TEEN Mother star Amber Portwood shut down backlash over her merch line, assuring followers it ‘does not condone violence’ after she was slammed for being ‘tone deaf’ amid the road’s launch.
The MTV star’s clothes line, Portwood AF, went reside on Friday.
She introduced the launch via Instagram, writing that she was “proud to share” the model.
Amber, 31, shortly got here beneath fireplace from followers who referred to as her line “tone deaf” and accused her of celebrating violence.
Teen Mother OG viewers will recall Amber has a historical past of anger outbursts and violence.
She addressed the backlash in a separate Instagram post.
“There may be solely room for constructive folks and vitality on this area. When you really feel any destructive or hateful emotions in the direction of an individual then there isn’t any want for you right here,” Amber wrote.
She continued: “My new line #portwoodaf doesn’t condone any kind of violence and feedback referring that’s so don’t belong right here. This was a enjoyable challenge that I made taking completely different sayings from supporters and began carrying myself at first and now sharing with you.”
Amber urged her followers to “keep constructive,” including, “do not make misconceptions for what sure issues imply.”
Amber introduced the road months after she was arrested for allegedly attacking ex Andrew Glennon with a machete.
The road options shirts that say “Portwood AF,” and “I will Portwood your a**.”
Followers took problem with the later, suggesting that it was celebrating violence.
One Instagram consumer wrote: “A little tone deaf given her felony/civil proceedings. I would be pissed if I used to be her lawyer lol.”
One other social media consumer wrote: “Are the earnings going to home violence shelters or to assist single dad and mom who’ve custody of their youngsters? Heck even to Gary? …. Trigger then the reply is NO!!! AF”
A 3rd added: “I will portwood you are [sic] a**. Critically? Machete springs to thoughts. I am positive Leah is not embarrassed by this in any respect..”
It wasn’t simply the message that followers took problem with.
Amber’s followers had been fast to level out that the items within the Portwood AF assortment had been overpriced.
One critic wrote: “Are folks significantly shopping for this? No offense, however It is slightly dear for a hoodie together with your final identify on it imo portwood your a**? What? Im confused.”
One other prompt Amber “flip off the feedback now,” whereas others mentioned it was a “exhausting no” for them.
Portwood AF will not be Amber’s first enterprise into vogue.
She launched one other line, Without end Haute, in 2016. Based on a report from Radar Online, the enterprise was shut down in 2019.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Amber was arrested and placed on probation in 2019, after the Teen Mother OG star was accused of trying to interrupt down a locked door with a machete whereas ex Andrew and their son James hid in a room throughout a combat.
Andrew has major custody of the boy. Amber will get three unsupervised visits per week with him.
She beforehand requested and followers stop bringing up the arrest in April.
Throughout an Instagram Dwell, she shouted: “Stalk speaking in regards to the machete by the best way! Cease! I am not going there! Lord assist me.”
Amber reminded followers that she is battling bipolar and melancholy, saying: “You do not know what it is prefer to battle daily.”
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