Teen Mom 2‘s Kailyn Lowry is a big gay rights supporter. A photo shoot involving her son to bolster that cause has baby daddy Jo Rivera irate, however.
The shoot by Kate Hedrick features Kail's husband, Javi Marroquin, and model Wesley Watkins holding Isaac in between them, as if he were their child.
“Doesn’t this make you sick?” a Twitter fan asked Rivera, to which he responded, “yes it does.” But not because of gay rights, or so he claims.
Called out for being homophobic, Jo replied, “Oh no I’m all for equality. But I don’t see how that photo has anything to do with representing equality.”
NoH8, for its part, issued a statement in support of Kailyn Lowry:
“Children learn about love and acceptance at an early age,” a rep said, so “standing up for equality is one of the most important things a parent can do."
"Biases can be learned too, but taking the opportunity to show their child what it’s like to stand up for what’s right gives that child the ability to recognize and defy those biases."
Adds the rep for the campaign, "We’re proud to see so many parents using the NOH8 Campaign as a teachable moment in their child’s development.”
Asked for her opinion on Rivera's comment, Hedrick wouldn't get into it, offering only, “I don’t know Jo. People are entitled to their opinions.”
Do you agree with Kailyn or Jo? And do you think Jo is only upset that his son would be used in the ad, rather than by the content of the ad itself?
Share your comments on Jenelle Evans' not-quite-as-controversial co-star and her ongoing drama with Jo, Javi and Isaac in the comments below!