Kim Kardashian is lashing out at MTV and their hit series Teen Mom. She blames the series for the recent glamorization of teen pregnancy and the rising epidemic among young girls.
“Does the show ‘Teen Mom’ disturb anyone else? Can’t get this Memphis story out of my head. This should NOT be trendy!” she Tweeted, then followed up with a special message “to all young girls out there” on her personal blog.
“While I was at ‘The Today Show’ this morning I saw a story about a Memphis high school where 90 young female students were either pregnant or have given birth this year…. It seems that shows like ‘Teen Mom’ are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls,” she wrote. “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,” she wrote.
Kim continued, “When I think back to when I was 16, there is no way I would even have considered having a baby,” she wrote. “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,” she wrote.
“Girls, please, think very carefully before you make these kind of decisions,” she continued on her blog. “Take to your family, friends, teachers, and most of all, be careful.”
What do you think about what Kim is saying? Do you think Teen Mom is to blame?