The popular Discovery channel hit, Alaskan Bush People has a lot of people asking whether or not the show is real or fake.
To be honest, I can’t say whether or not it is real but what I can say is there is plenty of evidence that suggests the show is not what it seems to be.
The Brown family of Alaskan Bush People claim to live in off the grid in the wild Alaskan bush where they run a small self sufficient community called Browntown on Chichagof Island.
If you have never watched the show, what they call Brown town is nothing more than a family house, a few small dwellings for the kids and a couple of tents/ trapper shacks used to store food and supplies.
I actually like the show, just started watching it a month or so ago and have since caught up on all the previous seasons.
While even I don’t believe half of what I see, I still tune in every week.
I am not alone, in fact this show was originally meant to be a one season documentary loosely based off Billy Brown’s 2007 novel, One Wave At A Time, but has been extended into a multiple season series due to the popularity of the show.
Despite all the evidence of The Alaskan Bush People being fake, the show continues to grow in popularity season after season and should continue for at least a few more seasons.
As we all know, popularity always brings out the haters and internet trolls who have nothing better to do that attack just about anyone or anything who has it better than they do and the Brown family surely has their fair share of haters.
Lets take a look at some of the most obvious reasons why most people think the show Alaskan Bush People is fake.
Proof that Alaskan Bush People Is Fake
Is Alaskan Bush People real or fake has already been covered by hundreds of bloggers and is a frequent topic on social media.
I have read several articles on this show and I think it’s actually funny how passionate some people are about tearing apart every aspect of the Brown family and the Alaskan Bush People show.
Not sure if they don’t have anything better to do or if their life is so miserable that they have to try to bring others down with them.
Either way, the show seems to be unaffected by the negative press it receives and all the bloggers bashing this show have had little to no effect on the show’s success.
I am not hear to throw any additional shade at this show or reveal some TMZ style news break that is going to rock the foundation of the Brown’s popular tv show but I will discuss some evidence that disproves the reality of the Alaskan Bush People show.
- According to the show, the Brown kids have lived in the wild their entire life and do not know about modern technology.
If this were true then you probably would never find blogs and YouTube channels published by the kids, but they are out there and seem to be rather active.
In some of the videos posted by Gabe Brown, he does celebrity impersonations, celebrities he probably shouldn’t know about without tv or the internet.
2. The Brown family doesn’t actually live in Brown town except during filming.
According to an article about the Alaskan Bush People posted on Lopper.com, the Brown family stays in the Icy Strait Lodge when not filming, the same lodge where the film crew stays.
This is by far the biggest claim to challenge to reality of the show and if true then nothing else matters to me, it is fake and we should all protest by not watching the show any more!
Who am I kidding, I will still watch every Wednesday!
3. The women who come visit the boys in Brown Town seem to be a little out of their league.
Noah and Bear have both had women come visit them in the bush that seemed way out of their league.
Could it be that young attractive women in Alaska are somehow attracted to guys who bath in the creek and live without any modern conveniences?
Not hardly, Karryna L. Kauffman, who visited Noah in Browntown, is a California based actress who has made a career out of walk on roles and small bit parts which is exactly what she did when she appeared on one episode of Alaskan Bush People.
4. The Brown family faced charges for not actually living in Alaska
All full time residents of Alaska receive a portion of the profits from the Alaska pipeline, the Brown family was charge with lying on their Permanent Fund Dividend Form by stating they lived in Alaska from 2010 to 2013 when the state feels that they did not.
In a plea deal, Billy and Bam both served 30 days in a Juneau prison to prevent a lengthy trial and the potential for the entire family going to prison.
5. Their clothes never seem to be dirty
You would think that if you truly lived wild in the Alaskan Bush and you were constantly working in and around dirt and mud that your clothes would not look like they just came from the dry cleaners but this is how the Brown family looks on most episodes.
I just find it odd that they all seem to dress in somewhat nice clothes that look like they have been cleaned and pressed which is not how I envision life in the wild to be, maybe I am wrong.
These are just some of the many facts that ask the question whether or not Alaskan Bush People is fake or not.
Alaskan Bush People – Final Thoughts
There have been many claims so far about whether or not the Discovery Channel show Alaskan Bush People is fake or not and I am sure there will be many more to come but the reality is that a lot of people love this show and will continue to love it for as long as it is on the air.
Like I said I like the show and watch it every Wednesday not sure why or what I like about it but like clockwork, if its one I am watching.
My opinion is, if they are lying about living in the wild and making money doing it then good for them, they are getting paid to entertain their viewers, millions of others have done it in the past and not gotten nearly the amount of hate as the cast of Alaskan Bush People.