Kim Kardashian blames MTV for teen pregnancies
January 21st, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Kim Kardashian blames MTV for teen pregnancies

Kim Kardashian is lashing out at MTV following reports that 90 girls at a Memphis high school became teen moms over the past year.

"I find it so sad and disturbing," the 30-year-old reality star writes on her blog. "It seems that shows like 'Teen Mom' are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls. The kids from these shows are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize!"

Kardashian goes on to say she would never have dreamed of taking on such a huge responsibility at that age.

"When I think back to when I was 16, there is no way I would even have considered having a baby. That thought wouldn’t even have entered my head," she writes. "Having a baby is one of the biggest and most life-changing decisions a person can make, and while I’m not saying that no teen is in the position to raise a child, having a baby so young shouldn’t be seen as the trendy thing to do."

The brunette beauty concludes by urging girls to think carefully before making such a monumental decision.

"Talk to your family, friends, teachers," she says, "and most of all, be careful."

Meanwhile, "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has a few words of her own for Kardashian.

"Last time I checked, Kim Kardashian had a sex tape floating around on the internet and I'm pretty sure she made a lot of money off of it," Portwood told E!. "She made a sex tape when she was younger and she wants to bash the girls on 'Teen Mom'?"

Portwood, who is mom to two-year-old Leah added, "If you read the articles about the show, they do nothing but talk about how the show reveals how hard it is for all of us. It doesn't glamorize anything! It shows the heartache we've all gone through," Portwood told E!. "We may be 'celebrities' because because our face is out there, but it's only because we've done some bad things. That's not glamorous."

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  1. jhofmann328

    I think Teen Mom is glorify young women having babies. Hey they get nice cars and houses and businesses. And how some of these girls act like rude childish babies themselves. Hey why should they go to school and better yourself . When all you have to do is open your legs and pop out a baby. These chicks are no celebrities. I only think one of the Mom's has babies with the same baby Daddy. What a role model you people are!!!! I have to say I am no Kim Kardashian fan. But she is 100% right and MTV should be ashamed of themselves.

    September 26, 2018 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
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  15. M

    Because Kim Kardashian really knows everything about responsibility. If my kid decides to grow up and have a 72 day marriage, can I blame Kardashian? Because by her logic, that would be acceptable.

    June 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. JohnnyQ

    this Kim you refer to....her claim to fame is what exactly...??

    June 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  17. betty

    Kim isn't in a position to be lecturing anybody on their behaviour.

    June 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. pmn

    KK really you got your 2 seconds of fame based on your opinion which does not matter. Matter of fact, who cares what you think. You care more about a pimple in the middle of your forehead more than you do about teens being pregnant. What have you done in your community to make difference...NOTHING so go back to your Beverly Hills and shopping with martinis at lunch. Brainless!

    June 6, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  19. SKY


    June 6, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      No Joke. Isn't this the same id**t who's claim to fame is porn shot. Give me a break and she shelling out girls to not get pregnant.

      June 6, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  20. pearl

    kim is just mad teen mom's are taking her spot light!

    June 6, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jamie

    Watch before you speak! Sorry Kim but you are wrong. I am a 54 year old grandma and have watched almost all of the Teen Mom shows and they absolutely do NOT glamorize teen pregnancy. In fact, they seem to be doing the opposite. I was proud of MTV for doing the series because I too thought it was going to create a problem with girls thinking it was cool and that is why I watched the series, I wanted to hate it and them for airing the kids but to my surprize, it seems like they are trying to show how difficult their lives become and the kids have to completely throw aside their teen years and become instant adults when they decide to become kids raising kids. Only one or two of them are somewhat successful and even then, the show makes sure their struggles are portrayed. Unless teens are brainless, they are completely missing the point if they watch the series and still want to become teen parents. So please people, don't comment on something you know nothing about, it just makes you look stupid. (and you call them that)
    Good job MTV and keep up the good work! Most of us get the message!

    June 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dee

    If u actually watch the shows u would see majority of the time those girls are sad, crying, angry. A lot of the fathers make it very hard for them, or their families make it very hard. You see them take BS 24/7 from everyone an still trying to be a parent an keep a smile. People want these girls to be ashamed of themselves, Do u people really want them to be upset that they got pregnant an give the baby up or treat the child as nothing Instead of growing up dont be upset anymore an handle ur business for that child. Its all over the world of girls having babys at young ages but it doesn't mean look down upon them, Its grown women having kids when they're in no place to but nobody is speaking upon that!

    June 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. someone

    DId she also blame MTV for her career?

    June 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Teddy

    I think, as many other posters here have already pointed out, that she is a hypocrite when it comes to morality, but I completely agree with her. Girls don't see the struggles of teen moms, they just see the fact that they are on national TV for an extended period of time. And trust me, the world doesn't need ANYMORE kids, at all.

    June 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  25. dougnn

    Kim K. made a tape younger. I don't see her anymore as any kind of role model for anyone. But she has a nice a***

    June 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobby

      her videos just shows you exactly how! completely agree such a great role model she is not

      June 5, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SSampson

    So – Kim has an opinion about pregnancy.... She Blames MTV?? – How about her stupid reality shows.... I mean from what I see, Kim spreads her knees so much, she probably makes less than a $20 walker.... (overall)...

    Every group has its crazies; every gender.... and Kim is near he top of the Bimbo list – and about as interesting as an inflatable aid....

    June 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Crystal

    Why does no one blame the parents? Maybe we should start there.

    June 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  28. samantha

    we make our own choices.we cause our own consequences.its not publicity its not about the life style.i think of it as the worst mistake i made came out to be the best choice of my life.15 and pregnant was far from easy.i didnt watch teen mom becausae they were cool i watched it to cope with my situation and better understand ways to deal with what i was going son is 2 years old and i could not be happier with the way the poor choices i made came family was far from helpful.and looking at them now.i would have spent the last two years homeless if not for my before saying teens shouldnt have babies.look at the good it does for some of us..some people just arent ready.and some of us grow a bit quicker.some of us give up.and some of us try untill we get what we want.its your personality your choices and your understanding that reflects your parenting.some of us just dont understand right from wrong and bad from good.but some of us do great!
    ps..i know plenty of people that are older as well that should definately not have kids.but nothing stopped them.and would it be bad if mtv did a show about them??? it would just show the world teens arent the only screw ups.some of us do great without lifes expeiriances!

    December 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Shaun

    I don't agree do you see how much the girls on teen mom struggle. It does show me how hard parenting is as far as kim kardashian she is mad that they are taking her magazine space!!!!

    February 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. lymnHegeknolo

    czemu nie:)

    January 31, 2011 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  31. RHINO32

    Honestly I think this is so stupid. Although Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant may bring in the money for those young girls who end up on the show, that does not change the fact that they are the ones going through the hardships of facing teen mother hood. Honestly I think that this show may glamorize being a teen mom but it also shows a lot of the young girls just how hard having a baby at such a young age really is! I raised a child from the age of 16 and he is the best thing in my life. But it definetely was not a choice I would have decided to make if my girlfriend had not ended up pregnant. Teen pregnancy let alone teen parenthood is really not easy and I feel that these shows really do prove it. I'm glad these shows are on because I feel that for some people they actually stop them from getting pregnant because it scares many young girls. I know that for some, it may just be a way to make money and to get famous, but for others it shows them the true effects of becoming a teen mom and it keeps them on a good path!

    January 27, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  32. Karla

    I'm not necessarily a fan of Kim but I think she's right about this.

    January 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  33. betty

    WHO caressssssssss what this pos has to say????????
    Seriously. Kim Kardashian (loser) has something to say about morality??? She and her entire family are a bunch of losers! Has she even seen her own show??
    Tme for me to throw up.

    January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  34. Aldo Nova

    Only a total i d i o t like Kim would believe that this show glamorizes teen pregnancy.
    Why do people continue to pay any attention to this airhead?

    January 25, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
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    January 24, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Toni

    I don't agree with Kim. Teenage girls were getting pregnant even before MTV started running Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. I think the shows were created with good intentions, to show how difficult being a teen parent really is, but I do not agree with all of those magazines putting the girls on the cover. I think being on magazines sends the wrong message and glamorizes teen pregnancy.

