Maci Bookout Defends Claims She’s A Negligent Mom, Mentions Child Services
Teen Mom OG star Maci Bookout has, like any reality star, dealt with her fair share of online criticism, especially about things regarding her drinking. Recently, Radar Online obtained an exclusive excerpt from her forthcoming book I Wasn’t Born Bulletproof: Lessons I’ve Learned (So You Don’t Have To). In the book, which comes out in June, Bookout defends a picture her husband, Taylor McKinney, had posted on Instagram that depicted her holding her baby while drinking a beer and more.
“People accused me of being a horrible, negligent mother; of drinking too much; of putting my newborn in mortal danger,” she writes in her book. “It’s one beer, folks I am an adult, over the legal drinking age, and just because I’m a mom that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy a beer on a Sunday evening with my husband.”
“While obviously I don’t condone excessive drinking, having a beer—or even smoking the occasional cigarette—does not warrant a call to Child Services, and it does not make you a bad mother,” she later adds.
It will be interesting to see if she continues to receive backlash after the explanation she offered.