In her recent podcast interview with Vince Russo, Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans was asked about some of the controversies surrounding, and criticisms of, her husband David Eason. She responded by revealing that the next season of the show would help clarify things. “I feel like David will show his true self,” she said.
It seems David got a little impatient to show his “true self” — and may have forced MTV to remove him from the show completely — by going on a homophobic and transphobic rant on Twitter.
Ironically, the whole thing started with David stating that getting a social media account should be like getting a gun. “Social media is a very dangerous weapon,” he tweeted, “maybe there should be a mental health screening process before you open a new account. Just so you wont go bullying or harassing people to death ya know ?” (I assume the tweet was largely a response to David receiving criticism for posting photos of Jenelle firing an automatic rifle almost immediately after the most recent school shooting in Florida.)
David continued by attempting to offer up some of his opinions on the gun debate in the wake of the Florida school shooting. After promoting the concept of having armed security guards in schools, David shared a link to a news article about North and South Carolina considering concealed-carry gun permits for schools. “It only makes sense to protect our kids the proper way,” David wrote along with the link, adding “the only way we know how.”
Twitter user @SalPollock responded to David by tweeting: “Education is how we protect our kids. Starts with intentional parenting.”
And that lead to the following:
DAVID: No, you are wrong. Please tell me sir, how do you propose we make all the people in America start being better parents? Or are you a monkeys uncle? ?
@salpollock: For you I would limit exposure of unnecessary weaponry around the house (stop glorifying assaults rifles) teach your children to be aware of their surroundings at school. Ask them how the day went. Teach them how to solve problems without calling people names or using force.
DAVID: And just what makes you think you have the right to tell me how to be a parent? Because you think you know me? Lmao why don’t you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot thats supposed to be normal ?
@maxine15m: Who are you to say what’s normal or what’s moral? Are you going to teach your children to hate gay and transgender people?
DAVID: No, Im going to teach them not to associate with them or be that way… If you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas
@salpollock: You have much hate in your heart. May god have mercy on your soul.
DAVID: God will have mercy on me but not those who are an abomination
[From an AMAZING article in Newsweek titled The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s A Sin: “Of course, there are plenty of fundamentalist Christians who have no idea where references to homosexuality are in the New Testament, much less what the surrounding verses say. And so they always fall back on Leviticus, the Old Testament book loaded with dos and don’ts. They seem to have the words memorized about it being an abomination for a man to lie with a man as he does with a woman. And every time they make that argument, they demonstrate that they know next to nothing about the New Testament.”]
@MavandBransMom: @MTV I’m not sure how you can continue to allow @davideportcity to spew homophobic, transphobic, and pro-gun BS and not expect to lose viewers. I refuse to watch @TeenMom2__ as long as he’s allowed on the screen, and I know I’m not alone.
DAVID: Homophobic? You really lost it now, im not scared if sh*t especially a homo
I’m sorry, can you point to the part of the definition that does NOT define you? pic.twitter.com/WebRnvT0oi
— Sarah (@MavandBransMom) February 19, 2018
@BrittneyLorene: So @MTV @PBandJenelley_1 & The rest of the world just going to pretend like @davideportcity ISN’T a homophobe?!? This guy doesn’t need a reality show, he needs a reality check. #PieceOfSh*t #FireHisA** #FirstClassParentingRightThere
DAVID: Never said anything about being scared if homos
@GigsJustin: We need to look more on the good in life I feel there is always good in life I don’t even watch the news anymore it’s too sad and makes my heart sink 🙁 we need more happier stories do you and @PBandJenelley_1 even watch the news anymore ?
DAVID: We dont watch the news buddy, 90% of every story is fake just to grab your attention and keep you on the channel long enough to see the commercials
TWEETER: And if you want to talk about “if you lie with dogs you get up with fleas”…what are you doing?!?! You must be itchy as hell with what you’re laying with @davideportcity you damn hateful homophobic fool
but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire.
TWEETER: That took you a long time to look up. ? Just keep going with your behavior and hateful words, I’m not the one who has to answer for them in the end. So how often do you and your wife attend church????
DAVID: But I thought you were a devoted Christian? Calling me a fool? Ill pray for you
DAVID: Ok Church is bot a certain place or building but where brethren meet to worship God.
TWEETER: The bible also says that you shouldn‘t have sex before marriage. See you and your wife in hell.
DAVID: But it doesnt say you will go to hell for it
DAVID: Not to mention the new covenant of Jesus Christ. But I guess you know what you are talking about
@sharna89986238: [In response to David’s tweet about social media needing a mental health screening process] Kinda like how u were saying your not scared of a “homo”. Ppl who have different sexual agendas are ppl
DAVID: That doesn’t make them not a homo. Is homo a derogative term? Do i need to use an abbreviation to make people comfortable? I was always told if you have to hide something that means it must not be ethical. ?
@Twisted43071252: @davideportcity I’m pro gun, but I have to ask about the remarks regarding LQBTQ? My daughter is a lesbian, and is one of the most perfect acting kids I’ve ever seen. We don’t teach hate at my home regarding anything unless it’s dangerous.
DAVID: Well if she is lesbian than she wont be able to have kids right? Or she could adopt some troubled children and confuse them even more right? ?
DAVID: I would rather be totally radical than to walk around acting like im perfect
It seems like every six months there is some sort of petition to have Jenelle Eason fired from Teen Mom 2, but MTV is well aware that she is the number one ratings generator of all the moms on the show. The network has avoided cutting Jenelle loose, thanks in part to putting a positive spin on her bad behavior with PSAs, etc. There is no PSA for what David tweeted today. Producers of Duck Dynasty, Counting On and other shows will be the first to tell you that there is a VERY hard line in the sand when it comes to this sort of blatant and unapologetic prejudice. There is no way they can keep David on the show, and I think it would be too much to try to keep Jenelle without him.
I cannot imagine how freaked out Teen Mom 2 producers are right now. David’s phone must be BLOWING UP. Of course, I guess he could try the “My account was hacked” trick?