I’ve never watched MTV’s Teen Mom because I’m a grown adult man, and I enjoy my freedom outside of the penal justice system (that’s what SHE said) but every once in awhile I will catch a hint about what the show’s star, Farrah Abraham, is up to because grown adult man or no, this is still AMERICA. (For example, I know that she made a sex tape, so that’s a tiny corner of my brain that’s being taken up by that instead of anything else.) I’m really starting to get the sense that she is not that smart or engaged with the larger world outside of the closed production set of her reality TV show about being a teenage mother. For example, this story about her reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict (via TMZ):
Farrah Abraham has NO IDEA who Trayvon Martin is — but she thinks Trayvon is a woman she may have met … because Farrah Abraham is an idiot.
“Backdoor Teen Mom” made the unbelievably stupid comments on the “Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour” show … when the host asked how she felt about the Trayvon situation. “I feel like I’ve met her or something,” Farrah blurted out of her stupid mouth … adding, “It sounds so familiar … I don’t know what she is so I can’t picture the person with the name right now.”
Look, I’m not saying that anyone had any grandiose expectations for Farrah Abraham. No one expects her to pay $420 a year for complete digital access to the New York Times on the web, smartphone, and tablet platforms. I’m not even amazed that she doesn’t know who Trayvon Martin is because I bet there’s a ton of idiots that you and I deal with on a day to day basis who don’t know who he is, and they don’t have to worry about getting iDragged through the e-mud by some websites. The part that shocks me is that her go-to answer to any question about anything is just, “I feel like I’ve met her or something.” That’s your answer?! And then you toss in a “I don’t even know what she is” for good measure. Cool. Let’s get her on The Newsroom. (Which, do we even have time to talk about The Newsroom? How much time do we have left?As a species?) By the way I’m going to be staring at this photo of her all day. It’s incredible. “Did you get it? Did you get the photo? Great. Put it up everywhere. That’s me!”