    January 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. SingleStepper

    I blame MTV for her dating a

    January 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Danny

    This is kind of like the trash can call the potty nasty.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Miriam

    Go Kim! I agree, Teen Mom, although showing hardships, it doesn't truly depict a 'teen mom's' life, because they get paid to do that show. I have watched it and at times it is touching, but it also makes it seem a lot easier than it is... What teen mom do you know could move out on her own? They are only able to do that because they are getting paid a ton of money from this show. Kim is right... naiive teens look up to these teen moms and think "Oh, I can do it too if they can". In my opinion, Kim is a good role model. Someone commented earlier about her drinking... um, if you've ever watched her show, she rarely drinks and hates the taste of alcohol... and she puts her career first, works out, works hard, loves her family, and stayed single for a LONG time because she couldn't find the right man... She's a better role model than most of those celebs that are famous for no reason....

    January 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Megan

      Kim is like alot of other celebs who are famous for no reason!! The only reason she is famous is for s***ing some black dudes d***

      June 6, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  40. JulieB

    I never thought I would, but I totally agree with Kim Kardashian and glad she spoke publicly about this. Leave it up to MTV to take a social problem and highlight it to the point that the celeb tabloids make them stars. I think MTV is forgetting that these girls are not the stars of a show like Jersey Shore, where Snooki and Company are supposedly playing out their drama for the camera. Shore is meant to be entertainment. Teen pregnancy is not and never should be portrayed as entertainment of any kind, even as a soap opera.

    January 24, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  41. Newyorker

    I saw the high school where 11% of the students were pregnant. I'm not saying that no one at that school watch MTV, but let's just say they probably watch a lot more BET and the WB. Just sayin'.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  42. Jake

    Ever wondered how much of this B/S tv crap is scripted? I bet you anything half of it is. Also, do you think any of these girls would be on TV showing how tough it is to raise their children if they weren't getting paid??? Just a thought.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  43. straws and rafters

    Talk about casting stones when your place of residence is made of glass.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  44. Jake

    Why I agree with what Kim says, I don't think she is such a wonderful role model. She and her overly fake sisters need to disappear...along with all this reality pain in the ass, cheesy, ridiculous tvshows. It amazes me that people even watch this CRAP!

    January 24, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  45. Stephanie

    The truth is teen pregnancy is the parents' fault. Parents have a responsibility to teach their kids self-esteem. We all did it. Kids will experiment. But the difference between those who do and don't get pregnant is that they see a future for themselves and know there are consequences for their actions. I think it's disgusting that these Teen Moms are getting fame and possibly fortune for spreading their legs at such a young age. The ones who really suffer are the babies.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  46. Heather

    I thought the 1st season had a good variety backgrounds and personalities. We've seen a couple in a very unhealthy relationship, one teen that is too spoiled, selfish, and immature to be a mom (as would be the case if most of the teens I know were to have a baby), another couple's struggle in doing what was right for them in giving up their baby, and one teen mom that was truly the exception. We've seen that just because you think you're in love, it doesn't mean your baby's daddy is going to stick around afterwards.

    The drama is what keeps kids tuning in and has been a great opportunity to discuss the realities of a teen pregnancy with my own teen.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  47. Sue Harris

    The saddest thing is that young women will actually listen to this genius, instead of seeking real birth control counseling.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  48. Ryan

    So let me get this straight, teenaged girls weren't getting pregnant before Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant. In my opinion, booths of those shows display how hard it is to be a young parents. Sadly, alot of the girls on the show are clueless and so are many of the girls who watch it.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  49. kay522

    I have never been able to laugh and agree with one's jealousy of someone receiving a very little monetary amount to support a needy hungry family. The funding amount is public. It is shocking that the amount to give a single mom with a child is rarely approved, or forced to jump through en 320.00-400.00 for the month. Disappointing to find out, the caseworkers are paid ungodly wages of 20.00 to 30.00+ per hour who is trained to help those in need, find you help with financial assistance a needy emergency situation of a
    I get very protective when it comes to a horrific demeaning coments to putting down precious teen parents. Dear friends where have we gone so wrong!!!!! Teen parents should given special priviledges and rights because of nearly 0 success stories. Again 0 success stories. I get very emotional when such demeaning comments are said to teen parents. We are suppose to now cherish and support parent child unity. how dare anyone who comes from parents who was protected and well loved. Many children especially, teen parents who have been through hell those to the evil comments about hould blame with sorry instead you

    It is our responsibility to now take care of

    January 24, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  50. DaveW

    As much as I can't stand her or the Kardashians, I actually agree with her. She finally said something that makes sense.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  51. kyle

    Kids suck anyways. So do teenagers.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  52. Elina

    I can't believe the teen mom bashed Kim, when she finally had something worthwhile to say. Victimizing herself even more is not the answer to preventing more teen pregnancies. She should have instead supported Kim and agreed to the fact that this show "might have" made being a teen mom more pregnant instead of denying the idea all together. The entire article was not bashing her as a person, but the outcome that the show had an many young girls out there. Some people should just not be allowed to talk.

    January 24, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jersey Dude

    This moment of wisdom coming from one of the great social commentators of our time....Kim Kardashian!

    January 24, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  54. Amy

    I got 4 words...... Children are not accesories

    January 24, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  55. Paul, Atlanta, GA

    Perhaps they're Disney dyslexic.
    High hi high ho becomes
    Ho High

    January 24, 2011 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  56. Lily

    Yes, the show illustrates the hardships of being a teen mom. Problem is, teenagers LIKE personal drama. They think having problems makes them more mature. Notice how teenagers are always scowling and trying to sound so world-weary. They're not watching this show and thinking, "No way am I going to let this happen to me!" They're thinking, "Wow, those girls are so mature, now I feel like a little kid, I'd better get some more drama in my life."

    January 24, 2011 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  57. Mike

    MTV stopped being cool when they stopped showing music videos. That was a very long time ago.

    January 24, 2011 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  58. Hyprocrite

    Hmmm. Talk about the talentless-fame-chasing-narcissist-acting-like-an-idiot-TV-for-money calling the kettle black...

    January 24, 2011 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
    • jillybean

      finally a couple sensible comments. this family is DISGUSTING, literally sick. Kim is so nasty, vapid and fake as they come. Her face looks like plastic I agree along with her filled nasty caboose she is obsessed with. kim runs with a bad crowd, her family. they are complete degenerates. whats more pathetic is the people that worship her.

      January 24, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  59. Pubes

    This country gets dumber by the minute.

    January 24, 2011 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  60. Amanda

    I can't believe some of these teenagers in today's society. I'm pregnant with my first child at 25 years old and I'm nervous about it. The fact that these young girls think it's okay to have a child at such a young age is absolutely disgusting. Parents need to start giving their sons and daughters a serious reality check on life. You're not helping them when you let them pawn off their responsibility on you. If they want to engage in adult activities then they can accept the consequences of their actions and realize the hardships that come along with raising children.

    January 24, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  61. MeleLoke

    You can say what you want about how shows like Teen Mom are "educational" and show the hardships of being a teen mom. BUT you've got to consider the lack of life experience and common sense of a teen-ager with raging hormones. My granddaughter watched that nonsense and declared that she was going to get pregnant so she could ". . . be on a reality show and make lots of money." Well, in spite of wise guidance from family members and her doctor, she is now 16 and pregnant! She regrets her lack of judgement, but is opposed to abortion, and so she is in the real-life reality of facing her consequences. Let me tell you, it's not a pretty picture. She made a dumb choice, but shows like that offer more bad influence than good!

    January 24, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  62. Rahul Sharma

    I agree with Kim 100% cos its utter stupidity for teens to give birth to baby and take such a huge responsibility of up-bringing them. Moreover parents should be more catious about such trend and keep constant eye on such behaviours.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  63. chris

    Portwood, who is mom to two-year-old Leah added, "If you read the articles about the show, they do nothing but talk about how the show reveals how hard it is for all of us. How hard it is? You do a show, cause some drama and pull 180K. Must truly be difficult for you.

    January 24, 2011 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  64. D

    Dang, I hate everything in eastern time I'm so far behind...

    January 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Kyle

    HA. Those girls are going to figure out REAL FAST that she still isn't a celebrity.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  66. D

    $luts hating $luts for being $luts...what's that black tea kettle saying?

    January 23, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Gruneun

    "girls, these are not people you should idolize!"

    I think the world is about collapse in on itself.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Markyza

    Well well well, I thought MTV means Music Television, but it seems that it's no longer that, so why would I watch a channel that calls itself a music tv yet plays no music?! Dear MTV, I no longer watch your stupid channel, because you play no music, let me know when you do again, until then good bye!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lizzie

    I agree with Kim but at the same time the other girl is right about what she says about Kardashian.

