I Am Shauna Rae's Shauna, 22, slammed for vaping & drinking despite past cancer battle that left her looking child-like

FANS ripped into the star of I Am Shauna Rae after a clip of her vaping and drinking was shared online.

The reality star battled cancer as a child, which left her looking much younger than she is.


TLC shared the clip on Instagram.

In it, Shauna was seen hitting a vape while seated at a table with friends.

She also appeared to be drinking, chatting with her pals about college.

Shauna explained why she started vaping, saying: "Maybe in the beginning I started vaping to look older.

"I don't know. I've always been attracted to that edgy kind of lifestyle. The tattoos, the piercings.

"But getting tattoos, vaping, doing anything adult-esque wasn't to show anyone else that I'm an adult it was to show myself that I'm an adult."

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Fans flooded the comments with concern.

One wrote: "Hope she finds herself and accepts herself without having to vape."

Another commenter wrote: "Vaping isn't cool!"

A third commenter added: "Vaping isn't honestly cool being who you are is cool."

Another was quick to point out Shauna's history of medical issues, writing: "Already loving this show! But drinking and vaping with a medical condition and history of cancer is really irresponsible. If you want to be treated as an adult, start making better life choices."

During a previous episode of I Am Shauna Rae, she opened up about her dating life.

UNLUCKY IN LOVE

She admitted that like most things, dating at her size isn't easy.

During the season premiere, she confessed: "My relationship status is single. I'm short, leave me alone. I attract creeps, a**holes and idiots."

The reality star went on: "It is scary to put myself out there, but you have to put some risk in to get happiness."

Explaining her struggles on the show, Shauna said: "I'm 22 years old. My height is 3-feet, 10-inches and my weight is 50 pounds. I physically am in the body of an 8-year-old. I can't drive. I can't reach counters. I have to hop on couches and beds."

In episode two, Shauna went on blind dates.

THE SHOW

I Am Shauna Rae is a documentary series about the star's life, her struggles and more.

Because of her size, she's often confused for a child.

That makes dating hard, along with doing normal things women her age do.

In the trailer for the show, Shauna introduces herself by saying: "If you were to look at me, you would think I'm just a normal little girl, doing normal little girl things with my fun, crazy family."

She added: "But the truth is I'm not a little girl. I'm a woman, a 22-year-old woman stuck in the body of an eight-year-old."

The trailer teased a variety of trails and tribulations, including getting turned away from a bar and more.

The show also features members of Shauna's family, including mom Patty Schrankel.

In the show, he mom weighs in on the difficulties of watching her daughter battle cancer as a kid.

"Shauna was six months old when we found out she had brain cancer," she remembered. "I feel, I guess almost guilty, that she will have to go through this for the rest of her life, so all I can do is protect her."

Shauna also explained what happened to her, revealing: "My pituitary gland was rendered almost dormant because of the chemotherapy. The doctor told me I was done growing. MY bones were fused, and my height is 3 feet and 10 inches."

Her goal is to become independent.



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