Teen Mom OG Star Farrah Abraham receives quite a bit of criticism on social media. Earlier today, her father, Michael Abraham, set aside much of his day to defend his daughter on Twitter by responding to enemies.
In his many interactions, Michael touched on everything from The recent “fake dismissal” of Farrah from Teen Mom OG, his adventures in the adult industry, his finances (before and after MTV) and the well-being of his granddaughter Sophia.
(As a famous blogger I’m often a little insensitive that this kind of back-and-forth happens all the time. But @Starcasm was tagged in most of Michael’s Twitter conversations, so my phone blew up. all day a humiliating reminder of what it must be like for many public figures who attempt to step into the ring with the critics.)
OK, I’m just going to step aside and let Michael speak for himself – and for Farrah and Sophia. I have used first names when Michael does it; otherwise, I just used the generic “TWEETER”. Farrah and her 16 & Pregnant Co-star Nikkole Paulun stepped in as well, so I used their full names. I also fixed some grammar mistakes and typos to improve readability.
MICHELLE: I can’t wait to see Farrah lose custody
MICHAEL: Michelle you are a cruel person…. Sophia nor Farrah deserve what you said and wish that a child loses his only living parent is sick… shame on you #farrahabraham #mtv #bullying
FARRAH: love Unexpected @TLC how honest and unscripted it is !! Tell stories honestly! @MTV has to take notes, the quality of their fake teen mom is not even believable to watch anymore. . OG real conversation
ANDRE: You weren’t spoiled when those checks started coming in. ? ☕️
MICHAEL: Yes and they weren’t changing people’s lives for “drama’s sake” so too… correct your facts Andrea
ANDRE: My facts? They are obviously right. You even said it earlier. ? I can’t believe you are defending the monster you created. The way she treats you is ridiculous and you are just as guilty of letting her do it. I feel so bad for Sophia. Poor kid.
MICHAEL: Andrea, first of all, Farrah doesn’t treat me that way anymore. You should have seen the change last season if not next season and facts are facts Farrah has / had reason to act that way. She works hard to overcome her challenges and she’s not the person you’ve seen over the years
NIKKOLE PAULUN: Farrah is right. Teen mom is so unrealistic that people don’t even know what it’s like to be a teenage mother anymore. I hope this new show gets the message across better than MTV.
TWEETER : While this is true, it sounds like bitterness coming from Farrah.
MICHAEL: No bitterness from Farrah… pure facts that’s all
TWEETER : Ah, I agree. This hasn’t been the case for a while. But, coming from someone who has reportedly been fired, it’s hard not to think that there is no bitterness. Farrah is also not an example of the realities of teenage motherhood.
MICHAEL: Yes, she is a prime example of teenage motherhood… more than any of them. She’s a real single mother… Sophia’s father died before she was born. Like it or not 68% of all teen parents work in the adult industry because they can’t find other work – it’s a documented fact
TWEETER : It’s not about being a teenage mother, it’s about these teenage mothers. The problems they have are certainly realistic. If Farrah has a problem with how @MTV works, why doesn’t she stop and stop collecting their checks?
TWEETER : It’s funny she complains now but who was paying all her bills… #MTV
KIM: She had money long before MTV
MICHAEL: Yes Kim she did…. most likely Farrah made more money in her teens before getting pregnant for modeling and working multiple restaurant jobs than you do NOW. Farrah has always worked hard.
TWEETER : Exactly! Did she have money before MTV? Hahahaha. Please don’t hate it because they don’t want to keep paying your bills while you try to do it in p0rn.
MICHAEL: Kim Remove your judgmental head from you @ ss…. Farrah makes more money from her retail business, her books and her TV work than most people in 20 years… no she’s not trying to make money in porn…
TWEETER : These companies came AFTER 16 & Pregnant and after Teen mom and AFTER p0rn
MICHAEL: So what’s your point? The timing of these events (shows) means nothing without the hard work and work ethic that Farrah has put into making them a success.
NIKKOLE PAULUN: They say repeatedly Teen mom and 16 and pregnant were created to help prevent teenage pregnancy. These teenage mothers don’t have the realistic life of a normal teenage mother, so people don’t get the message they claim to portray.
TWEETER : About the problems! The problems are what they hope to use as a message.
MICHAEL: No Heather, that wasn’t the issues… it was meant to be about making correct and responsible choices about the (teenage) pregnancy. And yes it is the fact because I have the documents of the network unlike you.
