But it looks like Jenelle is already setting up another potential revenue stream.
Is she just being uncharacteristically careful, or … does this mean that she’s actually been fired?
Jenelle took to social media to share the good news with her followers.
Well … to share the news, anyway.
“I’m back! Check out new videos on my YouTube soon,” she wrote.
She followed it up with further details.
“The adventures start this Friday on 03/16/2018 at 8pm. Go subscribe now.”
Oh, and of course this image.
Social media users were quick to roast Jenelle, first zeroing in on the fact that Teen Mom 2 costar Kailyn Lowry also has a YouTube channel.
“Try harder to be Kail it’s hilarious.”
Some even brought memes into the mix.
“Damnnnnn Jenelle, back at it again with the copying @KailLowry.”
Obviously, comparisons between Jenelle and Kail are unfair.
As evidence when Kailyn slams Jenelle for the latter’s bigoted beliefs and actions, Kail is a much kinder and more accepting person than Hurricane Jenelle.
Also, one has to wonder if Kailyn could be as bad of a parent as Jenelle is if she tried.
David Eason was fired for his homophobic and transphobic Twitter tirade.
The strangest thing about that situation may be that he decided, of his own accord, to bring up and promptly condemn LGBT+ parents (for existing) in an attempt to deflect from his own parenting “inadequacies.”
And by “inadequacies,” we mean that he’s allegedly an abusive terror who shouldn’t be allowed around a pet rock, let alone a human child.
When David Eason lost the moral high ground to Farrah Abraham, a lot of fans knew that he was toast.
While David’s hardly Jenelle’s only bad choice — her personal history is a series of disastrous decisions, one after the other like rungs on a ladder — fans wonder if his bigoted tweets will end her career.
If Jenelle shares that fear — or if she already knows that she’s been fired and the rest of us just haven’t heard yet — that could definitely explain why she’s venturing onto YouTube.
Of course, if Jenelle is hoping to rake in that sweet, sweet Teen Mom money on YouTube … she may be in for a nasty surprise.
YouTube can turn streamers into millionaires, sure … but they’re the exceptions.
For starters, if you want to actually make money off of your YouTube channel to any real degree, it’s said that you need about a million subscribers. Minimum.
Not views, not likes. Subscribers.
Teen Mom may be a popular franchise, but Jenelle is just one star among many.
It’s unclear how many followers her YouTube channel, which has been sitting around gathering proverbial dust for years with barely more than 40,000 followers, is going to attract.
And it’s similarly unclear what Jenelle means by “off the grid.”
Is she going to be vacationing to exotic locales? Venturing into the wilderness? Both of those are expensive, especially for a busy mother. Not exactly ideal for someone who might get sacked from MTV.
Perhaps Jenelle should be venturing onto the “grid” at some point. She wouldn’t even need to leave her home state. She could visit cities or either of North Carolina’s world class universities and meet people who are different and come to understand and not fear them.
Maybe that “grid” just means MTV, and she’ll be “off” of it because she knows that she’s getting canned.
We’ll have to wait and see.