Dr. Drew had some candid things to say about Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham during a recent episode of the podcast Allegedly.
The long-time host of the Teen Mom franchise reunion shows fielded questions from fans of the podcast. When Dr. Drew was asked, “If you could strangle any of the Teen Mom people, who would it be?” He didn’t hesitate with his answer:
Drew: Farrah… Sorry Farrah.
Host: She’s awful.
Drew: No she’s not awful. She is frustrating… She suffers. Believe me, when people behave like that it is because they are suffering and I feel bad for her a lot. But, she can be very frustrating.
Host: I like Farrah.
Drew: I like her too. She’s a beautiful woman. And she’s a woman now, I dealt with them when they were teenagers.
Host: She’s thirsty for that attention.
Drew: Yeah, but that’s her job. She has embraced it and this is what she’s going to do and she doesn’t have other skills or training and she’s got a mom who encourages her to do that stuff and a dad that’s kind of really ambivalent about it and he’s having a tough time himself… And then she was led in by people she trusted and feels as though she was exploited and things weren’t the way she intended them. She’s trying to navigate through this crazy world she’s living in. I feel bad for her.
The same person then asked about perhaps the most infamous of the Teen dads, Adam Lind!
“How can you sit on the same stage as Adam Lind and not want to knock him the f**k out?
Dr. Drew: Oh, Adam the boyfriend… I have a deep affection for almost everyone on that show. My job as a clinician is always to empathize with people, see their point of view and just try to understand their pain and stuff. And I’ve been with these kids a long time and I do understand them. I can tell you what does frustrate me, is people expecting me to treat them. I do a one-hour talk show with them where I explore their lives and I offer myself as a resource to them, they all have my phone number… At most, I will guide them to someone. I don’t treat them.
One of the hosts also went “there” as they asked Dr. Drew if he was ever sexually attracted to any of the Teen Moms?
Dr. Drew: Me!?! Nooooooooo. It’s almost like you were saying that about your kids or something… I see them as who they are. They are not objects of anything for me. They’re people who’ve been really struggling and good enough to share their lives with people and they’re… You don’t get pregnant at 16 and not have liabilities. That’s an at-risk youth by definition.
Here’s the podcast in its entirety. The part about Teen Mom starts at the 42:00 mark: