As we've proven time and again, we're no apologists for Teen Mom 2 terror Jenelle Evans and her spouse David Eason.
We're proud to have brought attention to their dishonest or abusive behavior on countless occasions in recent years.
That said, what interests us more is the truth. Our expose on David's alleged dog-killing confession was wrong.
We apologize for this. Just because people are guilty of bad behavior doesn't mean everything you read is true.
Jenelle and David - and by extention, THG - have been victimized by an online hoax involving their treatment of animals.
Are the allegations 100 percent accurate?
We can't say for certain, but it's our journalistic duty to present both sides of the case and allow you to decide for yourself.
So join us on this deep dive into an unexpected conspiracy theory ... one that appears designed to frame and ruin the Easons.
The Jenelle and David saga gets stranger by the day, and we're just along for the ride. Let's break it all down for you:
We know, we know. Jenelle and David are not good people, and they're engaged in all manner of egregious behavior in the past.
Fair and Balanced
But they deserve to be accurately represented in the media. And if anything, the fact they've been proven to engage in all sorts of bigoted, abusive, and violent behavior is all the more reason to NOT make things up about them.
There's been a real effort to call attention to the Eason's (alleged) mistreatment of their children and animals, and thus far, the grassroots movement has been very effective in holding the Easons accountable for their actions.
But in order for it to remain effective, that same movement must self-regulate and hold itself to the strictest of standards with regard to honesty, accuracy, and transparency.
An Unexpected Turn
And so, in that spirit, we present to you the strange rumors surrounding Jenelle, David, and their pitbull Jax.
On the Hunt
As you've no doubt heard by now, the Easons' children were removed from their home after David shot and killed the family's 11-pound French bulldog in a fit of rage.
Obscuring the Issue
Police later accused Jenelle and David of faking the dog's death as part of a publicity stunt that backfired horribly.
It looks as though David really did kill the dog, and earlier this week we were presented with these screenshots as evidence that David killed not just one but multiple dogs.
Presented Without Comment
There was little we could do to corroborate the texts, and so we presented them to our readers and allowed you to decide for yourself.
Now, one whistleblower has written in to inform us that the text screenshots are part of an effort to frame the Easons.
Following the death of Nugget, an animal rights group purchased the domain name for Jenelle's makeup company, as Evans had not kept up with payments to hold onto the URL herself.
The Jax Affair
Now, an informant tells us that person has been accused in the past of fabricating stories about the Easons, and she may be doing so again to drum up publicity for her latest venture.
"You just did a story about supposed text message between David Eason and a friend where David Eason needed help disposing of the dog's body," the tipster wrote us in an email. "I think it's safe to say the person who started the jecosmeticsInc Instagram page is the same person who sent you this story with screenshots of the text correct?"
An Incriminating Link?
We can neither confirm nor deny that the screenshot originated from the same person who created the jecosmetics account, but the informant offered this evidence that jecosmetics was very interested in spreading the 2 dogs/burned bodies allegation.
Conflict of Interest?
"I did a little digging last night and this girl is the same one who made the fake Exposing the Easons Facebook page and she is also responsible for fabricating the text message between quote-unquote David Eason and his friend," the informant wrote us.
Secret Is Out?
"I just wanted you to know that this whole thing is fake and many people know it," the tipster continued. "So you guys kind of look like the dumbass for posting this information."
The informant went on to point out that jecosmetics, House of Paws, and the Justice For Jax (whom she claims are all the same person) have been aggressively pushing the agenda that David burned the body of both Nugget and the family pitbull, Jax.
"The same person who made the jecosmeticsinc_ page on Instagram, who is the same person that has the House of paws Canada page on Facebook also has several other accounts," said the source. "She runs Justice4jax on Facebook and ghosts of nugget also on Facebook and I believe she's got accounts on Twitter also for nugget in Jax."
"Like I said she is obsessed with the fact that David killed and burned the body of jax which there's no proof of," the tipster wrote. "I would not put it past David Eason but she's just so adamant about it and she believes she's a million percent correct and she keeps posting about it ... I think she's an unstable person who has at least 628 different accounts and she's spreading false information."
Exposing on the Down-Low
"I'm curious to know if the person who sent this to you was also pushing the fact that David killed Jax and burned his body and also wanted the link shared for exposing the easons," the informant continued. (No link was requested and no the first informant made no mention of Jax.) "She was a very pushy with me yesterday for me to share the link for the page. And again that's the only way you can find exposing the easons on Facebook is by using the link you cannot search for it. Do you want to expose somebody why make it un searchable?"
"Also kind of strange how je cosmetics Inc from Instagram obtained these screenshots. And no one else just happened to stumble upon them but her?" the source wrote.
"Also if you're going to blackout a phone number you're going to block the whole thing out," the insider added. "She left the area code and prefix exposed knowing that people will check it against the North Carolina area code. But that's so easy to spoof. That doesn't make sense either."
"I know this is all I guess my opinion but I've spoken to a few other people about these things and it just really seems like it's je cosmetics Inc from Instagram," the informant told us.
"She wasn't getting enough attention people aren't listening to her about how she really thinks David and killed Jax and burn the body so she had to make up a story," the source concluded.
Again, we cannot confirm the allegations against jecosmetics, and we are not making any allegations ourselves.
It's worth noting that both our informant and the operator of the jecosmetics account are members of the anti-Jenelle "Hatter" community, which occasionally gives rise to dispute among its members.
That said, we do not wish to be involved in the spread of misinformation, and we apologize if we published the David screenshot in error. We will provide further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.