Meri Brown prefers to treat his detractors with kindness.
During an Instagram Story Q&A session on Monday, the sister wives The star was asked how she handles the hateful things that some viewers send her. Meri, in turn, gave a positive opinion on the matter.
“You just have to give them the love back,” the reality star, 51, said. “They must be in a lot of pain.”
Meri starred in sister wives since its inception in 2010. The TLC series follows the daily life of the Brown family – a polygamous group led by the patriarch Kody Brown.
Fans have seen the many ups and downs Kody, 52, has faced in his plural marriages to Meri, Janelle Brown, Christine Brown and Robyn Brown. Last season, 50-year-old Christine chose to moving away from his longtime marriage in Kody after 25 years.
Meri previously said she hopes the two will reconcile one day. “But I also know that my goal and my purpose and my point of view is just to be a better person and just to look at family because there’s value to that. There’s value to that. family that we have created,” she said during the revealing special of season 16aired earlier this year.
As Meri and Kody’s dynamic faced challenges, many sister wives viewers criticized her for staying in the plural marriage arrangement – despite how badly he treats her. Some fans also accused Meri of being as guilty as Kody to cause division within the family.
Christine Brown/Instagram Kody Brown with Robyn, Meri, Christine and Janelle Brown
Meri previously shared a strong message for her critics on social media, saying she was only “human”.
“Hi, my name is Meri. I’m human. Yes, I’m on TV. Yes, I’m still human. I love. I have feelings. I make mistakes. I say I’m sorry. I forgive,” she wrote on her Instagram Story in 2020, per In touch. “I have the right to my privacy. I have the right to my privacy. Have I said it before? I have the right to grow. I have the right to change. I am human.”
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Season 17 of sister wives premieres Sept. 11 at 10 p.m. ET.