“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans was fired from a promotional gig due to her checkered past. (MTV)
"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has been fired from her food delivery service promo gig after receiving customer complaints that the reality star’s controversial persona conflicted with the brand’s wholesome image.
Evans, who was hired by home-cooking food delivery company Blue Apron, was paid by the company to share Instagram posts to her 2.8 million followers to help promote the brand.
JE's Blue Apron promo. "…David and I's New Year's resolution." 😖😖😖 She can't even write a grammatically correct script let alone read it without sounding like a monotone robot. 😒 pic.twitter.com/S18PXFghe4
— Myself (@Fetal_Mistake) February 8, 2018
But customers of the family-inspired cooking brand shared complaints about the star’s involvement with the company citing Evans’ past criminal record and her past use of homophobic and derogatory slurs. Critics say her past indiscretions make her poor representation for the family-friendly food service.
After receiving many tweet complaints with the hashtag "#boycottBlueApron," on Feb. 8., Blue Apron made the decision to part ways with Evans and released a statement which read, “Thanks for reaching out. We will no longer be advertising with Jenelle."
Thanks for reaching out. We will no longer be advertising with Jenelle.
— Blue Apron (@blueapron) February 8, 2018
Yep..I will never use them as long as Jenelle is promoting them #boycottBlueApron
— cassandra (@cassandralllll) February 8, 2018
Spread the word everyone! @blueapron is using the drug-abusing, child-neglecting, POS #nonmom Jenelle Evans as a spokesperson 😡#boycottBlueApron@blueapron I suggest next time you RESEARCH who your spokesperson truly is before signing them on 🤦🏼♀️ GTFOH https://t.co/VA2FO9R1Iz
— SotallyTober (@sharkie08RN) February 8, 2018
In addition to her derogatory comments and criminal past, Blue Apron users also called out Evans for her past drug addiction. The mom opened up about her battle with drugs in her 2017 book, "Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom."
According to People, in the book the teen mom spoke about the beginning of opioid abuse and said that she “won’t glamorize the drug by going into the long details of why people love it so damned much,” but admitted that her “first trip was amazing."
But the star also detailed the downside of using drugs, explaining how it controlled her life and the struggle to get clean.
“My life has changed so much since I stopped doing drugs — my whole attitude has changed," she told People in a 2015 interview.
Since being fired from the food delivery brand, Evans has lashed back at Blue Apron by retweeting customer complaints on her Twitter page.
— Noah Calar (@DeuceByDeuce) February 9, 2018
@blueapron hey there, just received my 4th box in a row that's had some sort of packaging issue – from leaky chicken bags to smooshed herbs and today leaking ancho chili paste. I know things happen in transport but I'm starting to get a little miffed. 😞🙁
— GNAR 🍬 (@GNARcandy) February 7, 2018
@blueapron hey these beef medallions for our latest order look suspiciously similar to shrimp. Like exactly like shrimp. Should I… do something about it? I mean, I like shrimp so cool. I dunno. I just thought you folks should know.
— Keaton Taylor (@keaton_taylor) February 9, 2018
You can find Morgan M. Evans on Twitter @themizfactor.