Business was tough for Kody and his wives on the season premiere of "Sister Wives." The group was still trying to launch their jewelry business, SisterWife's Closet, but online sales just weren't cutting it. So the family decided to set up a booth at a women's expo in Robyn's hometown of St. George, Utah.
Unfortunately, St. George is also home to Warren Jeffs' controversial FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) community where polygamy is strongly frowned upon. As such, the wives were basically shunned at the expo.
Susan, a woman at the expo, summed up her feelings quite succinctly. "I have no respect for them whatsoever," she said of the Browns. "Polygamy is not a religion. It is a domineering, creepy way for old men to marry young women.”
The disapproving environment meant disastrous sales. The Browns needed to sell 120 pieces of jewelry just to break even. They sold 19.
“While the polygamy lifestyle is clearly not for everyone, it’s still hard to watch the sister wives -- especially Robyn -- fail so miserably after all the time and energy they put into the project," wrote Tierney McAfee at Hollywood Life. Zap2It's Andrea Reiher wasn't sure that was the only problem, though. She wondered if the jewelry was too expensive and thought the Browns might need to reevaluate their business altogether.
The Browns are members of the Apostolic United Brethren Church. While The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has officially rejected polygamy, the Brown family openly continues with the practice.
See what their next move is on "Sister Wives," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on TLC.
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