A&E’s “Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography” airs tonight at 8/7PM CST and some on social media have strong feelings about the show – with good reason.
First, a snip from toofab:
After a child rape scandal, incarceration and a near-divorce, Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Faulaau are still going strong, 22 years after the then 34-year-old teacher started up a sexual relationship with her 13-year-old student.
The relationship became a tabloid fixture of the late ’90s, as the teacher became pregnant with the teen’s children while her trial was still happening. She served seven and a half years in prison for their lurid affair — but the two remained together after she got out. Speaking out in a new “Autobiography” for A&E, Letourneau gets emotional as she reflects on media coverage at the time.”
Before we get to response from social media, let’s take a peek at the A&E preview via toofab.
Even after all of these years Letourneau still conjures up emotion and likely always will.
This morning social media weighed in on Twitter, no holds barred.
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 29, 2018
Stop giving her a venue to promote herself and the relationship…She is a pedophile who ruined this CHILD’S life. She dictated everything he did and does…he knows nothing different.
— Jewels (@gems1223) May 29, 2018
she just doesnt get it at all. She must have a wonky moral compass. She corrupted that childs life forever. Now he has some weird attachment to her because of it.
— Jord (@Jord3058) May 29, 2018
Said it then and say it now, that lady is whacked!! Not a predator just whacked
— Abdul Jones (@AbdulJones70mph) May 29, 2018
— Merenda?Sturgeon (@Merenda88) May 29, 2018
But….she is a rapist. She did take advantage of the situation. All them kids are f*cked in the head and will need therapy.
— I Watch Trash (@WatchingTrashTV) May 29, 2018
Sicko! I can't wait to watch this. Mind blowing.
— Felicia Albanese (@feliciaalbanes1) May 29, 2018
Mary, a Seattle grade school teacher, stunned the world when she engaged in an illegal relationship with her 13-year-old former sixth grade student. TONIGHT at 8PM @biography Presents: #LetourneauBio. pic.twitter.com/imlVkLgsLh
— A&E Network (@AETV) May 29, 2018
Disgusted with her back then and I still am today. This woman should be behind bars for raping her 13 year old 6th grader student. No justice in this world. Stop giving her fame.
— ?? emmy ?? (@sweetietweeting) May 29, 2018
I won’t be watching a show about a pedophile. She is a waste of flesh and needs to be put in a hole and forgotten.
— Larry Spelts (@LarrySpelts) May 29, 2018
For those who choose not to watch, many will likely be watching Part 2 of the wildly popular Dead North on Investigation Discovery that explores a twisted and bizarre case involving what may be one of strangest cases we’ve seen in awhile.
Dead North is a whopper and has it all: sex, murder, cannibalism and politics. You can watch the trailer here. If you missed the premiere last night you can catch Part 1 starting at 6pm CST on Investigation Discovery.Follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter here.
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