it.'"
O'Donnell, 48, believes the show doesn't sugarcoat young motherhood but instead reveals the harsh realities.
"At the end of almost every episode the mothers say they wish they used protection or waited: 'My whole life is over' or 'I can't live the life of a teenager,'" she explains. "I think it sends out a positive message."
Still, she does agree with Kardashian that young women shouldn't expect a baby to bring them fame and fortune.
"I do feel sad that all these girls are getting pregnant in an effort to get on a TV show," says O'Donnell. "That's a little tragic."
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Get this FAT HIPPO off TV, Radio and off this planet. Rosie is a gross, overweight, bloated water buffalo.
I really do like the show Teen Mom. I definitely don't think it is contributing to teen pregnancy because people definitely see how hard it is to be a young, single and lonely parent. At times, I find my self empathizing with the girls because I could only imagine the pressure they are under and the stigma that many people place on them is unfair. I work and subscribe to DISH Network and I get MTV in HD so I am able to watch all of my shows in the highest quality possible. Not only that but I get to see just how cute the babies are!
All I see are selfish spoiled brats that fuss and fight moan and groan more concerned with their own lives than the children.
@Ryan. You are seriously disturbed
I totally agree with Rosie. Once girls watch the tv show, they will see how hard and difficult it is for these teen moms. Most of them haven't even finished high school yet, or are unemployed, and have to rely on their families to help them take care of the baby and its needs. Maybe seeing the show will make them stop and think twice about getting pregnant and will do anything to prevent it from happening to them.
Rosie, I'd rather hear the death rattle of my only child, than your voice
I tuned in to check out the chicks, I was not impressed. Boo on this show
I watch that show and wonder where that big paycheck comes in. Many of those kids are struggling to make ends meet. One girl signed over custody to her mother because she knows she can't afford to raise her own child and still go to school. Another was still begging her ex-boyfriend's family for rides because she had no car of her own. I'm curious as to whether MTV puts that big paycheck in the form of a trust fund for the child – that's how they should be paid to keep the show realistic.
I had my son @ 17 and in no way,shape,or form am I proud of it. But as an actual teen mom (i'm 22 now) I can say that the show portrays teen moms accurately to a certain degree. I mean besides the fact that these girls are getting a fat paycheck, they also come from money. They're parents often step up when the fathers of the children step down and that makes it easier for them unlike the rest of the teen moms who actually have to step up and get a job, while going to school, and taking care of the baby alone!
I was a teen mom. I was forced to marry the teen dad, who turned out to be abusive. I raised my child on my own and out myself through college, one night class at a time. Of course it was difficult. But I think it was more difficult for my child. I wish they would balance this story with one about the kids of teen moms. You think kids don't notice financial struggles, or that their mom is different from the other moms? When you were in middle school would you want your mom to be mistaken for your older sister?
I love america...but unfortunately there are lots of very dumb people there. Broken education system and parenting to blame
If your kids watch this show and get pregnant on purpose, then your kid is a complete idiot and you a as a parent have failed and are just as stupid.
Rosie O'Donnel looks like the stunt double for ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER.
Jenelle is a poor excuse for a human being let alone a mother...bit*h!!!
I totally disagree with Rosie- Teen pregnancies are on the rise- shows like this do not help- Parents need to take an active role in teaching not only daughters but son's too that if they can't refrain then they need to take a responsible role and use protection or contraceptives. Maybe find out why it would be so important to some to have children at a young age- may guess they are looking to be loved!
Yes, two is a number, and I was talking about the TWO posts before mine. portalpunk, and evel kneivel.
About the teen pregnacy. I was young I'm 21 with a 6yr old child ya can do the math my life waz over in a way and a blessing and its hard but we maintain. Its wroug to bring a baby in this world because of money or fame
I don't think that this show glamourizes teenage motherhood at all. It takes an especially stupid young lady to get pregnant just to be on that show and I also believe that these girls all wish they wouldn't have become teenage mothers, it doesn't make you love your kids any less, it just means that they wish they would have been a teenager and finished college before having their beautiful children.