SHANNON: Plus, they keep getting pregnant themselves from random guys!
MICHAEL: You are right about Shannon!
JOHN: I think she makes enough money trying to show off her little @ss. Even though some really don’t think about her daughter’s emotional stability later in life when one day she goes to P0rnHub and sees mom swinging on a swing.
MICHAEL: John, Sophia has more “emotional stability” than any of the kids on these shows… I know because I’m with Sophia every day and no, Sophia can’t see her mom on camsoda because Farrah (or her images) are no longer there. site … correct your facts
JOHN: But is she still on P0rnHub? And the camsoda is also on P0rnHub, so maybe you should log in and see about it
JOHN: Should I continue? Or do you understand the point
MICHAEL: John saves you and time because you are the one who does not understand and does not have the facts…. and I’m not the type to argue if you don’t have all the facts and start from your “opinion”.
JOHN: [provided a link to Farrah’s sex tape video on P0rnhub]
MICHAEL: So what will happen once the legal proceedings are over.
JOHN: And that’s not my opinion Whenever there is visual proof of this. I mean that’s what it is man it’s your daughter not mine. I just know if my daughter sucked dick on camera i wouldn’t be the proudest
MICHAEL: Well John, if you had kids (you) you wouldn’t give them up. And since 97 percent of people do what Farrah does, BIG deal. Oh, it’s in front of the camera… big deal 60 percent of Americans have nude and sex photos on the web…. take your judgment elsewhere
JOHN: There is nothing for your girl to fuck herself on camera, eventually Sofia is going to find out that you can’t hide her forever. I mean we can try to say it as good as we can but at the end of the day your girl still gets fucked on camera
MICHAEL: John… as your profile indicates… you’re just another confused person. Well, I am not. So why don’t you just get confused
JOHN: No I don’t have kids but that doesn’t mean I would always want my daughter’s pussy all over the place. All I’m saying is I think she should be thinking about Sophia and just because you throw money at Sophia doesn’t mean she’ll be emotionally fine in the long run.
TIMMY: If Farrah calls me daddy in bed, that’s all that matters. She can continue to be a mom
MICHAEL: Timmy I have a better idea… and if I teach you a little respect for all women… and yes little boy I can
TIMMY: Hey man jokingly. @ F1abraham is my crush, I don’t care about sex. Would dazzle her with a date though.
MICHAEL: Thank you for your message…. a sign of a gentleman! Sounds good Timmy! Take care of yourself and have a nice day!
JAMES: Business tycoon? Does bringing him up the A qualify someone as a tycoon now? MDR
MICHAEL: James my daughter has more business than you and they are profitable…. little boy you gotta try harder lol!
TWEETER : MTV fired her from OG so …
MICHAEL: It’s the truth, MTV and Viacom (the parent company of MTV) did not fire Farrah, the production company, just as they shamed, intimidated and discriminated against her.
TWEETER : Thanks for clearing up this part @ekimabraham. So you can confirm that Farrah was fired?
MICHAEL: No, I’m not confirming that Farrah was fired. Another organization canceled the filming session for Farrah, which it did not. We are and have been ready to film and we respect all of our contractual conditions.
HOPE: I don’t think they were that well off – maybe – but by no means would she have made it into porn without the teenage mom. Hence what took her career as a “back door teen mom”
MICHAEL: Hope we were living in the million dollar house and Debra and I made more than a year than most people in 10 years… yes we were blessed and worked hard for every penny that we won…
AMBER: [responding to Farrah’s video modeling her new lingerie line] I’m sure his dad is very proud, isn’t he @ekimabraham #daddyissues
MICHAEL: Amber your right… I am very proud of Farrah… your comment shows your judgment…. maybe you should look at everyone in your family… are they all perfect and sinless…. i bet no
TWEETER : I don’t agree with p0rn but I think more Teen Moms should take the fame and make a living out of it because the show isn’t going to last.
MICHAEL: The show was never going to last forever …
TWEETER : I admire you when you defend your daughter. I said she was not making b4 mtv money. They brought him fame with this fame coming for money and companies are more successful because of his fame? Yes?
MICHAEL: MTV, etc. helped, but what made Farrah what she is and her successes is her work ethic and the fact that she works hard…. and she got this from her family no MTV or Teen Mom
HOPE: Yes, she is a hard worker! I have no doubt… she seems to be the hardest working mom of all.
MICHAEL: Thank you Hope!