    January 23, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tiffany

    obviously those of you who say that the show glamorizes teen pregnacy have never watched the show. teen mom does not in any way glorify teen pregnacy. it shows all the hardships and difficulties that the teenage mothers go through. By her comment i can see that Kim is absolutely ignorant of the show. All she knows is that the show has teen moms on tv and thats it.

    January 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Kathy L.

    AGREE 100% with Kim. Smart woman.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  72. asc

    I'm not real sure where to start. First of all I want to say, teen mom does nothing but show how hard it is for these girls after they have their babies. Not one part of Teen Mom makes it seem like these girls have the time of their lives after they have their babies. Yes, I agree, there are some of them that are complete idiots and yes, Amber was wrong for what she did and I totally agree with that part. But! Everybody has their issues. Her issues were just publicized. There are thousands of other woman out there who have pretty much the same issues as Amber; but we don't see those because they're not on TV. Why does Kim Kardashian have a reality show? MONEY! helloooo! Her reality show does not portray her as being perfector a saint and neither are these girls. It's the narrow minded teenagers who believe, after seeing how hard it is for these girls after they have their babies, who think it's okay to get pregnant. Where are the parents? I mean, we should know where our children are and what they're doing. "Okay mom, i'm going to a party." Umm – any smart parent would know what's going to be going on at a teenage party. Where are the parents? What about protection. None of them used protection. Why not? I can only think of one thing, what is a 13-17 year old's parents going to think when they say, "Hey, mom, dad, I want birth control." It's taboo to most parents. These parents also need to get it together. All of these girls are getting pregnant because of Teen Mom, come on guys. Really? It's definitely not just Teen Mom. Society has fallen in the pits of parents not knowing how to parent. Period. But, i guess everybody needs a scape goat.

    January 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Ryan

    yeah, and young girls should want to be like kim kardashian?!?!

    January 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  74. amie

    if girls can just watch tv and be that easily influenced, then i really dont care if they get pregnate. MTV can do what they want, its MTV. And kim can say what she wants, she is just another human with their own opinion. Its just the whole generation thats messed up, not just 16 & pregnate.

    January 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • asc

      I totally agree. Lets quit selling call of duty, etc because it shows violence and these kids that are shooting up schools and killing each other, may stop because they couldn't play bang bang shoot 'em up games. Let's see when that happens. Yet again, another scape goat. Everybody has to blame their problems on something. Once again, another example.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jess

    Teen Mom does not glamorize teen pregnancy. If Kim would have bothered to watch the show she would know that fact. As usual she is mouthing off about things that she knows nothing about in a sad attempt to stay in the media. It seems that at a young age of 30 her 15 minutes of fame have passed and she spends her time chasing the limelight. We need more Khloe, she is the interesting sister! I think 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom is a great form of birth control. Any teenager that would watch those shows and think that what those girls are going through is "cool" and they must do it as well is obviously not right in the head and their problems didn't begin by watching this show alone.

    January 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  76. momto3grlz

    I disagree that it's MTV's fault to glorify these teens. Blame the magazines and the other media! If you've ever watched the show, you'll see that MTV does NOT glorify it, in fact, shows how HARD it is for these girls. Trying to pay the bills, relationship issues, the girls parents get in trouble, etc. I have 3 teenage daughters and was against the show when I first heard of it. Then I watched it, and it changed my mind. It's very real and shows them what happens when you have a baby when you're young. There is nothing glamorous about the show. I believe these girls ended up being famous just because their on tv. And if I'm not mistaken, isn't that what Kim Kardashian is famous for??? She's just famous for being famous, she never did anything to become famous, except for being friends with Paris Hilton and getting in trouble! That's how she got her start! Wow...kinda ironic huh!

    January 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  77. PJ

    I think she is jealous that her talentless self has to compete with these talentless teens for magazine covers and articles. Idiocracy slowly coming true.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  78. ChoCHo

    And as much as I hate Kim's show, she did say something that made sense: this particular show does seem to glorify teen pregnancy, and like her, at that age, that was the last thing on my mind! I've seen my share of classmates struggling to make it through school, and as I mentioned, a majority of them did. I've also seen/heard my fair share of stories of said girls trying to get their babies' fathers support–even if it was just a pack of diapers! It was like PULLING TEETH to get that much out of them! THAT's the real life of teen pregancy!

    January 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Matt

    I find it always very interesting that Kim K is preaching morality. I would classify KK as a social climber. KK needs o shut her mouth.

    January 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jenny

    I disagree with Ms. Kardashian. There is nothing glamorous about 16 and pregnant. Most of these women live in despair and poverty. 2 of these girls have children with serious, life threatening illnesses. Almost all of them are homeless most of the time. Hardly any of them end up with their "baby daddies." Instead, they stay at home with their children while their boyfriends are out running around. When I watch it, none of their lives seem glamorous or fun. It reminds me of how tired I was when I had my baby and I was a grown up with a supportive husband.
    Kim is a hustler, I can give her that, but her social commentary isn't very educated.

    January 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
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  82. Ben Dover

    Kim Kardashian is such an imbecile. When you film yourself pllaying hide the chocolate salami with a wannabe rapper/singer (then "release" the "stolen" tape for the publicity) and then you want to offer your sage advice. It doesn't get much better than than for hypocrisy. LOL

    January 23, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  83. teresa

    MTV should pull the plug!!

    January 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Mr. Bones

    90 girls at one school? How is MTV going to fit 90 new shows into its lineup?

    Because, you know, if you get knocked up in high school, you automatically get your own reality show on MTV.

    Just like, no matter how much money your family actually has, when you turn 16, you have a party for 500 friends, T-Pain shows up to perform, and you get a brand-new Jaguar with a giant pink bow on top.

    It's time we, as a society, once again start looking up to people because they have accomplished MORE than us, instead of exalting people because they're so dumb they make us feel superior. Don't you think?

    January 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Natalia

    There is a big difference Miss Amber. Kim was an adult with the ability to support herself when her tape came out. You on the other hand do not bear the skills nor experience to raise a child on your own. How would you manage financially if it wasn't for MTV exploiting your situation?

    January 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Elizabeth

    I made the comment when Bristol Palin appeared on a magazine cover in a graduation gown with baby and diploma in hand that this would probably inspire and glamorize a teen mother trend.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  87. ericuda

    of all people who should be giving criticism. she is not the most morally sound person for young girls. i am sure her father, if he were alive, would not approve of how her and her sisters conduct themselves. i would not allow my daughter to look up to any of the kardashians.

    January 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  88. talkinfingers

    You would really be surprised at some southeast asia nations where the girls are engaged at 9 – 10 years old and married and mothers by the age of 12 and it is an accepted way of life!!!!!

    January 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Clyde

    Kim has made a career out of being a w@$re and making it seem cool. She really shoud keep quiet.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  90. Michael

    Kim Kardashian is actually intelligent and more level headed than most would believe. Certainly more so than her sisters who are morons. I completely agree with her as well and I have vented over this very issue in the past. I hate the fact that there even exists a tv show over this issue....multiple shows in actuality. It is a shame this culture is becoming more accepting of teenage pregnancy. It is foolish enough to have children before finishing college and being ready to start a career and buy a home. The children end up mooching off the parents and it becomes quite a struggle for everyone. To those of you who bash Kim Kardashian, you obviously don't know much about her to call her "empty headed"...Tom.

    January 23, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
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  91. tom

    Sure....all the Kardashians are nothing but empty headed ho's themselves...but at last a tiny piece of intelligence comes out of that painted mouth. Can't stand her...but she is absolutely right. The networks should realize that though they can 'claim' their intentions might be to discourage teen pregnancy it is creating celebrities out of these young girls and therefore having lots of other young girls wanting a piece of that pie and therefore going for a pregnancy themselves. You greedy network people should realize there is always consequences for your misguided fortune.

    January 23, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  92. Matt

    I wonder how many girls actually get pregnant to have a shot of being on the show?
    Parents should know what their children are watching and what their influences are.
    MTV is completely banned/blocked in my home specifically because of this show.
    But before you ask yourself if you should do the same; ask/communicate with your teenage daughter about this topic!

    January 23, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      Why block the channel? Can you not talk about teen pregnancy with your family? I dont think that the best or even right thing to do is to shelter your children from it completely. That would just make them more niave to things of this nature. I have watched this show since it started, believe me if I were a 14 or 15 year old after seeing this I would want no parts of being a mother. Not everything that parents dont understand is bad for your children. I understand that in our generation and older this topic was completely avoided but times have changed and so has our society I would rather my children be overly aware than completely oblivious to what can happen.

      January 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Lu

    Kardashian is right. No matter how hard that show pretends to make this look like a lesson to young girls, all it does is glamorize bad choices that these teens made. Stop putting them on the cover of magazines, and stop promoting this show!

