Should Buckwild be cancelled? Fans of the controversial reality show that follows a group of rowdy teens partying up in West Virginia are still recovering from the unexpected death of one of the stars, Shain Gandee. Shain’s cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning during a late night “mudding” trip. As if Shain’s tragic death wasn’t upsetting enough, a week later MTV announced they were cancelling Buckwild. (They were in the process of shooting Season 2 of the reality show, when Shain passed away.) Fans and the co-stars of Shain Gandee believe this was not the correct decision to make. An online petition was even started on Twitition, urging MTV to reconsider the cancellation, and insisting that Shain would have wanted the show to go on.
Even though the MTV cameras have left Sissonville, West Virginia, the remaining stars of Buckwild are still keeping their fans entertained. Salwa Amin, dubbed the “Bengali in Boots,” has been in jail since before Shain passed away. She was arrested when a home in West Virginia was raided by local authorities and they found her hiding in a shed with a purse full of heroin. She made her $100,000.00 bail, was released, and promptly failed a drug test and landed herself back in the slammer. Her recent incarceration hasn’t stopped her from reaching out to her fans though. She posted a four minute long video on her official website, explaining to her fans that she would be away awhile due to not passing a drug test.
Shain’s co-star Shae Bradley has also been in the news recently. On Season 1 of Buckwild, Shae was shown breaking up with her boyfriend Jesse and packing her stuff up and moving out of his trailer. Apparently, none of the senior reality stars shared their wisdom with Miss Bradley. No one told her the golden reality star rule: during a messy break up, make sure you take your sex tape with you. Rumor has it Shae’s ex Jesse is currently shopping around for a buyer of a sex tape he made with Shae before their messy on-camera break-up. Porn companies have contacted Shae and made her a few offers to sign off on the tape, but apparently she hasn’t taken the bait yet. One has to wonder how Joey feels about this; he smoothly slid into the role of her boyfriend literally hours after Shae and Jesse’s break-up on an episode of Buckwild. Maybe he has a tape of Shae as well? Shae told TMZ she regrets making the tape and has no intention of it going public. Who knows, maybe she will reconsider cutting a deal now that MTV has left her unemployed.