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Teen Mom Amber Portwood defends merch line saying it 'doesn't condone any violence' after being slammed as 'tone deaf'

Nov 6, 2021

TEEN Mom star Amber Portwood shut down backlash over her merch line, assuring fans it 'doesn't condone violence' after she was slammed for being 'tone deaf' amid the line's release.

The MTV star's clothing line, Portwood AF, went live on Friday.


She announced the launch via Instagram, writing that she was "proud to share" the brand.

Amber, 31, quickly came under fire from fans who called her line "tone deaf" and accused her of celebrating violence.

Teen Mom OG viewers will recall Amber has a history of anger outbursts and violence.

She addressed the backlash in a separate Instagram post.

"There is only room for positive people and energy in this space. If you feel any negative or hateful feelings towards a person then there is no need for you here," Amber wrote.

She continued: "My new line #portwoodaf does not condone any sort of violence and comments referring that is so do not belong here. This was a fun project that I made taking different sayings from supporters and started wearing myself at first and now sharing with you."

Amber urged her fans to "stay positive," adding, "don't make misconceptions for what certain things mean."

'TONE DEAF'

Amber announced the line months after she was arrested for allegedly attacking ex Andrew Glennon with a machete.

The line features shirts that say "Portwood AF," and "I'm going to Portwood your a**."

Fans took issue with the later, suggesting that it was celebrating violence.

One Instagram user wrote: "A little tone deaf given her criminal/civil proceedings. I'd be pissed if I was her lawyer lol."

Another social media user wrote: "Are the profits going to domestic violence shelters or to help single parents who have custody of their kids? Heck even to Gary? …. Cause then the answer is NO!!! AF"

A thirdadded: "I'm going to portwood you're [sic] a**. Seriously? Machete springs to mind. I'm sure Leah isn't embarrassed by this at all.."

PRICEY PIECES

It wasn't just the message that fans took issue with.

Amber's followers were quick to point out that the pieces in the Portwood AF collection were overpriced.

One critic wrote: "Are people seriously buying this? No offense, but It's a little pricey for a hoodie with your last name on it imo portwood your a**? What? Im confused."

Another suggested Amber "turn off the comments now," while others said it was a "hard no" for them.

Portwood AF is not Amber's first venture into fashion.

She launched another line, Forever Haute, in 2016. According to a report from Radar Online, the business was shut down in 2019.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Amber was arrested and put on probation in 2019, after the Teen Mom OG star was accused of attempting to break down a locked door with a machete while ex Andrew and their son James hid in a room during a fight.

Andrew has primary custody of the boy. Amber gets three unsupervised visits a week with him.

She previously requested and fans stop bringing up the arrest in April.

During an Instagram Live, she shouted: "Stalk talking about the machete by the way! Stop! I'm not going there! Lord help me."

Amber reminded fans that she is battling bipolar and depression, saying: "You don't know what it's like to struggle every day."



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