JENELLE Evans and husband David Eason have been slammed for buying their six-year-old a gift many fans have deemed irresponsible.
The former Teen Mom couple presented it as a birthday present.
Instagram / Jenelle EvansDavid Eason and Jenelle Evans were slammed for a gift they bought for their daughter[/caption]
Instagram/@easondavid88The former Teen Mom parents gave their six-year-old a BB gun[/caption]
On Sunday, David shared a photo of Ensley opening a birthday gift from her parents – even though her birthday was more than a month ago.
With a cute smile spread across her face, the little girl tore into a big box.
Inside was a BB gun.
David captioned the post: “Happy Birthday kiddo” before adding, “Now I’m waiting for the Karen’s to comment.”
And comment people did.
“There is no responsible gun ownership on The Land,” one person slammed. “Start those kids early by not properly teaching them that guns – even BB guns – are dangerous.”
Another person added: “No one in this family should own even as much as a water gun.”
“Ah yes, just what a 6-year-old needs! What kindergartener doesn’t need a gun full of metal balls???” a third person clapped, as a fourth echoed: “Ya bc a doll or art supplies just wouldn’t cut it.”
And of course, there were more than a few calls of: “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.”
Jenelle and David have a long history with guns, and the two were fired from Teen Mom 2 after he shot and killed Jenelle’s dog in 2019.
But that hasn’t made the couple gun shy.
Last year, David was criticized for carrying a gun on his property around his kids.
Jenelle has three young kids from three different baby daddies.
Her first born Jace is fathered by ex-boyfriend Andrew Lewis.
Jenelle’s second son Kaiser is ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith‘s son.
Only daughter Ensley’s dad is husband David.
Last April, Jenelle took to YouTube to share a video that documented the family’s “triple sleepover.”
She explained that the kids in their family each had a friend come over for a sleepover so “everyone had a little friend to play with.”
About 17 minutes into the video, David was seen with a gun strapped on the side of his belt as he spent time outside with Jenelle, her mom Barbara, and the Teen Mom 2 alum’s oldest son Jace.
The family appeared relaxed as they spoke to the preteen about his haircut, though fans couldn’t help but notice David was casually carrying the gun.
David’s short temper and itchy trigger finger have been well documented.
Back in October, 2021, David’s gun was clearly visible in a Boomerang post Jenelle shared from the inside of their shed.
The mom of three posed at the front in an animal-print bikini, while her husband stood behind her painting a wall white.
She captioned the brief clip: “My shed is almost complete
Yes I’m painting in a bikini cuz it’s hot as f**k.”
In September, David killed and ate the family’s pet goat Elvis, who they had reared from birth.
The disgraced reality star, who previously called the goat “my baby,” then posted a graphic image of Elvis’ severed head in the trash.
And earlier that April, he sparked outrage after threatening to “smack” Ensley for her claims that her dad killed a baby chick.
Instagram/@easondavid88Ensley smiled as she unveiled the gift[/caption]
InstagramDavid has been criticized for openly carrying his gun around kids[/caption]
Jenelle Evans/InstagramThe couple were both fired from the Teen Mom franchise[/caption]