    January 23, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  94. Bemused

    A Prosti-puke giving advice to Prosti-tots... now I've seen everything

    January 23, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  95. Amy

    I was a teen mom at the age 19 and to some people i was old enough to take care my baby but i was for from being responsible. So as hard as it was I gave my son up for adoption. It was the hardest decison i ever had to make. But I thought about my Son his wants and needs over mine. i grew up in a mIddle class family with all the privileges that comes with it. Lucky for me my mom adopted my son.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  96. DotDotDot

    Yay Kim! Never thought I'd say this, but I have a whole lot of respect for her for speaking out against MTV and for encouraging girls to make conscious, smart decisions about their lives. MTV should be ashamed. Between Jersey Shore and Teen Moms, they are contributing to the trashing of our society. The more hideous and irresponsible you are, the more money MTV will pay you. I hope more intelligent, successful young women like Kim will start speaking out against what MTV is doing.

    January 23, 2011 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  97. sapsxy

    "Dumb and Dumber" ..arguing..

    January 23, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • JenRN

      lol, for real. Since when is Kim Kardashian a moral expert anyway.

      January 23, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  98. JenRN

    The area of Memphis (Frayser) where those 90 girls are pregnant in high school is very poor. This area also has a very high infant mortality rate, and has for years. I seriously doubt most of these girls even have cable/satellite to watch that show on MTV due to such low income/poverty in this area. The ignorance is a continuous cycle in this area of Memphis. Most of them are products of teen pregnancies themselves-young single mother families with little supervision & guidance. The focus should be on proper education of these children, and more parental guidance in EVERYTHING they do.

    January 23, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  99. skyler

    kim needs to know she got her start like her mom spreading her legs. That is all she has going for her. She needs to grow up, she is not a celb, and marry someone rich. Because thats alls she get.......

    January 23, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  100. 3beanSalad

    Maybe they are to blame, but so are beer advertisements so what are you going to do ? Complain or move on.


    January 23, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  101. Ben Ben

    I saw your tape Kimmy....and you were saying???

    January 22, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  102. ABBY

    Good for Kim. To many babies are having babies.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  103. jennifer

    Kim Kardashian is not one to point fingers on who not to idolize...the ONLY reason anybody knows her name is from spreading her legs. so she has no room to talk about any of this shiz!

    January 22, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  104. taylor

    let me guess they should idolize her?

    January 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Cara

    Team Kim!

    January 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  106. kaylao

    instead of bashing the teen moms for "opening their legs" bash the piece of trash fathers that ran out on them..

    January 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Jan

    I'm pretty sure I remember an episode of one of the Kardashian episodes in which Kim's sister Kourtney (approx. 28 at the time) finds out she is pregnant out of wedlock and debates abortion. This is a 28 year old woman with all the money she'd ever need to support a child, not to mention at almost 30 years old had no excuse for not understanding responsible contraception. I think Kim needs to look a little closer to home to find and point out who we should not be looking up to. Give me a break. It's shameful to be 16 and naive and irresponsible and then go on a reality show, but if you're rich, almost 30 and already on a reality show, then go ahead and get pregnant with you alcoholic, terryifyingly unstable, violent boyfriend. Kim seems to have no problem with episode after episode of that being "glorified" on her own show.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  108. louis

    I cannot believe I actually agree with Kim Kardashian. I am shocked she contributed a thought of worth. Keep it up KK. MTV is disgusting. Whether Teen Mom or Skins (Glee is more believable and thats not saying a whole lot). It seems MTV has an agenda that is contrary to good parenting. .It's no longer Madonna rolling about in a wedding dress. It is a call to pregnancy and drug addiction in a age of self made celebrity through social media. It is beyond reprehensible.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  109. LAPZ06

    The govt is taking care of population control lately if you haven't notice,not a real big secret,H1N1 flu shot is one of the dangerous and fatal methods used to make us sterile,so i dont think you need to worry so much about the teens and pregant,cuz thats coming to a mysterious end soon.But in the meantime,Kim,still whitetrash hillbilly with a stupid show with or without a smart comment,along with all the other shows that station carries ,that the teens are now idolizing and the result of them becoming a menace to society,thanks for that MTV!

    January 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  110. jerseygirl

    And Kim Kardashian is someone our youth should be idolizing? Lets get serious. She is a train wreck....

    January 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  111. pierce

    yEAH, girls, listen to Kym the role model.
    Its OK to sleep around like her but be very careful! Also, too much MTV and high-end dresses and accessories can cause pregnancies.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Lizzie

    I can't stand Kim and all her "enhancements", but she's spot-on here. The so-called Teen Moms aren't portraying the hardships of teen motherhood accurately. Every single one of those Teen Moms AND every friend, partner or family member who regularly appears on the show has received a brand new vehicle. Maci and Ryan drive brand new Dodge Chargers. Amber drives a new vehicle; Gary has a brand new van. Even Catelynn's sk.anky mother April is driving a brand new vehicle. Recently in court, Amber revealed that MTV pays her $140,000 per season - and they do 2 seasons a year. How many "real" teen moms do you know that make $280K a year?

    January 22, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Hans

    oh excuse me miss kardashian, that coming from a young women like your that changes boyfriend as often as some change there underwear, I doubt that young girls are ready to look up to you, but then you are trashing MTV, for the pregnacy's of this young girls

    January 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  114. A

    'Teen Mom' is MTV's double-edged sword. In the course of making teenage girls aware of the risk of pregnancy and what can happen to their lives if they have babies at such a young age, MTV is also appealing to this demographic by feeding into their impressionability. 'Teen Mom' is a popular show for a reason: teenage girls watch it, talk about it with their friends, then get others to watch it. And the more viewers it gets, the more teenage girls will misconstrue the real message about teen pregnancy: if you're not ready to have a baby, don't have one.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Sarah

    I agree with the message – I disagree vehemently with the person who is saying it. No, girls should not idolize the teen moms. Nor should they idolize socialites whose only "talent" is that they are rich. Both Teen Mom and the Kardashians send the same basic message – famous is good and being a "star" is more important than having any marketable skills. You can get famous for anything now – it doesn't require hard work, or schooling, or raw talent, or anything really. Reality television as a whole has very little to do with reality, and everything to do with promoting whatever version of reality will be the most salacious, get the highest ratings, etc. Teens and impressionable children see ALL of these shows (Jersey Shore, Bad Girls Club, Teen Mom, basically everything on the E network/MTV, and think if I just do THAT, I can be famous.) We don't teach kids how to be responsible, productive, or hard-working – we teach them that attention (whether it's good or bad) is everything. And people who live in glass mansions with a camera crew shouldn't throw stones.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  116. skip

    its sad that more people seem to care about this "news" than any real issues

    January 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  117. A.

    Finally, Kim K. has said something that makes sense and that I definitely agree with. Seeing teenage girls pregnant disgusts me.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Kris

    This is the only intelligent thing that Kim Kardashian has said.. pretty sad but true. Though I dont agree with giving the Kardashians all of the dumb reality shows and she is doing her share of dumbing down America, she is right about 16 yr olds not being ready for parenthood. Is there anything on MTV that isn;t garbage?

    January 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Shane Botwin

    Kim Kardashian: the moral compass for young women.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  120. Brucy

    I'm certain the bravo channel turned me gay

    January 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  121. lskdfj

    I agree that it can have that effect. I was a teenage mom (not on purpose) and was a great mom. I graduated from college and raised a smart kid who is now in college. But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It is really hard and there is so much time for it. Do what you need/want to do now.

    January 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  122. really now

    TV causes pregnancies, rock/metal music cause homicides, etc. Dumb. People need to be responsible for their own actions (stupidity in this case).

    January 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Steven

    Incredibly, I actually agree with something a Kardashian sister has aid. MTV does seem to be glorifying the notion of teen pregnancies and giving teens the idea that having a child is feasible and worthwhile undertaking.

    January 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  124. julie

    She wears too much make-up and if you see her with out all that make up she is not very attractive.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Briana

    I saw her and she is short, fat and her hair is not realy. She is irrelvant in society, she does not have a college degree, is famous for nothing. She wants to be marry, who will marry her, when her mother is a nut job?

