TEEN Mom fans slammed Briana DeJesus after the star claimed she had to pay her 9-year-old daughter Nova $30 to load the dishwasher.
Nova, who Briana shares with ex baby daddy Devoin Austin, negotiated a high price for carrying out the household chore – leaving her mom stunned.
The 27-year-old said it was her young daughter who called the shots when she asked her to help out around the house.
The Teen Mom 2 star wrote on Twitter: "Came home from work and asked Nova to load the dishwasher, she asked for 30 bucks.
"We both agreed since its her first time doing i'll give her 30 but after today it's 10 bucks every time. How I get bamboozled into paying her to do something!"
FANS QUICKLY REACT
Fans noticed Briana had later deleted the tweet, and took to Reddit instead to debate her controversial parenting decision.
One person fumed: "She deleted it cuz she knew she sounded DUMB for paying her child to do chores."
Another said: "I never got paid for chores, I was told I live in the house and I need to contribute, and I think that's fine!
"Briana is mistaken for letting a child tell her what a chore is worth."
As one more shared their experience, writing: "You got paid? My mom said I had to unload the dishwasher and my reward was getting to keep my cell phone, Facebook, etc lol. Oh the early 2010s."
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However, others praised Briana for encouraging her offspring to learn the value of earning their own money.
One said: "If she can afford it, there should no issue. It's good to teach children when they are young about work ethics. My daughter just turned 13 and she gets allowance of 50 a week if she completes her basic chores and gets extra for anything else she helps with if she really wants to buy something special. I have been doing this since she was 8."
Another agreed, writing: "I don't see the problem. If she has that kind of money to give her for chores, why not? Maybe it will motivate Nova to want to work hard to get a good job and make good money."
BRIANA VERSUS DEVOIN
It comes as Briana was seen fighting with Devoin over finances in a recent Teen Mom 2 reunion.
Briana slammed Devoin, 29, for not financially supporting their daughter, but he insisted he’s been helping out since getting a new job.
However, Briana argued: “But now that you’re able to do it, you should do it because the last time you helped financially, as far as a bill, was a while ago- was a few months ago.”
He encouraged her to “have a number set” for him to pay each month, though she responded: “Every time we speak about our financial situation, you get so offensive.”
Devoin then called out Briana for wearing designer shoes and she told him to “shut the f**k up” as they yelled over each other.
Nova’s dad complained she was able to talk more than him, while Briana responded: “Every time we talk about money, he gets so flustered about it.”
Briana then defended herself for buying expensive shoes, shouting: “Listen, I’ve been taking care of Nova before MTV.
“Let’s remember, Teen Mom 2 was cancelled for a while and I had my 9-5 job. Who the f**k was taking care of her then? Not f**king MTV. Me!
“The thing is, I can buy these shoes cause guess what? My f**king kids bills and f**king paid in advance ahead of time. I’m never late on my bills.
“You can buy a $500 pair of f**king jeans but you can’t do anything else for Nova except buy her a f**king pair of sneakers. You don’t do what you need to do as a father. You do the bare minimum.”
Briana continued to rip her ex as she shouted: “You’re not a real man!”
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