Last year, Mackenzie McKee was not invited to the Reunion with other Teen Mom stars.
This is part of a pattern of hers, and this hurtful situation is one of her own making.
Mackenzie’s hard-earned unpopularity has cost her again.
This time, she was not invited to the newest part of the franchise, Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In.
In December, MTV announced this new, simple spinoff.
It involves a set of four stars from the franchise watching and reacting to the show.
Think of it as Teen Mom‘s answer to 90 Day Fiance‘s Pillow Talk. It’s a natural way to get more views with very few added costs.
Teen Mom: Girls’ Night In will feature four stars of the franchise.
Cheyenne Floyd, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, and even Amber Portwood make up the “panel” of on-screen viewers.
Additionally, the network has teased “surprise appearances” … but it is strongly suspected that this refers to children and even husbands.
Now, it’s possible that Mackenzie could show up on the show at some point.
However, things really soured between her and the rest of the cast last autumn.
In fact, things have been pretty rough for Mackenzie in terms of how her castmates and viewers see her for about a year.
Mackenzie was, by her own admission, “left out” of the Reunion last year.
She advised that everyone who feels excluded as she does remember that feeling so as not to exclude others.
But that is not really an explanation for why she was iced out of such a big event.
Generally, reality stars not getting along is not a deterrent to them filming together.
Sometimes, things get too intense, and production has to pause or find another direction if two people refuse to speak.
But Mackenzie simply disagreeing with castmates is not enough to keep her or them off of the show.
However, in January of 2021, Mackenzie ignited a firestorm of condemnation when she referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “colored.”
Just three weeks after the deadly insurrection when a deranged mob attacked the American seat of government, Mackenzie’s focus was on the new VP.
She wrote on social media that there are other “colored women” to admire who are not Kamala Harris.
There are valid criticisms of the Vice President and there are many admirable women of color in the world.
But “colored” is how we refer to pencils or markers, not to human beings.
The reason is history — because “colored” was the word on bathrooms and drinking fountains during the vicious era of segregation.
However, it’s not entirely clear that Mackenzie being on the outs from everyone is entirely due to this.
It’s not confirmed but strongly suspected that the prospect of filming her around other cast members would be unsafe.
It’s not about fighting or racism. It’s about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last spring, Mackenzie was complaining that the crew filming her were vaccinated.
She claimed that being around vaccinated people was somehow impacting her health negatively.
That’s nonsense, but it’s also a sign that Mackenzie might refuse to take the necessary precautions to safely film around others.
It’s weird to see her feeling sorry for herself in public posts when she is the one who decided to do that.
Every year, many Americans make difficult choices due to time constraints or financial worries.
But the vaccines are literally free, and we’re sure that Mackenzie can afford other precautions. It seems like she’s choosing to be impossible to work with.
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One year ago, Mackenzie McKee honored her late mother on the one-year anniversary of Angie’s passing.
For those mourning a loss, the calendar can be a cruel thing.
This week, Mackenzie marked two years after losing her beloved mother.
This time, she posted a new heartfelt tribute to the woman who helped shape her life.
Early on Thursday, Mackenzie posted in reflection on this hard felt loss.
“Two years ago today, our lives changed forever,” she remarked.
Addressing her late mother, Mackenzie wrote: “It’s been the most challenging two years of my life not having you to guide me.”
“I love you so much @angiedouthit,” Mackenzie expressed.
“Thank you for being such a light in this world,” she wrote.
Mackenzie then included a familiar hashtag, writing: “#alwaysbekind.”
Mackenzie paired that evocative caption with a series of throwback photos.
Some featured Mackenzie and Angie.
Others featured Angie with her grandchildren, treasured time and memories from before the end.
As we reported a year ago, Mackenzie marked this same sad anniversary in 2020.
“One year ago today I watched you take your last breath on earth,” she reflected at the time.
“A whole year without my glue,” Mackenzie wrote. “Have you ever tried to fix a broken glass object without glue?”
“That’s how this year was for me,” Mackenzie remarked to her late mother.
“I grew more than ever,” she acknowledged. “Cried more than ever.”
Mackenzie confessed that “a lot of days I didn’t even get out of bed, but also I fought to do and be better more than ever.”
