"Teen Mom 2" stars and fans are in agreement: Evans did not handle that situation very well, especially considering her young son was in the car the entire time.
"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was packing heat during a road rage confrontation the MTV reality show aired Monday night and now she's under fire from viewers, including a host of fellow reality stars.
Fellow "Teen Mom" Kailyn Lowry tweeted, "You just pulled the strap out and now you’re crying about what YOU did. Goodbye."
Evans was driving with her 8-year-old son Jace riding shotgun as she grew more and more upset with another driver, who she called 911 on to report for tailgating her and pumping the breaks when the car got ahead of her. She then pulled off the highway to follow the reckless driver to his house and confront him.
The video footage shows Evans pulling a handgun out from beneath her seat and placing it by her side on the driver's seat as she drove. Once outside the driver's house, she called her husband David Eason to fill him in on the situation and then was seen yelling out the window, "You were tailgating me, you dumbass!"
While backing up, she hit the stranger's mailbox, prompting him to use his truck to block her escape route. He even hit her car at one point. “Dude, he just hit my car! Babe, he just hit my f--king car," she yelled to her husband over speaker phone. That's when she picked up the gun.
MTV, however, did not air the footage of Evans with the weapon as she yelled, "Dude, leave me alone!"
Once back on the road, she was pulled over by the police and seen crying to a producer of the MTV reality show on the phone. "Dude, please come, now I’m being pulled over because I called the cops and the guy called the cops," she said.
TMZ reported that no arrests were made due to conflicting stories and lack of witnesses.
Although Evans clearly believed she was doing the right thing, viewers and other "Teen Mom 2" stars vehemently disagreed with her actions while commenting on social media.
Chelsea Houska's dad, Randy, posted a poll on his Twitter account, and the results did not swing in Evans' favor.
I was wondering this also 😩 https://t.co/jTdWMrAXoI— Chelsea DeBoer (@ChelseaHouska) July 24, 2018
LMAOOOOOOO you just pulled the strap out and now you’re crying about what YOU did. Goodbye— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) July 24, 2018
Lowry's tweet even attracted commentary from another MTV reality franchise star, Angelina Pivarnick, who returned to "Jersey Shore" earlier this year for a brief visit.
Seriously— Angelina Pivarnick (@angelinamtvjs) July 24, 2018
I can’t lol— Angelina Pivarnick (@angelinamtvjs) July 24, 2018
See More Reactions Spilling Out From Viewers Below:
And she NEVER even checked on him! She didn’t console him or hold him or kiss him! She abandoned him WITH A LOADED WEAPON! Jenelle only cares about Jenelle. She’s got the mentality of a 13 yr old girl. This is getting scary!!! #TeenMom2 #Teenmom pic.twitter.com/8JGqmJAUGJ— 💜 (@SaraBrooks55_99) July 24, 2018
Jenelle is a prime example of why we needgun control. A guy tailgates you and you choose to chase him down and take your gun out all while your kid is in the damn car?!. Fucking trash. #teenmom— Kyndall V (@KyndallMarie) July 24, 2018
I don’t normally tweet about shows but watching #teenmom and seeing what Janelle did in the car with her son is unacceptable and ALL her kids should be taken away from her. Putting your kid into such a dangerous situation. Your a sad excuse for a mother.— Shannon Donohue (@shhhaaannon) July 24, 2018
I used be kinda rooting for Janelle but following a grown man to his house with your child in the car. Then cry when he follows. Then cry when the police stops you. Jace should be taken away. Asap! #TeenMom— YourMan'sMistress (@ThisGlow_Uptho) July 24, 2018
I hope Jenelle loses custody of all her kids and I hope Jace can get some really good counseling because he's definitely going to need it with the life he's lived so far #TeenMom— BluKimchi (@BluGangstaXO) July 24, 2018
@MTV seriously, what is it gonna take for you to fire Jenelle?! This is worse than Farrah working in the adult entertainment industry! #firejenellealready #mtvhasnomorals #TeenMom2 #sheneedshersontakenaway #poorjace #getcpsinvolved #boycottuntiltheyfirejenelle #TeenMom— Chanelle Marie (@its_me001) July 24, 2018
This episode is Teen Mom 2 is exactly why some people should NOT be allowed to have guns!!! #TeenMom— Good 2 Go (@TGood2BTruu) July 24, 2018
Wait so Farrah cant be on @TeenMom_OG because shes a pornstar now, but Jennell gets to be a crazed gun toting NRA spokeswoman who almost got her son killed on tv, and @MTV is just cool with that? Ok #TeenMom pic.twitter.com/wKMVryx09n— KassSmiley (@KassSmiley) July 24, 2018