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Why Do These Teen Moms Keep Getting Magazine Covers?

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Seriously — WHO CARES?!

Both Maci and Catelynn of MTV's Teen Mom are featured on the cover of two different tabloids this week — are we missing something?

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98 comments to “Why Do These Teen Moms Keep Getting Magazine Covers?”

  1. 1

    I'm not sure why they are on magazine covers. I guess the same reason Levi, Bristol, etc. are on. "Famous" for nothing.

  2. 2

    Glamorizing teen pregnancies will only result in more teen pregnancies. The articles may talk about how hard it is, but so many teens won't read the article - they will just see that these kids are on the cover of a magazine.

  3. 3

    urgh no. not interested. sick and tired of Teen Mom and all that kind of crap.

  4. 4

    Yes, these girls are much worse than the LardASSians, Piece of Shit Hilton, Lindsay BlowHan, Kendra the Whore, etc. I guess if they paid you for good press like said swines do, you would give them good press too.

  5. 5

    what the difference between them and anyone?someone needs to be on the cover

  6. 6

    I guess I am a little confused, because I saw the episode and he was actually asking for more time to spend with his son. And also wanted to make sure that he would be able to see his son and she would not be able to take him more then 100 miles away, which would make it harder for him. i was not a fan of the guy, but all he asked for was one extra day and she said no. I know that when the kid was first born he was not that present, but maybe he is trying to change and be there more. Of course I am not there so there could be alot more going on, but if it is the way it was shown in the show, he was asking to be more present in his childs life and he offered to work it out without court interference and she said no.

  7. 7

    Because they are stupid asses.

  8. 8

    This is showing the lack of morality in society today. These girls shouldn't have even gotten a show. Teen pregnancy is not something to glorify or publicize. SMH this sickens me.

  9. 9

    perez, a few days ago you posted the numbers for most watched shows for mtv. jersey shore came first, then teen mom. so yea, obviously people care.

  10. 10

    Children are the new handbags for this generation.

  11. 11

    SERIOUSLY! These people are LOSERS!

  12. 12

    I watched a couple of episodes but I can't look at it anymore. Those zombie-types deadbeat dads, and mums who wanna have a "personal life" because the wanna be a "teenager too" and any sane person knows that the first years of having kids leave you with hardly a minute to sleep so make up your semi-naive minds before you get pregnant.
    Unwanted pregnancies are a myth.

  13. 13

    I enjoy the show. I think they keep getting covers bc a lot of people like the show…wrong or not, it's entertaining to some. Especially for a 20 something mom like me. I think magazines are turning to them bc they dont get hounded by paparazzi like REAL celebs and their every move isnt on the internet immediately after it happens. I haven't bought a magazine in years bc I get all my info from the net, but I bought one of these bc I was curious about their lives behind the camera that I hadn't seen.

  14. 14

    Because they know teen moms, and pregnant teenagers and what not will buy this. Oh and there is nothing else to write about lol

  15. 15

    i like teen mom! its a popular show on MTV and popular things get put onto magazine covers. duh

  16. 16

    No i don't care. i watch a few episodes and these people can't even be responsible parents. I think her name was Farrah she told her daughter to stop crying because she made a mistake and sold her car to someone , and she didn't get the money? i didn't pay attention,and her daughter falls off the bed and hits her head because she left the room. great parenting skills. one cry's all the time they adopted. well… you should of kept the kid. Then to two fat kids who brake up and make up every 2 mins. Ya this is great parenting skills. Just by keeping this show i bet more teens got pregos probably thinking there going to get there own show. pathetic

  17. 17

    Re: acomcast.netngie – No, he was only asking because his parents wanted more time. I dont think Ryan wanted more time.

    I like the show. Their lives arent a bed of roses like Bristol makes hers out to be. These girls are struggling just like alot of ther Teen Moms would be.