“Thank you for always believing in me,” Mackenzie expressed to the late Angie.
“Thank you for loving me,” she added.
“Thank you for reminding me until the day you left earth that I matter,” Mackenzie wrote, “and to reach for the stars.”
“Every day I strive to make you proud,” Mackenzie emphasized.
“And thank you for choosing your last days on earth to inspire this world,” she praised.
Mackenzie concluded her touching tribute by writing: “You are missed momma bear.”
Angie was a powerful influence on Mackenzie’s life.
While one could argue that this is almost always the case with moms, Angie and Mackenzie forged this incredible bond that not every family enjoys in adulthood.
Their love and admiration came to the forefront during Angie’s prolonged cancer battle.
Of course, some have questioned how Angie would react to Mackenzie’s choices in the two years since she passed.
We don’t know, of course, because Angie is not here to tell us or Mackenzie.
Others have wondered if Mackenzie might behave more wisely if she were still receiving counsel from her mom.
Mackenzie was not invited, she recently revealed, to the Teen Mom OG Reunion.
That is always a loaded decision, one that networks do not mean lightly.
It’s not difficult to see why she seemed to be on the outs with the franchise. 2021 has not been her year.
Mackenzie claimed that her body had been changed or otherwise impacted by the COVID-19 vaccines.
This is a familiar odd claim, but in her case, she was alleging that simply being around members of the crew who were vaccinated was making her health worse.
Obviously, that is categorically absurd … and it may be that MTV didn’t want to deal with her nonsense at the Reunion.
Sadly, Mackenzie chose to begin this year by using racist language while attacking Vice President Kamala Harris.
The first woman Vice President of the United States of America is both Black and South Asian, through her parents. She is a woman of color, she is not “colored.”
Fans join Mackenzie in mourning Angie’s passing, even as they wish that Mackenzie exercised better judgment.
As to be expected, there was plenty of drama at the Teen Mom OG Reunion.
There was just one thing missing: Mackenzie McKee.
Fans on social media asked her why she didn’t attend.
It turns out that Mackenzie just plain wasn’t invited. That’s … not actually that shocking.
Reunion specials, whether they are called that or go under another label, are a reality TV staple.
Despite the extra effort involved, they can be worthwhile — giving viewers an update and letting stars process their journeys.
For the participating members of the cast, these specials can often be more lucrative than individual episodes.
To be excluded from one of these specials usually means that something went down.
It can be a temporary problem, it can be due to a major rift in the cast, or it can mean that someone is being iced out of the show.
In this case, Mackenzie McKee was a no-show, on set and in the cast photos taken without her.
This week, Mackenzie shared a short video to TikTok of her doing her own photoshoot.
With her castmates doing their own thing, it’s kind of sad in comparison.
Alongside the photo, she shared a caption that was more or less about not relying upon others for validation.
Obviously, Mackenzie’s fans and followers were curious.
Why the frick-frack wasn’t she at the Teen Mom OG Reunion? Is she okay? Is she fired?
Mackenzie provided an answer … albeit not a very informative one.
“I was not invited,” Mackenzie wrote simply.
Her words were accompanied by a shrugging emoji.
That was not all that she had to say.
Mackenzie later remarked that she was choosing to take this as a learning experience.
Since she had been excluded, she would hold onto this feeling.
That way, she will endeavor to not exclude others since she knows how that feels.
That’s actually very nice … but does not explain what is going on. Like, at all.
One popular theory floating around on the internet is that MTV is leery of Mackenzie after her racism scandal earlier this year.
Referring to the first woman Vice President in United States history as a “colored woman” is simply unacceptable.
Obviously, Mackenzie’s comment was intended as a politically motivated attack.
She probably didn’t mean to use language reminiscent of how bathrooms and drinking fountains were labeled during segregation.
(Of course, intentions only matter up to a point when it comes to racism — unintentional racism is still racism)
That theory doesn’t quite check out in our books.
For one thing, that scandal went down back in January, around the time of the inauguration.
MTV would have had plenty of time to figure out something to do about Mackenzie other than ghost her for the Reunion.
Another thing that doesn’t make sense is … look who was invited.
Amber Portwood isn’t just a trainwreck.
(Well, she’s that too)
Amber is also a domestic abuser.
