Maci Bookout has been a part of Teen Mom since the beginning.
She is, to use the program's own language, an original; an OG, if you will.
After all these years, given all she has been through in front of the camera, you'd think the series would have plenty to say about Maci and plenty to film concerning her life on a weekly basis.
But Bookout is sick and tired of this not being the case.
She's sick and tired of having all her storylines tied up in one person... and all Teen Mom viewers know who this person is.
Like We Said, Maci is a Literal OG
She just returned for a new season of this beloved MTV hit, but she already has problems with it.
She Has Moved SO Far Past Ryan Edwards
Yes, Bookout became pregnant with her first child with then-boyfriend Edwards, and gave birth to their son, Bentley Cadence Edwards, on October 27, 2008. The two got engaged in 2009 ... but subsequently ended their relationship in 2010.
Taylor for All the Wins
She is now very happily married to Taylor McKinney and has been since October 2016.
But Happiness Doesn't Garner Ratings
As a result, Teen Mom OG too often ignores everything in Maci's life to hone in on whatever the heck Ryan is up to these days.
And Maci is Well Aware of This
She's also sick of it.
Here is Her Rant
She doesn't say Ryan by name, but it's very apparent who she is talking about here.
It’d be amazing if the chaotic, cute, real life, family/marriage stuff we film made it on the show. Do I feel like my story is accurately portrayed on the show? Absolutely NOT. Do I wish they’d stop making something/someone my entire story on the show? Absolutely YES! #TEENMOMOG.
We're With You!
Catelynn Lowell retweeted Maci’s complaint, and Teen Mom 2 star Kail Lowry (who has frequently complained about her show’s editing) wrote: “I am with you 100%.”
Fans Also Agree
“I agree,” one person tweeted to Maci. “LOVE watching you guys and your family and it’s so annoying that we miss out of the fun stuff for Ryan and his sh-t.”
Ryan is Sadly Back on the Show
Maci essentially told producers that she would leave if Edwards still had a role last season. But then he went to jail and gave them a lot of ratings fodder... and now he's back.
But He's NOT Back in Maci's Life
She took out a restraining order against him in 2018. “I haven’t seen him or anything. [He] hasn’t had the chance to impact [me] or have an impact yet,” Maci recently told Us Weekly.
Maci is Now Part of a Long Tradition
It seems like every Teen Mom star ever has complained about the way the series portrays her.
Remember Bristol Palin?
She blasted producers on her way out after one season, writing: "I’m a pretty great mom, work my ass off, show up, and hustle everyday to give my kids a pretty great life. @mtv doesn’t want to talk about faith, show work ethic, or juggling three kids alone, they don’t want to show the humble process of starting over after a divorce, building a career, or any real life issues."
And She Concluded:
"All they want with my little segment each week is some fake fill-in Farrah Abraham/Jerry Springer BS, and it’s simply not true. Don’t get me wrong - I’ve said some mean things and learned a lot the last several months - but the life I’ve built for my kids is NOT sitting around talking about baby daddy drama."
Put Some Respect on My Name!
Kailyn once went off about only getting attention from the network when she posed nude.
She nearly quit the show over how it portrayed her, writing last year: "I'm sick and tired of every season being depressed me. It makes me really sad the sh-t that people think about me. ...I can tell you I get bothered by some of the messages, however, I don't even read the whole thing anymore."
And Leah Messer?
On one episode, Messer said she was using Plan B, which is as an emergency contraception product that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, as one of her birth control methods. She got slammed for saying this.
And Then She Got Pissed for the Way MTV Aired Her Quote About It
"They actually wanted me to make it sound like I used it as birth control, but I was very aware that you don’t use it as birth control. It’s something that you don’t use like that," she had to come out and Tweet in her own response.
And Jenelle Evans?
We'd say she does a fine job stirring up her own, very real drama... but she has also blamed MTV for the way folks look at her.
Should Maci Just Stop Whining?
NO! She has a very specific complaint here; she isn't just unaware that reality shows will always focus on the negatives to make headlines.
Ryan Edwards is a Drug Addict and a Criminal
We hope he gets help and everything, but... would you wanna be continually associated with him?!?