On Wednesday, fans learned the shocking news that Ryan Edwards and his family had been fired form Teen Mom OG.
That means no more Ryan, obviously, but it also means no Mackenzie Standifer and of course, no Jen and Larry Edwards.
Network execs have been mincing their words, insisting that the Edwards clan hasn’t been fired exactly, they’ve just been asked to step away.
But no matter what they call it, in the end, the outcome is the same:
The Edwards are done with the show that made them famous, and Maci Bookout deserves all the credit for getting them canned.
Obviously, she’s been at odds with Ryan’s family for years, but the situation really came to a head in recent weeks.
Per her son’s request, Maci began limiting the amount of time that Ryan got to spend with 12-year-old Bentley.
Always melodramatic, Ryan publicly claimed that Maci was keeping him from seeing his son ever.
Maci set thr record straight whenever possible, but the Edwards clan forced her haqnd by continuing to spread lies.
Earlier this month, the situation came to a head during the filming of this year’s Teen Mom OG reunion show.
Ryan and Mackenzie refued to even take the stage with Maci and Taylor, which led to a situatuin in which the McKinneys filmed their segment with Jen and Larry.
Taylor and Larry nearly came to blows, and while they never actualy exchanged punches, that was pretty much the end of any hope for civil relations between the two families.
This week, Maci really drove the nail into the coffin, but to be fair, recent events really left her with no choice.
First, there was Tuesday’s episode of TMOG, during which Ryan declared that Maci is not allowed to keep Bentley from him (even though she very much is).
That was followed by a preview in which Ryan is seen trying to turn Bentley against his mother.
“I feel like you’re being lied to, buddy,” Edwards teells the boy at one point.
From there, we see Maci and Taylor defending Bentley during the reunion show.
“Ryan has never been there for him, but y’all put it on Bentley!” Taylor screamed at Jen and Larry.
Not surprisingly, fans on social media unloaded on the Edwards clan, which much of the criticism having to do with Jen and Larry’s decision to take Bentley’s side over Ryan’s.
“Ryan and his parents are completely shady,” one person tweeted.
“Here go Jen. y’all family is toxic and neglect Bentley. That’s a reason why he shouldn’t be over there unless he wants to,” another added.
“There’s no reason for keeping Bentley from his dead beat drug abuser dad his Smart mouth wife and enabling parents?? Oh ok jen ok,” a third chimed in.
Another suggested that Ryan only pretends to take an interest in Bentley’s life so that he can remain on the show.
“Ohh Jenn go to hell! She’s not keeping him away. Ryan only asked because the producers told him he needs to at least ask about Bentley to get his check,” this person wrote.
Others pointed out that keeping Bentley from Ryan is absolutely the right decision, and it seems that it’s Bentley who made that decision.
“Look Ryan you need to STOP blaming Maci for you or your parents not getting time with your son Bentley, it’s his choice,” one such viewer tweeted.
“And after what your dad said blame him. Hope you have a wonderful birthday bentley.”
“Yes there is reason to keep Bentley from you Ryan! You do drugs and are a horrible father!!!” another pointed out.
“You don’t care about Bentley only your kids with Mackenzie.”
Yeah, we think it’s safe to say the people are very much Team Maci on this one!