MTV's announcement that it was canceling "Buckwild" in light of Shain Gandee's death not only spurred protests from the rest of the cast, but also ignited a Twitter feud between the "Buckwild" cast and the stars of another MTV reality show, "Teen Mom 2."
While on a Twitter rant about the cancellation of "Buckwild," cast member Shae Bradley took a jab at the "Teen Mom 2" girls when she condemned MTV for keeping a show about "bad parents" on the air.
The "Teen Mom 2" girls took to their Twitter accounts to defend themselves and their show.
"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans continued to fuel the flames when she taunted Bradley and her "Buckwild" cast mates for trafficking drugs and getting arrested, referring to Salwa Amin's recent drug-related arrest. (Side note: Jenelle has seven arrests of her own, and her struggle with drugs has been documented on "Teen Mom 2.")
Earlier Wednesday, "Buckwild" producer J. P. Williams also took a jab at the "Teen Mom" franchise and its stars, telling The Hollywood Reporter he couldn't believe MTV would keep those shows but cancel "Buckwild."
"This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy," he said. "They'll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living (mudding) and they cancel the show? There's something that smells of s--- here on every level."
Evans, who gave custody of her son to her mother, and appears to be the target of Williams' jab, took particular offense to his comments.
Leah Messer Calvert, a fellow West Virginia native and a star of "Teen Mom 2," has been very supportive to the "Buckwild" cast following Gandee's death, even posting photos of herself and her daughters wearing camouflage-print clothing in support of the camo-loving star. Other than retweeting her support to keep "Buckwild" on the air, Calvert has stayed silent about the bashing of her show and cast mates.
An online petition created by a fan and promoted by the "Buckwild" cast to keep the show on the air has already collected more than 1,000 signatures.
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