1000-lb Sisters fans think the episode in which Amy Slaton learned she was pregnant for the second time was staged and state their reasons.
1000-lb Sisters season 4, episode 1 showed a scene where Amy Slaton and her husband, Michael Halterman, reacted to her second pregnancy, and fans believed it was staged. Amy and Michael met in high school and have been friends since then. They dated for several years before tying the knot in Nashville, Tennessee on March 15, 2019. Since getting married, the couple has welcomed two children. Amy and Michael’s first son, Gage Deon Halterman, was born in November 2020. Amy’s motherhood journey continued on the show when she became pregnant with the couple’s second son, Glenn Allen Halterman.
1000-lb Sisters’ Amy Slaton surprised fans when she announced she and Michael were expecting a second child. The couple eventually revealed they were having another boy, much to Amy’s disappointment, as she wanted a girl. Amy and Michael finally welcomed Glenn, their secondjo, bundle of on July 5, 2022. Like her first pregnancy, Amy’s second pregnancy was documented on 1000-lb Sisters season 4. However, fans who watched Amy find out she was pregnant for the second time on the show believe it was staged, and have voiced their distress.
1000-Lb Sisters Fans Think Amy’s Pregnancy Scene Seemed Off
On Reddit, user u/AveryNicoleMyers started a thread titled, “Do y’all think the scene where Amy finds out she’s pregnant is faked? I do.” The Redditor further pointed out why they felt the 1000-lb Sisters scene was staged. They noted that “everything is off” about the scene, and wondered why the camera team didn’t enter the emergency room as usual. The Reddit user also wondered why Amy and Michael were so nonchalant about finding out they would be having a second baby, noting that Michael’s “are you serious” scream wasn’t authentic. The disgruntled 1000-lb Sisters fan concluded, “I feel like everyone already knew but the producers asked them to reenact it so they could have better footage for the show.”
1000-Lb Sisters Fans Believe The Scene Seemed Fake
Other Redditors commented on the post and expressed their feelings about the scene. One fan commented and said that 1000-lb Sisters’ producers had to re-enact the scene, adding that it was a common theme in reality TV shows. The Redditor explained, “Camera crews aren’t always present when certain situations happen.” Thus, reality TV show producers have to redo these moments, especially when they are so important to the cast members’ lives. However, a second person felt the whole 1000-lb Sisters season felt fake and was staged. Another fan agreed with this point, noting, “Especially the break in scene at Tammy’s. When misty and Amanda said someone stole her property, it looked so scripted.
1000-Lb Sisters Fan Explains Why Some Scenes Are Staged
Another Redditor, u/Old-Sport3218, also started a thread in which they pointed out that the 1000-lb Sisters season 4 episode in which Amy went for an ultrasound to see her baby’s gender was staged. They noted that Amy already knew about her baby’s gender before filming took place, and Amy posted it on her YouTube channel in January 2022. According to the Redditor, the re-enactment of that moment on 1000-lb Sisters was expressionless, which was confusing. Responding to the thread, a fan said, “Reality shows don’t film people 24/7 365 days a year“
The same Redditor also explained that the camera crew is not always present for some things, and has to ask the cast to discuss those things or do something else to help editors develop a “cohesive story for the plot.” The fan further explained that actors are not reading a written script. It is understandable why fans complain about some seemingly staged 1000-lb Sisters moments. However, some explanations went a long way to calm nerves and make viewers understand how reality TV filming works.
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Sources: u/AveryNicoleMyers/Reddit, u/Old-Sport3218/Reddit, Amy Slaton-Halterman/YouTube