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"Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham was not happy on "Dr. Phil."
If embattled "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham was looking for sympathy during her Friday appearance on "Dr. Phil," she went to the wrong show.
Unlike his celebrity counterpart and "Teen Mom" reunion host Dr. Drew Pinsky, Dr. Phil McGraw didn't coddle the reality personality, who recently made headlines for a DUI and filming a pornographic video.
"Perhaps unlike your mother, I don't care whether you throw a fit," pointed out the psychologist, who was also joined by Farrah's parents (and "Teen Mom" co-stars) Debra Danielson and Michael Abraham.
"You're upset because I ask questions that you don't have good answers for," he added when the single mom irritably complained, "I'm sorry I'm here. I'm sorry I have to be put in this situation."
"You have an incredible sense of entitlement, and when you don't get your way, you get upset," responded the incredibly astute psychologist, drawing hearty applause from the audience. (And maybe a few viewers at home!)
Farrah also continued to make excuses about her DUI while being grilled by the good doctor. "I wouldn't want to hit someone, I wouldn't want to kill someone," she said, as if her intentions factored into driving while intoxicated. "When you're just saying, 'Oh yeah, Farrah, you were, like, purposely drinking and driving,' no. I wasn't purposely, I wasn't trying."
The young mom also insisted that her adult film was merely a "personal video" and calls co-star James Deen just a "prop in the background": "It's more about me. I'm celebrating my body and my feminine side. This is something that never should have been talked about publicly because it was something that I personally wanted when I'm older. I want those sexy photos of me of my best year."
If Farrah's video is ever distributed, which she isn't ruling out, at least two people won't be watching: her parents.
"I wouldn't even condone a sexual photograph," said Debra, who said news of the X-rated shoot came as "a total shock and total surprise."
Both of Farrah's parents seem to think that their objections to the sex video are "generational." (News flash: Approximately one billion young people would disagree.)
"I would imagine a lot of people -- maybe not your age, (not) my age -- they use technology for a lot of different things nowadays that maybe we don't accept," he told Dr. Phil. "There are a lot of people out there who use their PDAs for a lot of things. I'm not trying to condone this because I think the facts are still trying to come out. I'm not justifying what people do in private. That's their business."
But as Dr. Phil noted, most people aren't hiring a business (specifically, an adult film company) to film their private business -- or considering profiting from its distribution.
"I don't know the ramifications," Farrah said about a public release of the video, adding that her "legal team and personal advisers" have pointed out that its sale might provide "a certain amount of income ... so you can do the endeavors you want to do. I'm just figuring out what I want to do."
If it is sold, she added, "I think it would have to be more than" the $2 million figure quoted in previous reports.
"I'm not worried about my daughter seeing this," she said about 4-year-old Sophia one day watching the racy flick. "If she ever does bring it up, talks or asks questions or any of those things, I'm open. I'm honest, and we'll deal with that."
Maybe in 10 years Sophia will write a follow-up to her mom's own memoir: "My Teenage Dream Ended When I Watched My Mom's Adult Film"?