Viewers are following all of the drama surrounding TLC’s show “Breaking Amish,” where many are accusing the show of being heavily faked. Facebook pages have been created to track all of the details popping up that seem to indicate the cast members are far removed from the Amish and Mennonite communities they supposedly just left for the first time. Friday, Sept. 28 the page “Breaking Amish The Truth” shared a new tidbit they found that seems to add more fuel to the fire.
“Breaking Amish The Truth” has been closely following everything related to the show, and another interesting tidbit popped up about cast member Jeremiah. They noticed that someone claiming to be Jeremiah’s biological brother left a comment on a thread on the TLC Facebook page that supports the claims that Jeremiah’s story is not what “Breaking Amish” portrays.
The comment is in a thread with a link to a producer’s take of a recent episode. The post is by a man named Michael Long and he says, “This show is fake. Jeremiah is my real brother that was adopted to an amish family at 6 months old. I found him back in 2004.” He adds, “This show is making it look like he is doing some of these things for the first time but I [know] the truth. Maybe TLC didnt expect anyone to know the people on the show but I know Jeremiah [sic].”
The comments Long left, if true, do mesh with the other details that have emerged about Jeremiah thus far. Of course it’s hard to know with certainty at this point if this Michael Long is legitimate, but the details do all seem to add up to what else has been said about the situation. Jeremiah’s alleged ex-wife also spoke out recently and what she shared makes it seem ridiculous that the show is trying to pass him or anyone else on the show off as new to “English” life.
What do you think of all this information coming out that seems to indicate the premise of “Breaking Amish” is fake? Many wonder if TLC purposely fabricated the show and the premise for the sake of ratings, or if the cast members themselves were the ones being dishonest. Viewers aren’t sure what to think, but all of these accusations have had people buzzing. “Breaking Amish” airs Sunday nights on TLC.