'Teen Mom OG' star Gary Shirley gets slammed for letting daughter Leah drive an ATV without a helmet

Shirley had his daughter Leah with Amber Portwood, and the episode further shed light on Portwood and Shirley's co-parenting style


                            'Teen Mom OG' star Gary Shirley gets slammed for letting daughter Leah drive an ATV without a helmet

'Teen Mom OG' fans were most definitely pissed with the show's star Gary Shirley on Monday night when they saw him letting his daughter Leah drive an ATV without so much as wearing a helmet. Leah, who is about 9 years old and is currently in high school, made a lot of watchers distraught after she was seen jetting around on an all-terrain vehicle with her younger sister, Shirley's daughter Emilee, without helmets on.

"Really Gary!? Quads and no helmets on the girls," one fan asked, with a steaming mad emoji. "Wtf!?" Some users even tagged several 'Teen Mom' accounts in the post to vent their fury. "Four-wheelers are fun, but PLEASE consider getting the girls helmets," added another, this time tagging Shirley and his wife directly. "In the blink of an eye, your life can change... #Thanks."

"Hey @realGaryshirley how about you put helmets on your girls when they are riding #atvs," another user wrote, throwing a snappy GIF at Shirley and the MTV production. To take things on to a whole new level, quite a few users responded to the 'Teen Mom OG' account's posts with complaints about Shirley's lax safety protocols.

"I cant believe Gary had Leah and [his] toddler on 4 wheelers without helmets," one person wrote beneath a preview of the episode. "Such a great dad. NOT." Another added, "Woow why can’t Gary put a helmet on that little girl if she’s going to be racing around on an ATV. Safety, please! Doesn’t take much speed to get a brain injury."


 
 
 
 
 
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My beautiful babies! Happy momma🤗

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Shirley had his daughter Leah with Amber Portwood, and the episode further shed light on Portwood and Shirley's co-parenting style. Earlier, it was reported how Shirley fiercely defended his ex, who received some flack for taking advantage of her ex's offer to babysit her new baby. Shirley's wife Kristina offered to babysit baby James, while Amber and boyfriend Andrew Glennon could get some rest, but the next day, Amber took off with Leah, leaving her son back home to be taken care of by Kristina and Shirley himself.

She tweeted, "I never get to see my daughter barely and now that I am you guys have the audacity to complain about me wanting to do something like parasailing with her? It's something she can remember and cherish and you all are turning it into a pity party when no one even cared! @krissyK01" She also tweeted, "It's you guys and the network who tries to put this rift between me and @krissyK01 and sorry but it's not going to work this time," which Kristina re-tweeted.


 
 
 
 
 
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Such an amazing day and so happy to be back in California for a good cause. Goodnight everyone! Sending love💋

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And almost immediately, she found support from ex Shirley, who wrote, "Every parent deserves a break. @krissyK01 offered 2 watch James 2 give @AmberLPortwood some much-deserved rest. That’s perfectly fine. We don’t have a whole lot of people to lean on so we have each other we do our best for @leah_leann, Emilee, & James. We are a unique family." 

He followed that tweet with another, writing, "So let’s all understand we all can judge a few seconds of someone’s life, but never know what’s going on fully. @AmberLPortwood & I are trying our best to be positive for Leah and all involved. It was only 1 day and we offered cause we knew they both needed some rest. We family."


 
 
 
 
 
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Love this woman! And these great kids.

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