She has two baby daddies, and has been arrested after attacking both of them, many years apart.
So we can’t argue that MTV has lofty moral standards. Or, you know, any moral standards.
For that matter, they have the gall to bring back Farrah Abraham.
We don’t give a flying flip about what she does to or with her body, so the cosmetic stuff and sex work are totally fine.
The issue with Farrah is that she’s an aggressively terrible person.
If you’re disinviting Mackenzie over a many-months-past racism scandal, you’re not going to re-hire Farrah … right?
That would make even less sense than rehiring Farrah does on its own.
Instead, it feels like it might be about something more practical.
Suddenly, we are reminded of Mackenzie’s truly unhinged post from half a year ago, complaining about the vaccinated Teen Mom OG crew.
Clearly infested with brainrot, she complained that being around vaccinated individuals was adversely impacting her body.
Is it possible? No. Is it reasonable? No.
With that in mind, many fans are speculating that Mackenzie was in some way refusing, or expecting to refuse, to abide by COVID restrictions.
As a very wise woman once said: “When you do clownery, the clown comes back to bite.”
is Mackenzie icing herself out of the franchise because she’s more comfortable believing nonsense than protecting herself and others?
Is Mackenzie McKee in a crisis?
The Teen Mom OG star’s parenting woes are enough that a familiar face might appear in a much-needed but unexpected crossover.
Mackenzie’s castmates might be snubbing her, but a very different TV star reached out to her.
Supernanny herself, Jo Frost, wants to help shape Mackenzie’s family into something more human and a little less prone to biting.
Over the weekend, Mackenzie McKee took to Instagram Live to address her fans.
“My storyline this season is that my kids are bad, like, really bad,” she admitted.
“I have no control over them,” Mackenzie continued.
“It’s just talked about a lot on this season,” Mackenzie acknowledged, “and a lot of people are worried.”
“But, I promise it’s not as bad as it looks,” she vowed.
Mackenzie characterized: “It’s just been a rough year.”
Mackenzie is the mother of Gannon, Broncs, and Jaxie.
She says that Broncs is “just like” her so she gives him “a lot of grace” while trying to redirect him to healthier outlets than biting teachers or hitting classmates.
(Some might say that these outbursts are a natural and justified reaction to the names that she has given them)
After (last) Tuesday’s Teen Mom OG, Mackenzie received a message.
“Someone reached out to me,” she described, “and she’s like, ‘Hey, you have some concerned fans who told me to reach out to you.'”
“‘How can I help you? I want to come to your house and help you,'” Mackenzie recalled to her fans.
At first, Mackenzie wasn’t sure what this person meant … until she realized who it was.
“She’s like, ‘Oh, I’m Jo Frost, Supernanny!” Mackenzie shared.
The titular star of Supernanny is a name that even Mackenzie knows, but not from watching the series.
Apparently, Supernanny’s name was invoked as a threat of sorts when Mackenzie was growing up.
“I was a lot,” she recalled. “I don’t know how my mom survived but she did, she raised me.”
Mackenzie added: “She would say, ‘Don’t make me call Jo Frost! Don’t make me call Supernanny! I will call her!’”
With that in mind, Mackenzie found it absolutely wild that viewers apparently made good on that line from her childhood.
“I thought it was a joke. I thought I was being Punk’d!” Mackenzie admitted. “But it was real.”
“I got a call because you guys are concerned about my son,” she said with a laugh.
It doesn’t sound like she took Jo up on her offer.
It could be something to consider, for entertainment value (given Teen Mom OG‘s struggling ratings) alone.
Plus, Jo is an actual expert in child behavior.
“I’ll call Supernanny” isn’t really a threat, though, even if one intends to make good on it.
Because children’s brains are still growing and developing, sometimes no one is more frustrated than the child by their own actions and mistakes.
And because Jo is a firm opponent of any kind of child abuse, in some cases, a visit to a family’s home may have made children safer and happier in the long run.
There can be many factors in childhood behavioral issues, and we have to say that we don’t hate the idea of a visit from Jo.
We’re not saying that all of her advice is perfect (some of it is very important though), but maybe Mackenzie could use an outside perspective.
This isn’t about not letting her children be children, but equipping them with conflict-resolution skills to succeed in their childhoods and later in life.