I can’t believe I’m going to say this because I’m a little surprised by my own opinion, but regarding Chelsea and when people say she should quit... I agree with the “why should she” argument.
I say this as someone who thinks this show has long run it’s course, I stopped watching more than a year ago and just keep up here and on social media, so I feel like my natural thought process would be Chelsea should quit end the show already. Ending the show is still my inclination, but out of anyone I think Chelsea has every right to ride it out. We’ve stated before, it’s easy money and for the most part Chelsea has always followed her contract and been a relatively positive model for the show. Yes, there have been things she doesn’t film or won’t address, but I can’t really recall a on camera moment of her being like “I’m not filming” (correct me if I’m wrong). My impression is that she had a calm rational conversation about what she is and isn’t willing to show and made compromises (ie her wedding). Sure some consider her boring, but if anyone is going to get paid for this shit show stuff I’d rather it be Chelsea than Jenelle.
I also want to quickly address last weekends reunion that Chelsea walked out, I know it’s not part of this current episode, but it relates to what I said in my post and I don’t plan to go in depth, I hope that’s ok mods I don’t want to derail the conversation. Since I said she has never outright refused to film, but I remembered after that she did last weekend, but I feel like that is a completely different situation and I don’t blame her for that. MTV shot themselves in the foot by making all of these exceptions for Jenelle, Amber, and Farrah that I feel like there was no way they could deny Chelsea, especially because she DID try to do her part and film, and everything hit the fan. Chelsea had every right to feel safe and not film when MTV couldn’t provide that.
In summary, while I think MTV created these monsters and should pull the plug, I don’t fault Chelsea for holding on until the end, why should she be out the money when she isn’t the one necessarily acting a fool? There are parts of her life that she has hidden or refused to film, but at the end of the day she (seemed) talked to MTV and they agreed so she isn’t necessarily to blame.