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'Teen Mom' Fans Watching Because 'We're All Stuck The F*CK At Home'

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By Rebecca Cukier

The answer was simple as "Teen Mom" fans were asked if they'd be tuning into "OG" tonight. When the series' star Mackenzie McKee took to Instagram on Tuesday for a gear-up of tonight's episode, she asked whether anyone would be watching.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have seen former "Teen Mom OG" star Farrah Abraham awkwardly call it "coronavirus season," but the rest of the cast – and its viewers – appear to have been taking the crisis more seriously. With three out of four Americans now in lock-down, there is, admittedly, not much else to do but watch TV.

Here's what viewers had to say.

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Mackenzie McKee's Instagram Said It All

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Mackenzie's promo video showed a sneak peek scene of her tumultuous relationship with husband Josh – the blonde recently announced she's living "alone" with kids Gannon, Jaxie, and Broncs.

"Who's going to be watching tonight? @mtv 9/8c #teenmomog," she wrote.

Comments clearly saw a fanbase stuck at home and in quarantine. Mackenzie herself recently posted from a park while "not touching anything."

"Everyone cause we're all stuck the f*ck home," a fan wrote, with over 60 users liking the comment.

"Your story is the only one worth watching anymore," another remarked.

Reality Check, People Can't Afford Cable Right Now

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Amid the comments, the reality of COVID-19's knock-on effects seemed to manifest.

"Not everyone can watch though bcuz not everyone has cable. I wish I could watch but this show isn't on netflix or hulu. Couldn't afford cable any more. 🤷‍♀️" one user wrote.

"Sorry to hear that !!! We are a jobless house now too , we are lucky to have cable tho you are right about that . I’m not sure how long we will have it tho 😅 not sure what State you are In but ours isn’t even thinking of opening until June 10th !" a fan replied.

Fans Refuse To Watch Until Amber Portwood 'Fired'

Amber Portwood poses with Andrew Glennon
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Backlash over troubled "Teen Mom OG" cast member Amber Portwood continues. The 29-year-old made global headlines last year for being arrested on allegations of domestic battery as she was accused of wielding a machete at baby daddy Andrew Glennon in the presence of their infant child.

Amber's name was mentioned in the comments.

"Amber needs to stop "fighting" and just start parenting," one user wrote.

"Not til they fire Amber will I watch," another added.

"As long as Amber is on it, I'm out," a third chimed in.

Fans Think Mackenzie Too Good For Josh, Trash Him

Mackenzie McKee poses with Angie Douthit
Mackenzie McKee/Instagram

One sentiment did prevail – both on Mackenzie's own Instagram and in a post shared by the MTV franchise itself. The Oklahoma native who recently admitted she felt "forced" to marry estranged husband Josh has made headlines for her 2019 split from him. Likewise, for admitting that both she and Josh had their unfaithful streaks, although it was Josh's bar behavior that ramped up pulses.

"You're too good for him," one user told Mackenzie.

"IDK Josh how bout you keep your junk in your pants?🤔🙄," another remarked.

Over 350 users liked the following comment:

"If he would spend his last breath fighting for her then why does he lie and cheat??? He sounds manipulative."

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