“The only way to do this is to be honest.”

Wesley Hofer is a member of the King Ranch Hutterite Colony in Montana, and a principal character in Meet The Hutterites, a recent National Geographic television series that’s become very controversial.

In June, soon after Hutterite bishops criticized National Geographic for producing this “distorted and exploitative” reality TV show, Wesley was the only person from King Colony to be publicly quoted in the program’s defense.

But in a document released today, Wesley adds his own personal testimony to earlier statements by more than 20 other Colony members. By clearing up some misperceptions, Wesley sheds new light on exactly what happened during the making of National Geographic’s Meet The Hutterites:

Wesley Hofer

{ To read other statements by King Colony members,
please go here
and scroll down to Personal Testimonials. }


John Fahey National Geographic

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