“Teen Mom OG” star Mackenzie McKee created a firestorm of controversy when she hit the town with friends for a night out and decided to snap some pics showing herself and crew without any facemasks. It’s been a steadfast divide in this country for the better part of 2020 — to wear a mask or not? Although many feel the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us, there are still rising cases and wearing a mask out in public is still considered to be one of the best ways to stop the spread of the virus.
The “Teen Mom OG” star shared a smiling photo from her night out with friends, in Miami, Oklahoma, along with husband Josh McKee.
“Fun with friends,” the MTV reality star wrote on Instagram.
McKee looked fabulous in denim jeans and a sleeveless top alongside her hubby who sported a casual look with an open buttoned-down shirt and a baseball cap. The whole group looked good, but fans were quick to point out that nobody on the outing was wearing protective facemasks and a heated debate was sparked.
“Masks??” many fans demanded on Mackenzie McKee’s post, while others suggested, “wear a mask ….come on.”
Fans of McKee were quick to defend the reality star by replying in the comments on her IG post.
” If she doesn’t wanna wear a mask (especially in a photo) AWESOME, her choice. Maybe tomorrow she wants to wear 3 mask, a face shield, gloves & a nose plug. WHY DOES IT MATTER?! worry about yourself,” one person replied.
“[It] matters when one of them gets sick or spreads it to the kids or someone else’s family members,” another fan clapped back.
Another fan suggested that wearing a mask is a “choice,” and that everyone should respect Mackenzie McKee’s decision to go out maskless.
“[Where] there is risk there must ALWAYS be choice,” the fan wrote.
“[Not] a choice to get sick or die by someone who is not using common sense. It’s mandatory to wear one and it’s a law in my state and it’s plain common sense to wear one. Not a choice just common sense,” another person wrote in response to the anti-mask sentiment.
The other drama that Mackenzie McKee’s photo created was those questioning her relationship with her husband Josh McKee. The reality star couple split up last August after 6 years of marriage together, but have since rekindled the relationship and are trying to make it work with their 3 children.
“You and Josh look great glad y’all are working it out,” one fan wrote.
“Leave his sad ass,” a pessimistic fan wrote while another claimed, “I feel bad for their kids. The on and off must be extremely confusing for them.”
Many of the true Mackenzie McKee fans were more focused on the star being happy and defended her love life and family:
“Why do y’all care about her life so much? Do you pay her bills? If she wants to be with Josh today & tomorrow they wanna throw their rings in the ocean.”