Friday, November 30, 2012

"Ask Maci" Review/Recap & Photos:

Last night I tuned in for the radio segment called "Ask Maci" on KISSFM 103.7 in which Maci answers questions from fans. I started listening assuming that it was a show hosted by Maci considering her self given title of "TV/Radio host" and that it would be some sort of half hour show all about Maci. I was wrong. There really isn't any "show" going on. The radio station plays music and every couple of songs Maci will pop on and answer one question, then it's back to the music. Other radio personalities also come on to talk about songs and other dj type things as well. So I was disappointed when I had been listening for 20 minutes before Maci even made her appearance.


In the 2 hours of listening, I only got to hear Maci answer 7 questions. So here they are:

1. First a Teen Mom fan asked if Maci ever regretted breaking up with Ryan, since she would still have to see Ryan knowing they weren't a family anymore. Maci says that she doesn't regret it because she wants Bentley to grow up knowing what a good relationship is, and his parents don't need to be together for him to experience that. She also said that she and Ryan get along great now and that Ryan has Bentley very often.

2. A new young mother asked Maci what advice she could give her about being a new mom. Maci told her to enjoy the time with her newborn and to basically not "think too much."

3. Another young women asked Maci for relationship advice. She had been "dating" a guy for a few weeks but he wasn't really talking to her, she felt like they didn't really have a relationship and wanted to know what she should do. Maci tells her to do nothing. She says the ball is in his court so "if he wants to talk to you he will, if not.... let someone else talk to you." 

4. A mother asks Maci how she stays in great shape after having a child. Maci tells her that she can't help her because she doesn't work out or eat really healthy. She is just lucky and has a fast metabolism....

5.  Another mom asks how Maci is able to juggle everything and still spend time with Bentley. Maci tells her that she is willing to take time off of work to spend time with Bentley..... (Come on Maci... that's not advice for an average person with bills to pay.) 

6. The sixth caller asks how She deals with seeing Ryan with his girlfriend. Maci says that she no longer has feelings for Ryan (I call shananagins) so seeing Ryan date wasn't a struggle for her. She said that it took time for her to get to know Dalis and that she wants Bentley to have a close friendship with her. 

7.  The final question of the night was what Maci thought about the popular opinion that "Teen Mom" glamorizes Teen Pregnancy. Maci says that the people who say that have never watched the show. (I've heard Maci give this same answer many times before.) She said that being a Teen Mom is not fun or easy and that being on magazine covers is not glamorous. 

As much as I love Teen Mom lets be real here, the magazines, the daily diapers, the boy troubles... those aren't the things that make the show glamorous to some viewers. It's the designer clothes, the hair, expensive makeup, iPhones, nails, new cars and houses. Just once I would like for one of them to explain how that stuff isn't a little bit glamorous to the many young moms out there who can hardly afford to make ends meet.... but I digress. 

Back to Maci's Radio "show," I'm disappointed all around. Maci's answers to questions were quick, impersonal and rarely helpful. Top that with the fact that you have to sit through a random mixture of music for 2 hours just to hear a few answers... and the fact that Maci was monotone and didn't sound like she was happy to be there at all, I'm thinking this segment wont be lasting long. 

PS: What's this camera doing here? 


34 comments:

  1. Wow what a dumb bitch, i can't believe she told someone in order to balance it all they should take time off from work. Wow...just wow. Maci REALLY doesn't realize how good she has it does she?

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    1. uh.. they asked MACI what SHE does, not what that person should do. that's what maci does, she wasn't giving it as advice or saying everyone can do it.

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    2. No, the girl called in and asked for advice on how to balance everything and thats what Maci said. Get off Maci's d*ck.

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    3. lmao i'm not on maci's dick.. people overreact to everything she does just because they don't like her. don't be jealous she has opportunities you will never have, dear :-)

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  2. Ew Maci looks gross in that first picture. Why does she insist on wearing those ridiculous glasses all the damn time?

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  3. Ryan has Bentley very often

    I bet he does. Between her partying, fuck buddies, and vacations, there's not much time for that pesky kid who got her famous in the first place.

    Maci tells her that she is willing to take time off of work to spend time with Bentley

    Too bad she doesn't.

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  4. For starters, her headphones aren't even plugged in.

    Second, the camera was probably there because the station will probably use it to promotional material on their website late.

    All of your questions have been answered. :)

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  5. Maci is way late for the hipster train, nice try with the glasses. The only thing worse than a hipster is a wannabe hipster. That's some 'Inception' levels of lameness right there.

    I wish she'd just disappear.

