Jenelle Evans has yet to speak publicly about MTV’s decision to fire her husband David Eason from Teen Mom 2 after he went on a homophobic Twitter rampage on Monday, but nearly all of the franchise’s other cast members have voiced their opinions on MTV taking action over what happened. (Several ‘Teen Mom 2’ and Teen Mom OG cast members spoke out right after the tweets were posted, pleading with MTV to fire David for the offense.)
As The Ashley told you on Thursday, the show’s higher-ups tried to give David plenty of chances to apologize, but when he refused, the network issued a statement announcing that he was getting the boot. (As of press time, Jenelle has yet to be fired from ‘Teen Mom 2.’)
On Tuesday, Nathan Griffith, one of Jenelle other baby-daddies, posted a message to his Twitter followers, seemingly in response to David’s hate-filled rant.
“I have my own beliefs and my own opinions but to segregated, belittle and to hate someone based on their opinions, lifestyle, region, race, and/or sexual orientation is wrong,” Nathan tweeted. “PERIOD! It’s 2018! As long as it doesn’t affect your life, then let it go. #lovemorehateless”
Right before MTV announced David’s termination on Tuesday, Jeremy Calvert of ‘Teen Mom 2’ took to Instagram Live to vent about David’s hateful words The ex-husband of Leah Messer felt so strongly about the incident that he even threatened that he and daughter Addie would no longer film if MTV didn’t step in and handle the situation. As for Jenelle’s apology on David’s behalf (in which Jenelle attempted to explain away David’s rant by stating that David didn’t know how to use Twitter), Jeremy said he wasn’t buying it.
“[Jenelle’s] apology is cracking me up … you can’t sit there and say you didn’t know what was going to happen when you tweeted that stuff about the gay community,” Jeremy said. “You say you don’t know how to use Twitter but, god**** it, you use it an awful lot for not knowing how to use it.”
“If I were them I’d be scared to leave my f**king house or even show my face in public right now,” he added.
He urged Nathan to fight for more custody of Kaiser, the son he shares with Jenelle.
“If Nathan don’t try to get his kid, I don’t know what to tell that dude,” Jeremy said. “I would have already been in court … even if I had to empty my savings account out, I’d go broke.”
Jeremy confirmed what The Ashley’s sources were telling her about members of the ‘Teen Mom 2’ production team and crew not wanting to venture onto “The Land” to film Jenelle following this incident.
“I know a lot of people in production who won’t go out to Jenelle’s house and put a camera in her face anymore,” Jeremy said. “I’ve had enough of MTV putting up with these two idiots.”
Jeremy—who is one of the only ‘Teen Mom’ franchise dads who has a job outside of MTV—also mocked David’s unemployment status.
[David’s] a** is in hot water, might lose that MTV money, might have to get a f**king job—uh oh,” Jeremy said.
Following the announcement from MTV that they were cutting ties with David, Kail Lowry said she was happy with the network’s decision. (Kail came out as bi-sexual years ago and was recently in a relationship with another woman.)
“Glad MTV finally did what was necessary,” she told Us Weekly.
Kail’s ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, also responded to the news.
“Honestly, with how society is these days, you never know the extremity a person will go to,” he told Blasting News. “I’m glad MTV handled it.”
Javi added that his best friend is a lesbian and he wouldn’t support anyone who made comments like those made by David.
“ … Me and [David] were never friends so his opinion kinda doesn’t matter to me honestly,” Javi added. “There’s plenty of people out there that feel the same way he does. I just don’t associate myself with people with those beliefs.”
Farrah Abraham, who was fired from the franchise last year and is currently suing the franchise’s production team also spoke up. Despite her strained relationship with MTV, she commended the network’s decision to fire David, calling the move “a responsible employer choice.”
Farrah elaborated her thoughts in typical “Farrah Speak” fashion.
“I hope David takes this as a learning experience to understand what the LGBT community is trying to improve,” she told US Weekly. “I hope he agrees, as if he has friends who should hopefully educate him, as some people die hearing those words and certain connotations, and it is very hurtful to the LGBT community.”
Farrah’s mother, Debra Danielsen, said she was surprised and horrified to read the hateful messages.
“[I thought] No. 1, totally disgusting and No. 2, I would say a good portion of my support system are LGBT,” she told In Touch Weekly, noting the plight those in the LGBTQ community have suffered in the past and continue to face. “ … I’m just like, ‘How can this be going on?’ Especially when you’re in the entertainment world and you have a platform — I mean, what the hell? We’re all human beings. I just felt that it was a good move on MTV’s part and good for them. They took a stand and I’m glad.”
Debra also told In Touch she believes Jenelle and David’s relationship “seems quite volatile” and that she fears for Jenelle’s well-being, along with her children’s.
“I think he’s got a real anger,” she said. “I would be afraid if I were her.”
Briana DeJesus, a ‘Teen Mom 2’ newcomer and Jenelle’s only ally in the show’s cast, released a statement through Blasting News about David.
“It’s a sensitive topic … I am Jenelle’s friend and I am here to support her by any means necessary,” Briana said. “I think it’s unfortunate that it had to come down to this but people make mistakes and we can only learn from them. Love is love at the end of the day. Doesn’t matter what preference you have or ur skin color. We should all be treated equally.”
Briana went on to wish David the best and said that the situation has opened her eyes to the impact the ‘Teen Mom’ cast has.
“I think being on ‘Teen Mom’ we really have to take advantage of this opportunity to be heard in a good way of course,” she said.
Later in the week, Briana and Jenelle proved that they were still allies by appearing on Instagram Live together, but they did not discuss the David situation.
On Wednesday, Leah Messer told People she was disgusted by David’s comments and supported MTV’s decision to fire him, 100 percent.
“This ignorance cannot be tolerated and I refuse to be associated with hatred of any kind,” she added. “I stand in solidarity with my friends and family in the LGBTQ community and applaud MTV for their quick and decisive action.”