Hey there! I haven’t been posting as much lately because I’ve been super busy with school projects, personal life, and planning a 3 year old’s birthday, so I’m putting a few more recent stories into this post to give you something to comment on for the next day or so until I can get things back to normal. Thanks for all of your comments. They always provide me with a good laugh on my study breaks!
1. Mackenzie McKee is selling other people’s products
There have been a lot of people chatting about this one, so I’ll write something up so that you guys can all comment on it. So, Mackenzie has an etsy shop called “Mackenzies Makings” where she sells things like picture frames, wooden crosses, and crochet baby items. Her store gets a decent amount of business for what is has to offer, and I would say the main reason is because she’s seen as a public figure, and she’s promoting the crap out of her store on her social media accounts. Some people started saying that she was jacking the pictures from her store from someone else’s store, so I started checking into it, and I’ll admit that the products that are shown aren’t hers. She’s using stock photos and editing names and faces out of them to make it seem like they’re her own pictures, when in reality she’s taking them from someone else’s store or a website on the internet. Here’s a screen shot of some of the things she’s selling.
I’ll give you a hint. There are three very photos that are very obviously not hers. These would be the last three pictures in the top row. You can see that Mackenzie blurred out the face on one baby, and also removed the original shop name from the baby sized cowboy boots picture. I will say that this doesn’t necessarily mean that Mackenzie can’t make the items. She has posted some photos of her work on her Twitter account, and she’s also gotten good reviews on pretty much everything she’s sold. This doesn’t mean that using the photos is right, but I would say that she probably makes the items and has a pattern for them, but the photos she’s posting are not her original work. To some, that’s stealing, and if the images are copyrighted, that could put miss McKee into some legal trouble if she ends up messing with the wrong people.
2. Aleah Lebeouf gets a tattoo
So I know that some of you hate hearing about the new 16 & Pregnant girls before their episodes air, and if that’s you, then just skip to #3.
Aleah will be featured on the upcoming season of 16 & Pregnant, and her story is unlike any other that we’ve seen so far. Aleah is dating a guy named Shawn. Shawn has a son named Noah, who is almost 4 years old. Aleah has been playing the role of step-mom since Noah was very young, and when she became pregnant, she didn’t treat this child any differently than she treated Noah. Well, the girls that are confirmed for the next season have ask.fm accounts where they reply to questions and comments from people who basically pry for information. Aleah was asked by a fan if she was ever worried about what would happen if she and Shawn broke up, since Aleah has been so close to Noah. Aleah’s response was pretty shocking for me, but maybe it won’t be as big of a deal to you. The response might be a little small, so I’ll type it up here too “Now that Peyton’s here — I will always be a part of Noah’s life. He is my daughter’s brother & Shawn wouldn’t keep him from me. Noah would be devastated if I wasn’t able to see him everyday. That’s why I had no problem getting Noah’s name tattooed on me. I’ve been around since before he could walk & I’ll stay around for him until I die. Noah is just as much my child as Pey.”
These 16 & Pregnant relationships don’t have a very good rap sheet so far, and the chances of a teenage mother marrying the father of her child is around 10%. While I don’t wish a break up on these two by any means, I do worry about the chances of a marriage happening. Aleah and Shawn are both still extremely young, and even though Aleah is the oldest confirmed girl for the season at 18 years old, she’s still barely legal. If a break up was going to happen, Aleah is now permanently branded with the footprint and name of a child that she legally has no rights to, and probably won’t see much. Opinions? Maybe I’m overreacting on this one.
3. Adam Lind and Taylor Halbur break up
A month after the two exchanged promise rings, it seems that Taylor has dumped Adam because of how immature he is. Lots of places have reported on this so far, but apparently two of Taylor’s friends reported that the two broke up because Adam failed to grow up after the birth of his second child. Adam and Taylor broke up a few weeks after their daughter, Paislee, was born, and Chelsea Houska even revealed that the two were simply putting on a show to try and look good for the Teen Mom 2 viewers. Since MTV is still filming, there’s a chance that we’ll get to see this break up happen on our screens during season 5b, but we’ll have to wait and see. I can’t say that I’m surprised that the two aren’t together any more. It’ll be interesting to see if Adam and Taylor have a better co-parenting relationship than Adam and Chelsea, and what the dynamic between Aubree and Paislee ends up being as they grow up.