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Why Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer Are Facing Backlash Over 'Teen Mom' Reunion Show Vacation Reveal

Leah Messer and Kailyn Lowry from MTV's 'Teen Mom 2'
Leah Messer and Kailyn Lowry from MTV's 'Teen Mom 2' | Instagram / Leah Messer

Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer went to Hawaii earlier this year for a vacation and while the photos look lovely, fans are upset about some parenting choices they made while on their trip.

The two Teen Mom 2 stars shared some information about their trip during the reunion episode. Kailyn and Leah said that the father of one of Kailyn's youngest son Lux, Chris Lopez, showed up in Hawaii by surprise. Leah added that she had never spent any time with Chris beforehand.

According to TeenMomTalkNow, Leah recalled about Chris, "He took the kids to the beach multiple times. Mind you, five kids by himself!”

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So where were Leah and Kailyn? People were upset that the two moms left their five kids with Chris, especially since he's a man that one of them doesn't even know. One Reddit user commented on the situation, “Why would Leah & Kail think it’s a-ok to let Chris be responsible for 5 kids at the ocean alone? And why didn’t one of them go with Chris to help watch the kids?” Another person wrote in the thread, “Idk why Leah would let her kids go to the beach alone with a man she doesn’t even know, but it’s also not surprising at all.”

And a third added, “These two are the biggest dumb dumbs in the franchise. Putting your kids in danger with someone who was rumored to physically abuse Kail.”

Other fans also noted that Chris seemed drunk in several of his posts on his Instagram Story and questioned how it was appropriate to let someone who was drinking frequently on the vacation to watch five kids alone at the beach.

Neither Leah nor Kailyn have responded to the backlash.