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Billy Brown's Family Fights Back Against 'Alaskan Bush' Fakery Claims

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Dec. 9 2015, Updated 1:28 p.m. ET

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The haters are going to hate — and that's exactly what the Alaskan Bush People stars are going to let the naysayers do.

Billy Brown and his family are now fighting back against haters and fakery claims that they aren't real Alaskans.

"What can you say to people like that?" Brown, 62, told during an exclusive interview. "We call them 'bobs in the basement.' That's just what we call the people who sit behind the computers and don't have a life."

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"I actually feel sorry for those people when they don't have anything else to do," he continued.

According to Brown, if the critics researched his family, they would find out that his children were born in Alaska.

"I wish they did a little fact finding," he said. "It would seem simple to look up birth certificates and things on the kids to see we're as Alaskan as you get."

So Brown just doesn't pay attention to the skeptics anymore.

"You do feel sorry for them… that's about all we do," he said. "That's about all the attention we pay to it."

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In his heart and mind, Brown knows his family is made up of real Alaskans.

"I mean we touch each other all the time," he said. "We know we're real."

Brown's oldest son Matt, 32, agrees with his father and doesn't let the hostility get to him either.

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"I don't really let it bother me," he told "I know who I am and I've been here a long time."

Matt understands that there are going to be cynics around every corner.

"There's always somebody," he said. "No matter what town, community, wherever you go, there is always one or two people."

And Matt stands by the statement that the Alaskan frontier is definitely his home front.

"I love the bush and it will always be my home," he said.

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As first reported, Billy and his son Joshua "Bam Bam" plead guilty in November to one count of second degree unsworn falsification after authorities pointed out that the Brown family had claimed to have lived in the southeast part of the state between 2009 and 2012 on Alaskan Permanent Fund Division applications.

These applications grant full-time residents four-figure sums every year that they remain in state.

In the plea agreement, Billy admitted he left Alaska during those years — and in another case about falsifying fishing and game licenses, documents said that the family lived in Colorado and Texas during that gap.



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