Kailyn Lowry recently revealed that she wasn’t getting paid for the first two seasons of ‘Teen Mom’ and ‘Teen Mom 2’ since they’d been added to Netflix.
Lowry revealed the information on her Coffee Convos podcast. She went on to say that she didn’t mind people being introduced to the material she was directly involved with from ten years ago, but she did have an issue with not getting any form of payment from it.
Lowry had this to say: “It is very irritating…It’s a two-parter. I’m excited that we’re on Netflix because it will remind people how far we’ve come…all the messages that I’ve been getting now are like, ‘Now that we’re…older I realize what you went through before and now I have a different perspective of you.’ So in that way, I’m relieved, I feel good that we’re on Netflix; it’s cool. On the other hand, I did not know that they were going to put us on Netflix,” she added. “Nobody [in the cast] was warned that they were going to put us on Netflix… I don’t mind that I’m on Netflix, or that I’m the face of Netflix. What I do mind is that we don’t get paid for it.”
Lowry was sixteen when she first appeared on ‘Teen Mom 2’ and she wishes she was a bit wiser in regards to signing contracts. Under that specific contract, Lowry will not see any sort of payment for reruns aired as all of that footage is owned by Viacom: “I feel like as 16-year-olds signing these contracts, that’s not something that we would have thought of. We probably signed our names and likenesses away so they can use it anywhere they want.”
On the flip-side however, Lowry had no way of foreseeing just how major ‘Teen Mom 2’ would eventually get. She stated that if they had any idea of how big the show would have gotten they all would have been a bit wiser when it came to signing off their contracts from so many years ago.