Teen Mom OG fans are still waiting for the highly anticipated Farrah Abraham firing scene, and as the unknown episode air date continues to get closer, show producers seem to be nudging Farrah under the bus — both officially via a new “Producers Tell All” video, and unofficially via tea spilled by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup thanks to her production sources.
First, here is the video clip in which producers talk about their relationships with the moms, and the only one they have anything negative to say about is Farrah:
The clip begins with the producers (and editor) talking about how their roles changed when the show decided to break down the fourth wall, which allowed the crew members to be seen and heard on screen as part of the cast members’ lives and stories. Producer Kirsten “Kiki” Malone starts the segue into the relationships with specific moms when she says: “We actually live in our cast homes more than we live in our own home. We try to be as respectful as we can.”
From there, the baton is passed to Farrah nemesis Larry Musnik, who starts to get specific without mentioning names. “Each of our cast houses have different rules of the house. Some are a no shoe house, so you have to take your shoes off,” he says as we are shown video footage of crew members in Farrah’s house putting netting on over their shoes. “And then in some homes they prefer us not to use their bathrooms, which seems crazy, but it’s true. So I, just as a joke, once went to the store and bought the entire crew diapers to wear during a shoot day because the closest bathrooms that they would be allowed to use were several miles away. Then we ended up figuring out that, you know, bringing in a porta potty would work.”
The video then cuts to the infamous porta potty on Farrah’s driveway.
After that, the clip shifts to producers talking about the highs and lows of being so connected to the cast members. The highs include things like their trips to exotic locations and finding out about a pregnancy, while the lows include moments like when producers found out during filming that Maci had suffered a miscarriage.
On the same day that MTV published that video, The Ashley published a story listing “5 Times Farrah Abraham Was Awful to The Crew Behind the Scenes of Teen Mom OG.” That list was courtesy of “a collection of Teen Mom crew members” who spoke with The Ashley anonymously.
Of course, one of the five times included refusing to allow the crew members to use any of the bathrooms in her house. As Larry spoke about in the clip above, the “solution” was to pay for an on-site porta potty on days they were filming, but The Ashley’s source shares another chapter of the story. “She got rid of the Porta-potty and still didn’t let the crew use her bathroom so they had to drive down the street to use the bathroom,” a crew member says. “There weren’t any public restrooms nearby either, so if you had to go to the bathroom, it kind of halted everything. And Farrah was very strict on that rule; there was no budging her even for an emergency.”
The topic of the “no shoes” (or shoes covered) policy also came up. “We all respect the houses of the girls,” a source says, “but it’s kind of hilarious that the crew can not enter the home without their shoes off but Farrah’s horse is allowed in the foyer!”
“The fact of the matter is that she viewed the crew of Teen Mom as people who were ‘less than’ her, plain and simple,” a different crew member adds.
In addition to her strict house rules, The Ashley’s sources also say that Farrah once attempted to fire a crew member, and berated one producer during the end-of-year reunion filming after demanding her own VIP section separate from the other Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 cast members.
Farrah was also reportedly quick to ban members of the crew from filming her based on all kinds of reasons. “She legit banned one crew member from the set because she could not pronounce his name!” a crew member reveals. “It’s so ridiculous that people thought we were making it up but it 100 percent happened. There may even be footage of it somewhere.”
Farrah was so quick to act with her ban hammer that MTV reportedly had difficulty staffing some of her shoots. “It was to a point where there was basically no crew left to go out there… so people who she ‘banned’ had to go but hide out in a car outside,” a crew member says.
So far, there has been no response from Farrah about either the “Producers Tell All” video or The Ashley’s article — but I think we all know that it’s just a matter of time. Farrah has not been reluctant AT ALL about expressing her feelings towards production and how she felt she was treated on set — including her firing. If she responds with something quick and short, we will update this post. If it is another EPIC Earth scorching tirade, we may have to do another post and update this one with a link. Stay tuned!
And speaking of staying tuned, if you are curious (like me) about when the Farrah firing episode of Teen Mom OG will actually air, the answer appears to be February 19. In the description for the episode, titled “Something Blue,” it states: “Farrah gets vaginal rejuvenation and lashes out at her producer.” Actually, that could just be the precursor to her firing, so it may actually be the episode airing February 26. ***SIGH***