Former “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans confronted backlash from followers after she took an image of her son, Kaiser, with an ear candle.
The 8-year-old — whom she shares along with her ex-fiance, Nathan Griffith — held a lit ear candle whereas he lay on his facet. Kaiser did not have a plate or towel to cowl his palms or face.
“Ear candles,” Evans wrote by way of Instagram, including an emoji of a laughing face. “He begged me to do that.”
Healthline says ear candling is not a protected option to take away ear wax. The concept behind them is that the “candle” — a hole material cone coated with resin — causes suction within the ear when the candle is lit. It’s thought impurities might be pulled into the cone however there isn’t any science to again up this idea.
In truth, ear candling would possibly make issues worse. “Scientific measurements of the ear canals earlier than and after candling show no discount in earwax,” writes Healthline. “Researchers even discovered a rise in wax due to the wax deposited by the candles.”
Fans Said Ear Candling Was ‘Dangerous’
Fans on Reddit blasted the “Teen Mom” alum, with an unique poster saying the remedy was probably harmful.
“Do you assume Jenelle will not be conscious that ear candles are ineffective and really harmful? Or that she simply does not care?” they wrote.
“It ought to have a paper plate or one thing on the backside to guard the facet of his head from getting sizzling wax , fireplace, or embers dropped on it,” a second individual stated. “Not massive on ear candling however that is additional scary and I’d by no means do it to my child. Also open flame on the sofa. Wow.”
Not everybody was satisfied Evans made a parenting error.
“meh, most individuals are unaware they are not terribly efficient and I may see a child wanting to do that in the event that they noticed another person doing it,” learn some of the fashionable feedback, with greater than 100 upvotes. “On the grand scale of Jenelle neglect, holding an open flame near his head is the least troubling factor Kaiser has needed to endure.”
Evans Isn’t Coming Back to ‘Teen Mom’
After some forwards and backwards about whether or not or not Evans would reprise her position on “Teen Mom,” Evans stated it was her determination to not return to the sequence.
“I ALONE determined to say no the phrases inside the settlement to pursue and additional different profession selections,” Evans informed Us Weekly on August 24. “Based on the phrases, it might haven’t aligned with my present alternatives.”
If Evans had been to maneuver ahead with MTV, it might have needed to have been with out her husband, David Eason.
“David was not going to be concerned in MTV’s spinoff,” Evans’ rep informed Us Weekly.”It was concerning the exclusivity. We cannot be unique to MTV. She’s doing different issues. It’s only a enterprise factor, it is nothing private. She obtained alongside nice with the producers.”
Evans’ rep teased that she has the chance to land her personal show with a special community, however they did not launch any particulars.
“Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” is slated to debut on September 6 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.