Fans are worried about Tyler Baltierra's niece's well-being after a disturbing video surfaced of his Lexi seemingly being sexually harrased. The young girl was on her front porch with her mom, Amber Baltierra, and her husband, Billy, when she was called out for her "short shorts."
Amber's husband then proceeded to smack his stepdaughter's butt, making her visibly uncomfortable. Unfortunately, her mom did not step in — but, rather, encouraged the behavior. "Yeah, you rock them short shorts. You're your mama's baby," she yelled from behind the camera while another unknown person pulled her shorts up even higher.
Teen Mom fans quickly took to social media to call out the inappropriate situation and encourage Tyler, his wife Catelynn Lowell, and TM producer Morgan J. Freeman to take action. "Hey @TylerBaltierra @CatelynnLowell @TeenMom @mjfree @MTV someone want to step up and save this CHILD from being victimized and sexually harassed since her mother obviously doesn't give a shit," one concerned follower tweeted.
Commenters on reddit also condoned the incident. "After he hits her butt with his hand, she looks immediately uncomfortable while everyone LAUGHS and the woman to the left lifts her shorts up to make them true booty shorts. (Even though they're pretty average female athletic shorts on a prepubescent kid)," one fan wrote. "Besides the obvious, how can you be so out of sync with your own child and ignore such a strong signal that she is not comfortable with this situation?"
Another added, "I don’t think it was meant in a sexual way BUT she is uncomfortable and it was unacceptable and mom ain’t no better." Previously, Amber, 29, was accused by MTV viewers of being high on drugs while filming but she denied the allegations. "So, for everyone that thinks I was on crystal meth I feel so bad for you," she said between laughs on Snapchat. "I really do." Tyler also defended his sister at the time, writing, "So for everyone commenting on my sister's situation… 1) Remember my father is a drug addict who has mastered the art of manippulation. 2) The bill was getting transferred to from my dad's name to hers and the power was out for literally four hours. 3) Her kids are fed and well taken care of."
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