Kim Kardashian is hardly a conventional positive role model for young women, having posed nude in Playboy and sold a homemade sex tape. Nevertheless, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reality TV star took to her blog Wednesday to critique the girls of “Teen Mom,” a reality TV show about teen pregnancy.
“It seems that shows like ‘Teen Mom’ are all of a sudden making teen pregnancy seem cool in the eyes of young girls,” Kardashian wrote in a post in which she cited a recent news story about 90 girls at a Memphis High School becoming pregnant.
“The kids from [“Teen Mom] are all over the news, even on the covers of magazines, and have been become almost like celebrities, but girls, these are not people you should idolize!”
Kardashian reminisced on her 16-year-old self and said there was no way she would have entered parenthood at that age.
“That thought wouldn’t even have entered my head,” Kardashian wrote. “Having a baby is one one of the biggest, and most life-changing decisions a person can make and while I’m not saying that no teen is in the position to raise a child, having a baby so young shouldn’t be seen as the trendy thing to do.”
Kardashian ended the post advising female readers to “think very carefully before you make these kind of decisions. Talk to your family, friends, teachers, and most of all, be careful.”
“Teen Mom” reality star Amber Portwood told E! Online that Kardashian has no right to shame others.
“Last time I checked, Kim Kardashian has a sex tape floating around on the internet and I’m pretty sure she made a lot of money off of it,” Portwood said. “She made a sex tape when she was younger and she wants to bash the girls on Teen Mom? If you read the articles about the show, they do nothing but talk about how the show reveals how hard it is for all of us. It doesn’t glamorize anything! It shows the heartache we’ve all gone through.”
Portwood added that “Teen Mom” stars are only famous because of their poor choices.
“We may be ‘celebrities’ because our face is out there, but it’s only because we’ve done some bad things,” Portwood said. “That’s not glamorous.”