Teen pregnancy: It’s not for everybody!
That’s the message that Dina Manzo, star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is hoping that Kylie Jenner will express to her millions of young fans.
As The Ashley previously reported, Kylie announced on Sunday that she had given birth to a baby girl on February 1. The announcement was the first time that the Life of Kylie star had publicly acknowledged that she was pregnant, despite the media speculating about it for months.
In a tweet, Dina advised Kylie (who was 19 when she got pregnant and is now 20) to caution her fans against having a baby so young. She reminded the new mom that she may be making teen pregnancy look glamorous.
“Congrats Kylie on your baby girl…but maybe think about putting out a ‘don’t try this at home’ kinda thing for your very young fans that look up to you,” Dina tweeted. “Having a baby at 20 is not all silk PJ’s & flower walls~Most kids don’t have the $ and support you’re fortunate enough to have.”
Congrats Kylie on your baby girl…but maybe think about putting out a “don’t try this at home” kinda thing for your very young fans that look up to you. Having a baby at 20 is not all silk PJ’s & flower walls~Most kids don’t have the $ and support you’re fortunate enough to have
— Dina Manzo (@dinamanzo) February 4, 2018
Dina’s tweet has been retweeted over 1,900 times since she posted it on Sunday, and many fans were singing Dina’s praises for being real about teen pregnancy.
“Perfectly said Dina! She should absolutely use her celebrity as a learning lesson for girls her age,” one fan tweeted. “They’re not going to have nannies and full time help.”
“I have to agree with you 100%. I am 20 years old and I am in no place to have a baby,” another person replied. “I don’t have millions of dollars so I’m putting myself thru college to better myself to get a job to make a living for me and my future kids. It’s not as easy as she may portray. She gets to skip that step and skip college because she was born into fame and wealth. It’s just a lot of responsibility I don’t think others will see, they look up to her and want to be like her, however her choices aren’t the best for ppl who aren’t in her financial situation.”
“Unfortunately there are young girls watching Kylie even though the parents are positive role models at home,” someone else tweeted. “They see the hoopla that comes with her & her family’s fame. They see the fame from Teen Mom. So it’s good to hear them say this isn’t easy at young age.”
Others criticized Dina for being negative and disrespectful to Kylie.
You just couldn’t leave it at congratulations @dinamanzo? At 20, she’s the CEO of a multi-million dollar brand. But I guess you missed that in judging this young woman because she’s a celebrity,” one person replied.
Click here to watch the video Kylie made to announce her daughter’s birth.
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