Teen Pregnancy And Teenage Pregnancy Essay

1757 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 8 Pages
When it comes to the topic does “16 and Pregnant” promote or discourage pregnancy, most of us will readily agree that the show promotes teen pregnancy. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of those that are actually teen moms. Whereas some are convinced that “16 and Pregnant” promotes teen pregnancy, others maintain that the show discourages teen pregnancy, to which I would have to disagree with. The show seems to promote more than discourage young viewers by glamorizing this unreal look on teen pregnancy.
“16 and Pregnant” show viewers how fast the teen moms become popular, and in this generation most girls seek attention. These teen moms get paid for MTV to record their pregnancy and even life after pregnancy. There isn’t an exact amount of money that the teen moms get paid, it all depends on their ratings. The sponsors of each teen mom pay them on the ratings they receive from the viewers. Teens watching the show assume that by getting pregnant they will get paid and have all this glam, but that is not the case. The sponsors don’t care about the teen moms, they don’t care what the moms had to do in order to get high ratings. Even the teen moms don’t care what they have to do in order to have high ratings and have the sponsors pay them more money. Just like, Farrah Abraham, she loves all the attention that the media gives her and of course all the money she gets. Ms. Abraham decided that she’d make a sex tape, after the tape was released her…

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