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  6. omg i wish maci's popularity would just die already. Ryan has bentley all the time cause she is too busy trying to stay famous (hello thus glamorizing the teen mom show)and no, normal people can't afford to take time off work to hang out with their kid, especially teen moms. If she wasn't afforded a 6 figure salary for doing nothing she would be working at mcdonalds (since obviously college isn't working out too well)and not be able to take time off work when she felt like it. I can't stand her, i wish people would stop thinking she is so awesome so that she can be forced to see what its like to live a normal life as a single parent.She has no idea!

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  7. I can't blame her for taking advantage of all these career opportunities that are offered to her because she does have a kid to support, but she needs to wake up and realize that she isn't good at this type of stuff at all and pursue something else otherwise she's going to be screwed once her Teen Mom fame is over.

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  8. I think what she meant to say is that she is willing to bunk off college to spend time with him seeing as she still doesn't have her '2 year degree'.

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  9. read between the lines. almost none of the girls on teen mom are together with their babies daddy... most of them struggle to get their GED, to maintain relationships with their peers and be regular teens and a mother at the same time. no money can buy you that. you can buy fake nails and hair, but you cannot buy happyness and teenage years, and i think thats the bottom line of the show. if a teenage girl still thinks that teen pregnancy is glamorous, she is just stupid and deserves what she is gonna get.

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    1. To an adult yes, reading between the lines you can see all of that.. however... do you think a tween or teen can watch the show and understand those things? No one understands the difficulties of being an adult, making ends meet, raising children until it happens to them. A teenager looking at this show will see all the drama but they will also see all the material things that these teen moms didn't have to give up. That is not real life. I can totally see a teenager looking at this show and being like "well she was still able to go to concerts, out with friends, buy cute clothes and she gets to live in her own apartment. Doesn't look that hard to me"

      Everyone has relationship problems whether you are a teen mom or not. Financial struggle is the biggest one when you are a teen parent. You don't always get a chance or the ability to finish school, you actually have to work full time jobs.

      I think the show is great for opening up conversation with adults about these issues, but I'm not going to pretend that these girls don't make teen parenting look glamorous.

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    2. Agreed, especially because without the money from the show, the teen moms would definitely not be able to afford extensions and boob jobs and the like.

      All in all, the show doesn't really do a good job of mapping actions to consequences. Teens watching the show see these girls getting money to buy nice things as the result of getting pregnant while in high school. Also, as shown in the most recent episode, you have Chelsea who is supposedly paying her own rent, quitting her job with no backup plan for how she's going to keep paying her rent, but she still gets to live in her house. Teens see things like this and they don't understand that for the vast majority of us, the world does not work that way.

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    3. Not to mention the buying of houses and cars like that is so easy to do. They make no mention of credit,mortgages, car payments or how much work it takes to really save money for down payments on those things. There are families that work full time who didn't get pregnant in highschool who still have a hard time affording those things. It's crazy.

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    4. I am still not sure WHY the show needs to show how hard it is. I mean, I managed to not get pregnant as a teen because my PARENTS taught me how hard it would be. It would not have mattered WHAT I saw on TV, I would be in the same position as I am now, because of the morals and values I had instilled in me. We need to stop putting off parenting our children onto TV shows.

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    5. It is the parents responsibility but you have the parents that don't bring it up. Or the girls like me whos parents do bring it up and don't listen. Although I did watch the show before I got pregnant. I was stubborn.

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    6. The show doesn't have to do anything. I watch it because it is an entertaining show. Parents need to be responsible for teaching their kids values. I agree.

      I disagree with them all pretending that the show only exists to prevent pregnancy. I don't like how they all talk about the show being some great message and service to the world. I think it's silly for them to defend it because to me it is so obviously glamorizing the life of a teen parent.

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  10. on one hand i agree with you. on the other hand, i still think the show is trying to send a message which should be pretty clear. just look at amber for instance. she had all the financial support she needed from the show, she could afford nails, hair, clothes, iphone, apartment, car , clothes&toys for Leah. but look at where is right now: in jail. she was unhappy for several reasons, but mostly because she was lonely, she was on and off with gary, and she could not finish school. thats the kind of happiness you cant buy with money. she took drugs and now shes in jail...

    i know that everyone has relationship problems, but when you are a parent and a teen, it is a huge issue. no matter how much money they get, its still pretty obvious that most teen dads are not ready to be parents, most teen moms will not finish school, and will not be able to spend time with friends and be teens. and most importantly, they make mistakes like every teenager does, but the consequences are more serious since they are parents too. i think thats what the show is about mainly. but as i said, i agree with you as well on the money stuff :)

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    1. I agree, They do go through struggles in life. Most of which I feel anyone could go through at any time though. Those things are real problems and it's good that Teen Mom shows that. I just don't know if young teens watching are getting the message.

