7 Times Amy Roloff Sparked Debates over Family Issues
“Little People Big World” Amy Roloff suffered numerous criticisms about her life choices after her marriage to Matt Roloff fell apart. From how Amy chooses to run her business to her personal life, netizens have their own ideas about it all.
THE CONTINUAL USE OF THE ROLOFF SURNAME
More than a year after Amy and Matt’s divorce, a promotional photo shared by Amy caused a stir among followers.
In the picture Amy posted on October 20, 2017, dressed up as a pirate, she stood in front of a Roloff Farms Pumpkin Patch sign in promotion of her homemade food business holding a pirate sword.
Because Matt and Amy got divorced, some followers questioned Amy’s continued use of the Roloff surname. “Why does Amy carry Matt’s name when they are divorced??” one follower asked while another defended Amy by explaining why women often keep their ex-husband’s surname after divorce.
“A lot of women don't change it after a divorce. Especially if they have children,” the fan replied. As you might remember, Amy and Matt split in 2015 and divorce in 2016. Now, she is dating Chris Marek, whereas Matt has a relationship with Caryn Chandler, the Roloff Farm manager.
CRITICISM OVER MARKETING TOOLS
Three months later, Amy got accused of using the wrong tools to promote her business again. Amy posted a picture of sharing breakfast with her son Jacob, and it struck the wrong chord with fans.
Other netizens didn’t appreciate the negativity and clapped back at the keyboard warriors. “Jacob looks happy ...so does Amy.....STOP with the NEGATIVE comments.....remember the old saying. If you can’t say something NICE... Don't say ANYTHING !!!!” a popular response read.
AND THEN AGAIN ABOUT ADVERTISING
But breakfast with Jacob was not the only time when Amy had to deal with criticism when it comes to marketing. As Pop Culture explained, the star got in the firing line of bad comments again after she shared a photo of her with a FabFitFun box.
With the image, she revealed the month's subscription and gave her followers an offer code for a discount. Amy then moved on to describe the content of the box. While this action might appeal to most fans, many were far from being impressed.
It seems that a significant number of netizens believe that the star should focus less on her brand and business and give priority to her family. "UGH, yet another reality star advertising. Love to see the posts about your beautiful family, but I dislike the advertisements," ” Instagram user Michelle Martin noted.
Other comments include asking Roloff to stop using her Instagram account to sell products or claiming that she was always hocking something. "We are interested in you and your family. Stop hawking products," said another user of the social media network.
A post by Amy on February 2018 had fans riled up about her personal life. She posted a Super Bowl picture with her boyfriend, Chris Marek.
“Friends watching the Super Bowl game! Yeah some of us rooted for the Patriots ... but those Eagles? They were spectacular. What a game,” Amy captioned the group picture. While many followers thought that Chris and Amy look “great together,” other fans didn’t share the sentiment.
“Chris is not the one for you. You don't have that look-alike features,” one fan wrote while another’s comment got more personal.
“A Christian doesn't continue to live in sin...better to marry than to burn. Don't claim Christ when the fruits deny him. Take after your three kids who knew better. Fornication is unbecoming,” a user wrote.
ACCUSATIONS OF DISRESPECT
Two months after the Super Bowl picture, another picture taken of Amy and Chris had fans accusing the matriarch of being “disrespectful” towards her ex-husband Matt.
With happy memories of past motorcycle adventures with Chris, Amy posted an earlier picture taken of them during one of their previous trips.
Even though many fans commented on how happy the couple looked or urged them to be safe on the motorcycle, other followers had different thoughts.
“Its not fair that Matt has to leave. He built that farm he loved that farm. Now Amy and her boyfriend are going to live there that's not fair sorry Amy should move out and give the farm to the kids that's fair,” one comment read.
Some negative comments got personal as another follower wrote, “You are such a witch. You want to go around having so much fun, but yet you whine and cry about Matt having a life! You just want it all, including the big house! You are so selfish! I can see why he wanted to leave you!!”
AMY ACCUSED OF NOT LETTING GO
In May 2018, Amy’s grandson, Jackson, turned one year old. The matriarch took to social media with a picture of her with Jackson and his almost forgotten birthday present, a children’s book called “I Wish You More.”
“Had to wish Jackson another Birthday wish w/ a book I forgot to include in his gift! Lol. Tori and I were talking, and we both mentioned ‘he’s not a baby anymore, he’s s boy’ His first year flew by. I’ll love my grandson of mine forever and always. I wish and hope for everything good to be in and a part of his life,” Amy captioned the image.
“I love this book and can understand why you wanted to gift Jackson with it for his first birthday!!!!” a fan shared, but others saw it as a snub against Matt and his first children’s book which he dedicated to Jackson.
“Amy sometimes u r selfish regarding Matt and his life now. He gave you a lot. U need to let go,” a user commented.
A post by Amy on July 2019 sparked engagement rumors between her and Chris Marek. The matriarch accompanied Chris to a family reunion, and a ring spotted on Amy’s finger soon got the gossip circulating. Later on, Amy decided to clear the air about her engagement status after the rumors persisted.
SHAMING THE GRANDMOTHER
And once again, the matriarch faced backlash because of a pic with one of her grandchildren. It appears that "fans" cannot miss an opportunity to troll Roloff. This time, it was after the TLC reality star shared a collage of Jackson Kyle and Ember Jean.
"These two — Jackson and Ember top the list. There is so much good in life — we need to take hold and keep hope alive and Love in our hearts. These two remind me God never leaves us, never lets us go and always love," wrote the proud grandma.
But it seems that some user took it upon themselves to shame her. Facebook user Betty Moceika noted, I"'d rather see the face of the baby. So many adults hog the pictures. We want to see the CUTE baby. We got the full view of Amy, with the profile of the baby. Hmmm."
What do you think about these controversial moments in the life of the star of "Little People, Big World"? Who do you think was right: Amy Roloff or her fans? We cannot wait to read your response, so don't forget to leave a message in the comment section below. And until next time!