The Discovery Channel series follows the Browns, a family that lives remotely in the woods of Alaska. Throughout the show's several seasons though, fans have picked up on the fact that the Browns have accents that don't really line up with where they're from.
So many fans of the show were asking about their accents that the family actually ended up addressing it in their video confessionals.
"We never realized that anybody in the family had an accent," father Billy Brown said. "We didn't realize it at all — I don't guess we heard it, and then all of a sudden, everybody's talking about 'their accents.'"
Bear Brown, Billy's 25-year-old son, also addressed the controversy, claiming, "I don't hear anyone in my family have an accent."
#AlaskanBushPeople June 28, 2017, the day I finally gave in & turned on the closed captioning on Alaskan Bush People. Damn mumbling accent..— chuck hafferman (@chmrhp) June 29, 2017
The odd accent has hints of southern twang, which would make sense for Billy and Ami, who are originally from Texas. The kids however, are a different story. Throughout the show, plenty of fans have questioned the accent, going as far as to say it can be distracting when they think too much about it.
It's hard for me to watch Alaskan Bush People because their accent doesn't exist outside of their family & they only speak English— Olivia (@Corn_Star_Gorl) July 23, 2017
Many have even started theorizing about where the accent could be from.
Dear Alaskan Bush people: what is your accent? Maybe a Boston with egg covering the voice box? Yeah, that's it.— Putrik Miklz (@pattymelt8) August 20, 2017