  18. 18

    at least these r the two good ones of the show. maci works, goes to school, and takes care of her baby despite her boyfriend leaving her and all. catelynn knew she could not giver her daughter the life she deserves and it was heartbreaking to see them giver her up, but good thing she did if u watch the show then u know her mom.
    if farrah and amber were on the covers i would def not buy, i want tht people now. it does not glamorize teen pregnancy though! n if u think it does then u have no faith in our society because i wouldnt if i thought that

  19. 19

    Don't forget about Farrah on another Ok! cover, just saw it today

  20. 20

    I don't really think that these teens are trying to be the next Jersey Shore or Real World cast or anything. They are facing a very real situation because of their unplanned pregnancies and it shows the unanticipated reality of what their lives are now like. I don't think there's anything glamorous about Amber crying because she can't pass her GED, Farrah getting swindled out of money for her car with parents she feels she can't talk to, etc. From my point of view - it looks terribly difficult. I don't think that many teens would want their lives and mistakes to be scrutinized on TV, and by these girls (and boys) doing so, I think it is an open reminder to teens how stressful and awkward it would be to have a child as a teenager. I am in my late 20's, childless and in graduate school. I'm lucky to have had the sense to make it this far into my career without the added responsibility of a child - but I think it would have been good to have a show like this growing up. Real World, Bachelorette, all those shows are not "reality". Teen Mom is as close as it gets, methinks.

  21. 21

    Oh please, Teen Mom doesn't glorify teen pregnancy, you people are off your effing rockers. Teen Mom shows the realities and the difficulties of having children at such a young age. I think that MTV has actually done a great job with this show and has shown what happens when teenagers choose to act irresponsibly and without birth control.

    Perez you are such a dbag. You don't want anything to do with it because it isn't tearing someone's life apart. These girls made the cover because they actually have substance and are trying to work through real life issues.

  22. 22

    I love the show. Their kids gotta eat, might as well get that cash while somebody is paying them to smile and sit pretty.

  23. 23

    Re: Wenchtits – so true! i got many teen girls in my town that are popping out kids just cause there friends are. its discusting.

  24. 24

    I really like the show. MTV doesn't glamorize teen pregnancy at all. They show how hard it is to be a teen Mom. I think that any girl that wants to get pregnant should watch this show.

  25. 25

    they good for nothing losers that don't deserve any time on any show or magazine let only
    stupid mtv play videos not losers

  26. 26

    Re: acomcast.netngie – He doesn't even have a JOB!! His parent's are paying for his lawyer to go to court because THEY are paying HIS child support. The FEWER days he spends w/Maci, the FEWER days he (his parents) pay child support. He's a scumbag. He couldn't care less. It's his parents that are pushing this. They tell him what to do and pay his bills and he's just 'along for the ride'. Your typical 'absentee father'. At least his mom is going to school full-time and works 30 hrs a week. Look at his face, in his eyes, there is NOTHING there. Seems like Bentley would be better off w/Maci and her new BF.

  27. 27

    Re: josiecat – We don't need faith when it comes to society, it's already pretty evident how society works …

  28. 28

    I never saw Teen mom until maybe th last 5 episodes and I actually like the show. To me it does not promote teen pregnancies. It shows real life situations and responsibilites of having a child and sacrificing their youth years.
    All the Jersey Shore idiots sacrifices their private areas to be covered in STD's by exxxposing it to anything that opens their legs.

  29. 29

    Normally I agree with Perez, but, I love the show and I think Maci is the best mother of all the girls. She does her best to give Bentley the childhood he deserves. We don't know what happens behind closed doors, and maybe posing for the front page of a tabloid isn't the best publicity or money making scheme, but at least these girls are putting themselves out there as examples of how hard a teen pregnancy will make life. I don't think it's right to bash somebody for trying to do the best she can and provide for her child.

  30. 30

    Re: josiecat – just to be clear. Her boyfriend was killed in a car accident before she even told him she was pregnant

  31. 31

    I saw all of them on the cover of a mag. and bought it. So yeah, I'm interested! LOVE MACI!

  32. 32

    TEEN MOM!!!! i love it!!!

  33. 33

    Ummm Because that show is like TV Crack!!!!!

  34. 34

    hey i love teen mom! catelynn is my favorite :) too bad her mother is a terrible cracked out bitch who depises her daughter for making a responsible decision…

  35. 35

    Cause it's a great freaking show! Sends a message to teens telling them not to get preggers or face all of this crap.

