Yesterday, after weeks of firmly-worded denials, Kailyn Lowry revealed that she's pregnant with her third child.
There's been a great deal of speculation with regard to the identity of Kailyn's baby daddy, but thus far, the Teen Mom 2 star has been tight-lipped on the matter.
All we know for sure is that Kailyn did not get pregnant by ex-husband Javi Marroquin, or by the father of her first child, Jo Rivera.
Like Jenelle Evans before her, Kailyn has joined the Three Baby Daddies Club.
And like Jenelle, Kailyn is getting viciously criticized (some might say bullied) on social media as a result.
We understand that viewers often feel personally invested in the lives of reality stars, but the irrational rage over Kailyn's third pregnancy is mind-boggling.
There are too many Kailyn-bashing tweets out there to count, but here are a few to give you a rough idea of the tone out there:
“Three babies, three baby daddies… sad to see her be another teen pregnancy statistic,” one user tweeted,
“I pray Joe & Javi fight to get their sons at 100% full custody. These children need structure, family and security the most," wrote another.
“Is Kail trying to keep up with Jenelle and her baby daddies?” a third commented.
And of course one kept it simple (and simply cruel) with:
“Three kids, three dads… So trashy!”
Of course, Kailyn's most recent ex isn't helping matters much.
Javi's reaction to Lowry's pregnancy wasn't quite as harsh as many of the others on Twitter, but he certainly didn't do much to discourage the hate being spewed at his son's mother.
“Take a shot for me,” Javi said to fans before addressing his son Lincoln:
“My son, follow your dreams. I’ll pick up the pieces for you. Love, your daddy.”
Yeah, "pick up the pieces" qualifies as some serious shade-throwing.
The implication seems to be that Kailyn's life is soon to be in shambles, as she won't be up to the task of raising three kids fathered by three different men.
And who knows? Maybe she won't be.
It certainly won't be easy.
But one thing is for certain: shading and publicly casting judgment on a young woman who seems to be doing her best certainly isn't going to help her get through this difficult time.