As if the scandal was not bad enough already, Jenelle Evans tried to defend her husband David Eason’s hate speech on social media, but as you can imagine, she only ended up making everything worse! The Teen Mom star suggested that the fact that he publicly tolerates people in the LGBTQ community means his comments should not be taken seriously…or something.
On February 19, David took to Twitter to post a rant about gays and transgender people, claiming that kids being raised by same-sex couples or trans parents are in greater danger than those growing up around guns.
‘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 that is supposed to be normal,’ he wrote.
Even after a lot of people told him that was super offensive, David continued with the hate speech, saying: ‘I am going to teach them [my kids] not to associate with them [people from the LGBT community] or be that way…If you lay down with dogs, you get fleas.’
His claim was a defensive response to fans who attacked him and Jenelle for posting a pic of the woman posing with a rifle just a few hours after the Florida high school tragedy.
Of course, the backlash following his homophobic rant was just as big as the one about the gun pics.
Jenelle tried to fix things and basically confirmed he feels like that in real life, he is just upset that the whole world knows now!
‘David did not understand how offended people would be or how Twitter even works. Now that he realizes his voice’s very strong within the media/tabloids he’s deactivated his account.’
‘He agrees he’ll keep his comments to himself from now on. David does not hate the LGBT community. My former manager was gay and used to be one of my and David’s close friends. We attended Farrah’s birthday in Miami with a lot of LGBT people there, and he did not act offensive in any way. We went, had a great time and left,’ Jenelle explained making it so much worse!
That is such an old excuse! It’s like saying you’re not racist because you have THE one black friend!
‘We are sorry for the comments that were made,’ Evans added without apologizing for her husband’s views.