In a statement to Celebuzz! published on March 7, Evans wrote:
There have been rumors floating around that my daughter Ensley is in danger due to her not wearing a helmet while riding a bike. I have been called reckless for this action and I wanted to directly address this bs. Ensley is 0% in danger. She was riding a bike on our property while being supervised. We didn’t send her out on a main road or even a public sidewalk without a helmet. Everyone is always so quick to want to tear me down and destroy me for every little thing and it’s downright ridiculous. I can’t even share a sweet video of my daughter without getting flack and called names.
Evans added that people refuse to let go of the “Jenelle they first met on MTV” and said that’s “not who I am at all.”
Evans shares Ensley, 5, with her husband David Eason. She is also mother to Jace, 12, with Andrew Lewis and Kaiser, 7, with Nathan Griffith.
Here’s what you need to know:
Fans Roast Evans for Letting Her Daughter Ride a Bike Without a Helmet
Evans captioned the February video, “Riding a bike with a skirt, tattoos, and cowboy boots,” according to The Sun.
Reddit users slammed Evans for the video, with one person commenting, “And no f***** helmet,” and another writing, “They need to change this to riding a bike with a skirt, tattoos, and cowboy boots, oh and no freaking helmet.”
Another commenter wrote, “She needs to be wearing a helmet but Jenelle is useless as a mother. Jenelle and David shouldn’t be allowed to be around kids or animals. Hell they shouldn’t be allowed in civilized society.”
Others echoed those sentiments, with one person writing, “She’s more likely to crash with the skirt and boots and she’s not wearing a helmet. The helmet is the worst part of it.”
Evans Has Been Criticized Over Parenting Decisions Before
This isn’t the first time fans have criticized Evans’ parenting. In early March 2022, Evans was slammed for putting makeup on Ensley. At the time, her Instagram Story featured Ensley with the caption, “The cuteness is unreal,” according to a screenshot shared on Reddit.
Fans, however, were concerned with the filter and amount of makeup Ensley appeared to be wearing.
On Reddit, one commenter wrote, “Kids don’t need filters. I love looking back on pictures of us siblings growing up and seeing what we looked like and who we looked like. Now imagine if most of the photos were these stupid filters. You would never know what you really looked like growing up lol.”
Another added, “She’s cute enough. Doesn’t need makeup or filters.”
A third wrote, “Call me old school but I don’t think little girls need to wear makeup until at least 13. And even then mascara and lipgloss is plenty.”
Evans isn’t letting the criticism get to her, though.
On March 4, Evans posted a TikTok video that featured text reading, “Mother of the year.” In the video, she mouthed the words to Snoop Dogg’s Walk of Fame speech from 2018, stating: “I want to thank me for believing in me. I want to thank me for doing all this hard work. I wanna thank me for having no days off. I wanna thank me for never quitting.”