A Teen Mom star griping about the show’s editing is hardly breaking news; however, it is noteworthy when the gripe comes from one of the show’s stars who never really complains publicly.
Maci Bookout voiced her frustrations with MTV on Monday night, taking to Twitter to complain that her ‘Teen Mom OG’ segments have essentially become the Ryan Edwards Show.
“It’d be amazing if the chaotic, cute, real life, family/marriage stuff we film made it on the show,” Maci wrote. “Do I feel like my story is accurately portrayed on the show? Absolutely NOT. Do I wish they’d stop making something/someone my entire story on the show? Absolutely YES!
It’d be amazing if the chaotic, cute, real life, family/marriage stuff we film made it on the show. Do I feel like my story is accurately portrayed on the show? Absolutely NOT. Do I wish they’d stop making something/someone my entire story on the show? Absolutely YES! #TEENMOMOG
— Maci McKinney (@MaciBookout) June 18, 2019
While Maci’s co-stars Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell frequently yap about the show’s editing, Maci rarely speaks out. (She tends to do her griping off social media and to MTV…and usually ends up getting things done!)
Catelynn retweeted Maci’s complaint, and Teen Mom 2 star Kail Lowry (who has frequently complained about her show’s editing) wrote, “I am with you 100%.”
Fans replied, agreeing with Maci that her segments focus mostly on Ryan, his family and his substance abuse issues. (To be fair, the first two episodes of the season do focus heavily on Ryan and his wife Mackenzie.)
“I agree,” one person tweeted to Maci. “LOVE watching you guys and your family and it’s so annoying that we miss out of the fun stuff for Ryan and his s**t.”
“I certainly didn’t need to see Mack and her friend at lunch,” another wrote. “I’d much rather see the cute kid stuff with you!”
Season 8 saw the return of Ryan to ‘Teen Mom OG.’ As The Ashley previously told you, Ryan was kicked off the MTV show before last season, when Maci basically told the show’s producers that if they allowed him to be part of the season, she was leaving the show. The producers sided with Maci and gave Ryan the boot. (His parents and Mackenzie continued to appear.) Ryan was brought back for Season 8, though.
Last month, Maci revealed that she and Mackenzie do their best to stay out of each other’s way.
“We don’t really have a relationship,” Maci said of herself and Mackenzie. “It’s not negative. It’s not a bad relationship, there’s just really not one.”
She also confirmed that she has not been around Ryan since he was released from the clink after a 90-day jail stint earlier this year.
“I haven’t seen him or anything. [He] hasn’t had the chance to impact [me] or have an impact yet,” Maci told Us Weekly.
Ryan and his crew have yet to respond publicly to Maci’s tweet.
(Photos: MTV, Twitter)