Is ‘Breaking Amish’ The Fakest Reality Show Since ‘The Hills?’

As reality show viewers, we’ve come to accept that certain things about our favorite programs are in some way fake or staged. The “cast” of MTV’s The Hills admitted to reenacting situations and changing their clothes several times a day to film specific scenes.

TLC’s Breaking Amish, a show about Amish people (and one Mennonite) between the ages of 20 to 32 who wish to leave their isolated farming communities to explore New York, may not have a script or big-name celebrities, but it does appear to be 90% fabricated.

All but one of the five cast members have been or are married, and one photo submitted on the Facebook page Breaking Amish: The Truth is supposedly of a married Rebecca and Abe (who pretended to be strangers), holding their baby.

Claims from family members and the Facebook page seem to prove that the audience has been completely misled (like this photo of adopted Mennonite Sabrina standing next to her husband).

All of these young Amish/Mennonite people left the community long before the show aired, had experience using the technology that they pretended to not understand, and are definitely not virgins.

The ex-wife of Jeremiah Raber (right) told WHP-TV that the show “is fake” and that he was never shunned by the Amish, but left 14 years ago when he was 18. He also has three kids and has owned multiple cars in his lifetime.

“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,” TLC and the production company Hot Snakes Media said in a joint statement.

Read: Breaking Amish: Is TLC Show Fake?

6 thoughts on “Is ‘Breaking Amish’ The Fakest Reality Show Since ‘The Hills?’

  1. There is no prof this show was fake. People love to hate as they do with Chris Brown and Rhianna, they also hate honey boo boo and This quality show. Stop hating and start enjoying this show……..also for some great gifts check out ONly 36 more shopping days.


  2. I am highly disappointed to find out this show is as fake as it is! They still could have had the show and named it something different. I have been totally deceived and I am upset about that. I was happy to see the young couple get together and fall in love only to find out that they have been together for a while and even have a child together! What a farce. I can’t wait to see how TLC will dig themselves out of this also! Networks should be sued for false advertising!! Smh….


  3. I knew this show had to be fake! It always seemed a little rehearsed to me. Plus, my coworker at DISH brought up the good point that it would be impossible for TLC to get in contact with these kids anyways, seeing as they are not exposed at all to the real world. As much as I hate to admit it though, I’m more interested than ever in watching the show, just to see how TLC digs themselves out of this grave. At least my curiosity won’t make me miss out on any other shows coming on at that time, since my Hopper DVR can record up to six things. TLC probably had this publicity stunt planned the whole time, but it’s working!


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