MERI Brown has come down hard on a fan who accused her of running a pyramid scheme by working for LuLaRoe clothing company.
The Sister Wives star brought the controversy upon herself, when she challenged fans on Instagram “How do I make money?”
While some fans teasingly answered “bartender” or “stripper,” one person seemingly got under the 51-year-old’s skin by answering “Pyramid Scheme” – in reference to charges levied against LuLaRoe.
Meri fired back at the post: “Fun fact, a pyramid scheme is when you pay money and you don’t get anything in return.
“But with LuLaRoe you actually get something in return, and that’s called super cute clothes!”
Less than an hour later, Meri decided to address the answer again, this time with a room full of employees behind her.
“So, the real answer as to what do I do for my businesses – I sell LuLaRoe.”
She then went on to explain what that means, and what sh does.
“It’s lots of fun, and on weekends like this I get to come and hang out with all my people.
“It’s a blast, and I love it, love it, love it.”
But not everyone is sharing Meri’s company love.
Many people have expressed their dislike of the brand after a new Amazon docuseries, LuLaRich, offered fans a look into the company, as well as the people who work there.
In the doc, a number of past sale reps came forward to reveal that the company left them in financial ruin when they were unable to sell merchandise they were forced to purchase.
Over the years, Meri and Sister Wife Christine Brown have given fans a look into their closets by promoting LuLaRoe on Instagram.
The Sister Wives Stars – who were both married to Kody Brown- regularly model clothes from the company and promote it by using hashtags.
While neither Meri nor Christine aren’t mentioned in the doc, many Sister Wives fans now blame the TV stars for the company’s success.
While taking to Reddit, one fan admitted they don’t “sympathize” with the TV personalities being associated with the brand.
The Reddit user wrote: “It seems like they, especially Meri, are top earners which means they probably have significant downlines…it’s super exploitative and they’re just using their fame to sucker people into keeping them rich. They could have definitely funneled all of their fame into figuring out some sort of legitimate business instead.
“I was never a huge Meri fan to begin with, but watching that doc has really soured me on Christine.”
Another added: “They’re lying, scheming and taking advantage of other people. They’re awful.”
A third chimed in: “Meri just seems so desperate to belong to something and be someone, and that’s how LLR suckered her in.”
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