MTV “12 and Pregnant” Show-Fiction!

MTV “12 and Pregnant” Show-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Reports that MTV plans to launch a show called “12 and Pregnant” to document the lives of pregnant pre-teens have sparked outrage on social media sites.

The Truth:

MTV doesn’t have any plans to produce a “12 and Pregnant” television show.

The satirical website Empire News posted the phony report in July 2014. The report duped thousands of social media users who understandably objected to the idea of a TV show about pregnant pre-teens.

The eRumor played off an actual MTV show called “16 and Pregnant” that has been featured on the network for years. Here’s a bonus fact: teen birth rates dropped 5.7 percent over 18 months after the show was introduced.

Posted 09/30/14