'Welcome to Plathville': Kim and Barry address son Joshua's accidental death, fans question authenticity of story

'Kim is one of the most unstable women on tv. I’m thinking there might be more to this story,' a fan commented


                            'Welcome to Plathville': Kim and Barry address son Joshua's accidental death, fans question authenticity of story
Kim and Barry Plath (TLC)

Kim and Barry Plath have had years to nurse the wound that their dead son Joshua left them with. But they still feel a sting. Joshua was only 17-months-old at the time of death. Kim said he was "killed" in an accident. The toddler was in the driveway when she accidentally ran over him with her car. She was planting trees in her yard.

It's been over a decade since Joshua left but the parents are still battling the void. But, Barry says they can finally feel like it was time for them to get over the tragic past and move on, celebrate the fact that they had their son around for 17 months. They now want the little ones in the family to go to the cemetery to visit their brother, Joshua. 

Meanwhile, fans have weighed in with their opinion about Joshua's death and how it felt while the story played out on TV. Some thought that the conversations were staged because why would the kids bring up Joshua and his death after all these years. While others suspected that there might be more to the story that was being narrated by Kim and Barry. 

"This storyline about the child they lost is unnecessary and tacky af. Their kids are severely emotionally stunted but they're going to air this family tragedy for their tv show? #welcometoplathville," a fan commented, while another echoed: "Why are these kids randomly bringing up their dead baby brother? Seems a bit scripted. #WelcometoPlathville."



 



 

"That was a weird exchange about such a horrible incident," a user expressed, while another pointed out: "I wanna know what really happened in that yard when Joshua got run over. Kim is one of the most unstable women on tv. I’m thinking there might be more to this story. #WelcometoPlathville."

"This scene talking about Joshua and reminiscing is definitely scripted. #welcometoplathville," a fan tweeted. "idk what it is but something about this whole situation of kim and barry right now just doesn’t sit right #WelcomeToPlathville," another shared.



 



 



 



 

Catch all the new episodes of 'Welcome to Plathville' on TLC every Tuesday at 10/9c. For more information, check your local listings.

If you have an entertainment scoop or a story for us, please reach out to us on (323) 421-7515