  36. 36

    Re: LaurenKolodziej
    Couldn't agree more. I think you may possibly be the ONLY other person who's seen the show - or knows of it - and agrees that teen pregnancy is NOT glorified. A lot of the people that come on and write to these posts are uneducated about adolescents, I think. Coming from a career path that's dedicated to the advocacy of children and adolescents (and their families) facing difficult situations, I think that Teen Mom SHOULD be aired. I really have not seen too many 'glorifying' aspects of the show, like you pointed out as well. In now way does this show urge teens to get pregnant. I mean, based on the comments, I'm starting to doubt that people have even been watching it. Seriously, I'm amazed at some of the comments here…

  37. 37

    Re: #1mileyfan
    Actually, he DID know about the pregnancy. It was either Farrah's mother who prevented communication between Farrah and her bf, or him. I can remember the two of them (Farrah & BF) fighting in season 1 - and he asked her if it was his…

  38. 38

    Probably for the same reason Jersey Shore people are on magazines too…?? some people like them?

  39. 39

    I care…..and who cares about the kardashians sister….if they can have there 15 minutes of fame so can the teen moms

  40. 40

    I love them… well i love their show lol but of course i read the magazines. I dnt thnk theyre glamorizing it their showing how hard it is to be a teen mom… look at all the struggles they go through… i hope the keep making teen mom seasons :D

  41. 41

    i watch teen mom and it does not glamorize teen pregnancy, it actually shows how hard it is to raise a kid when you are only a kid yourself. however all that aside, i love maci! i think she is doing an amazing job trying to keep a stable environment for her son seeing as her deadbeat ex isnt helping that. and i also like catelynn, she made a good choice putting carly up for adoption. who would want to raise a baby near her crackhead poor excuse for a mother?!

  42. 42

    Those magazines are retarded

  43. 43

    I feel so bad for Catelynn. Her meth faced mother treats her horribly and calls her names, cusses her out. Its sad. I think it says a lot about her for giving her baby up for adoption and not having to deal with her drugged out and abusive grandma.

  44. 44

    Their show is way more popular than you'll ever be.

  45. 45

    I actually find this show completely fascinating. I am getting my masters in social work and this show actually comes up often in class. It doesn't glamorize teen parenting and these two girls are by far the best in the show. I will totally buy any magazine with them on the cover.

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  47. 47

    Look at all the stories on these mags. Really nothing news worthy these days. But truly, the moral of the story……Get your kids neutered or spayed and all this will quiet down. It's not just parents being irrisponsible with their animals, the over entitled kids are getting away with over populating as well. Fully knowing that America is a country that doesn't have a dole out system. Who is meant to look after all these teen pregnancies that the parents are just fine with their teen having a baby. I think there are a lot more Dina's out there that enable kids then you think.

  48. 48

    The show on MTV does a good job of NOT glamorizing teen pregnancy. If anything it shows how HARD the situation is REGARDLESS of the choice you make. I appreciate teens having the ability to see CLICHES blossom in real lives. While the show does a good job, I think the magazine covers are a bit much. These girls are not celebrities or heroes.

  49. 49

    If Amber ever gets a cover, I'm done

  50. 50

    That's what i said!!!!!! why are they in the cover? 1) This show was over like 100 yrs ago, these girls arent even teens anymore. 2) Why does maci always have the same hairdo and 3) why does sofias mom always smile sooo awkwardly? lol

  51. 51

    i also noticed the other teen mom, the one who got scammed out of 3000.00 for a car or something, had a cover too

  52. 52






  53. 53

    Re: boxergal – and because catelyn got a meth face too:?

  54. 54

    I care more about the teen moms than I do about your stupid dog

  55. 55

    thank u gossip magazines for saving me money by putting them on the cover. im not wasting $4 on that crap

  56. 56

    I care! best show evaa

  57. 57

    You are missing something. This is my favorite show on TV. I adore Maci.

  58. 58

    My husband and I watch this show every week. If you watch the show, I do not think they glamorize teen pregnancy at all. The girls lives are very hard and it is obvious they do not have the freedom most teenagers desire. I think it is an honest and telling depiction of life after a baby in less than ideal circumstances. I do not think any teenager would watch the show and want the life these mothers have.

  59. 59

    THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! lets praise these horny teens with magazine covers, IM LIVID!!!

  60. 60

    I would totally buy both of these magazines. These girls' stories are facinating!!! I love it!

  61. 61

    NOT AT ALL. And I'm one of the morons who actually buys these things.

