BRIANA DeJesus and Jade Cline have been accused of “mocking the LGBTQ community” by joking that they’re dating.
The Teen Mom 2 costars were branded “attention-seeking” after claiming they were “girlfriends” while out for dinner on Tuesday night.
Jade, 24, shared a video of Briana, 27, opposite her at the restaurant and captioned it: “Plot twist. This my girlfriend…”
Briana reciprocated an hour later by posting a brief clip of Jade drinking a glass of beer.
She captioned it: “On a date, kinda nervous! #wifey.”
The reality stars were slammed by Instagram fan account Teen Mom Chatter, who accused them of trying to recreate their costars Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer dating rumors.
Back in 2019, Kailyn and Leah sparked romance speculation for months after sharing several cozy photos from various vacations together.
The girls kept quiet on the rumors, before Kailyn finally shut it down on her podcast.
Teen Mom Chatter accused Briana and Jade of trying to do the same thing, writing: “Trying too hard to replay the #KailLowry and #LeahMesser friendship-but-clickbait rumors of being in a relationship?
“It’s almost mocking the LGBT community to joke about it but it’s definitely over played and borderline immature.
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“I just don’t see the point of Jade posting it, except trying to be funny but it isn’t funny – just like it wasn’t funny when Leah and Kail played the little game for attention.”
Another critic agreed, writing, “Think they are just being petty and attention seeking.”
‘DOING IT FOR ATTENTION’
“They’re doing it for the attention and to poke fun at Kail,” a third user commented.
Briana and Jade have grown close over several seasons of Teen Mom 2.
Briana stepped in to take care of Jade as her family flew home with Jade’s three-year-old daughter Kloie, after the star had a Brazilian buff lift and got liposuction on her neck in Miami.
Briana – who has also undergone plastic surgery – helped out after Jade’s mom, Christy, and stepfather went missing for three hours while picking up her pain medication.
“I remember just laying there falling apart crying, and I watched the sun go down… and I was like she’s never coming back,” Jade recalled to Dr. Drew during the show’s reunion episode.
She added: “I thought my mom was just going to let me lay there and lie and nobody was going to know… It was definitely scary.”
JADE’S SURGERY HELL
Christy responded: “She’s believing a bunch of f***ing lies… I’m sick of being portrayed like I’m some f***ing dope fiend…”
Fans got to see the immediate aftermath of Jade’s surgery as she was wheeled out of the hospital while wearing a compression bodysuit, which was required after the procedure.
She also had a bandage around her head, where the doctors had extracted fat from her neck.
Jade said during the episode: “The pain in my a** and legs and back is f**king excruciating. I can’t even sleep. I can’t get comfortable. It’s even worse than I thought.”
She previously told fans of the process: “I don’t know, it definitely was a rough process and I’m not sure if I would want to go through something like that again…”