MTV’s Teen Mom became a cultural sensation for the way it depicts the daily drama of young mothers and their families. Many believe the entire format is exploitative. The show takes young, immature people and follows as they try to deal with very adult situations.
The latest victim of the online vitriol is Leah Messer. She posted a Christmas selfie with boyfriend Jaylan Mobley on Instagram. Fans on Reddit wasted no time as they bashed her for the unrecognizable photo.
“That filter does neither of them justice”
“Does she forget that we know what she looks like? She is so filtered she doesn’t look anything like herself.”
“Whose face did she borrow for this pic cause that ain’t hers”
It is not uncommon for young people to use filters in their social media pictures. Most of them never hear a single complaint. They’re just having fun with the technology. Leah Messer is learning the unfortunate consequences of doing so as a celebrity. The fan attacks are not the first. They certainly won’t be the last.
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