Live from the Big House!
Well, now I’ve seen everything.
MTV just announced moments ago that they will go behind bars to speak with troubled Teen Mom star Amber Portwood! During this “very special episode,” Dr. Drew will head to the Rockville Correctional Facility for “an intimate discussion about what life has been like behind bars, the status of her relationship with her daughter Leah, ex-boyfriend Gary, and her family, and her hopes for the future.”
Really? Really?! Last week when MTV announced that it had two more specials planned that would feature the original ‘Teen Mom’ girls, The Ashley jokingly suggested they go behind bars to speak with Amber. I guess the network decided to take her advice and go for it!
According to the press release from MTV, “As Amber reflects on her situation, she gives viewers an open, honest look inside the intense ups and downs she’s faced during this journey. This special marks the first time Amber has shared her story since she entered the Rockville Correctional Facility in June 2012.”
“Amber Behind Bars: An MTV Special” will be a half-hour long and will air at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9.
This needs to stop. Just let this girl do her time without the glare of the cameras. Despite what MTV says, this kind of special does not help other teen girls. It is purely exploiting Amber’s situation for ratings.
(Photo: ABC News)