I was a teenager mother. I got pregnant at 16, had her at 17, married and pregnant again at 18, and had him at 19. I have never regretted my children, THEY are MY saviors, but I do realize that I would have been graduated from college at 22 instead of 31 had I waited.
This show does let the harsh realities of teenager motherhood be shown. Most of the time the "father" runs out on you and you are left to raise these children by yourself. Young women need to wait to have children. They need to finish high school and they need to go to college. Unfortunately taking a show like this off the air is not going to stop teenage pregnancy, it is alive and rampant in the US.
Good likeness of O'Donnell ! She looks like a moose caught in headlights !
they should flim "teen mom" in the area where the girls come from poor family,with no help and are on welfare that's the real deal the "teen mom" we are watching is not the real sstruggle they many "teen mom" face.
Love teen mom. I'm 27 and have a one year old. It tough even for me being a mom but I wouldn't change it for the world. Here's my opinion: I think when girls are 15 like in physical ed class That for a week they should have an assignment to take care of a mechanical baby for a week so they see the harsh realities. The mechanical baby cries like a real baby and all. This will decrease teen pregnancy.
I would like to know, how much CNN is paying the 98% of blogger's, to write what you do to keep this blog going. Are all the screener's off work today? As for Rosie, I think it is great she is willing to watch a show with her daughter & not glamourize it, as the magazine's & shows do. She is willing to be a good parent & be there to answer any questions her daughter may have or let her comment on what she is watching without being critical. If most parents would take time out of their busy schedule & unplug all the teenager's who posted here today; maybe MTV or other stations would not have to make shows like this. There wouldn't be an audiance for them. My advice to all who are considering having children; if you cannot put yourself last & are unwilling to be a lifelong teacher to your children; please do not have a child. Once the child is born; it's not about you anymore. It's all about the child. If you have a "need to be loved" or a "Daddy" complex; this is not a reason to have a child. Praying for all.
All these stupid and twisted reality tv should be banned. On a different note, it says a lot about the intelligence level (or lack thereof) those who are watching them.
Can you get PG if you um..ah...well you know mmm ah...do it in the bad hole?
i got 4 girls pregnant last summer. i didn't do good for my image as a 'spermator'. the year before last i got 6 girls pregnant. i didn't use protection. am i dumb or what. anyway, i am not really responsiable. im only 21 and the girls want babies and hey i give it to them Good!
I seriously hope you are kidding, because judging by your lack of intelligence - not to mention morals - you wouldn't be a good candidate for a job at McDonalds. So, if you really do have all those children you can't support, I guess you'll be spending a lot of time in jail. hah hah!
I think maybe they should come up with a show called teens with stds and then teen moms. I can see where a positive message is possibly projected, but with society being far more excepting and average joes getting fame from reality shows, too many girls think of the money and fame before how it will effect their lives and everyone involved. I don't feel I need a show to teach my daughter this though. I talk to her, am there for her, and inform her of everything she needs to know to be able to make sensible choices. Too many people get famous for all the wrong reasons!
Who cares what this fat slob thinks?
Remember the saying, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." it's the same thing with Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. Tv shows don't get dumba$$ teenage girls pregnant. These girls and boys do it to themselves. And to the girls going out and getting pregnant on purpose to try to get on a tv show, ITS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
ok... Im a teen mom n its extremly hard, wen ur single n have a lil one its hard even if u have a job or gone to college u still have to work twice as hard, fight for hours, n pray for sleep. u see all these young girls running around saying they want babies so the go get pregnant but y is it all ways the grandparents raising the baby because the teen parent dnt know how or they jus plan dnt want to... well i was never that lucky i have to do it all on my own... i work a full time job jus to pay for diapers n food n pay bills. if these young girls jus knew how it was to b a real mom the wud have never gotten pregnant in the first place. trust me i love my son but i wish i wud have waited i wasnt done being a kid yet n now i have grown up n i will never get my teenage years back.
