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TLC to address accusations in 'Breaking Amish'

TLC is prepared to respond to accusations of fraud in its casting for a show on Amish adolescence.

Breaking Amish

The cable network has faced accusations that “Breaking Amish” is fake. They are accused of using individuals who have been out of their isolated communities for a long time on a show supposedly presenting five Amish and Mennonite people on a permanent rumspringa in New York City.

Photos found on Facebook and MySpace show that cast members have married, had children and gotten divorced in their time in mainstream society.

TLC says viewers should watch, as the accusations will be addressed in upcoming episodes.

The first two episodes of the series, airing Sept. 9 and 16, have garned just under 3 million viewers, making it the most watched season premiere in three years. That has outdone “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” though that monstrosity still is winning in adults 18-49 with a 1.3 rating compared to “Amish’s” 1.1.

“Breaking Amish” isn’t the only TLC series that has garnered scandal recently. Last year’s “All-American Muslim” pulled comparatively weak numbers but still lost advertisers and caused a media frenzy.

According to AmishAmerica.com, Hollywood has helped foster misconceptions on what Rumspringa is about.  It says that most Amish adolescents still live at home and while many mull their decision of joining the church, the decision is made in the minds of many.


Details
Show:
- Breaking Amish
Network:
- TLC

Written by: KurtK26
Sep 20th, 2012, 11:34 am

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