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Is Welcome to Plathville fake? Here’s why there are doubts

Kim Plath in a Welcome to Plathville confessional.
Viewers think Welcome to Plathville may be fake. Pic credit: TLC

Welcome to Plathville debuted last week and it still has viewers talking.

Season 1 hit the TLC network last fall and the Plath family became overnight celebrities. It caused issues within the family, and now, as Season 2 begins, there are three households for the family.

After seeing the new homes, Welcome to Plathville viewers have called the family out for what appears to be lies they are telling about what the children can and cannot do.

What are the three households?

The Plath family has portrayed that they and their children have lived an off-the-grid lifestyle. That was plausible during the first season when they lived on the farm and their house was seemingly lacking technology and other things.

Barry and Kim Plath moved off the farm and into Cairo, Georgia, where their other children live. Ethan and Olivia have lived there and that is where they got a break from his overbearing parents. The relationship between them and their daughter-in-law wasn’t good, and now, it is non-existent.

Micah and Moriah are renting a home just a few blocks from Ethan and Olivia. They were asked to leave Kim and Barry’s house after the parents felt that they would influence some of the younger siblings. It seems to be going well for them, as both the brother and sister have adapted to living in the modern world.

What are the inconsistencies?

As viewers watched the Season 2 premiere for Welcome to Plathville, two things stood out. One, the equipment in Issac’s room, and two, the tan line on Lydia in the confessional.

Kim Plath has been adamant that her children have no technology and very limited internet usage. In fact, during Season 1, she was monitoring Moriah on the computer as she was looking into colleges she may have wanted to attend.

While Micah and Issac were spending time together, it was clear that his room had more than just a bed and a desk to do schoolwork. It appeared that he had some sort of gaming equipment there as well. The chair that Kim was sat in also appeared to be one a gamer would use.

Kim Plath on Welcome to Plathville.
Kim sitting in Isaac’s room with his equipment in plain view. Pic credit: TLC

In one of the confessionals where Lydia Plath was discussing life, it was clear she had a tan line from what appeared to be a bikini. That would be completely against the rules, especially after Micah and Moriah confirmed that they had to swim fully clothed.

Lydia Plath in a Welcome to Plathville confessional.
Lydia Plath has a clear tan line. Pic credit: TLC

There is a lot of skepticism now. Just how real are the Plaths?

Welcome to Plathville airs Tuesday nights at 10/9c on TLC.

3 thoughts on “Is Welcome to Plathville fake? Here’s why there are doubts”

  1. I’m not gonna lie, I got sucked down the rabbit hole that is Plathville. Now I skeptically watch each episode and can’t seem to muster the courage to climb my way out. I feel so bad for the children of mama and papa Plath, it is kind of like watching a train wreck you can’t seem to look away and you want to find out if anyone comes out of it OK. It is obvious mama Plath has serious past trauma that she has dealt with by trying to control every single piece of her environment. This is why mental health counseling is so important in order to break the cycle of trauma. Using “church” as your guide can sometimes be detrimental. Papa Plath is obviously just an awkward clueless man with little to no experience in human connection and communication past his relationship with his wife, and let’s be real that’s quite awkward as well. I noticed the gaming equipment and Tan lines as well and immediately wondered how much of this is real. But when you think about it, having access to the Internet and gaming online is still not forming any real personal relationships the boy is still cut off from the world outside of the Plath family. Mama is still setting him up for failure. I could go on and on but I will cut it off here, I can’t wait for the rest of the season, thanks for starting this dialogue, I wondered if anyone else is as invested as I am.

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