I applaud your honestly and congratulate you on what you have accomplished. You took the long, hard road without the assistance of family members bailing you out of every tought situation you were in...Nice job ' respect'
Respect, I wish you the best. I also wish that all tweens / teens could read your post. Thanks for telling us like it is. May God bless you.
I watch the show and I see what my mom went through with me she was only 15 years old when she had me. I think the shows. Tells young kids not to do it its not worth it. How guys leave and have you stuck with the child or how hard to go to school and work when you have a child. And you can't go out like you want to when you have a baby.
How did Rosie get pregnant ? Oh wait she's the dude right ? Sorry I Forgot.
To those who complain about your tax dollars payin for medical assistance to young mothers of the show...it doesn't just go to them. I for example have medicaid for my son. My fiancee and I are young parents and by young I was 21 and he was 25 when our son was born. I can not afford private health care as I am still in college working on my bachelors degree. As soon as I have a job with benefits or one that pays well enough for health insurance I will no longer need the assistance of medicaid. But if you take that away I can not afford to take him to the hospital for illness or get him vaccinated. This puts everyone in danger but vaccinations are another subject. Also I was on birth control and we used condoms so it was not because we weren't using protection. But that's isn't the point. Don't take away from those who truly need it just because there are some that take advantage of the system. Also I believe this show has good points and bad ones. But we have to understand that its reality television and is meant for entertainment. If we wanted young children and teens watching it then it would be on at 8pm and not 10pm. Most teens are in high school and should be in bed before 10 not watching reality television. Just food for thought.
For I once I agree with this woman. I'm not clear how we know that girls are getting pregnant to get on the show? I'm very happy that R O'D has stopped placing an adoption hotline on her shows. That was pretty bad.
i agree the show does send a positive message. however, every teen knows how to prevent themselves frm gettin pregnant...its nobody's fault but theres. im a teenager & watching 16 & pregnant & Teen Mom has only taught me that i am definitely waiting to have kids for another 5-10 years...
How can a tv show encourage girls to have children? I would think they would see it in there school more than tv! When did the kardashians become a voice for morals? They are all a joke! I guess they think becuse they have made a trashy show they should be taken seriously.
Very well said! I have watched the show since its beginning, and believe it accurately portrays the problems that teen moms endure - particularly when the fathers do not step up. In general, I think the moms do a fairly good job coping. However, there is no help for Jenelle. She is nothing but a spoiled b****.
BTW who are the kardashians any way? They are only a bunch of rich b******, who "like can't like finish like a sentence like without like using like the word 'LIKE', like ya know?"
For those that have a problem with roise think about how much money you gave away to help others that wasn't your friend or family member. Cnn made a little mistake just like you and many others in life. The point or problem isn't with cnn or roise its more about having kids at a young age and the pros and cons that comes along with it. I watch 16 and pregnant and teen mom 1 and 2 and all I really see is selfish girls taking advantage of their family going out with friends everyday just having kids thinking that's going to keep the boyfriend/baby daddy around when it really doesn't. I don't believe that most of these girls really care about themselves or their kids and its ashame. Its going to take a lot more then putting teen mom on air to inform girls about teen pregnacy . What ever happen to the parent hood classes in highschool some high schools have it and some don't . Every one is always talking about how they are tired of paying taxes so teen will receive stamps wic medical assistance but at the same time the baby never ask to be here and trust and believe your money is not only going to them.
well, rosie spoke....that's all I need to know to make sure that my kids don't watch the show.,...I mean really??? the woman who is an idiot!
People magazine needs to stop showcasing these teen moms. Whatever "positive message" Rosie thinks the show is sending gets messed up by these stupid articles. Teen moms are becoming celebrities.
Tara,.....lose some weight
Who are the Kardashian wh0res to tell comment on anyone. They are nothing but high priced call girls, and that dingy mother of theirs a pimp. I am tired of those girls.
