Teen Mom Mackenzie McKee blasted for ‘bad’ parenting move as fans claim photo with her new boyfriend is ‘so wrong’
TEEN Mom fans are slamming Mackenzie McKee after she shared a photo of her new boyfriend and her daughter together.
The star debuted her man online after she and ex-husband Josh McKee called it quits in July 2022.
Mackenzie, 28, posted what should have been a sweet snap showing her daughter Jaxie getting an at-home spa treatment from her boyfriend.
The young girl was seen standing at what appeared to be a bathroom sink as Mackenzie’s man painted a black product onto her face.
The photo was shared on Twitter, where Mackenzie captioned it: “They had a spa night.”
Mackenzie’s boyfriend was shirtless in the photo and had on a pair of athletic shorts.
Her daughter was sporting a tie-dye shirt and black shorts with her hair in a ponytail on top of her head.
Mackenzie’s post was shared on Reddit, where critics weighed in on the moment.
Fans seemed to take issue with both the fact that the MTV alum was allowing her beau – whom she hasn’t been dating for long – to sleepover with her children in the house and the fact that he was shirtless and in close proximity to Jaxie.
“Why is she so creepy?” One critic wrote of Mackenzie.
Another commented: “Besides the fact that she barely knows this man and he’s shirtless around her kids, it’s crazy that she posted him being shirtless around her kids. You can tell she doesn’t see anything off with this, which is scary.”
“Are we pretending to be shocked that Mackenzie doesn’t have good boundaries? cause if so…. *GASP*,” a third commenter wrote.
Someone else chimed in: “This isn’t as cute as you think it is, Mackenzie. It’s disturbing.”
“Why is he topless… this is just wrong on so many levels,” another critic wrote.
A sixth hater commented: “She does not have the sense or good judgment for it to be okay for any man to be around her kids, period.”
Another wrote simply: “Nope nope nope.”
It’s not just Mackenzie taking heat from critics online.
The former Teen Mom star shocked fans earlier this month as she revealed that she couldn’t get in touch with her ex, Josh.
Mackenzie held a Q&A with fans, during which one follower asked: “Do you share custody with Josh?”
She answered: “Can’t even reach him,” with a shrugging emoji.
She added: “Wish him well though.”
Josh and Mackenzie started dating in 2009 and got married in 2013.
They had their share of ups and downs before calling it quits last summer.
The couple shares three kids: Gannon, Broncs, and Jaxie.
In the same Q&A session, the MTV star made a heartbreaking confession that her break from Josh probably saved her life.
One follower asked: “When did you really realize it was over in your last relationship?” before adding that the poster was “struggling” as well.
Mackenzie held nothing back and said: “When that switch happens, it’s over! My business was going down because I no longer valued myself.
“I was told I was ugly and no good every day of my life. So how could I wake up and have the strength to even live?”
She finished her statement with: “I didn’t want to leave, I HAD to or I was going to die.”
Fans on Reddit showed the mother of three a lot of support after her confession.
One said: “Yes. I believe it. I remember when she said she wanted to unalive and he yelled at her to go ahead and ran off. He is a real garbage person.”
Another said: “He’s a total piece of s**t that would resort to degrading her in that way. He knows her insecurities better than anyone else. I dislike her as a person but have no doubt she’s been abused.”
After her split from Josh, she jumped into a new relationship and debuted her new man in December.
First, she hinted at her new relationship with a cryptic selfie on Twitter where she was cuddling with a mystery man.
The TV personality smiled brightly while wrapped in a blanket with her unknown beau and captioned the post with a heart emoji.
The man appeared again at the beginning of January on her Instagram Story where he popped out of a pantry dancing with a packet of cookies in his hands.
A few weeks later, the young mom posted and then deleted a tweet about her relationship.
She tweeted: “Funny how in my relationship, people are warning me about things he might do. Those things being everything my ex-husband did.
“All because of his outward appearance. But no one warned me about it when I was with a white countryman.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7770391/teen-mom-mackenzie-mckee-bad-parenting-photo-new-boyfriend/ Teen Mom Mackenzie McKee blasted for ‘bad’ parenting move as fans claim photo with her new boyfriend is ‘so wrong’