TEEN Mom OG star Maci Bookout was SLAMMED for “making money” off of the Gabby Petitio tragedy.
MTV fans called out the 30-year-old for sharing a “clickbait” post about the murdered woman.
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Maci recently took to her Instagram Story to share a post that directed her followers to a story about Gabby.
Alongside a photo of Gabby and her fiancé Brian Laudrie, the Teen Mom OG star wrote: “#GabbyPetito boyfriend #BrianLaundrie FOUND!?!”
Shortly after Gabby, 22, was reported missing while on a road trip with Brian, her fiancé mysteriously disappeared.
While her body was eventually found, Brian is still missing and many have expressed their belief that he was involved in his fiancée’s death.
The Instagram account TeenMomFanz took to their page to share a screenshot of Maci’s post, writing: “So Maci can’t make a post to bring awareness about #GabbyPetito but she can make clickbait and profit off of this tragedy?
“A family is grieving and the world is watching. Post to make a change and stop profiting off of a family’s nightmare.”
Many of the account’s followers agreed that the post was unnecessary for Maci to share, as one person wrote: “That’s terrible! Disgusting that she is making money off this.”
Another added: “Regardless if it were her posting or a social media team… read the room! It’s vile to do this. Especially on an ongoing investigation.”
A third chimed on: “This is truly so distasteful.”
One person simply commented: “Oh Yikes.”
Others pointed out that Maci is just one of the Teen Mom OG stars to spam her account with clickbait stories, as Catelynn Lowell, 29, has also been guilty on profiting off her posts.
One Instagram user wrote: “Have these women sold their accounts to a click bait company? I stopped following a long time ago because their posts are absolute trash with 99% of their content being click bait with insensitive leading titles.
“It’s so obvious they are using their follower base to solely profit from and that’s it. There is absolutely zero integrity.”
An additional fan commented: “This clickbait shit is annoying af as it is but this is a whole new low. This is profiting off a young women’s death. It would be different if it was a documentary on ID or abc or something actually telling her story. This is just distasteful to me.”
MACI VS RYAN
The backlash from MTV fans comes amid Maci’s feud with her ex Ryan Edwards, 33, and his wife Mackenzie Edwards, 24.
The Teen Mom star shares her oldest son Bentley, 12, with Ryan, while she is the mother to daughter Jayde, six, and son Maverick, five, with husband Taylor McKinney.
Maci and Ryan have argued over how he treats Bentley, while the 12-year-old has pleaded for his father to attend therapy with him.