The reason Alaskan Bush People fans are calling for the show's cancellation

Discovery's Alaskan Bush People premiered in 2014, introducing America to the outdoors-loving and eccentric Brown family. The clan includes parents Ami and Billy Brown, along with their seven children, Matt Brown, Joshua "Bam Bam" Brown, Solomon "Bear" Brown, Gabriel "Gabe" Brown, Noah Brown, Amora "Birdy" Brown, and Merry Christmas "Rainy" Brown. 

Although the series was a hit at first, the show's ratings supposedly declined amid allegations of fakery and questions about the family's net worth. Despite presenting to viewers as a humble family living off the grid in Alaska, it came to light that they reportedly rented pricey homes and barely lived in The Last Frontier as the show progressed. The criticism only intensified after the Browns moved to Washington State, supposedly to help Ami recover from her cancer battle, which she thankfully won

Now it appears some fans are calling for the show's cancellation, and the reason why is pretty dark.

Fans aren't happy with Bear Brown

There's a lot of drama surrounding Alaskan Bush People at the moment, and Bear Brown is at the center of it. Here's what happened: After Bear's ex-fiancee, Raiven Adams, filed for a domestic violence protective order against the reality star in February 2020, fans started questioning whether the show should continue. Adams accused Bear of being "verbally abusive," withholding "food" and "money" from her as punishment, and she also alleged he abused drugs, per court docs obtained by The Blast

These claims didn't sit well with viewers, as one person tweeted, "I see Bear Brown from Alaskan Bush People has a protective order against him for being abusive to his pregnant ex. Allegedly doing drugs a lot. The family r trouble and should not be on TV nasty." Someone else said, "Can these fools get any more ridiculous????  ... why are they still allowed on the air?"

The Texas resident withdrew her request for a long-term restraining order and a judge "dissolved" the short-term order against Bear in March 2020, just days before their son, River, was born prematurely, The Sun reported. However, the drama continued when it was revealed Bear hadn't seen his newborn son. Although the reality star said the distance was because of the coronavirus concerns, Adams seemingly implied Bear wasn't answering her calls, per The Sun.

It remains to be seen whether Alaskan Bush People will get canceled, but it's clear some fans are upset with Bear.

Bear Brown seemed ready to change for his son

As Alaskan Bush People fans may recall, Bear Brown, one of Billy and Ami Brown's seven children, got engaged to Raiven Adams on Aug. 28, 2019, per People. Fans and family members were thrilled, but just two weeks later the couple called it quits! Of course, the drama didn't end there because just days after the two announced their breakup, they also announced Adam's pregnancy, according to PeopleWhew, what wild ride! 

For the next few months, the exes made it seem like they were committed to peacefully co-parenting. In November 2019, Bear gushed to People, clearly looking forward to the birth of his first child. "It's a boy! I can't believe it! I would've been thrilled no matter what but it's awesome we're having a boy!" He added, "It's crazy to think this time next year, I'll be a dad." At the time, Bear revealed that the couple would be welcoming their baby boy in April 2020. 

All that being said, according to Adams, things didn't stay peaceful for long because Bear began getting violent, per The Sun

The fate of the 'Alaskan Bush People' is up in the air

It's unclear what the relationship is now between Bear Brown and baby mama Raiven Adams, or if he plans to have a relationship with his son. After The Sun exclusively reported that Adams filed a restraining order against Bear — claiming he physically and emotionally abused her and constantly used drugs like cocaine — Bear took to Instagram to deny her claims.

"There's something I would like to say! I DON'T DO DRUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," he captioned a selfie (via The Sun). He then posted another snap in which he made a heart shape with his hands. "What becomes of the brokenhearted?" he reportedly wrote.

Due to the nasty drama between Bear and Adams (along with the cast's salary controversy), at one point, angry fans started an online petition begging for Alaskan Bush People to be cancelled. The petition has now closed, but according to the profile on change.org, it had more than 2,000 supporters. Only time will tell if the show stays on the air, but it seems like many wouldn't miss it if it were to go away.