According to the Teen Mom 2 alum, those working behind the scenes and calling the shots had seen her do tons of “illegal stuff” while filming the show, many times prior to the incident leading to her termination. On top of that, Jenelle alleged that the MTV crew wasn’t even present when it happened.
While recently looking back, Jenelle said the show’s decision confused her. And it still confuses her today.
For those who might’ve missed it, Jenelle Evans was let go from her lengthy stint on Teen Mom 2 after her husband, David Eason, killed their family dog, Nugget. At the time, Eason claimed he had to put down the French bulldog by shooting it because of the “danger” the pet “presented to their child,” Ensley.
He also said he loved Nugget and didn’t want to kill the family pet by any means, but had to do what he had to do to in order to protect their two-year-old. For many, however, the verdict is still out on just how necessary it really was for Eason to kill Nugget.
In what seemed like an effort to lay all the controversy to rest and protect the show and those on it, producers decided Jenelle Evans had to be terminated. David Eason had already been removed from the show because of homophobic tweets.
Considering Jenelle’s ongoing rollercoaster relationship with David, the decision to drop Jenelle from the show made sense to many. After all, the on-again, off-again couple were together at the time of the incident and have once again reconciled for the long haul. Ultimately, keeping Jenelle Evans meant basically keeping David Eason, and that was no longer a risk MTV could afford to take.
As noted by Pop Culture, the controversial reality star recently discussed getting removed by the network on the This Family Tree podcast. In an effort to explain why MTV’s choice confused her, Evans admitted, “They filmed me on drugs.” She continued, “They filmed me, no lie, nodding out on-camera. They filmed me going to buy marijuana, and my director knew I had it in my car.” Of the incident itself, she said, “They weren’t even there and had nothing to do with it,” adding, “But they still let me go.”
Jenelle Evans also told the podcast that she didn’t initially know she’d been fired. Adding to her confusion, she claimed she was told she’d only be sitting out what was left of the current season, then learned she’d been let go for good when her firing was “plastered everywhere.”
The reality star said she’s never quite made sense of it, stating, “People still think I was fired and MTV won’t speak up about it. And that’s where I’m at.”
Perhaps if Jenelle Evans keeps throwing shade in MTV’s direction, they’ll eventually “speak up.” With that said, it’s clear that MTV’s primary goal was to be as far removed from the controversial couple’s actions as possible, and that seemingly remains more important to those behind Teen Mom 2 than clearing up Jenelle’s confusion. For now, at least.