Former “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans and her husband David Eason are no stranger to controversy, and the latest proclamation by Eason was surely made knowing the bomb he would set off. 32-year-old Eason took to Instagram to post a blank white square with the caption:
“White out Wednesday because I love my strong, white, American brothers and sisters who are proud and not ashamed of their skin color regardless of all the prejudice against us right now!”
The move was done in a similar fashion to the “Blackout Tuesday” posts from June in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Eason also claimed that:
“We are being attacked by everyone, then some of you feel guilty for no reason. What did we do that was so wrong? All the wrongs have been righted!”
The criticism of Eason began to pour in immediately from fans, many of them who began spamming #BLM and #BlackLivesMatter.
“BLM is a corporation not a slogan,” Eason responded.
“This is what it looks like to be racist in America,” one person wrote in reaction to the former “Teen Mom” star.
This is what it looks like to be racist in America
Other people commented about the racially charged message from Eason, with one writing, “Boy, that racism shines bright.”
However, there were a few people that praised Eason for his post and agreed with his stance.
It’s not the first time Jenelle’s hubby has found himself in a controversial situation related to race. In 2018 Eason made headlines after appearing in a series of photos of himself waving a Confederate flag during a trip to the Grand Canyon.
After getting an avalanche of hate from critics, Eason later went on to explain:
“It’s just where I’m from, my heritage. Kind like when people fly a flag that represents their state because it’s where they are from.”
Eason added that, “If someone thinks it has to do with racism or slaves they aren’t thinking enough. More racist people fly the beloved American flag, which was the flag flying on the American slave ships…No concern there?”
Jenelle has not yet responded to her husband’s latest social media post about “White Out Day,” but she has defended him in the past during moments of public criticism. The two recently rekindled after another rough incident, and have appeared to be fully back in love.