Does Alaskan Bush People star Rain Brown want to quit the show? That’s the question some fans are asking after she posted a message on social media that seemed to indicate she’s overwhelmed by life and just wants an out.
As the Hollywood Gossip reports, the 14-year-old member of the Brown clan has been open and honest about her battles with depression. Being a teenager is difficult for anybody, but Rain has it even worse: she has a medical problem (depression is a disease, after all); her mother, Ami Brown, is battling cancer; and worst of all, it’s all out there for the public to digest.
In fact, back in September, as Radar Online reported at the time, Rain had been trying valiantly to stay positive, posting uplifting messages on social media and trying to keep a smile on her face. However, a fan — who apparently thought nothing of publicly dragging a 14-year-old girl whose mother is dying — called her out for smiling and posting selfies. Rain was having none of it.
“You gotta love yourself kids no matter who try’s [sic] to push you down.”
Now, however, some fans think that the teenager has had enough.
In a selfie posted this week, the teen included a hashtag that got some fans concerned about her future with the show.
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Did you notice the words “I don’t want to do this anymore” and “hurting inside” in there? Some fans believe that it’s an indication that she’s done with Alaskan Bush People.
As one fan wrote, “If you want to quit, then stop. You will be so missed. I so look forward to your posts. If you need to get out of the public eye do it! You can’t be strong for others if you don’t take care of yourself.”
What’s more, Hollywood Gossip writer Simon Delott noted that Rain being a minor and all, she may not have much of a choice in whether to appear on the show.
However, Rain was quick to respond that she simply meant that she didn’t want to pose for that particular picture anymore.
“I was actually talking about taking a picture lol.”
Still, there’s no doubt that Rain’s issues are to be made light of. Depression in teens and preteens can be particularly dangerous, as that age group is more at-risk for suicide. Having your family in the public eye certainly can’t help.
Nevertheless, Rain’s social media presence, for what it’s worth, seems to show a young woman who is doing her best to stay positive throughout it all.
[Featured Image by Rain Brown/Instagram]