‘Bringing Up Bates:’ Were Gil Bates’ Strict Rules All Just An Act?

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Bringing Up Bates fans are wondering if Gil Bates‘ strict rules for his children were all just an act for the show. A recent photo sparked this conversation among fans, prompting them to ask some questions. Keep reading to find out what was posted online and what fans are saying about it now.

Fans of the Bates family know about their strict rules regarding modesty and purity. The girls wear long skirts or dresses while living at home with their parents. Gil’s wife, Kelly Jo Bates, also wears skirts or dresses these days. As they’ve gotten married and moved out, some have started dressing less modestly.

However, it’s expected that the younger unmarried daughters still have to wear skirts or dresses and not pants. Bringing Up Bates fans have seen photos of Josie Balka, Carlin Stewart, Alyssa Webster, Katie Clark, and others wearing pants and jeans. Some even wear tank tops or fitted clothing, which Gil would likely frown upon.

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Bringing Up Bates: Were Gil Bates’ Strict Rules All Just An Act?

On Reddit recently, one Bringing Up Bates fan shared a photo that was posted on Carlin Stewart’s Instagram Stories. In the snap, 15-year-old Ellie Bates is holding her nephew Zade. Interestingly, she is wearing pants.

You can see the snap below.

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After seeing this new photo of Ellie, Bringing Up Bates fans began speculating that Gil’s strict rules went out the door once their show was canceled. Some think it was all just an act for the TV series for some reason.

One fan commented, “Weird how the Bates and the Duggars start wearing pants after their shows ended.” They seem to find this suspicious.

Other fans are pointing out that the girls have been allowed to wear pajama pants at home but just couldn’t wear pants out in public. So, that could explain the situation here. Someone else chimed in, “Posting it to the world though kind of defeats the mentality of being allowed to wear it only in the privacy of home.”

Of course, there is no way to know what Gil’s true intentions are. But some fans are certainly raising their eyebrows at this new photo.

So, do you think that Gil Bates’ strict rules for his kids might have been an act for the show? Or do you think there’s another explanation for his children, including the ones still living at home, wearing pants now? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bringing Up Bates family.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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