‘Alaskan Bush People’ — Exploding Fridge Gashes Matt Brown’s Head [Opinion]

Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown might not be the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to following safety precautions and his latest antic seems to back this up. If you are a fan of the Alaskan Bush People, then you know this freak accident that Matt Brown recently suffered is just par for the course when it comes to the Brown family boys and their experiments.

A refrigerator exploded in Matt Brown’s off-season home in Hoonah, Alaska. When it did, the door blew off the hinges striking Matt in the head. This is not the average family, this is the brood from the Alaskan Bush People show, so when you hear how this happened, you might not be that surprised.

Apparently Matt Brown had a mason jar full of gunpowder with a cannon fuse stored in that refrigerator and for some unknown reason, it exploded. The force of that explosion blew the fridge door off and across the room, striking Matt in the head.

He was rushed to the hospital where he received staples in his head. While there is no report on his condition today, it has been reported by TMZ that Matt has been released from the hospital with his head wound stapled-up. The latest report has Matt getting nine staples in his head after the airborne refrigerator door clocked him on the noggin.

With all the hoopla around the Alaskan Bush People being a “fake show,” this latest incident might leave you thinking that this could be a publicity stunt to entice people to tune in as a new season is due out in June. TMZ squashed that thought, as they report that the Alaskan Bush People show was not filming at the time Matt’s very dangerous storage habits blew up his fridge.

The Brown family caught the interest of people across the nation because they were introduced as a family that had lived off the grid in the unforgiving elements of Alaska for years. This is a place where there is no electricity or any modern conveniences, such as a refrigerator.

With the report of Matt Brown getting hit in the head with his refrigerator door, this seems to go against the grain of a family living in the wild because they wouldn’t have electricity for a refrigerator. Apparently, they do live in the wild, but only for filming purposes. When they are not filming the Alaskan Bush People show, the family lives elsewhere in homes with all the modern conveniences that they don’t have while living off the grid.

This incident will most likely spark even more buzz about the Brown family’s show being fake. It is now apparent that they don’t always rough it in the Alaskan bush. Apparently Billy Brown moved his young family to the Alaskan bush a long time ago when the family was still young.

He wrote a book about life off the grid with his large family of five boys and two girls. This book caught the eye of the Discovery Channel and the show, the Alaskan Bush People, was born. While fans watch the Brown family’s antics of hunting and fishing for their food, most realize that after all the seasons on the Discovery Channel, these people cannot possibly be poor.

It was during this show’s first few seasons when fans believed these poor people had nothing. Because of this, folks would attempt to send money to the Brown family, according to an article from the Inquisitr back in September of last year. Fans did not realize that the family was well compensated and had rather comfortable digs when not filming the show.

While nothing recent about the Brown family member’s salary for their roles on the Alaskan Bush People show has been published, back in 2015 the website Reality Show Stars Networth reported on their financial income. They cite Billy Brown, the patriarch of the Brown family, of having a net worth of $500,000.

Each of the seven Brown offspring has a net worth of between $40,000 to $60,000 each, but surprisingly there is no mention of Ami, the sweet and unassuming mom of this brood. Maybe she is included in her husband’s reported net worth.

It is amazing that the Brown family makes it through each season of shooting at the Browntown homestead deep in the Alaskan bush in one piece. They conjure up all types of dangerous antics, some that might leave a pit in your stomach as you watch them partake in their weird “experiments” in the Alaskan bush.

As for Matt, if he was released from the hospital after his head needed staples, then he must be doing fine. Common sense indicates that they would have hospitalized him if he was seriously injured. With an explosion that packed enough force to blow a refrigerator door clear off its hinges, he was lucky as he could have been hurt much more seriously than he was.

The Alaskan Bush People is scheduled to return on June 14 at 9 p.m. on the Discovery Channel, according to the Futon Critic.

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