Alaskan Bush People Season 4 continues to receive criticisms especially about living up to being a ?reality TV show? and recent reports are suggesting that the show is a ?fake? from the very first season.
More and more reports are claiming that the Discovery channel?s reality show is fake from the start. In a recent post by Starcasm, they wrote a proof that the show is not real. Back in 2007, Billy Bryan Brown published a book titled One Wave At A Time that contains all the Brown family?s experience from the Alaska?s wilderness.
In March 2008, Capital City Weekly (CCW) posted an article titled ?Alaskan Family to be Featured in Documentary.? Starcasm then noted that the ?documentary? turned out to be that of the Alaskan Bush People.
There is also a particular paragraph from CCW?s article that would strengthen the claim that the show is not real. ?The Browns are returning to Alaska in early May from a book signing and speaking engagement tour in the lower 48, to once again venture into the bush to recreate the journey described in the book. Accompanied by a professional camera crew, they will be filming this 57-day journey for a TV documentary to be aired nationally in early 2009,? wrote CCW.
With that alone, it should be enough to conclude that the Alaskan Bush People is not real and the people playing as the Brown family were not actually raised wild. Furthermore, there is also this interview with Matt Brown?s ex-girlfriend, Heather Bagayas, revealing that the family?s version of wilderness survival is fake.
Reality TV Scandals had the chance to talk to Bagayas and they asked why she thinks the Browns are lying about their lifestyle or does she think it?s Discovery. She said, ?I can?t answer that because I don?t know, it was a surprise to me too. It think maybe they [Discovery] just wanted to make the show more entertaining. I think maybe Discovery just wanted to make a really good show? And the Browns wanted to be set for life. I did see Matt and he did say he wanted to be set and move to Hollywood in a studio apartment and become an actor.. So? [laughs].?
Also, in a more recent event in the show, it can be recalled that Billy Brown was reunited with his ?long-lost daughter? Twila. It was also said in that episode that it was the first for the Brown family to meet the young lady. However, according to a source of Radar Online, who is said to be close to the family, Twila and Billy have actually ?communicated over the years? and that they had an ?on-again, off-again relationship.
The outlet further stated that the reunion episode was also not the first time the Brown family met Twila. Their source said the Matt has always treated Twila like a sister and there are even old photos of them together.
If the show was originally meant as a documentary, why did the Discovery channel decide to make it appear like a reality show and even brought few more seasons to the show? Inquisitr said that it is probably because of how the audience responded to the show and how receptive they were, so the network decided to take the Brown family back to the television.
How about you? Do you think that the Alaskan Bush People is fake? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. The show airs every Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on The Discovery Channel.