For those who watch reality television, it is more than understood that staging, set-ups, and scripting happens. After all, no one in real-life invites their arch nemesis to a cocktail party and then has a screaming match with them. Very few people actually have an arch nemesis. But, TLC's "Breaking Amish" may have pushed the envelope in reality television too far with a cast that has been anything but Amish for many years. If the rumors are true, not one of the cast mates are the naive, doe-eyed innocents that TLC is portraying them to be. In fact, it seems as each of them left Amish life many years ago and are not experiencing city life for the first time.
Is 'Crazy Kate' just a drama queen?One of the more disturbing story lines is Kate, who is supposed to be in New York for the first time and experiencing her first audition at a modeling agency. In Episode 4, the audience sees Kate experience some intense mood swings, going from laughing and drinking, to sobbing inconsolably. At one point, Kate even does a pole-dance in a pirate-themed bar. In one of her manic states, Kate locks herself in the bathroom alone with a camera for a lengthy period of time smiling and repeating, "Finally, crazy Kate is coming out of the box!" How much of this is an act? Especially considering the fact that Kate's profile apparently appeared on a modeling agency's website in 2010? Given the fact that Kate's hair already seemed to be dyed in an early episode, she can miraculously use chopsticks on her "first" night out, and she seems to have a pretty firm grasp on the art of pole-dancing, it would seem that Kate isn't venturing out on her own for the first time.
Abe and Rebecca are already marriedThe story line would be so cute: Abe and Rebecca leave their roots, only to find each other and true love blossoms. Yes, that would be good, and in fact, it may have already happened at least two years ago. According to some very convincing Facebook pictures, the pair have already tied the knot and already have a daughter.
Jeremiah is a jerk on the show and in real lifeJeremiah, who quickly put himself into the jerk category by saying that if his mom showed up to confront him, he would tell her to "f--- off," has been living out of the Amish community for years, has three children and owes a ton of money to his "baby mama" -- apparently $20,000 in child support. In two episodes Jeremiah pretends to learn how to drive, even knocking over a traffic cone to add extra drama, but his ex-wife, who says her silence has since been bought by TLC, says that Jeremiah drove regularly.
So, what does TLC have to say about this? Their response is brief and pretty unsatisfying:
"There is a lot of information floating around about the group featured on Breaking Amish. Much of it is not true, but some of it is -- and is addressed in upcoming episodes."
So far, the rumors haven't been addressed at all. So, audiences will just have to wait and see.
Sources used for this article:Crushable.com