The Teen Mom has introduced some truly unforgettable characters to the world.
And if you’re a fan of the show, then we probably don’t need to tell you that they’re not always unforgettable in a good way.
Farrah Abraham, Jenelle Evans, Adam Lind, Matt Baier–these are just a handful of the troubled parents who have made the show so simultaneously compelling and infuriating over the years.
You’d think with such a large basket of deplorables to choose from, fans of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 would have plenty of targets for their anonymous online rage.
And yet, some feel the need to demonstrate that they’re more discerning with their outrage.
They’re like the wine aficionados of the reality television world, and for them, hating Farrah is too simple and prosaic, like a boxed merlot from Costco.
These indignation snobs need something more subtle and sophisticated to please their anger palettes, and for many, the only answer is a draught of vintage Kailyn Lowry.
Yes, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear Kailyn is one of the most hated Teen Moms.
Her detractors offer many reasons for this–she had three children by three different men; she seems to have endless time for travel and elective cosmetic surgeries; she didn’t fight hard enough to save her marriage–but none of them quite hold up.
Jenelle also has three baby daddies; just about all the moms have had some sort of work done; and Kailyn’s divorce from Javi was a mutual decision.
Kailyn recently opened about this bizarre phenomenon in a surprisingly candid interview with Us Weekly.
“I think some of it has to do with being outspoken,” Lowry said.
“Some of it has to do with being misunderstood and a lot of it is the judgment of the fact that all my children have different fathers. People comment on my weight and body and my kids’ fathers the most.”
Needless to say, being a subject of scorn and derision to tens of thousands of strangers can have a considerable impact on one’s psyche:
“It makes me second-guess every move I make, diminishes any confidence I may or may not have left and causes me to stay guarded at all times,” Kail tells the tabloid.
Lowry says the constant criticism has permanently damaged her self-esteem and led her to pursue drastic measures in efforts to alter her appearance.
Last week, Kailyn canceled a plastic surgery appointment just hours before she was scheduled to go under the knife again.
“I wanted to get surgery because of this, but at the last minute, I realized I don’t want to go through it again and I think I can lose weight on my own, so I canceled,” Lowry said.
With an unmistakable tone of despair, Kailyn says she’s struggling to come to terms with the fact that the abuse will likely never stop:
“I don’t think there is anything I can do to help this. It’s not going to go away,” she says.
“I think it’s getting progressively worse. … I’m probably the most hated mom on the franchise.”
Something to think about next time you’re gearing up to tweet something nasty at your least-favorite reality star.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to remind yourself of the many ways in which Kail is really not that bad.