It is sad that these kids are getting all the positive attention and a large sum of money to boot. I say teen moms should have to give birth to their kids naturally without any meds- no epidural, nothing. In addition, if they cannot take care of their kids, they should not be allowed to keep them. No doubt about it though teen moms should not be rewarded with monetary compensation and undeserved attention positive attention on television.
@Mandy – I could see what you were getting at. I married my high school sweetheart right after graduation at 17. I had my first child at 18, my second at 20, then my third at 22. I am 40 now and only weigh 5 pounds more than I did before I had children which is 135 and I'm 5-8 so my husband sure appreciates it because he has stayed in shape all these years too. As for most of my friends who waited until their late to mid 30's to have children some of them are struggling to get back in shape. I didn't get ugly either lol. As far as kids being noisy when they are your own children it can be music to a parents ear. Of course when they were little and we were out in public I didn't let my kids annoy other people. Its not like i had a hard time either they just seemed to act properly when we were out. Looking back i'm glad I had my kids while I was young but I was married too. I wouldn't want to start a family on my own, but to each their own.
You don't say if it's been an easy ride or a extremely difficult one. Any parental financial help? For those who don't get assistance, the ride is tramatic and lonely. For others, not so much. think about it trace
I too had my kids at a young age, but was married as well. I believe it makes a huge difference when you have that support there. I dated my husband in high school and we were married and had our first kid when I was 18, second at 22 and the third at 24. I knew that the choices I made as a teenager meant my life was going to change. We had NO financial support for either of our families and were not able to go colllege. We had to work opposite shifts to save money on daycare and really struggled those first 7-10 years. I agree these shows (Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant) really do not show the realities of being a teen mom on your own, however, I do watch them with my 16 & 13 year old daughters and use the experiences of the girls on the show and my own experiences to talk to my daughters about waiting to get pregnant.
My biggest problem with these shows are that most of the girls do not want to change their lifestyles after they have their babies. You cannot continue to go out a party and run the streets when you have a baby at home. I gave up a lot by having kids early, but I knew and accepted that. There are consequences to your actions.
This show makes me want to impregnate a teenager, I'm almost 34
I need a babysitter
No!! YOU NEEDED A HYSTERECTOMY. ..... A LONG TIME AGO!
I have watched the show and it is a poor representation of the real life of a teenage mother. I am 18 years old and my child is two. I had to struggle to finish highschool and I have to struggle every day now to support my child. Of course my boyfriend didn't stick around to even see his child born, and he does not pay child support because he doesn't have a job. If someone had told me that I would have to work two jobs just to be able to afford daycare and rent(not to mention utilities and a car payment) I would have stayed abstinent. Now, I work sixty hours a week and barely get to see my child. Why don't any of the teen moms on those stupid shows reflect my reality?
I think teen mom is a great show for girls to watch i am 22 and i had my first son at 16 i wish i would have waited i hid
All them comments was very nasty if you didn't have anything, to. Say nothing.at all you're parent should have tought you that.
I think that they should have more shows with teen moms it
Dang it he's mad hater!!!
Rosie O'Donnell is a complete moron with no logic and no morals, and no values. How could anybody say that the "Teen Mom" show sends a positive message. When you watch the show, you see teen moms who are irresponsible bums and their boyfriends are also irresponsible bums (involved in partying, drinking, getting high, smoking) while living with their parents who are suffering not only because they are financially supporting their teenage children and their grandchildren, but are also acting as the parents of their grandchildren. Where's Donald Trump to make a comment?
Maybe she can cure teen preg. with witchcraft
Don't these kids get paid to tell their story?
I thought Rosie had 4 kids – Parker, Chelsea, Vivi and Blake.
She will never be my salad girl!! Salad!!
Not a true picture of most teenage moms. The show doesn't depict the real harsh reality. These moms seem more interested in themselves.
like karen said, TALKING to your kids can and will prevent pregnancy. You cannot blame a TV show. If there is a strong parental influence in a girls life they will no better. don't blame tv shows for bad parenting.
