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Buckwild Producer Slams Cancellation and Disses Teen Mom, Jenelle Evans Fires Back on Twitter

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Not everyone agrees with MTV's decision to cancel Buckwild.

Namely, the reality show's producer J.P. Williams.

The network pulled the plug on production midway through filming the second season after the tragic death of castmember Shain Gandee, and Williams, who manages most of the show's cast is now slamming MTV, insisting he will fight to keep the show alive.

NEWS: MTV cancels Buckwild

"This is the network that has shows about teen pregnancy," he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, referring to the popular Teen Mom series. "They'll stick by a show that allows you to abandon a child, but a kid dies by accident doing what he does for a living [mudding] and they cancel the show? There's something that smells of s--t here on every level."

The reality show was canceled less than two weeks after Gandee was found dead in his vehicle, along with his uncle and brother, after going "mudding" in West Virginia. Kanawha County Sheriff's Office confirmed Gandee's death was accidental and the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning.

Although the network immediately suspended production following Gandee's sudden passing, Williams insists he was told MTV would continue with the series and was blindsided by the abrupt cancellation.

NEWS: MTV stars react to Gandee's death on Twitter

"There was no explanation," he said, while adding the cast, who were scheduled to attend the MTV Movie Awards, had not been informed of the news, "My job is to protect these kids. This will get ugly."

Although MTV has not responded to Williams heated comments, Teen Mom 2 castmember Jenelle Evans has taken to Twitter to fire back at the Buckwild producer and cast, slamming the child-abandonment claims.

"@mtv can have shows about horrible parents and horrible influences and were just good people having good hearted fun and Shain was the best," Buckwild's Shae Bradley tweeted in response to the cancellation news. 

NEWS: MTV shuts down production for season two of Buckwild

To which Evans angrily replied, "@mtvshae @mtv wow I can't believe u just called all of the Teen Moms out like that. How rude, no matter what "show" u r on we r a family."

She continued, slamming Buckwild castmembers for recent arrests, "@mtvshae @mtv sorry if u guys like to party and traffic drugs and have yr cast members locked up. MTV doesn't like that too much...," she wrote before adding. "@mtvshae @mtv u should focus more on the incident that occurred, not a stupid show."

And fellow Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry also weighed in, "I'm sad that Buckwild was cancelled but no reason to slam other shows on the Network. It's not our fault," she posted on her Twitter page. 

Are you Team Teen Mom or Team Buckwild? Tell us in the comments.

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