MERI Brown has fled to New York City as the drama continues between her child Leon and Meri’s ex-husband, Kody Brown.
The U.S. Sun exclusively learned last week that the Sister Wives patriarch has no relationship with his transgender child.
Now Meri, 52, has fled to NYC where she has addressed her decision to “support” Leon, 28, who uses they/them pronouns, despite not “agreeing” with their choices.
The reality star took to her Instagram profile to speak on the matter from Central Park in Manhattan, saying: “Hey there! Coming at you live from Central Park.
“So recently I just saw a video on social media about me. This was a psychologist and they were criticizing me for supporting somebody and saying since I have somebody’s back I am also not really allowed to say that I disagree with something that they have said or done.
“Respectfully, I disagree,” she slammed.
Meri continued: “I think it is completely valid and completely within my right and within your right to support somebody, to have somebody’s back, and not agree with everything that they do or say.
“Just because somebody doesn’t have the same opinion, values, perspective, that I do doesn’t mean that I can’t have their back. Doesn’t mean that I can’t support them. I mean isn’t that what life is about is to be able to learn and grow and have our own opinions and perspectives and allow others to do the same?” she asked.
“So even though the psychologist is educated in psychology a heck of a lot more than I am, I’m going to disagree with him respectfully and continue having the back of people even though I don’t hundred percent agree with what they say or what they do and that we have different perspectives because that’s okay.”
Meri ended her long video with the phrase: “Worthy up with me friends, we got this.”
The TV personality also included a lengthy caption to her post, reading: “Respectfully I disagree.
“I am allowed to have the back of someone even though I don’t agree with everything another person says. It doesn’t make sense to me that I shouldn’t be allowed to support someone and their right to have an opinion, when I don’t agree 100% with what that opinion is.
“To me this psychologist is saying that we’re only allowed to have the back of someone else ONLY IF we 100% agree with them. Well I don’t know about you, but I’ve never in my life met someone who I 100% agree with, and that’s not going to stop me from supporting others and their rights and opinions. #WorthyUp #GreatnessBeginsToday.”
Meri’s escape to New York came just days after The U.S. Sun exclusively learned that her child Leon has no relationship with their father, Kody Brown, 54.
Leon came out as transgender in June 2022 and distanced themself from the famous family earlier this year.
The former TLC star has been estranged from their father after getting gender-affirming surgery.
“He does not support Leon’s transition at all,” a family source told The U.S. Sun.
“He’s actually disgusted by it, as terrible as that is.
“Kody is telling close friends, ‘This is a new person. I don’t know who this person is, but this is not the little girl that I raised.'”
The source continued: “They don’t have a relationship anymore, and because of it, it has affected his relationship with Meri, 100 percent.”
Meri, Leon’s mother and Kody’s ex-wife, is “standing by” their side.
“Leon is her only child, and she wasn’t going to disown them.
“She will pick Leon over Kody every day,” the source said.
Kody and Leon have made it clear on social media that their relationship is no more.
Fan page Without A Crystal Ball posted on August 11 that Kody and Leon are not following each other on Instagram, although the actual unfollow date is unknown.
“Kody Brown is following numerous accounts that are transphobic and regularly post hate-filled rhetoric about trans people,” the blogger captioned the post.
Kody, however, is still following his exes Meri, 52, Christine, 51, and Janelle, 54, on social media.
The U.S. Sun previously broke the news that Leon secretly wed fiancé Audrey Kriss.