That is a wonderfull insight.
I SWEAR teen pregnancy didn't get televised until white girls or suburban white girls start getting pregnant! True story!
That's true. there was a 'reality' show being developed called 'Ilegal teen moms have anchor babies', but the network dediced at the last minute to shelve it. I'm so happy it didn't get on the air.
I think Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant are great shows, and they really show that it is hard work being a parent. However, I feel that US and OK Magazine are totally glamorizing it. Young girls out there probably see them on the cover of these magazines, making thousands of dollars for cover spreads and start idolizing them. I had to laugh once because in US Magazine it was talking about Gary Shirley (Amber Portwood's ex) in the VIP Scene section talking about how he was spotted at some restaurant eating wings. Seriously!? I thought that was pathetic. I do think the show hits home and does send a positive message to young girls about the trials and tribulations of becomong parents at such a young age.
Rosie actually makes sense!
gosh that sounds great lets all go get commercial and modeling gigs,should be a cinch.You sound like a spoiled brat. @ beautiful vixen you go girl,you made a choice,and for some of us mothers its tough but we love our babies
Dang it I'm mad hater!
Dang it he's mad hater!!!!!!
I honestly think that 16 and pregnant and teen mom 1 and 2 are wonderful shows. I wouldn't recommend anybody getting pregnant that young. I watched this show with my mother who had me at the age of 14. She raised me on her own, and she had wished there was a show like this on when she was young.
There kids are gonna want to be real-ality stars now
What I note in both the article and in Karen's comment above is that these mothers are watching it with their daughters. I think that is a great idea as they can discuss the reality of becoming a mother and raising the child. It would be nice to have a magic wand to do the same with so many shows that address controversial issues. Whether or not they are well done, they provide an important jumping off point for families to discuss and share their values with their children. I'm a bit older than 16 myself, but I enjoyed watching the show when I was pregnant and when home the first three months. It certainly wasn't the best developed or produced show, but I did think they at least tried to explore some different regions of the country and different options for these teens who chose to carry their babies to term. Even having adoption mentioned is rare these days and I appreciated that they showed that as one choice. I am sorry that society has glamorized these girls. I wish them and their children well, I suspect with the fleeting fame and fortune they will need it.
These girls are getting paid to do something that most anyone can do. Screwing, irresponsibly.
What do we call girls who get paid to screw?
At beautiful vixen... Speak for yourself, i am 24 and a mother to a 3 year old. I never got "fat and ugly". Ive been modeling and doing commercial ads for 10 years. You were once a baby and im sure very noisy. Why dont you just grow up and keep your comments to yourself.
LET ME FINISH THE STORY IF YOU WANT FEEDBACK.
Hate when my name goes under other peoples comments
That show is garbage
MTV IS CRAPP!!!!!! Now it aint wat it used to be back the the 90 now its RATINGS RATINGS RATINGS
Is Chaz Bono available Rosie to help raise your kids
How sad for these babies to be born into such awful situations. They're probably doomed though, most of those girls are incredibly unintelligent and won't ever amount to much.
In regards to the "TV" shows Teen mom and 16 & pregnant? "Stupid is and stupid does." Putting teen mothers and pregnant teens on television DOES influence stupid people. I mean, look at all the people whom watch AND SUPPORT such trash. Some people, IMHO, just can not get enough drama in their lives that they have to sit and watch the drama of other stupid people in order to get their "fix."
Next high anticipated shows? "Middle-School Call Girls" and "Playground Pimps."
don't want to steal Portalpunks thunder! but he's right her face does look like a large pizza with a couple of chicklets
Who rattled fatty boombalatty's cage and got her talking?
your father s#cks your mothers crap filled a$$
you blow a$$!
America is going belly up in more ways than one. Fattest country in the world! Your economy is failing. Soon you all will be jobless and homeless and you will live on pasta and bread and all be fat. I have seen shows from America where people had gotten so fat they had to be cut out of their houses. United Saturated Fat Americans!
