Welcome to Plathville star Olivia Plath is breaking her silence on the IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles) docuseries, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets. She made a statement on social media this weekend, revealing how she feels about it. What did she have to say?
Amazon Prime Video releases IBLP docuseries.
On Friday, June 2, all four episodes of Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets were released on Amazon Prime Video. The series delves deep into the Duggar family, as well as their religion, the IBLP.
Though Olivia and the rest of the Plath family weren’t the primary focus of the docuseries, they were still briefly mentioned. So now, she has something to say.
Olivia Plath breaks her silence about the docuseries.
Until now, Olivia hadn’t mentioned the docuseries publicly. But it sounds like she has some strong feelings about it. And it turns out that her upbringing was similar to the Duggars’ in several ways. She hopped on her Instagram Stories to let everyone know she will be going live on Instagram this week.
But she ended up sharing a lot about the series. Olivia Plath said, “Good afternoon to everyone except for Bill Gothard and Michael Pearl. If you know, you know.” Gothard is the founder of the IBLP, while Pearl is an author and pastor.
She informed her followers that the new docuseries was released on Friday. She explained that she herself is an “ex-fundie ex-cult kid.” So, she could relate to those who shared their stories in the new series.
She said, “That was my life up until a few years ago. And a little triggering to watch, but also there is solidarity in having other people speak up and say, ‘Yup, you’re not crazy. Happened to me too. I know about this.’”
The Welcome to Plathville star said that it was “healing” to hear from the survivors of the IBLP.
You can watch Olivia’s video below to hear what she has to say about the series.
Hopefully, Olivia is able to healthily process all that she faced growing up. It sounds like she’s been through a lot, but she seems to be figuring it all out for herself.
So, are you glad that Olivia Plath is using her platform to discuss the topic of the docuseries? Did you realize her upbringing was similar to the Duggars’ in a way? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Welcome to Plathville stars. Below, you can watch the Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets trailer. Find out how to watch the episodes here.