    January 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Debbie

    She posed nude and has no talent, so who cares what she has to say.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  127. trumod

    And E! is glorifying unskilled, money-grubbing socialites. Ms. Kardashian should think before criticizing reality shows. (And yes, it's reprehensible that there are TV shows making stars of unwed teen mothers)

    January 22, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  128. max

    i saw kardasian without her makeup in miami woof woof what a hog

    January 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Tiara

    I don't see how Amber has any room to talk. Not only did she make a careless decision as a teen but she is now being charged for being abusive in front of her child. Don't throw stones at someone's house if yours is made of glass... and Amber your house is made of 100% glass. Kim has a point, but not only does MTV glorify teen pregnancy but so does several communities. You have to look at the girls backgrounds these days and see what they are learning from their surroundings. You cannot blame MTV for every teen pregnancy occurring these days. You must be aware that some kids are raised in unstable environments.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Vanessa

    Kim isn't saying that she is innocent, nor is she bashing the girls. She is simply stating that she doesn't agree with MTV to broadcast a show about teen pregnancy. These girls are on the front of many magazines and have become very much like celebrities. Other girls see that and want the same thing...FAME. They aren't seeing the consequences that go along with it. The show may have the intentions of showing how hard it is for teen moms, but as a society, we have to remember how impressionable girls of the viewing age are. We have come to a place where young girls are starved for attention from their parents, have eating disorders to look like some false image portrayed in magazines, and allow boys to abuse them mentally and physically because they do not know their worth. I believe instead of showing how hard it is to be a teen mom, they should have shows encouraging positive body image and self worth. If girls are unable to learn these things at home and find them on MTV, then perhaps they will have a better chance at knowing they don't need to become a teen mom. They will see a brighter future ahead of them and strive for greatness. Every teen mother will probably tell you that their children are the best thing that ever happened to them, but I'm sure they all would say they wish they would've waited.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  131. lovelyinpearls

    Amber is the worst mom I have seen on the show and Kim K is right. Amber bless your heart for beating up your boy toy.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Wilson

    "We may be 'celebrities' because because our face is out there, but it's only because we've done some bad things."

    Yeah, that's the point. By making you a celebrity for doing 'some bad things' it glamorizes the situation. I'm sure the monetary compensation she recieves for doing the show is substantial as well, which further solidifies Ms. Kardashian's point. I'm certainly no Kardashian fan myself, but I applaud her for taking on a worthy cause for once.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Kristin

    Ms. Kardashian judging others? LMAO! Please sistah you should be ashamed of yourself for the things you have done... really don't care to hear her opinion on teen moms or anything else for that matter. Talentless boob.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Suz

    Um, Amber pretty much nailed it.

    January 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  135. splasher6

    I just want to know who Kim's PR person is???? They deserve an Oscar! Anyone who can take someone so meaningless and get this much press should be in politics

    January 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |

    suck a black pp and stfu Kim

    January 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  137. alexander

    MTV should PULL OFF THE PLUG on these Teen Mom tv series.. its a disgrace and bad influence ! MTV glorify teen pregnancies because they're all bunch of PEDOs.

    I think I'll vote for Kim Kardashan for USA PRESIDENT (2012)

    January 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Spartacus

    Long Live Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" Champion of Capua

    January 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Vader

    Kim Kardashian... paragon of morality, work ethic and good sense.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Andy

    I agree Kim, we should be teaching these girls that instead of true talent, all they need are good looks and their own "reality" TV show to get through life.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Country girl

    I agree with Kardashian, teen pregnancy and teen motherhood should NEVER EVER have a 13 year old daughter has watched it and she is mortified at these girls on TV...we have had some great talks about getting pregnant, babies and boys. Dancing with the stars glorified teen mom Bristal (sp), she is not celebrity she is a teen mom.....with out a father, how fun is that!!!!!!!!! The show makes me sick and we wonder why the youth today is acting the way they are, look at what is on TV and in music sick sick sick!!!!

    January 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Angela

    THANK YOU for having a brain Kim! I have been saying this for months. It's irresponsible to turn these girls into celebrities. I had my first baby at 23 and it was hard. Having babies isn't a hobby. When you have a baby so young you make your life hard and you miss out on a ton of stuff. I am grateful everyday I had the chance to complete college before I got married and had kids. I did a lot of fun stuff that I would have missed out on if I hadn't made the choice to be responsible.
    TV people can't keep saying "it's not our fault," especially MTV, when they keep pushing the envelope. There is nothing beautiful about a teenage girl throwing away her life because she has no control over her hormones. Grow up.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  143. Lauren

    Amber Portwood should find other places to stick the male counterpart– her mouth seems like a good option. Not only does she need to stop procreating, she needs to stop talking as well. MTV glorifies not only teen pregnancy, but drug use (in their new show SKINS). However, parents need to start taking a bigger part in their child's lives and take control of their otherwise out of control behavior and instill good morals.

    Parents, start talking to your children before MTV corrupts their minds with fantasies and bad behavior!

    January 22, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  144. Stacey

    Poor KIm!! Everyone is forgetting about her so she tries to come back into the spotlight. I don't blame the teen show. The purpose is to prevent. So other teens can see the drama these girls go through. Even though these girls make what maybe 10,000 or less. That is nothing compared to a lifetime. Parents are to blame for the freedom they give and television people!!!!!

    January 22, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  145. kaylaa;*

    Really Kim?! I think she is way off! If anything those girls should be to the point where they see it ain't all fun and games to have a child. I mean I'm 16 and i watch the shows on MTV && if anything it makes me realize how hard it is. Them getting pregnant have nothing to deal with the shows, that's their own decision, whether it was meant to happen or not.

    January 22, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  146. Gaby Lieb

    Kim has a point! MTV is sending out the wrong message to teens everywhere, by promoting shows like "Teen mom, and Skins". These shows are not cool! MTV should start looking into a reality show that follows ambitious teens who work hard, study, and get into college. Not the garbage they have on now!

    January 22, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  147. JSM

    Do people forget that there were pregnancy pacts BEFORE Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant? This was going in back in the late 90's and early 2000's. Instead of blaming the media, why don't they teach better s e x education classes? And provide free birth control?

    January 22, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      JSM, we're gonna keep blaming the media because back in the 90s n 2000s there was discipline...not like nowadays where any little stupid thing you do gives you a chance to be on TV and get paid $200k or more for it. Before, when MTV, VH1, and all other shows were good, if you were young and pregnant you'd have to learn to take care of it on your own, you'd respect your parents more and parents were in control and knew how to discipline the child if necessary. Nowadays (and it's been show on national TV) the parent seems scared of the child because they're the one in control. If that were me and I disrespected my mom the way these kids do, I would have gotten slapped in the face, not the other way around and being highly praised for it and considering it "child abuse" if the mom yells back. These kids are taking everything for granted and it's BECAUSE of the media.
      Thanks to the media we've gotten to where we are today.
      Thanks to the media people are not being respectful as they were before 2005.
      Thanks to the media we're in a whirlpool of disaster basically.
      To say it in nice terms.

      January 22, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JQR77

      Kathy, are you serious?? Where did you come up with the year 2005 for kids being less respectful? I grew up in the 90s and graduated high school in 2005. Guess what? Some of my friends were just as disrespectful to their parents as the girls on these reality shows. People were still getting pregnant in high school, and we even had one girl pregnant in my middle school (this was in 1999). You didn't have anyone pregnant in your high school?

      The media doesn't "make" people do anything. People who have children and are clueless about how to raise them or simply don't care is why there are the problems that we have.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  148. paradoX187

    Kim Kardashian has finally proved herself useful for a change, I'm surprised. Glad she's at least trying to be a good example to the highly impressionable.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  149. Jon Newton

    I wish everyone who works for mtv and has a show on mtv would die. it would make the world a better place.

    mtv is the AIDS of television.

    January 22, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  150. Furzaflyin

    The mere fact that these girls are being paid $200,000 to be a part of the show is glorifying teen pregnancy. Some program ought to be teaching teen girls the advantages of keeping their legs shut! Problem one would watch.

    January 22, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • paradox187

      That's the sad truth, ain't it? No one got rich promoting self-responsibility and self-control.

      January 22, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  151. MurphyCas

    This just points to a larger problem in society – too much "reality" TV, to many irresponsible photographers, videographers, and journalists. Too much is being put out there that sends the wrong message to children. It is time for the media to look at the message they are sending rather than the $$$, because we are heading down a path of irreversible damage to society as a whole. Nothing is sacred any longer, respect has disappeared. It is time for people to say enough!

