TEEN Mom star Jenelle Evans’ husband, David Eason, lashed out at fans who he claimed care more about pets than children.
The Teen Mom 2 alum – who shot and killed Jenelle’s dog in 2019 – shared a post from the ‘Father’s Rights Movement,’ quoting a statistic about children and their pets.
It read: “In the United States children are more likely to live with their pet than with their natural father.”
The stat comes from a 2015 Cambridge University study which found two thirds of children live with their father, but about four in five of families with school-age children have a pet.
The study found children turned to their pets for support and confided in them amid family break-ups.
Cambridge University researcher, Matt Cassels, told the BBC in 2015: “These children not only turn to their pets for support when faced with adversity, they do so even more than they turn to their siblings.”
David chose to misinterpret the quote, thinking it meant natural fathers had less rights than animals.
Underneath the quote he wrote: “[sic] Oh… I guess animals do matter more than children. At least according to the courts and a lot of yall they do.”
The ex-reality star has been fighting with his ex Olivia Leedham for custody of their 7-year-old, Kaden.
In June, David shared a post from The Fathers’ Rights Movement saying: “If you have to go to court for a judge to award you parental time with your own children, you think they should award penalties against those keeping the children from you.”
He also shared a picture of a wrestler jumping on another man’s chest captioned: “That’s what it feels like when I wake up at night in a state of panic because I’m dreaming or thinking about Kaden.
“No mother should ever be allowed to do this to a father.
“They get away with keeping the child from us but we get thrown in jail if we don’t give the mom money!”
David is dad to daughter Maryssa, 13, and son Kaden, 7, from previous relationships, though he lost custody of his son when he was just a baby.
Earlier this year, David received backlash for sharing a cartoon drawing of his family dressed as The Incredibles without Kaden.
The photo contained David, Jenelle, and their children Maryssa, Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley – his 4-year-old daughter with Jenelle.
Jenelle is also in a custody battle with her mom, Barbara, over Jace.
David was recently bashed for calling his estranged son Kaden an hour after his court-appointed time.
But David also regularly faces backlash of his treatment of animals after shooting the family dog to death in 2019.
Jenelle was fired from Teen Mom 2 in 2019 after David shot and killed her French bulldog Nugget.
He claimed he shot Nugget because the pooch nipped at then 2-year-old Ensley’s face.
The shooting led to Jenelle’s kids being temporarily taken away by the CPS and her firing from Teen Mom 2.
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