On Monday, July 23, fans got more anxiety than they bargained for when MTV aired a new episode of Teen Mom 2, during which one of the mothers, Jenelle Evans, was involved in a road rage incident. The situation quickly escalated out of control—Evans drew a gun in front of a stranger while her child sat in the passenger seat.
You can see more of the disturbing incident in this video from Entertainment Tonight Canada:
Audiences weren’t expecting such a horrifying scene, and they weren’t particularly happy about it.
This scene gave me so much anxiety. They could have been killed because she was dumb enough to follow the guy who clearly had even more anger issues than she does! Even David pointed that out. I would have been terrified. And poor Jace had to experience everything.— Erin Shannon (@erin2485) July 24, 2018
This episode turned my stomach. Particularly that traffic stop/gun situation. From Jenelle endangering her child to me knowing in my mind and heart that had she been black there’s a great chance she would’ve been held at gunpoint/arrested/shot by that cop. #teenMom2— FB: TVWithJRenee (@SayMyJRenee) July 24, 2018
Evans’ behavior was incredibly dangerous under any circumstance, but especially with a child present.
This scene with Jenelle on #TeenMom2 is awkwardly intense. Following a dude home with the kid in the car after a road rage incident, backs into his mailbox and then pulls a gun on him. This is outta hand.— Landry Locker (@LandryLocker) July 24, 2018
Jenelle brandishing her gun at a guy that she decided to follow for tailgating her is probably the most disturbing thing I've seen on Teen Mom by far. All of this while Jace was in the car. Wow.— Vane (@vanesamariana_) July 24, 2018
The other party in the road rage incident, Robert Robinson, Jr., said Evans is lucky to be alive.
As Evans approached his house he alerted all his neighbors, who were armed and prepared to defend him.
This is honestly the hardest episode ever to watch. Like way harder than Ryan passing out at the wheel bc there is a kid in the car. Jenelle has lost her mind. I worry for the kids more if the cameras are down though. #teenmom2 pic.twitter.com/HMuIrqdxTg— Kira Costello Cohen (@KiraCostello) July 24, 2018
Many noted how differently the police treat people of different races in much of America.
Jenelle pulled a gun on someone on *their* property, then gets off easy with the cops. All I could think about was Philando Castille. #TeenMom2— Agatha Ordinario (@ruedeveraux) July 24, 2018
I don’t usually tweet about tv shows, but I just watched some fucked up shit on @MTV ! Not only did a woman chase down a tailgater to his house with her 10 year old son in the front seat; she then backed into his mailbox and pulled a gun on him! #teenmom2 jenelle— Snosage (@amyums22) July 24, 2018
Evans did almost every wrong thing you could do. She was still let off with a warning.
And she was SO SHOCKED when she got pulled over, she started crying. With a loaded weapon next to her right hand. The cop just said “ma’am I see your fire arm, please don’t touch it”. OH MY GOD THIS SHIT IS FUCKED UP BEYOND BELIEF!!!!!!!— Snosage (@amyums22) July 24, 2018
I was wondering this also ? https://t.co/jTdWMrAXoI— Chelsea DeBoer (@ChelseaHouska) July 24, 2018
Evans doesn’t seem to have any regrets, however. Shortly after the events of the episode, she posted a photo of her son with a toy gun and the caption “#CountryLiving.” In another recent episode, she explained to her son why she’s a proud NRA member and 2nd Amendment rights supporter.
Jenelle Evans allegedly pulled out a gun during a road rage incident with her son Jace, 8, in the car. https://t.co/MpKf5NsLYH— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 1, 2018