    January 22, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  152. neutral

    I am a fan of teen mom and the kardashians. I don't think it's trying to glorify teen pregnancy but some how teens are getting that message. I've actually did my own research and spoke to some kids to get their feedback. Some children want to avoid being teen mothers however there are others who believe that having a child young is not a big deal. Some of these kids believe that being a pregnant teen can make you famous. Children are going to do whatever they want regardless of television. But is teen mom sending the wrong message to kids? I'm on the fence about this issue. When I first saw 16 and pregnant, I thought to myself this is a show that's teaching pregnant teens the struggle they go through. I've been keeping up with the show, I do think this show is sending a bad message. The premise of the show is 4 teenage girls got pregnant and now they're teen moms. We see them struggling with family, school, work, and social life. We know about the challenges they face but what about the rewards they benefit from being a teen mom? Imagine that you could get $280,000 a year to do a reality show and be on a magazine cover. Who would pass that up? Do I think teen mom is glorifying teen pregnancy? No, but I do think it's giving out the wrong impression about reality for teenage girls.

    January 22, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  153. coldassets

    I guess everyone glorifying whoors doesn't have anything to do with. Whatever happen to shame? They are not only not ashamed, they brag.....How the Kardashians lost their virginity....whoop -de-do.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  154. Isgratte

    Is it just me or does she look a bit like a man? Shehas big legs , man face, big feet and probably hidding something under her panties.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
    • JQR77

      LOL my boyfriend says the same thing! He saw a picture of her without make up and thought she was an Indian man!! And he wasn't kidding, he literally turned to me and said "why is that older Indian man all over the news?"

      January 23, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Chrissy

    I'm sure it's so hard for the "teen moms" with a $260,000 salary... that's not reality. These poor babies are not accessories.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  156. Trina

    Kim Kardashian obviously hasn't watched the show that she is bashing. Teen Mom has a decent message and so I can't believe that MTV actually airs it. In a format that teenagers might actually relate to, it shows how difficult being a teen parent is. Amber Portwood is a mess. She might be less of a mess if she didn't have a baby and, then again, maybe nobody would care if she didn't have a baby. Macy's baby daddy couldn't handle being a dad and left her struggling by herself for the first year. They are no longer a couple. Farrah's baby daddy died in an auto accident, so she has to deal with that, raising a kid on her own and trying to change from a spoiled, self centered brat into a responsible adult. (She is making progress.) And the only Teen parents still together... Caitlyn and Tyler... because they gave their baby up for adoption. Yep, they turn out to be pretty good kids who are struggling with missing their daughter but trying to make good decisions. They must be doing something right, since they were voted prom king and queen. (Ie.. they have the support of most of their classmates)
    So, to recap, the girls went through their pregnancies with rosy dreams only to find out that the reality of being a teen parent really sucks. They all love their babies, but other than Caitlyn, their lives are a million times harder and more complicated and they wish things were different. I don't know why this is a bad message for teenagers. In fact, I thought that was the message that everyone was trying to get across to teens. (That, and don't catch a STD.)
    Another point... watch the show before you bash it.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • CARRIE


      January 22, 2011 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • beatrice

      I Agree with you 100%. Kardashian needs to take the time to actually watch the show in order to understand what MTV is trying to do. Heck! Didn't she get married at 17? I guess a show was her influence.

      January 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Dave254

    When a Kardashian makes sense, you know the world is coming to an end!

    January 22, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  158. HarleyBabe

    MTV is a waste of air space. I remember when there actually were MUSIC videos being played and not all these asinine reality shows. Ratings must really be in the crapper! Pu-lease.....

    January 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • MoJo

      I think they play music on MTV19, oh wait just another stupid a$$ show.

      January 22, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  159. Amy

    What, she doesn't think that her own sister's out-of-wedlock birth is a bad example? Come on now ...

    January 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Dre

    Are you kidding me? The Kardashians as the moral compass? Her sister got knocked up by an absolute s*it hole and stays with him. The show is painful to watch its so sad, watching young girls go through such a difficult time raising their young children. A pregnancy pact in Memphis can't be blamed on a tv show, its their upbrining and their own stupidity.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Kathy

    the education you all are talking about needs to come from the family, NOT from's stupid..ALL THESE SHOWS are stupid nowadays, they are just a shere example that these kids think they will be hot shots if they do something stupid like get pregnant and it's ok to be on TV for it...if that were me, I'd be kicked out of the house and having to support the child on my own..not get my own tv show..and also I would have the decency to be nice to my mother if i'm going to be on TV..not disrespect her and threaten to hit her..those mothers to give those "kids" a lesson well deserved.

    January 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  162. MeMe

    I was a 16 year old mother and am now 29. I love my son more than anything in the world and luckily have a very good support system. I can say by experience that when I was a teenager, it never even crossed my mind that I might get pregnant because we were pulling out. There needs to be a lot of education on this; as teenagers think they are invincible.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Brian

    Why are we listening to what Kim Kardashian says? This is the same hobag seen all over the net giving head.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Cinnamoo

    Amber makes 6 figures a year from the show...I'd have a baby if I made that...just sayin'

    January 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      How old are you? You would honestly have a baby to make six figures a year for one or two years?

      January 22, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  165. Larry

    I went to a small high school and we had 10 girls in my senior class get pregnant during the course of the year. And that was in 1996. Sure there was MTV back then, but Teen Mom was years away from being on the air. It's hard for me to believe MTV is knocking up these teens. And if a teenager gets pregnant because she saw a TV show and thinks it's a good idea, then I feel for the future of America.

    "I've been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding....."

    January 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • snazzy

      I totally agree with you!!! MTV is not to blame. Teenage pregnancy happens and MTV should not be blamed for it. I think this just show's how small minded people are!!!

      January 21, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Michelle

    Has anyone here actually seen the show? Because if you have, you'd realize how awful they portray these girls lives to be. It's not glorified–the only time they're on the cover of magazines (at least ones I've seen) are ones that say 'Amber is losing her baby!' 'Jenelle going to jail?!' Not good stuff. I'm glad a show actually shows how hard it is–it's a trainwreck.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • D.

      Totally true – if you actually watch the show, they make it look pretty difficult and not fun to be a teen mom. The fact that they have been getting covers (the magazines involved should be criticized for this) is probably what is really ticking Kim off. But seriously – think she will get in trouble? Aren't MTV and E! both owned by viacom?

      January 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  167. mio

    Agree.. they should also cancel toddlers & tiaras..

    January 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Blood Will Be Shed

    When a Kardashian says something that actually makes sense, it's a sure sign of the Apocalypse.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Bob

    They are both morons and yes MTV is glorifying teen pregnancy. but hey, its MTV. They are also making money off shows like Jersey Shore.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  170. anna

    Yeah...Kim, sorry honey but keep your mouth quiet

    January 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  171. bostongye

    Shes right. Even if theyre portraying how much hardship they face, theyre on MTV and are still being looked up to by teens. I normally would love to hate KK for being famous for no reason but I applaud her for speaking out against this stupid show. America needs to move away from reality TV.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      I think you need to give teenagers a little more credit than that.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bostongye

      Id love to. But teenagers are dressing skimpier, talking worse, doing drugs and alcohol earlier than ever. Cant blame anyone but the parents in my view but still, shows like this and people like Brittney Spears cant help. Teenagers definitely look up to celebrities.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      Children definitely do need parents to take care of them, to teach and guide them. Not all teenagers look up to celebs, just like not all adults do. If we were to say teen mom should be banned, we might need to ban most of what is on T.V. now a days. Including the kardashians. This show is about education. Have you watched it? It shows how hard and heartbreaking it is to be a teen mom.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Tom

    @seriously: You did it with your sister? You pervert.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Janet

    I don't think Kim "I Spread For A Current Boyfriend and his Friend Who's Holding The Video Camera" Kardashian is a moral compass. Just remember how she got "famous" and how she and her attention whoring family is holding onto those fifteen minutes of fame. Kardashian is a horrible example of how young women should behave and present themselves. Just remember that this woman has two minor sisters who are going down the same prosituting road Kim has paved.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • aarrgghh

      Preach on, Janet! Couldn't agree with you more. The public has such a short memory.

      January 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      You're right on the money Janet. Since when do we listen to "reality" stars about reality.

      January 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JQR77

      I agree with Janet 100%. Now that the tape has lost popularity, Kim has to take her clothes off in Playboy or pose nearly nude to keep the attention on her. What has she contributed to society? What has she done that took a brain? I don't think either Kim or the teen moms are people to idolize.

      Where are the intelligent, talented female role models who also keep their clothes on? Unfortunately, they are few and far between.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  174. the_dude

    I abide

    January 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  175. sunny

    I agree with Amber. The show shows just how hard it is to be a teen mom. I understand what Kim is trying to say, but i wonder if she has actually watched the show. She is just lucky she didn't get pregnant, as Amber point out. No offense to Kim.

