FANS of 1000-lb Sisters have rushed to the defense of Tammy Slaton, after Chris called her a derogatory term.
The sisters’ older half-brother threw the insult around freely.
TLCTammy Slaton ended up in rehab after gaining weight[/caption]
TLCHalf-brother Chris Combs used a derogatory term when talking about her[/caption]
On the latest episode of 1000-lb Sisters, the family gathered to discuss Tammy‘s living condition.
At the time, she was living in a rehab facility after ballooning to 700 pounds.
While there, she suffered a health scare which required her to undergo a tracheotomy – which led to a bacterial infection.
Tammy desperately wanted to come home, but the family ultimately decided she should stay in the facility, with Chris rationalizing: “Well, she still got the bacterial infection in the facility. So if she can get one there she can definitely get one at home.”
Later, in a confessional, Chris opened up about his frustrations, and threw out some heated insults.
“The b***h has been blowing the phone up begging, ranting, raving pleading for us to come get her,” he said.
But he wasn’t done slamming his sister, nor calling her names, as she stayed adamant about wanting her release.
“Tammy’s being the most persistent person on coming home that I’ve ever seen her be on anything,” Chris added.
“If this b***h would have acted this way on a diet, we would of never been here. We’d have took care of this 29 years ago.”
Online, fans discussed his profane choice of word, with many simply rationalizing it as a “term of endearment.”
However, some were offended by any use of the term.
“Anyone else feel it was borderline abusive/sexist the way he kept calling her a b***h ?” the creator of the room asked. “He said it so many times, I lost count.”
In response, one poster agreed: “It was pretty excessive this week and pretty off-putting. They say it a lot but it definitely felt inappropriate for him to be saying things like ‘the b***h might die on the table’ or whatever else.”
Another person opined: “I wish they would all kind of cool it with the b***h thing, too. Amy, Tammy and Chris all say it entirely too much. It’s not a good look, especially around kids.”
While a third shared: “I like them, but the constant use of that word for each other is so strange to me. I rarely use that word, and if I do, I have to be very, very angry with someone.”
ANGER AT AMY
Fans were also very, very angry that episode with Amy and her sister Amanda for putting Amy’s young baby Glenn in a dangerous position.
As the family continued to discuss their options, and what would be best for Tammy, fans noticed Amanda holding and feeding the newborn
However, as Amanda held Glenn, she put her arm under his back, leaving his tiny head unprotected and unsupported.
Newborn babies lack the strength to keep their heads up by themselves, and caretakers are urged to support them there until they gain sufficient neck strength.
Nobody seemed to notice the tot’s head leaning back uncomfortably as the family continued to talk.
PAIN IN THE NECK
But fans in a Reddit chat room caught it, and called Amy out for passing her newborn son off to another person.
“Amy’s new baby doesn’t look healthy,” one person worried. “And everyone else but Amy is holding it/feeding it.”
Another noted Amanda: “Definitely let his neck flop during the exchange and then didn’t support him properly either after.”
While a third person argued Amanda was the irresponsible one: “When Amanda was handing over Baby Glenn to Chris so she could go check on Amy, he looked at her and then over to his wife as if he was asking/saying why are you giving him to me, give him to my wife to handle.
“Which first off…wtf? Why automatically look at his wife as an option when the kid’s father is RIGHT THERE!”
TLCMany fans were upset with Chris’ carefree use of the term[/caption]
TLCTammy argued for her release from rehab[/caption]
InstagramShe has since lost more than 100 pounds[/caption]