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Why do people think Alaskan Bush People is fake?

Ami and Billy Brown on Alaskan Bush People
Ami and Billy Brown during their time in Alaska on Alaskan Bush People

One of the biggest criticisms of Discovery’s hit show Alaskan Bush People is that it’s fake — but why do people think it’s not real?

A huge debate has raged about the truth behind the show ever since it first went to air, with Facebook groups and videos springing up left, right and center with names like “Alaskan Bush People Exposed” and “Why Alaskan Bush People is Completely Fake”.

People are often extremely divided on the issue and generally sit in one of four camps — those who love the show and don’t think it’s fake, those who love watching the show and don’t care if it’s fake, those who think it’s fake but still watch the show, and those who think it’s fake so stopped watching.

But why do people care so much about it? And where does the whole claim of it being fake come from?

The first question is hard to answer but the second one is relatively simple, with the accusations stemming back to before the show even started.

Here are the main sticking points…


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