  62. 62

    This is what America and probably the rest of the world is coming to… babies popping out babies.

    I am a fan of the show, But I don't support teen pregnancy. I think you should wait to have a child, a child takes a responsible mother and father to play that roll. It may seem like it's glamorizing teen pregnancy to some, but yet its still showing how hard it is. && teen girls should learn from it, but I doubt some wont.

  63. 63

    i love teen mom

  64. 64

    I don't get why they get the cover but atleast they're real people with real problems. I rather buy a teen mom magazine than a Kardashian or Heidi/Spencer crap.

  65. 65

    I a world filled with Jesse J. is dating Kat von "who" and Stupid Guidos and wanna be Tanned out peeps….these girls are just TEENAGE girls living real life after they decided to have SEX. Teen pregnancy is Way up in the USA this just shows….it hits HOME!

  66. 66

    you are missing something. I am buying both. I already got US with Farrah on it. Deal perez. Deal.

  67. 67

    Slow news week. These little whores get pregnant because they can. America pays for these little whores and their spawn, so why not? It sure beats working. Free housing, free food, and somehow you can work in a car, acrylic nails, cigarettes, booze, drugs, video games, all the dick they want, etc. Maybe not top of the line, but the same shit us working stiffs have to work to buy for ourselves after paying for these little dicks and cvnts comes off the top of our paychecks. But don't get me started.

  68. 68

    I rather see them on tv and on covers of magazines, then that beached whale called Snooki! =P She's a 100 times worse!

  69. 69

    Hey young girls there are no consequences to being a teen mother! You'll get a reality show and end up on the cover of People! If one of your parent's is a politician, you can hit the lecture circuit and maybe end up on Dancing with the Stars! If you're unable to conceive, then a sex tape is your best bet. Look at Kim Kardashian and how famous she got!

  70. 70

    These little twats knew exactly what they were doing when they conceived. They should be taken out back and shot.

  71. 71

    I watch the show because its addicting but I think its gross that they are glorifying teen pregnancy. Whats worse, is that they're making it seem as though adoption is a bad idea when in reality, Catelynn and Tyler did that baby a FAVOR because she doesn't have to be raised in With Catelynn's WHITE TRASH mom and Tylers White Trash piece of Shit father. I think abortion or adoption are the best choices if you can't even afford to take care of yourself let alone another child. The problem in this world today is that dumb people are reproducing at a faster rate whereas people who do the right thing and get an education, stabilize themselves financially and get married (or at least have a healthy committed relationship) before they have kids have to wait longer to start a family. It makes me sick.

  72. 72

    OMG Shut up Perez! I think it's a good thing. It shows teens how difficult it is to raise children at this age. But you don't know better. You will never have children anyways. I feel sorry for you!

  73. 73

    because they are on a hit tv show. they are just as relevant as any other z-list celebrity who shows up on the cover those stupid magazines.

  74. 74

    at least i know who they are.. i have no idea who ali & roberto are.. ??

  75. 75

    Why do you keep posting it if you don't care? Maybe people want to see these young mothers succeed Mario you huge chinned moron.

  76. 76

    They are just Ho Bags that got recognition for being Ho Bags.

  77. 77

    Re: rosebud99 – You're exactly right. And more teen girls will go, "I want a baby too, so I can be famous too!"


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  79. 79

    I tend to agree with you on many things, but I don't think these girls are glamorizing teen pregnancies by any means. Have you seen the lives they lead now? Poor Catelynn needs taken away from her stellar mom, and Maci is a posterchild (sadly yes she is a child) for how a teen pregnancy forces a girl to get her life together, fast. I love the show. It makes me feel better about the little things I struggle with as a married and well-supported mother.

  80. 80

    Thank u Perez - I actually agree with you on this one. It's ridiculous how much press and attention these foolish girls get. MTV and these magazines are sending the wrong message- that hey, "if ur a knocked up teen because you were too stupid or lazy to use birth control, we'll make a star out of you!" Watch - before you know it one of these dumb whores will be on "Dancing With the Stars." If it worked for the most famous teen mom, Bristol Palin, it can work for any of them! PUUUUUKE!

  81. 81

    Children are an 18 year + commitment. I don't think anyone would have a baby just to maybe on a show. I like the show but Farrah's a dumb bitch.

