JEN Arnold has given fans a dire warning on her Instagram, weeks after announcing her show has been canceled.
The reality star and doctor is using her platform to share alarming statistics about gun violence and urged her fans to have a conversation about the divisive topic on her social media.
In a video, the Little Couple star said: “Hi friends, did you know that today gun violence is now the number-one killer of kids and teens? As a parent and a pediatrician, this is so alarming.”
Dr. Jen urged her 1.1million followers to “keep the conversation going” and asked them to post questions about the topic on her social media.
“I’m partnering with Katie Couric media, and we’re going to share some important information, some tips on how to keep your kids safe,” she said.
Hundreds of her followers commented on the video, some with harsh criticism, and others who were eager to learn more.
One person wrote: “I’d like to know why this is a political issue in America? Our babies lives should be front and center in this conversation. As a mom, this keeps me up at night.”
“It’s not ‘gun violence,’ it’s violent kids ‘using guns!'” scathed one commenter.
Another suggested: “Mental health should be talked about more,” as one person scathed: “Guns DO NOT KILL! Don’t quit your day job.”
While Dr. Jen won’t be quitting medicine, she won’t be participating in one of her other jobs: as a reality tv star.
The star opened up about what’s next after Little Couple during a recent Instagram Live video post.
She said: “So, I went live to say hi and share the exciting news of our new #podcast premiering this Tuesday! I’m excited to host and bring experts in #pediatrics to help you (and me) raise healthy kids.”
In the video, the ex-TLC star explained: “Just wanted to reach out and let everybody know how excited I am about a new venture that I’m about to do.”
“We have a new podcast that’s coming out,” she continued before disclosing “it’s with my new hospital, Boston Children’s and it’s called Boston Children’s Answers: Kids Health.
“I hope that if you have kids or you know someone with kids or you’re just a kid at heart myself that maybe you’ll want to tune in.”
Jen revealed that “just as the host,” she has learned so much about how to care for her two children Will and Zoey whom she shares with her husband, Bill Klein, 48.
The podcast will cover topics such as injury prevention, sports medicine, electronic screen time, and tasks like finding the right pediatrician.
In closing, Jen admitted: “I’m super excited. It’s my first time doing a podcast so you can tell me how we do.
“But I’m hoping, more importantly, that it helps all of us parents provide the best care that we can for our kids.”
The Little Couple has been off the air since 2019 and fans have been eagerly awaiting its return.
The U.S. Sun previously reported Discovery Communications renewed the trademark for The Little Couple on March 14, 2022, despite the show being off the air.
It is believed the show postponement might have been likely due to Jen and her husband Bill’s expensive lawsuit with producers.
They aren’t done with television altogether, however.
Back in October 2022, Jen revealed that she and her husband would appear in an episode of the second season of HGTV’s Farmhouse Fixer.