    January 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  176. hermitman

    MTV – just get back to Music, please!

    January 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  177. jj23

    she's an idiot!

    January 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  178. cHRIS

    I never thought I would say this.. But, I agree with KIM KARDASHIAN!!

    January 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Ray J

    Kim got laid then got paid(that tape didn't leak). Amber got laid then got paid. They both hustlin to make a buck. The american dream

    January 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Ildon

    That's right, kids! Kim Kardashian says that teen moms are not people to idolize, but be sure to tune into the next vapid episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, because those shallow idiots are so much better!

    Reality programming in general should be taken out back and shot.

    January 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • JQR77

      Also be sure to tune in to the next issue of Playboy where Kim is taking her clothes off for money. If I had to pick between the two, I'd rather my daughter be like a few of the girls on Teen Mom who work hard and provide for their children instead of take the easy route and strip, cake on makeup and shove their only ASSet in people's faces like Kim does.

      January 23, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  181. Catt

    Kim is absolutely right. This girls are getting paid for the show, and for what just because they became teen moms. It is just wrong to reward bad behavior. This girls faces are on TV just because they popped out children. I believe this show is just promoting that teen pregnancy is a trend. When it is not, it is wrong. Also tax payers are the ones paying for these girls mistakes.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  182. jenn

    First of all I don't see that MTV is glorifying these girls. MTV isn't portraying all the shiny times in their life right now, they are showing what happens to "kids" when they try to enter the "grown-up" world too soon. Who is anyone to condemn these young women for trying to do what they think is the right thing? Granted they should have used protection or some other form of birth control, but they aren't the first teenagers to get pregnant and they won't be the last. For people to act like this show is making other teenagers get pregnant. . . . you need to get a clue. Teenagers are getting pregnant because they are left to do what they want, because parents think "oh it won't happen to my child" or simply the parent doesn't give a crap enough to make sure their child is educated enough to make the right choices. It seems like what people forget is that 30 years ago parents knew what you were doing, they didnt throw a cell phone at you and assume since they could call you nothing would happen to you. And yes I know girls still got pregnant then but it was a lot less and it was the parents that were looked at not the media. The media isnt to blame now. Every parent still has the choice to make sure their child is educated on the realities of having intercourse as a teenager, they can make sure their children are prepared if they choose to do so, and also they choose to know what their kid is doing by asking questions. Communication and a lack of parenting is why these girls are pregnant, it has been evident in most of the cases if you take a minute to watch the show. And Im sorry but no one has the right to judge except God.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Pearbaby

    For the people who think this show is glorifying teen pregnancy I have a question. Have you ever seen this show? There is nothing cute a cuddly about it. Most of these girls go through some seriously hard stuff. As for them getting paid to do the show....Good for them. They found a way to support themselves instead of living on welfare. I like you Kim K. but watch and episode before you open your mouth.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  184. yeah right

    Amber is the last one who should be judging Kim. At least Kim isn't running around smacking people. Might not care much for Kim but I do agree with her 100% MTV is making this teen pregancy trendy.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dusty

      ABC and Bristol Palin also have made a ton of money because she was a teen mom. All of the networks are making teens want to get pregnant and become rich and famous.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Feeniegal

    MTV is not the only channel with these type of shows. If they are paying $200K to those kids per year, then other hopeful copy cats will follow. I'm amazed and sadden.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Roxanne Menna

    Well, I just think that Kim and her sisters are God's gift to humanity.

    January 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Perry

    I just think that Kim is cutest thing since mother nature created the Apple Tree.

    Nuff said...!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Allison

    MTV glorifying it or not, Parents need to be a part of their childrens lives. They need to raise them right, and then TV won't be able to find any pregnant girls to have on this show.

    How about that?

    January 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      Exactly...and for those kids out there who don't have parents who parent them...mtv is trying to show the girls just how hard it really is to be a teen mom.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  189. kelly

    i agree with kim. I have seen the show myself it does show how hard it is, but these girls are getting famous for being a teen mom, now other teens want their chance to become famous, so they are getting pregnate to become the next teen mom. Its really sad. I myself am 20 and still think i am too younge, i need to be ready financialy and these girls should of thought about things like that before even haveing s e x its really sad to see this

    January 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Asia murray

    I agree with amber. Someone always got something to say but if yoy were in the situation you would see different. Im a teen mom my self I had my daughter my senior year the year 16 and pregnant started. I dosent make it look cool it shows the truth of being a teen mom. Its not easy they cry all the time on the show an wish they would of waited. Kids do what they do now cuz its not enough people out here showing how hard it is. And she wan run her mouth about the show bht she's not out here trying to help teen preganacy so if you not helping just watch an continue to be quiet.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gaga

      but you can't encourge Amber, she will take it wrong way, she needs to go to mental hospital.

      January 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Amber

    i agree with kim. 100%!!

    January 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Evel Kneivel

    Isn't this kind of like picking on the asthmatic kid? You're picking low hanging fruit, Kim.

    January 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  193. lol

    Finally Kim says something intelligent. Props to her and LOL to Amber... ditto what Thad Castle said.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  194. ddcx

    People can say what they want about Kim, but I agree 100% with her on this. There's nothing entertaining about watching 16 and pregnant AND where my tax dollars will end up. What a waste. MTV needs a good scrubbing.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • urnaa


      January 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sydney Australia

      Shows like Skins and Pregnant are just like all the idiot utube videos of people trying to jump their motorcycle over the wall (or something equally dumb) and end up splatting into the wall needing medical attention. Just trash TV. A working person cringes watching these show 'cause you know part of your paycheck goes to support the idiots.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Thad Castle

    Amber bashing Kim for having a tape? At least Kim was smart to not get pregnant and not beat their fathers child in front of the kid..Amber is the biggest idiot on television.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikki


      January 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tinky

      I totally agree with Kim on this one, but I wonder if she ever got pregnant in her teens and if she had an abortion around that age...hmmm

      January 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • jen

      Amber's child will grow up to be her own woman one day, Kardashian's kids will be the kids of the woman who had multiple tapes of her get "screwed", for all their friends to see. Leah won't have as many issues as Kim's kids will. Leah can be completely different from her mother, Kim's daughter if she ever has one will be harrassed to see if she is just like her. Amber Portwood will fade out of the spotlight, Kardashian wont, Leah will come out better in the long run.

      January 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • urnaa

      AMBER is DISGUSTING girl, i feel so bad for Leah, she only cares about her and her fun,

      January 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patricia

      I literally gasped when I read your statement that "Leah won't have as many issues as Kim's kids will." Leah was growing up in a filthy home, bereft of proper nutrition (no, blue-what-it-is is in a sippy cup and cheerios is not proper nutrition), and most importantly, in a home full of screaming and hitting-full of abuse, Jen. I speak personally as the victim of abuse, that whomever is hitting whomever has changed the course of that child's life permanently already. Yes, even at two, an abusive household can deeply effect a child! Amber clearly uses her mouth and her fists and feet to verbally and physically abuse Gary–and what do you think will happen when Leah doesn't pick up her toys or gets older and is late for curfew? A talking-to? A time-out? A grounding? No. Amber will abuse her child just as she abused and is going to jail for her many attacks on Gary, who perpetuates the victims-abuser cycles perfectly. And did you ever notice that when her mother began to yell, that little girl took off for her room as fast as she could? She was living in fear, Jen, without even a basic crib sheet to sleep upon! Kim may be no role-model, but I have yet to hear or see from a court that she is guilty of assaulting her child's father as her child looks on!

      January 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Loren

    MTV is not gorifying teenage pregnancy, but what it is doing is "celebrating" it. It's an odd thing, but people want to be recognized, even it is for something as stupid as getting pregnant at an age when you are not capable of dealing with the results. People don't think of consequences when they want recognition, and MTV by having a show on teenage pregnancy is showing these foolish people that you too can be a celebrity by doing foolish things. Leave reporting on these things to newspapers, don't create shows around it, keep a shameful secret.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ddcx

      I take it, you work for MTV.

      January 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikaj

      Are you serious? Did you think this through before you posted it? Are you a teenager?'d have to be to write something like this. If kids/teens want attention they should get it from their parent(s) not MTV or from having a baby..whether it's on a show or not!

      January 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • anne

      Loren, the point (at least to me) is that by televising so many shows about teen pregnancy, the impression is given that this is a common occurrence. And some mentally light young people get the idea that because they see so much of it; that it is a accepted practice. It is neither common nor accepted. While the teenage pregnancy rate could be as high as 20%, that still means that 80% of teens DON"T get pregnant. I want networks to quit showing freak occurences as if that was the normal way of life. This influences young people in a negative way.

