Dear Paparazzi and Media,
PLEASE, I BEG YOU, PLEASE STOP glamorizing the Teen Mom's from MTV. Everywhere we look we see their faces. You have plastered their pictures all over every magazine in the grocery store right next to Angelina Jolie and Katy Perry. Since when did a young, struggling teenage mom earn the cover of your digest week after week after week as if she is Madonna herself. I know you realize the message you are sending our wee ones, I just ask you to consider the ethics behind it. A recent People cover showed a cute picture of Catelynn and Tyler (the young couple who placed their baby for adoption) and the headline read: "We miss our baby" - leaving the millions who simply glimpse at it as they walk by to assume they are saying they made a mistake by placing. But if you actually read the article, or know anything about these sweet kids they are clearly happy with their choice - Irresponsible journalism at it's best!
Teenage pregnancy is a crisis in our country. There is nothing glamorous about being a teen mom yet, you are sending this skewed message to our youth every time you chase them around with cameras on the street or sit them down with beautiful hair and makeup to do a photo shoot as you would a rock star. It's really sickening. Please STOP this madness.
A responsible ADULT mom who realizes the true realities of motherhood - unlike the 14 year old KIDS you are marketing too.
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