Believe it or not, Teen Mom has been nominated for an award!
That’s great news for fans of the franchise who have longed for it to receive better recognition for showing the lives and struggles of these young mothers.
You know who isn’t loving this news? Farrah Abraham.
Great news for MTV and for Teen Mom fans!
MTV’s official Twitter account tweeted out this:
“NEWS: #TeenMom Is nominated for Best Unstructured Reality Series at the 2018 #CriticsChoice Awards! @AmberLPortwood”
Their competition in this category includes:
Born This Way
Ice Road Truckers
Ride With Norman Reedus
We’re willing to bet that most people haven’t even heard of every series on the list, but this is the Critics Choice — it’s about which series they believe is best-executed, not necessarily which show is most popular with all viewers.
But Farrah Abraham was not in a celebratory mood:
Farrah replied to the tweet, writing:
“I don’t think it will win as it’s very structured, manipulated by the network.”
So, this is the sort of stuff that Farrah — like so many disaffected reality stars — love to say about a reality show once they’ve left.
Farrah’s tweet continued: “production & almost scripted story lines at this point…”
So, nothing that we haven’t heard from her before.
Cattily, MTV’s Twitter account replied to Farrah:
“Well it’s a honor being nominated it’s at pretty big award show.”
Honestly, part of what must have gotten under Farrah’s skin was that MTV had directly tagged Amber Portwood in the announcement.
But another issue that Farrah has lately is that she, well, is being forced by a producer to choose between continuing with her sex work or being a Teen Mom OG star.
(It’s a little more complicated than that; we’ll get to that)
We all remember how Farrah Abraham has rambled about “hate crimes,” which she apparently believes are just things that people hate.
She accused Viacom, MTV’s parent company that also owns like, most things that aren’t owned by Disney (we’re exaggerating … barely) of shaming her.
She first announced that she was fired … and then clarified that she was not fired, merely hate-crimed and sex-shamed.
The real story behind Farrah Abraham’s “firing” is that a producer who represents neither Viacom nor MTV presented Farrah with the ultimatum: quit camgirling or quit Teen Mom.
He didn’t have the authority to do that. He also appeared to stage the situation so that Farrah’s reaction could be caught on camera. Maybe he was just looking for drama.
However, he caused a serious rift between Farrah and MTV and Viacom, because Farrah tends to explode with anger and resentment instead of, you know, realizing that one dickish producer overstepped his bounds.
In the process, she may have alienated herself from the decision-makers who do matter.
And that’s what Farrah’s response to MTV’s nomination was — she’s still bitter and resentful and, as usual, spent a lot of time and energy taking it out on the wrong people while making things worse for herself.
It is, if nothing else, very on brand for her.