Mackenzie McKee has recently received a lot of criticism for letting and even filming and posting her son kissing a dead puppy. Now, the Teen Mom 3 star has revealed why she didn’t find anything wrong with it.
“I brought the dog to the vet in the morning. He said she’s too small to deliver the dogs so we have to give her a C-section. Gannon is there with me and he’s smart enough to take things in. They bring out the mom and two puppies. They said one might not make it, but you can take him home.”
When the mother realized one of the pups had died, her son asked if he was allowed to hold it.
“What was going through my mind was, I had a miscarriage at 14 weeks and I delivered the baby naturally. I remember them taking the baby away and I never saw it again. I wish I could go back and hold the baby to get closure. It messed me up for a while.”
McKee said she thought it would help her son cope with the loss considering he was already attached to the puppy.
“After he took the dog to a corner and prayed over it. That was a beautiful moment for me because he sees me pray in hard times. I had to explain the dog was sick and got sent to heaven. We had a funeral, made a casket and buried the dog. Gannon is okay, he got closure.”
Although McKee considered the whole thing to be beautiful and even helpful for her young kid, her Snapchat followers did not agree.
“What do you plan to do with that puppy?” she asked him in the video, as he responded, “Keep it.” She then said, “Gannon, you know the dog is dead right? You’re just going to keep a dead dog?”
A user commented: “What is wrong with you? He is holding and kissing a DEAD puppy.”
“She filmed Gannon hug and kiss a dead puppy. @PETA help,” said another.
McKee has been involved in a cheating scandal as well. The reality TV star stated that her relationship with the other man never went beyond just texting.
“There was no flirting or affair,” she said. “I didn’t do that. His ex-wife found out and sent Josh a message. That’s what he’s going off of.”
Furthermore, she claimed that her husband never supported her when she suffered from postpartum depression after giving birth to their third kid, Broncs.
“He said, ‘I don’t love you, you’re crazy,’” she claimed. “I was suicidal. He said, ‘Go kill yourself, but don’t do it in front of me and the kids.’”