      Any show being made on any network is made to first and foremost make money. To do that it needs to be entertaining. That's why a lot of the show is staged and they are all given gift cards to restaurants etc. so it's not just a show about a bunch of girls sitting at home with their kids when they aren't working 60 hours a week. (the life of an average teen mom)

      Money is the most important, THEN comes the message of not getting pregnant as a teen. I just always keep that in mind when I watch anything on TV lol

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  11. I think one of the big problems with the schol is that they aren't really showing the mom part of it. They show the relationship drama or the drug addiction or the parent drama. They don't show the screaming fits in the middle of the night or how impossible it is to do simple thingslike grocery shop or clean the house with a toodler around. They show the times the girls do get to have fun but not all the times they don't. They have a whole season of drama that all young adults have then they do a half an hour baby talk episode about the kids. I think if they showed more things like when chelsea and adam had to leave the restraunt cause aubree was mad and less of kailyn being upset about jo getting a new girl friend it would be better. Although the drop in teen pregnancy doesn't lie. What is it down like 10%?

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    1. Pregnancy overall is down, though. History has proven that whenever the economy is bad people of all ages don't have kids. From teenagers all the way up to adults. The overall rate of births in the US has declined the last 4 years straight since the US went into a recession. The show may have prevented some pregnancies, but the economy probably also played a very significant part.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/03/birth-rate-in-us-down-fourth-year_n_1935143.html

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    2. ^^ I agree with both those comments

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    3. well the economy went to hell more than 4 years ago but I see your point. People are more careful about birth control when they're broke.

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  12. At first I really liked Maci, I tought she was with her life on track and such a good mom but now, not so much. I really think that she doesn't do nothing but partying, drinking. Of course Ryan has Bentley very often, we can see why. We can't blame her for taking advantage but she is living a glamourous life, she gets everything she wants without doing nothing. Kailyn is a teen mom too, she gets payed by mtv but she works and studies anyway because she knows that teen mom and the fame won't last forever. Just my opinion.

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  13. I understand some of the comments about the show and glamorizing teen pregnancy in stuff, but for some of you to say she's a bad mom. Seriously? She can still have fun when Bentley is at his dad's. So the partying/drinking is acceptable on nights when he's with Ryan. So don't say she's a bad mom.

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    1. If it wasn't all the time I would agree with you but you can't be a good mom and a party girl. It just doesn't work that way. Plus she parties on her days/nights with him to.

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    2. because you know exactly what maci does every second of every day? you only see what's on twitter. you can be a good mom AND have fun.

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    3. Yes you can. but you don't have to be a party girl to have fun. Drinking regualrly is not proper behavior for a mother.

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    4. she has missed out on most of her teenage years. i think she probably wants to make up for it with the partying which is acceptable if Bentley's with his dad. and lets not forget that in the beginning she took care of him all by herself since Ryan was out doing the exact same thing and he didnt bother to give a crap about his son (and called Maci a lazy ass). she deserves to slack off a little bit sometimes.

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    5. She did not miss out on teen years. She went to school dances, she graduated, and she has been partying since Bentley was born. He is 4 now. They just never showed that on Teen Mom. Maci has traveled the US, vacationed, had huge blowout parties at clubs around the country. On top of that she DOES in fact party in the house when Bentley is with her. OR she drops him off at her parents house.

      Ryan did go out and party in the beginning but I truly believe it was because he wasn't happy being forced into a relationship with Maci. Once they weren't together anymore he got his act together. He doesn't party at all. While Maci is running around all over the country to party Ryan is taking Bentley to the beach, the zoo, and many other fun outings.

      I don't blame him for calling her a lazy ass. She kind of is. How many years has she been working on that 2 year degree?

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    6. Well when Bentley was first born Ryan was in the wrong. It doesn't matter how much you don't liek your baby mamma. You stay at home with your kid. You don't go out and party but just cause he was wrong then it doesn't makerher less wrong now. I don't get on the twitter I just go by the bloggers and commenters. Enough of them are saying she's been a party girl for me to belive it. Didn't she have 3 21st birthday parties??
      It is her own fault she missed out on her teen years. She had a baby. When you become a teen parent you drop the teenage thoguhts and focus on being a parent. Who cares how young she is?? She's a mother and thats what matters. It sounds like she's drinking at least once a week (could someone that reads her twitter confirm or deny?). That is not okay to do no matter how old you are or how old your kids are.

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  14. Oh, she goes out all the time. She talks about how she's going out or drinking multiple times every week basically. She talks about drinking and posts pictures of her partying with her friends way more than she talks about Bentley. She barely says anything about Bentley.

    Maci's a good mom. A little unrealistic and doesn't seem to realize how lucky she is when she's trying to give advice. If she would cut out some of the partying, she'd be fine. It's fine to party and drink, but she takes it too far.

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  15. I bet these questions are all pre-recorded too

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