“Teen Mom 2” couple Jenelle and David Eason are in hot water after fans and co-stars claim the father went too far when someone called out his parenting skills.
According to E! News, the trouble started when Twitter users questioned David’s support of concealed weapons around children.
David, who shares an infant girl with Jenelle, was quick to hit back. But his response left many calling him out for homophobia.
Though his Twitter account has since been deactivated, some users took screenshots of controversial messages:
— carrie c. sloan (@WomackCarrie) February 19, 2018
David’s negative comments about LGBTQA parents left many social media users furious, and a petition on Change.org to get the dad fired from MTV quickly racked up more than 9,000 signatures.
Even some of his co-stars were quick to speak out against him, Hollywood Life reports. Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry, and others tweeted in response to the comments.
I’m absolutely disturbed by the comments David made regarding gay & transgender parents.
— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) February 19, 2018
They need HELP! Something needs to happen! This is all disturbing to say they least, but not surprising! ?? https://t.co/h662cEMuLN
— Leah D. Messer (@TM2LeahDawn) February 20, 2018
And MTV was quick to give people what they wanted.
On Tuesday, the network confirmed that the reality star was terminated from the show mid-production. It wrote in a statement:
David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV. With six weeks left of production on “Teen Mom 2,” effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him.
But wife Jenelle was quick to jump to her husband’s defense. She told TMZ that “David didn’t understand how offensive people would get or how Twitter even works.”
She claimed that she and her husband have nothing against LGBTQA people and apologized for his remarks.
“We are sorry for the comments that were made,” she said.
Despite David’s firing, some say the network hasn’t gone far enough.Jenelle Eason/Instagram
Many fans are now calling for MTV to fire Jenelle.
Some Twitter users wrote:
It’s disgusting we live in a world where @mjfree and MTV continue to employ racist, homophobic, abusive individuals. What about their teen followers? The ones who listen to what they say? FIRE DAVID EASON & JENELLE EVANS!!!!!
— Dudebabedudebabedudebabe (@NicoleL64422547) February 19, 2018
Petition has been updated!! We won half the battle, but Jenelle needs to be held accountable. Please sign and share!
Morgan J. Freeman: Encourage MTV to fire Jenelle for posts after FL massacre & her husband’s homophob… https://t.co/vKr9jcNSEe via
— ?HatterChatter? (@gingerteahatter) February 21, 2018
Do you guys think MTV have reason enough to fire Jenelle from the show?
— Teen Mom Polls (@teenmompolls) February 20, 2018
Jenelle also came under fire earlier this week for admitting she smoked marijuana while pregnant with her youngest child, daughter Ensley.
Despite the public outrage, MTV has yet to comment about Jenelle’s position on the show.