Up until now, Maci Bookout has had the comfort of being several states away from Farrah Abraham at all times. But on the Monday, May 11 episode of Teen Mom OG, all four ladies were forced together for a New York City press tour.
Naturally, the MTV crews decided to spring the footage of Maci reacting to Farrah’s return on the former porn princess while she’s promoting the series alongside her redheaded enemy. Spoiler alert: Things didn’t go well.
“I don’t judge Farrah or dislike her, but Bentley’s in kindergarten. So kids already ask him about being on TV. And now it’s like ‘Oh, is your mom the one who did a sex tape? Is your mom the one who did a porn?’” Maci explained to costars Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, and Tyler Baltierra.
The group was especially peeved that Vivid Entertainment included “Teen Mom” in the name of Farrah’s adult film, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, directly linking them to the raunchy video.
“There’s no shame in porn,” Tyler added. “If you want to go do porn, do porn. But we’re attached to it. At what price are you going to sell your dignity, man? I tell ya, it’d better be a high one.”
Though the show normally splits its stars’ stories to feature all four girls, this week the focus was all about the feud between Maci and Farrah. The tension built once Farrah was shown Maci’s clips and declaration that she was quitting the show.
“Hey Maci, why are you here?” a pissed-off Farrah shouted. “I think you should not be here because you don’t want to be here. Bye-bye! My life’s not about porn. I have a child too, I see her every day, and it doesn’t affect her. If it was about Bentley, that would be something else. Bentley doesn’t even know my name.”
“I don’t feel like I need to apologize,” Maci replied. “I’m not going to change what I think is right for my own son just because I hurt your feelings.”
That causes Farrah to explode, declaring, “Maci, do you even know what’s right for your own self? What’s right for her son has nothing to do with me!”
The show’s producers then try to bring the two girls into their own private room to talk about the situation calmly, but Maci doesn’t appreciate the way Farrah addresses her “like a dog.” The pregnant new puppy owner is having none of it, and now it’s her turn to storm off.
“I can have better conversations with my 6-year-old,” she exclaimed. “I don’t have time for this, I’m pregnant!” Preach.
The other girls tried to stay out of the feud, but when Farrah tweeted about the importance of featuring her daughter Sophia on the cover of her memoir, Catelynn and Amber, who did no such thing with their books, took offense. And the next day, all four girls were forced to do more press together.
“I don’t judge anyone’s life, either way,” Farrah proudly claimed during a televised interview.
But Catelynn quickly shot back, “Then you tweeted on Twitter about us not putting our kids on our book.”
“It’s a slap in the face when you’re coming at us on Twitter,” Amber agreed.
“There’s no passive aggressiveness, I noticed something, and I voiced it,” Farrah said, shrugging their comments off.
Ultimately, it was Catelynn who calmed everyone down, noting, “We are all trying to do the same thing here. We’re trying to make sure our kids are educated, healthy, stable, and that’s all that should matter. It’s not worth holding grudges or having to feel like we can’t just be ourselves around each other.”
The girls agreed with Catelynn and exited the final press event to give each other hugs. But a seemingly embarrassed Farrah walked away, skipping the friendly moment. Ouch!
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