If America is so bad, why are you reading and commenting on a post about an American show and an American personality (Rosie). If America is so bad, why are there so many trying to come here. Sounds to me like someone wishes they were an American!
Hey Geobtch call your mom she just called me she wants me to fck her but she is so disgusting that i prefer a cows az i dont know how your stupid father screwd that piece of sht
You are really showing your intelligence here.
omg she's gotten nastier if that's possible. i use to like her.
I hate everyone and eveything,but most of all I hate my pathetic miserable life,
Rosie has curves in all the right places........EVERYWHERE !!!!!!
Please sit down and STFU! ( depending on chair size...)
There should be a gun ban in America, except for your bodyguards?
Maam, your belly could stop a Howitzer shell.
Why don't you hook up with the other nut job with the same name in DE.
And tell your mother to acompany you she must need it too
Listen Geo bcht you sound like you need dck so go to the street as all americans do and tell a dog to screw you
must be everyone's pms day. babuina go f your self and stop commenting on an american sight/show if we are so horrible. GOD BLESS AMERICA! F your country and the stupid s*&% you do there.
Rosie has always been a hor I remember that she used to give head for 5.00 in high school
Well if a gay porker like Rosie says so, it must be so.
You americans are all the same you like stupid programs that denigrate people you are sick no wonder the world hates you
If you don't like what WE AMERICANS like, crawl back under the fence and stay there!
Rosie I knew you were a lesbian (The butch kind) since I first seen you in Another Stakeout.
hey informer...have a salad
Is it true that Rosie O'manatee is getting her own show on the Obese Womans Network?
They just barely fit her in. ;>)
Rosie was never ever pregnant. The woman she is married to (they are separated at the moment) was artificially inseminated and she became pregnant and delivered their children. For the love of God, some of you people do not have a clue what you are talking about. Also, remember the karma you are putting out there. The mean things you say and do always come full circle and meet up with you later in life when you least expect it. Like all of you talking about fat, one day you'll go to turn around and your fat butt will smack you in the face halfway around!
Rosie has four children, the oldest three were adopted (Parker, Chelsea and Blake). The fourth (Vivienne) was the only one that her 'wife' (Kelli Carpenter) was pregnant with. If you want to be the 'informer' Get It Right!
Wow, cnn has a typo. What shock. It says she has three kids but she has 4.
Who really cares???
if they won't to be a teen mom don't crities u should help her and I thank roiae for. iam 14
This shows the downfall of our educational system. Is this even English?
Uh, what the heck did you just type there?
I don't watch it, but have seen it. A trainwreck about a problem that runs rampant in society. And it all starts at HOME. What gets me is that way that it is now sensationalized in the media...from People to Enquirer, from ET to MTV. Now, they're getting all this publicity...for what? So the rest of the masses can give them "celebrity" status??? What a joke.
Utilize it for what it's meant to portray...NOT what to do when your a teenager.
That fat pig Kasdashian is a c&n$ on legs not a social commentator. I,m sick to death of those 3 sisters and there stupid hedonistic life. Ditto the stupid gold digging mother and Chris Jenner. The middle sister is particularly ugly and and will easily pass as Rosie in 5 years.
the middle sister, junior T, is Kim Kardashian.
just saying, as it seemed you werent aware.
thanks for the rant, though.
They should cast Rosie in the sequel to Wolfman..she wouldnt need any makeup or special effects!! I am grateful she will never reproduce....imagine being the baby that comes out of that c00ter? I think i need a drink now....eeewww
lol. I didn't know she had kids I thought she was a lesbian with no kids...I feel sorry for the poor guy that had to share his sperm with her...
Luckily for Rosie there are guys who like to do cruel and unusual things in the sack.
Rosie had 3 babies?
Meant as usual and NOT usually.
