So I finally took the time this weekend to watch last week’s Teen Mom episode 9. I actually watched it on MTV’s website, and one of the nice things about doing so is the ability to see what many other audience members think–because many will write their opinions on that particular episode on the “discussion board” which is directly below the video(of the show). So usually during those annoying online ad commercials, I’ll scroll down below the video and see what other audience members have to say about the girls and the current episode. Well during this particular episode I noticed a large portion of people talking about Amber Portwood. As usual, during episode 9, she was angry and verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive. All in front of her toddler Leah.
Now we all know that this is normal Amber behavior. But with each episode it seems that she is more and more out of control. Now since the show is often edited, and certain parts are probably left out, it’s hard to tell what exactly provokes Amber to react the way she does, BUT her reactions thus far have been very disturbing. The way she talks to Gary, the way she talks to her daughter, and how quickly she loses her temper and becomes physical all indicate that poor little Leah is in the midst of a VERY chaotic living environment. So when I read the comments–that were below the video–I noticed a lot of people agreed with me. They just took it one step further.
People were stating that they were going to call CPS on Amber. Others posted “example” Dear MTV letters in which they were inquiring to MTV about why MTV had not stepped in to remedy Amber’s behavior. Needless to say people are fed up with her behavior and with the way she treats Gary. And many of us(myself included) want to see someone step in and say “enough is enough”. So the big question is: why hasn’t anyone stepped in to do something about her behavior?
While calling CPS may be a little extreme, and could result in a very dire situation for Amber–it almost seems like it’s the necessary thing to do, especially when I saw the preview for this week’s upcoming episode to which she physically abuses Gary. All in front of the cameras. All in front of Leah. Clearly she needs help. The fact that she see’s nothing wrong with acting this way in front of the public is enough to indicate to me that she has some clear issues… So the question of the day is:
Should CPS be called on Amber to put a stop on her behavior, lead her to get “help” and place Leah in the custody of a much more stable family?