      January 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • laredomom

      Why would anyone "celebrate" teen pregnancy in this day and age? Why doesn't MTV air shows "celebrating" kids going to college or getting a job? I taught in a high school, and making teen pregnancy trendy is the worst possible message that MTV ( or any channel) can send.

      January 23, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  197. AMC

    I agree with Kim!! Good for her. MTV should cancel the show Teen Mom, all it does is encourage other young girls to get pregnant hoping maybe they can be on the tv show.

    January 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunny

      lol do you hope to get addicted to drugs, so that you can be on dr. drews recovery show on VH1? Do you plan to visit the Jersey Shore in hopes that you will become the next snooki? What you're saying isn't logical.

      January 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • lovelyinpearls

      I second that AMC

      January 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • laPz06

      agree,although mtv is a bunch of garbage and part the reason we have these knuckleheads acting like the idiots.

      January 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • rose

      @ sunny – You must be very

      January 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  198. WLM

    I agree. MTV seems to be glorifiing teenage preganancy, these gilrs are getting TV shows, being followed they the paperazie.. Its silly really. I dont think this show should be on. Kudos for Kim for speaking up!

    January 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • FRANK

      Finally she said something i agree with!!!! i never thought id say this but i like her now.... MTV DOES glorify teen preganacy when you see this chick on people magazine or have the 2 fat ones who hit each other on TMZ it makes girls who are easily influenced think its cool..... and stupid Amber Portwood just shows her stupidy & ignoarance KIM did not have a baby, KIM was over 18, KIM was with her bf who was over 18, The guys name was RAY J who is Brandys brother.... He is a musician & actor not a good oen but he is one who has a career & has money that stupid lil ignorant girl trys to justify her mistakes by saying somoen made a tape... if she made a "tape" like kim which wouldnt suprise me once her teen mom money runs out..... ALSO these girls ARE NOT POOR!!!!! they get PAID to be on the show so this false thing they show you saying they struggle they are not struggling!!!!!!! Skins and Teen Mom whatever happend to YO MTV Raps, TRL, HeadBangers Ball, late nite videos got i hate MTV (Cept for Jersey Shore) CABS ARE HEEEEYA!!!

      January 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      The sad thing is that you both just actually showed the culprit. 16 & Pregnant is actually about showing how HARD it is for these kids and how they thought it would be simple but it isn't. THEN the magazines came in offering money for pictures, interviews...PEOPLE, TMZ, STAR...they glorify it and show, " You can become rich and famous too...just get Pregnant and go on TV!"

      January 21, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marv

      I can't believe I'm actually agreeing with Kim Kardashian... but she's right. Although, it's kinda of like Jenna Jameson proclaiming that Asia Carrera is the reason people are addicted to internet p orn. Okay, that was a stretch...

      January 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lawrence

      It's worse, these teens are looking at pregnancy like a basketball player who looks for that dream NBA star: A way to make money and fame.

      January 22, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I applaud Kim!!! I think it's so sad that some people think that getting knocked up at such a young age is a good thing! The babies end up suffering the most!

      January 22, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Stacie30

      I agree. I can't imagine how any teenager could think bringing a being into the world that they'll be responsible for longer than they've been alive is a good idea. Grow up first. And shame on you MTV.

      January 22, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • J-Guz

      I remember when MTV played Music, then they stopped, so I watched VH1, then they stopped, so then I watched The BOX, which was an awesome request video channel, funny how things evolve so far away from what they were founded on. Look at Wal-Mart. Same deal.

      January 23, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      I am blown away by wisdom from such an unlikely source. Im happy that Miss Kardashian is using her "notoriety" for something that is a pretty big issue with teen pregnancy. These girls are not suffering in any way since MTV is paying them. It would be disgusting if some of these foolish girls think that if they get pregnant, they can get paid from a reality show.

      January 23, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • loriey

      Let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone....Kim has lived a wild life herself, being secretly married at a very young age, and parading her "sea" of lovers through the media. Keeping up with the Kardashians does not show Kim in a good light, although she is now an adult she appears to drink & party like Paris Hilton.
      Teen Mom shows the pitfalls of being an unwed teen mom, the "boyfriend/father" is mostly off doing what he wants to do while the teen mom is with the baby or dumping the baby off on her own mother. None of the teen moms look happy with their life, realizing AFTER the baby is born that allowing themselves to become pregnant wasn't a great idea.
      We talk about "Teen Mom"...what about the "Teen Dad"... It took TWO Teen Agers to create this baby!!!

      January 23, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • loriey

      Teen Mom shows the pitfalls of being an unwed teen mom, the "boyfriend/father" is mostly off doing what he wants to do while the teen mom is with the baby or dumping the baby off on her own mother. None of the teen moms look happy with their life, realizing AFTER the baby is born that allowing themselves to become pregnant wasn't a great idea.
      We talk about "Teen Mom"...what about the "Teen Dad"... It took TWO Teen Agers to create this baby!!!

      January 23, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Leigh

      Have any of you watched the show? 16 and Pregnant doesn't glorify teen pregnancy! Furthermore, on the wrap-up show with Dr Drew, he continually asks the girls and guys of they used protection. None of the girls have ever said it's easy or fun.

      Do us all a favor and watch the show, then comment.

      January 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      I agree with Kim and I am shocked that I do because, as a general rule, I don't think very highly of her. However, I have heard teenagers from other areas make comments about trying to get pregnant so they can be on Teen Moms. MTV is glorifying teen pregnancy and unfortunately today's youths are not very good at separating the realities of "real life" from the realities of real life as portrayed on TV. I teach high school and I am always surprised at what my students believe to be true because they saw it on TV. MTV needs to stop this show. I don't care if the participants are trying to show how hard it is to have a baby at 16. 16 year olds watching the show only take away the fact that other 16 year olds are on TV..not the reality of the life they have chosen because of poor decisions.

      January 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      Actually, Teen Mom might have helped LOWER the teen pregnancy rates:

      That school is just coming... er, special I guess.

      January 23, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray Michael

      Frank, you have some great points and then you completely throw away any credibility by saying that you enjoy "Jersey Shore." That show is the epitome of the downfall of society. Sure, we all had our vices growing up. Heck, I will admit that I enjoyed stupidity in the form of Beavis and Butthead. But I knew they were cartoons. Most teens and young adults don't realize that although they look real, the cast on Jersey Shore is also made up of cartoons.

      January 24, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      I live in Memphis and this seriously is not looked at as a big deal. (Yes, I look at it as a big deal, but am I surprised? No.) To have heard that 90 girls at FHS were pregnant/wanting to get pregnant/had a child already wasn't really all that shocking, it was more of a shame to hear about rather than a shock.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      Teen pregnancy is actually down from 2008. I'm glad to hear Kim is trying to use her critical thinking skills, but there is no study that connects MTV to teen pregnancy. In fact, there is a stronger connection between poverty and poor schooling. If Miss Kardashian feel compassion for the poor kids, she might well put her money where her mouth is and stop spending thousands on designer clothing, and instead donate it to a poor public school in her hometown of L.A. which has about a 30 percent drop-out rate. She should not make outlandish accusations without proof, at least not out loud.

      January 24, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      Teen pregnancy is actually down from 2008. I'm glad to hear Kim is trying to use her critical thinking skills, but there is no study that connects MTV to teen pregnancy. In fact, there is a stronger connection between poverty and poor schooling. If Miss Kardashian feel compassion for the poor kids, she might well put her money where her mouth is and stop spending thousands on designer clothing, and instead donate it to a poor public school in her hometown of L.A. which has about a 30 percent drop-out rate. She should not make outlandish accusations without proof, at least not out loud.

      January 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • patman

      hats off to Kim...shes smart enought to know your mouth cant get pregnant

      January 25, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mychaeltodd

      MTV did not supply the space or time- for these kids to drop their pants down, parents need to take the blame off T.V, if that is the reason for all your problems- get rid of your T.V's.

      January 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • "Teen Mom"

      Just because a girl had a baby at a young age doesn't mean she's doing it for money or because someone else is doing it. Have you ever thought that maybe it was a mistake? Maybe the condome broke or was defected? Maybe their birth control failed? Don't automatically assume they're doing it for idiotic reasons. I'm a teen mom in Memphis myself and i know i'm not doing this to get on tv. These teens in Memphis aren't doing this for publicity. They're actually dealing with the consequences of their mistakes.

      January 26, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |

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