AceShowbiz - Another day, another backlash for Jenelle Evans. The "Teen Mom 2" star was mom-shamed by Instagram users after she posted a video of her toddler daughter playing a toy gun on the photo-sharing platform.
On Monday, March 11, the troubled MTV star treated her online followers to a short video of 2-year-old Ensley holding the realistic-looking toy weapon. She could be heard asking the little girl, "Are you going hunting?"
Captioning the video, Jenelle wrote, "My hunting babe." Additionally, she let her followers know where they could get the toy by tagging the shop.
It didn't take a long time for internet users to drag the star for letting her daughter play with the toy. "I'm all for having guns but I am so anti-toy guns that look real," one critic wrote. "Like why not let the kid play with the pink and green squirt guns Opens a New Window. or a nerf gun!I would never want my kids to look at a real gun and think it is a toy because their toy guns have always looked real. Scary," another commenter wrote.
Another angry fan scolded her, "WTF? A 2-year-old with a gun? I know this one may be a toy, but Ensley is too young to even know the difference?!" Another comment read, "That's a horrific accident waiting to happen with multiple children living in that house….. Who gives a toddler a gun and brags about it on sm? Disgusting."
This is not the first time Jenelle landed in hot water because of a gun-involved issue. Last year, she made headlines for pulling her gun on a man during a road rage incident. She called the cops on April 26, claiming that a driver tailgated her the whole way.
"He was tailgating me the whole way, I had my son in the car because my son was at therapy," she said in a record of the 911 call. "He's been tailgating me the whole time in traffic. Would not stop. Then he races in front of me and purposely slammed on the brakes at 70 something miles an hour."
The other driver, however, told the cops a different story. Calling her "a crazy lady," the man claimed Jenelle followed him onto his private property. He then "started yelling to bring it on" at Evans. That's when the reality TV star pulled her gun. "Suspect [Evans] hit two vehicles in the yard and then pulled a 10-84/G," a depute said in the report. 10-84/G is code for "suspect with a gun."
Jenelle also received backlash after posting a photo of her and husband David Eason with a massive gun, just days after the deadly Florida school shooting.