Lol some funny comments as usually. This woman is just plain disgusting to look at and to listen to. I just don't understand what teenager in their right mind would want to get pregnant. I did some stupid things in my past but thank God that wasn't one of them. Once you have a child there goes your me time. I love my freedom and I can come and go as I like w/o having to worry about or cater to it 24/7 or having to hear the noise that comes with having a child. Anyway who wants to get fat and ugly which also come with it. Yes I am selfish and would be the first to admit it. So if you have something negative to say, I don't care, just don't expect a response back. Have a nice day and enjoy yet another snow day we are getting :)
But you know what's even more tragic? The fact that they actually have a shot at it...
Leave it to Rosie to say something intelligent. I love this woman with a passion. Cant wait for her new talk show on the Oprah network to start.
First of all, Rosie has four children, not three. Second, base your comments on the article. I'm sick of morons thinking they sound superior to rail on someone. Grow up!
Kate honey, please let the adults talk. GO back to STFU.
"Daddy", Kate IS the adult commenting; people like you are the immature idiots....
two is a number. We need mothers of teenagers to step up and teach their daughters about the reality of babies. It's not something that needs to be glamorized at all. In a matter of seconds, your life changes 360 degrees. What happened to parents. parenting their chidren. I don't need a television show to do that for me.
So Right! I hate,hate, hate when people say that celebrities should do this or that because they are "role-models". I am the role-model for my children and could care less what they have on t.v. I shut it off if it's not appropriate. Watch your kids, ask them what they are doing, and don't let them go places they shouldn't be. Do I think girls will still get pregnant? Well of course but maybe not your child.
I agree with Rosie. These girls have a hard time, are often deserted by the babies' fathers, and their lives are never the
same. They miss out on so much and their plans are down the drain. Should be a lesson to those who want to have
Hmmm I was a teen mom and i hate this show. this does not teach any lesson because at that age you know everything and no one can tell you anything. I have a 9 year old now and the father is not around but she has a father. it comes down to learning. some do some dont. this show is bad for everyone. really they are not learning anything but now I have all this money for having a baby and girls watching this are going to think they can have it to. some of us learn and we shouldnt get slammed for being young. but dont glorify it.
The problem with Teen Mom (or at least one of the many problems) is that although at the end of every episode the moms talk about how their life is over. The other 28 minutes (or is it a full hour) is spent showing them lounging with bf, gettting attention, having baby showers, showing off their kid etc. Then you have the tabloids telling how much these "poor" girls are paid per episode. The two minute long good message is lost while the remainder of the show fails to show the negatives of teen pregnancy.
I am not sure Teen Mom will enourage girls to "try" and get pregnant but it does very little to discourage it. Not that teen moms should be ostracized but you cannot put a stamp of approval that it is "okay". I have a teenage neice, who mom fails to parent her (we won't go into that issue) who announced that she and her friends are going to get pregnant at the same time so they can be obnoxious together. While I don't solely blame Teen Mom, that show is certainly one of the influences telling her that it is ok to be a teen, pregnant and obnoxious.
your obviously a woman too. (see above comment)
@11811 – I agree with you. I'm sure there's a message there someplace but what's most in-your-face is all the drama: fighting with parents, fighting with the BFs, fighting with their own kids. Its just like any other young adult-based reality series except there are a few kids around. I think A&E did a series like this too but it wasn't glamorized. It was toned down and had a clear message. With this show, you get your basic generic reality trash with a quick, oh yea, don't get pregnant, at the end.
I also agree with one other poster who said that the money they earn should go into a trust. It shouldn't be immediately handed over. These girls obviously know zip about responsibility (they wouldn't be on this show then, would they?). Why give them money and reward them for this ridiculous and destructive behavior?
Wow... someone just posted an insightful and well-reasoned comment under a story on CNN.COM. The end times are nigh!!
Seriously, though, thanks for actually adding something meaningful to the discussion, 11811. It's nice to see other people who care enough to think.
You are referring to 16 and pregnant. Teen Mom is another show. It shows the consequences of their actions.
