Faking it? A trailer for the second half of TLC's Sister Wives Season 17, teased a scary moment for Robyn Brown, but popular TV blogger Katie Joy is calling BS.
In the scary clip, the mother-of-five — she has Dayton, 22, Aurora, 20, Breanna, 17, from her previous marriage, and Solomon, 11, and Ariella Mae, 6, with husband Kody Brown — was seen in a hospital bed wearing a face mask after allegedly seeking medical attention due to coronavirus.
"We were following all the protocols and still somehow COVID got us," Robyn said in the trailer. "I’m just waiting to see the doctor."
However, Kody appeared to ramp up the drama by implying the 44-year-old's life could be in danger. "I think that I was sitting there watching Robyn, wondering if she was going to live," he recalled in a confessional.
But now Katie Joy, who goes by the Instagram handle "withoutacrystalball", is calling Kody out for trying turn her hospital stay "into a story for ratings."
"The facts: Robyn is laying in a bed in an ER. This is evident by the bed size, bench next to the bed and the fact that her jacket and bag are next to the bed," she wrote beside a screencap from the trailer. "Robyn is not in critical condition in this image. She is not receiving oxygen or any life supporting treatments that would make her critical. Robyn is not dying in this image."
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"Going to the ER is not automatically death, critical condition or the like," she continued, noting that it's possible that she only went to the emergency room because "the Browns don't carry health insurance regularly" and "the ER is sometimes their only option."
"Whether Robyn was hospitalized is unknown. Going to the ER is not the same as a hospitalization," she added. "Kody taking Robyn to the ER but skipping Ysabel’s major back surgery, not helping Janelle Brown when she had Covid, and generally missing out on everyone’s life but Robyn’s is the real story."
This is far from the first time Kody has been slammed for showing favoritism to Robyn throughout the COVID-19 pandemic — specifically when it comes to avoiding hospital stays.
The father-of-18 infamously chose to skip his and Christine's daughter Ysabel's scoliosis surgery, reducing the teen to tears, after he claimed he didn't feel safe traveling because he might expose Solomon and Ariella Mae to COVID.
"I don't have to deal with him anymore because I'm not married to him," Christine, who left the Brown family patriarch in November 2021, said in a confessional. "So glad I'm not, because I cannot respect this person anymore. Who he is and the choices he's making, I cannot respect this man."