  82. 82

    I am addicted to Teen Mom…..

  83. 83

    i love teen mom maci is an absolute sweet heart i much prefer reading abou them then jersey shore crew id love ta buy that mag if i lived in the usa

  84. 84

    Re: rosebud99 – i love teen mom maci is an absolute sweet heart i much prefer reading abou them then jersey shore crew id love ta buy that mag if i lived in the usa

  85. 85

    Re: rosebud99 – no cos it shows how hard it is soo they will laern from it soo if this programme has any effect on teens it will be not to get pregnant

  86. 86

    I can see why Catelynn and Tyler are, after all it was a very hard and responsible choice they made. So if being on the cover of a magazine and telling their story brings awareness to other young teen couples so be it! Maci and her ex I have no clue! People go through custody wars everyday! Why be on a magazine cover!

  87. 87

    THIS IS A REALITY FOR SOME PEOPLE! LETS FACE IT PEOPLE! there is plenty of room for everyone - why waste time on crying over them making money! BE GLAD they are not on welfare like others

  88. 88

    I think it is funny that you do not find these people relevant, yet Will Smith's little brat coming out with an album at nine is "cute"? You have got to be kidding me. These girls made mistakes, yes… But now they are letting the world watch as they live with the card they were dealt. As a 22 year old mother I find them interesting and can certainly identify with some of their situations. As for anyone who things that these people glorify being a teen mother, I don't think so. I have asked a few young girls who watch the show how it made them feel about being a young mother. They said it turned them off to the idea and definitely want to wait. Haven't teen births declined in the last few years? Might that be due to awareness? No… never. But let's face it, more young women can relate to these girls than they can to Snooki, the Kardashians, and all those other "reality" stars. Instead of spending their pay check from a magazine cover on a red carpet outfit or a handbag they are going to spend it on rent/child care/school/food/diapers/medical expenses/attorney fees etc. I'm GLAD they got a cover… But since you try to avoid the real world with this (which is becoming boring and predictable) blog it wouldn't interest you to see something that is more real that a Speidi sex tape, would it?

  89. 89

    I love Farrah, she is gorgeous.
    Maci is cute too and her son is adorable.
    They can get rid of the other two and just have a show with Farrah and Maci, with mostly Farrah.

  90. 90

    farrah was also on the cover of a magazine, Ok! magazine.

  91. 91

    farrah too, cause they are hot and you are not!! : P

  92. 92

    Re: Wenchtits – You said it, sister.

  93. judit says – reply to this


    I started watching this show with these groups of moms just for something to watch. I really started getting interested in their stories! Its not that i care but its nice for updates on how people are doing. I think that the season of mom's was more realateable and likeable. when Teen Mom had a season on new mom's it was like Hillbilly Haven! it did not sell, people were not interested. i know i wasn't anymore but hearing they were coming back with this old set of mom's i was tempted getting MTv back! i just liked them. :)

  94. 94

    I am more interested in them than Snooki and her fat slutty ass. Clearly YOU CARE if you are blogging about it you retard.

  95. 95

    Re: Danielle Strauss

    You're an idiot. If you didn't watch the show don't try talking about it.

    FYI, all kids fall of their parents bed one time in their life. I can almost bet you fell off your parents bed too. It doesn't make her a bad parent. So please shut your fucking cock holster and don't try commenting about shit you don't know anything about. K thanks!!!! xoxo

  96. 96

    How did they get Tyler to not look like a wigger? That's amazing.

  97. 97

    OMG I was thinking the same thing lol I guess they need the $$$ and I guess these magazines know that teen pregnancy news sells lol But I have to admit I do wtach Teen MoM lol

  98. 98

    if youve seen any of these shows youd realize that its not 'glamorizing' teen pregnancy. its showing us how difficult it is to be a teen & a mom. mtv is bringing out an awareness of teen pregnancy not trying to encourage it. these girls go through so much & the show wants everyone to see their real life & everyday struggles. Maci is a better mom than most 'adult' parents. she goes to school. works. lives on her own & does everything she can to giv her son the best life possible. catelynn wanted a better life for her daughter so they chose adoption. these girls arent trying to be famous, theyre just trying to make it as a parent. ive watched this show since it was "16 & pregnant" & by far its the most real show on telelvision.