Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is becoming quite the prolific author.
She already wrote a tell-all memoir, and now the reality TV star has written another book, one very different from her first. Lowry recently revealed that her second publication will be a children’s picture book, Love is Bubblegum, the inspiration for which came from her 5-year-old son, Isaac.
Lowry told Us Weekly, “I thought, ‘This might be a good concept story for a children’s book,’ so that’s when I took it and ran with it.”
The book is a compilation of children’s thoughts about what love is — some funny, some seriously, all of them cute — but the reaction to her revelation has been strange, to say the least.
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Of course, you get your general nasty comments and “what does she know about love” reactions, especially when a lot of what we see about her on-screen is her often rocky relationship with her husband. But the most surprising reactions are those pitting Lowry against another notorious Teen Mom star, Farrah Abraham.
Numerous online commenters on various website as well as on the mother of two’s own social media accounts claim that no matter how good or bad the book is or how qualified Lowry is to publish it, it is at least better than “doing porn.”
One person wrote, “The book looks and sounds cute. I’d buy it and probably will. At least she’s not making porn & sex toys.”
One fan posted a comment to her Instagram, saying, “You don’t need to do porn. You have used your brain to make a living for your boys. They will be so proud of you one day. Try it Farrah.”
Now let’s just slow down for one second and realize what is going on here. I absolutely don’t want to defend the Teen Mom being attacked here. Abraham has her share of issues, but I think it is a slippery slope to say that she is a bad mother because she did/does porn and/or sells sex toys.
I don’t think it is necessarily her choice in profession that makes her a good or bad mother. She has, of course made plenty of other questionable decisions in her personal, professional and parental life, but to pit one woman against the other as if their lives are races is wrong. One path isn’t better than the other. They are different, yes, of course, but dragging one of these young mothers down doesn’t bring the other up, so these comments and thoughts are misplaced.