Farrah Abraham is doubling down on her remarks that ignited an all-out brawl on Monday night's "Teen Mom OG" reunion.
In her first interview since the incident, in which Amber Portwood stormed the stage swingin' after Farrah joked that her boyfriend looked like a "pedophile," Abraham told TooFab's Brian Particelli she did nothing wrong.
"Look, I don't make anyone run out there," Abraham said. "I'm not going to play the high school game of let me beat your ass. That's where [my co-stars] are and I respect where they are in their lives and their journeys but that's not how I'm conducting myself."
"As far as I'm concerned, I don't think Matt genuinely has Amber's best interests. He's always talking to little girls on the stage and on our sets, pays more attention to everyone else than Amber," she said. "If I'm the only one that's going to be honest and up front and give a real s--t about someone, I guess you can call me hateful, I'm horrible, I'm not a real friend, but I am a true friend."
In case you missed it, the fight was instigated after host Dr. Drew asked Farrah's sometimes-boyfriend, Simon Saran, about his comments mocking the age difference between Portwood and fiance Matt Baier.
On the specific "pedophile" comment, Farrah shot back, "Well, I'm sorry that Matt probably looks like it," and prompted Amber to crash the stage and attempt to slap Farrah. Subsequently, a separate fight broke out between Matt and Abraham's own father.
Despite the major blowout, Farrah says she wasn't "really even affected" when she saw Amber charge the stage.
"You have to understand, it wasn't a surprise," she told TooFab. "I do get why everyone's like, 'This is such a big deal, wow we're surprised!', but I have to say this has been going on since I did the first reunion of the first '16 & Pregnant.'"
"I commend myself for trying to be friends with someone who does that and treats me like that, because I am the bigger person," Abraham added.
Abraham said she's actually thankful the altercation went down as it did, because now "production can't hide it anymore."
"I feel production has hid Catelynn, has hid Maci, and has hid Amber's behavior for -- how many f---ing years have I worked on this show? -- it's been about 8 years and I think it's sad."
After calling aspects of the show "f--king fake," she said it's a "shame" viewers and her costars themselves aren't seeing the full truth.
"If they just allowed themselves to show what's really gong on in these women's lives, then maybe they could grow out of this high school, stagnant, criminal behavior that they're in," Farrah explains. They cover up them going to jail, they cover up drug things, they cover up what's really going on with their children and how they are as parents. How many years to expect someone to be stuck around all this. It gets stagnant and it gets boring. And I don't want to be around it."
Despite how Abraham feels about her co-stars, she told TooFab the "show is moving forward" and she's not going anywhere.
"As far as I'm concerned, I will always be a part of something I started and no bullies, no criminals, no violent sh-t is going to take me away from a show that I started," she tells us. "When it's my time to go, I'll go, but the only time that's going to be for 'Teen Mom' is when the network takes it off the air."
"I've been pro-take it off the air for many years," she said, "because I'm not OK with seeing women who are getting pregnant worried about being famous like [Teen Mom 2 stars] Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry... It's sad to me that these women who I meet/see, so eager to be famous."
As for Portwood's claims that the network edited out some of the fight footage, Abraham shoots those down. "I was actually shocked at how much they showed," she exclaims, before adding how she hopes Amber is able to watch the footage back and reevaluate some things in her life.
"I just really hope that they take in what they see, they say, Wow, this is really how it happened and I really want to improve myself from watching this. And if this is what Farrah has to deal with, now I get why she feels like she can't be friends with me. Now I get why I can't have my daughter. Now I get why people are saying these things about someone I'm dating,' maybe it's real."
Farrah told us she hasn't heard from Amber or the other women since the reunion and she's blocked them all on social media. Despite Portwood's attempted smackdown, she's not concerned about seeing any of them in the future.
"No. I'm not scared of anything, I'm not worried. I could probably slug all three of the Stooges in one breath and knock them all out. That's how little they are compared to me," she said. "I don't have the energy or time, I'm working and I'm running businesses. If I'm ever concerned about something, I'll have security deal with it."
"They're a joke," she adds in conclusion. "I hope that they've learned from their embarrassment. I'm moving on and the next season will be amazing, with or without them."