Jenelle Evans is having a rough week — even by Jenelle Evans standards.
The Carolina Hurricane was never “mom of the year” material, but some fans believe she sank to a new low this week.
For starters, Evans Instagram followers were stunned when the Teen Mom 2 star twerked in front of her kids in a bizarre video shot by the side of a busy street.
And it seems that’s not the only time this past weekend that Jenelle made a questionable decision that may have put her children in harm’s way.
In an Instagram story that quickly attracted negative attention, Jenelle laughed as her 1-year-old daughter rode a tractor while riding in the lap of Evans’ husband, David Eason.
The child appears to be safe enough in Eason’s lap, but Jenelle takes heat for pretty much everything she does these days.
In tweets and IG comments. fans slammed Jenelle for allowing her youngest child to sit on a piece of heavy machinery while it was in operation.
There seemed to be a sharp urban/rural divide among commenters, with those who have lived on farms expressing their belief that David and Jenelle’s behavior was perfectly acceptable, and those who have not slamming her for negligent parenting.
We tend to side with those who think Jenelle didn’t really do anything that bad here.
But we can understand why so many are so quick to be critical of Jenelle.
After all, this is a woman who’s had CPS called to her home 20 times in the past year.
Was Jenelle wrong to let her daughter ride on a tractor while seated in her father’s lap?
We don’t think so.
But we also don’t think it’s wrong for fans to be on the lookout for suspicious or potentially dangerous behavior when scrolling through her social media pages.
Maybe Jenelle is unfairly criticized in specific cases like this one, but she’s done much to warrant the increased scrutiny.
Just last week, Evans spoke with Dr. Drew about the famous road rage incident in which she brandished a weapon and endangered the life of her eldest son, Jace.
Jenelle stated that she didn’t concern herself with whether or not she had traumatized Jace, though she admitted that the incident had left her with PTSD.
Needless to say, it’s not hard to see why fans are so critical of Jenelle’s parenting.