The stars of the hit MTV show "Teen Mom" protested the return of castmember Farrah Abraham in a recently released trailer for the spinoff series "Teen Mom OG."
The new reality show stars the original "Teen Mom" cast: Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, and Abraham. The women explained their positions in a follow-up interview.
"I don't hold a grudge against her, I'm not mad at her, I don't judge her— nothing like that," Bookout told E! News.
"But there's also a fine line with what I find appropriate and I just don't think it's appropriate for my six-year-old son to be involved with some of the things that Farrah is involved with."
After leaving the show, Abraham entered the adult entertainment industry as a performer, purveyor of adult toys, and author of erotic novels. Bookout expressed concern about the association between her family and Abraham's lifestyle.
"So, you know, if we're watching one scene and he's in the front yard throwing baseball and then five seconds later they're at a strip club, to me, that's just not appropriate," she continued.
"And you know, the shows going to air on Mondays and that's going to be happening and then he has to wake up and go to school the next day with six- and seven-year-olds in kindergarten that just watched all of that happen."
Lowell also had some concerns about the message of the teen-targeted show.
"At first, for a little bit, we were kind of OK with it," she admitted. "Until we really sat down about it and were like 'Um, we don't know how good this is for the moral compass of the show?'
"Like, we are trying to educate girls about good things, not so much the sex industry part."
Portwood took a more neutral stance.
"It's just shocking sometimes, to me, when I knew Farrah...she would never do something like [adult films], and when I found out she did, I was in prison," she explained. "I can't really judge much on anything."
In addition to her adult entertainment endeavors, Abraham has discussed appearing in Christian films and writing a Christian parenting book.
The 23-year-old has defended her unusual blend of faith and work, and said she tries to find time for worship services.
"I go to church as often as possible and I have great Christian friends — and those aren't the ones who say they're Christian and then act like other," she told In Touch last year.
"I have to say faith is a big part of my life. I'm not perfect; that's just life. There really is no perfect Christian."