Maybe if we DID ostracize these teen mothers there would not be such an epidemic of tenn pregnancies, which we,as tax payers, have to pay for. I am thoroughly disgusted at the amount of money being wasted by Medicaid on tenn pregnancies. I was born in 1952 & can clearly remeber when we as a country had more morals & the teen moms WERE ostracized.
I wondered how long it would take someone to totally ignore the article and smart off about Rosie. Didn't take you two long. I don't understand the mentality of people like you, have you nothing better to do than be negative? I bet you smart off something on all the blogs. Hey kids, go get an education, if you are adults, go get a job.
That education didn't seem to positively affect your grammar, judging by your post.
Nobody's making fun of the picture. In fact, Ricky Gervais has never looked better.
Stop trolling for trolls gramma
I'm teaching my kids that they don't have to slobs like her just because she has money. That's our mentality Grannie !!!
Hey Grannie. Who'd ya rather... Rosie or Kim K. ?
Ohh man I saw this guy lift like 800 pounds on the russian weight training coverage on espn
If we are emulating what we see on tv, I want to do that instead of get pregnant! Cause you know, I'm a guy. I don't think the preggo thing would work. Although it did for Ahh-nold in that one movie.... What was that?
Maybe we should just make women watch powerlifting!!! Pregnancy issue solved!
I agree with Rosie, Thanks Rosie for one sane voice!! This show is absolutely a lesson in reality. I've watched the 1st Teen Mom with my now 18yr old daughter. She's in college now but we both still watch Teen Mom 2 although not together. It's a life lesson, it sugarcoats nothing. So many of my daughter's friends have babies and started when they were 14. Lots of conversations were had but nothing brought home the message like Teen Mom and TM2. My only wish is that these kids weren't paid directly but that the money or at least 3/4's of it was put in trust for the babies, for school or college.
Aaaaaand how old were you when u had ur daughter? And pkease dont lie, you still wont be liked!!!
I agree Karen.
The show's producers are exploiting these girls for the ratings and yes they should be required to place a good portion of their paychecks in a trust for their children and/or future needs.
While I've never watched the show, if more consumers wrote the station and producers that they will boycott the series or even write the corporations that run their commercials and tell them you won't purchase their products, perhaps that could start a change in programming.
But until the American public stops salivating at these insipid programs that supposedly are entertainment, we are going to get the same trash.
Serious people Rosie is one ugly dog. That chick she"married" totally used her. Put in 5 years then boned out. I guess she earned it though makin out with that dude for 5 years. Yuk.
Maybe get that ' teen mom' into church, and she can get what's really important, into her life. Lets start with "Jesus" and go from there..
While I'm totally addicted to watching Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant, I do worry that it's causing girls to TRY and get pregnant. I do think that the show sends a good message BUT I wish the girls didn't get the publicity in tabloids and $140,000 paycheck!
Wrong the show DOES promote teen pregnancy.... Rosie may have a smart daughter but look at the majority of girls they try to emulate what they see.....this false idea that they give out saying they struggle with having a kid at 16, its most def not financial!! maybe a morale struggle but not financial you get PAID for being on TV.... Seeing these girls on tabloids and TMZ does not help the cause anyways. I see what they are trying to do but you make these immature people into "reality stars" and i use the word star lightly
I totally agree. Young people will look at the 140k and might think they could do the same.
She can cure teen preg. with witchcraft
Answer to end teenage pregnancy is call of duty: black ops
uhm..who is Rosie O'donnel?andwhy to we care what she thinks?
Who is Rosie O'donnel?andwhy to we care what she thinks?
Italians are from Italy
I think "Teen Mom" and "16 & Pregnant" are the most terrifying shows on TV, meaning, they are GREAT birth contol for teens. If teens chose to watch the shows, I think it will scare them into using protection. It sends the message, "If you do this, you will end up like Amber Portwood." Yikes.
Even blobs of fat need attention, too.
That's incredibly insulting to dominoes! Shame on you!
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