Is Mtv and Motion Picture Promoting Teen Pregnancy

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Ashanti Meade
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Writing 9c
April 12, 2013

Is MTV And Motion Pictures Promoting Teen Pregnancy
Teen pregnancy has been around for more than a decade and the number of teenage pregnancy more and more in the U.S. especially for people for an African American decent or Hispanic decent (as seen on the graph below) But the question is, “Is MTV and motion pictures responsible for it all?” With shows on MTV like “Teen Mom” and “16 and pregnant” along with the movie “Juno” directed by Jason Reitman and written by Brook Busey-Maurio or Diablo Cody, seems to represent teenage pregnancy in ways that can be misunderstood or understood in ways its nit suppose to be understood. So people think these shows seem to show awareness of teen pregnancy and what the consequences are. And some people just listen to stereotypes or advertisements that seem to be true but most likely aren’t true or really depends on how the parents are or how mature they are. In Washington a man named Neal Conan he did a live broadcast called “Talk of the nation" he had the person who created MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” and people would call and share their opinion on this subject and sharing their stories and Lauren Dolgen (the creater of Teen Mom and etc.) will her tell her opinion on it. There was this one story that really caught my attention of this guy named Mike. He said “…I had my kid when I was 14. I was 14, my wife was 13, and whenethey show on TV kids, still going to school and stuff, but they don’t show how the kids that actually get out there and work…” and Dolgen responds saying “…If we told your story, if you were in it, you know, obviously your story would have been more true to you”. So basically is she saying that she is saying that some of the stories on the show aren’t that real, or they just biased. Another story from a woman named Melissa also had something similar to this she said “…I was 18 when I became pregnant, still in high school, and i actually find that...
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