A recent article from MSNBC.com explained that the MTV’s Teen Mom stars earn anywhere from $60,000 to $65,000 per season, despite the fact that the show portrays them all as average teens – some of them even financially struggling teens. Of course, that is a pretty deceptive trick to play on audiences. These teen moms are making tons of money every time they show up on television, yet the audience is led to believe that they are doing the exact opposite. On top of that, Teen Mom is playing to the emotions of millions of girls around the country, leading them to pity and love these teen moms that got themselves into their predicament in the first place. Teen Mom isn’t a horrible show or anything, but it is corrupting peoples’ minds across the country into believing that teenage pregnancy is the most difficult thing in the world and lying to its audience at the same time.
At $60,000.00 per season, these girls and boys are doing pretty darn well for people their age. Your average 18 year old makes somewhere far south of $20,000 on average annually. However, the stars of the show are making nearly triple or even quadruple that amount each year. The MTV produced show continues to portray Farrah and Gary as both nearly broke while most of the stars are shown working during the show. Also, Tyler and Catelynn live at home with their parents. Maci seems to be the one most likely to actually have some money because she has plenty of time to do whatever she wants. There’s nothing wrong with these girls making money off of the show, but there is plenty wrong with MTV continuing to portray them as normal, broke teenagers.
Aside from that, teenage girls across the country are seeing teenage pregnancy as one of a couple different scenarios. They are led to believe one of the following:
* They will stay with their “significant” other.
* They won’t stay with their “significant” other.
* They will continually fight with the other parent in an on-and-off relationship.
Well, that just isn’t how things work. Things especially don’t work in a way where you get handed tons of money to put yourself on television and everything turns out all right. Actually, according to the show, you’re supposed to hide the fact that you have $60,000 and go on pretending like you’re a normally teenager with a child. The stars of Teen Mom are lying to their audience, but the audience obviously doesn’t see that because they continue to watch the show in droves. As most people know, the show has already completed three seasons. It’s pitiful when we live in a world where television audiences enjoy being lied to but don’t even realize they are being told lies.
It’s fairly easy to sum up the show as a whole. In any given episode, there is crying. There is laughter. There is spousal abuse. There are emotional outbursts. There are arguments with parents. There are babies. And there is a whole bunch of crap. In reality, this show is just a bunch of nothing with babies thrown into the mix to excite television audiences – namely teenage girls who probably won’t be graduating high school themselves because they aren’t that bright to be watching this show. Of course, the show is geared toward female teens, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they flock in droves to watch an hour of nonsense every Tuesday night. MTV sure knows how to attract an easily fooled, fairly moronic demographic. The network did it’s job, so one has to salute them for that. No salute, however, is necessary for a deceptive bunch of Teen Mom stars with nothing to gain from the show but tons of money. For that matter, I would do the exact same thing if I could, but alas, I can’t shove young babies out of my rectum, now can I?