‘Little People, Big World’: Zach and Tori Roloff Respond After Fan Backlash for Alleged Anti-Mask Sentiments

Article Highlights:

  • Little People, Big World star Zach Roloff posted controversial content to his Instagram Stories regarding mask-wearing during the pandemic.
  • Tori Roloff said she and Zach are not against masks, but she and Zach do not believe they are beneficial.
  • Zach and Tori Roloff are still on the show and they did not purchase Roloff Farms.
Matt and Amy Roloff, the parents and in-laws of Zach and Tori Roloff from 'Little People, Big World,' smiling
Matt and Amy Roloff | Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Discovery

Little People, Big World fans have watched Zach and Tori Roloff through the years. The couple lived in Oregon, but they recently moved to Washington. And it seems they’re more willing to comment on current events via social media, too. Recently, both Zach and Tori Roloff posted about wearing masks, and many fans thought the couple shared anti-mask sentiments. Here’s how the couple responded to the backlash.

Zach Roloff posted controversial coronavirus content to Instagram

Zach Roloff and Tori Roloff have a number of fans from Little People, Big World. The stars share their lives via Instagram, with Tori posting more often than Zach. But recently, some of their posts rubbed fans the wrong way, as they centered around masking during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Zach posted a link to an article titled “The Cult of Masked Children” to his Instagram Stories, a Reddit user posted. “History will not look kindly on our evidence-free decision to make kids suffer most,” an excerpt from the article reads. Additionally, another Reddit user captured an image of Zach calling wearing masks “mask theater.” Zach further suggested that if kids must wear masks and participate in the “theater,” everyone should wear masks.

Zach’s posts differ greatly from his younger brother’s posts. “Get vaccinated and wear masks, people,” Jacob Roloff posted to his Instagram Stories, according to Reddit. Jacob then called not doing these things “socially disrespectful and uncaring.”

Some ‘Little People, Big World’ fans thought the couple shared anti-mask sentiments, prompting a response

It seems Zach Roloff’s Instagram Stories bothered some Little People, Big World fans. After some fan backlash, Tori Roloff took to her Instagram Stories to clarify her and Zach’s stance on wearing masks.

“It’s clear many just read the header and not the article,” Tori wrote in her stories, as captured by Reddit. “Z and I are not anti-mask but we are pro-choice. If you believe masks work so well then wear one and you will receive no judgment from us. However, we would expect the same grace be given to others who believe differently.”

Many Little People, Big World followers on Reddit don’t agree with Tori’s response. And given what Jacob posted, it’s clear he doesn’t think his brother and sister-in-law are doing enough, either. In addition to suggesting everyone should stay masked, Jacob wrote that “individual choices can affect the whole.”

“I’m genuinely shocked by this,” a fan wrote on Reddit. “Good on Jacob for this.”

Did Zach and Tori Roloff buy the farm? Are they still on the show after their move?

Despite the current controversies, Zach and Tori Roloff are still on Little People, Big World. We don’t anticipate TLC knocking the couple off the show despite the backlash, either. Additionally, we doubt it’ll be addressed at all on the show. It seems more likely the next season of the show will focus on Zach and Tori’s move to Washington.

Did Zach and Tori Roloff purchase Roloff Farms? Zach discussed the idea with Matt and Amy Roloff on Little People, Big World, and it seemed like he and Tori wanted to make the move. But they ultimately decided against it.

“Some things just don’t go according to plan,” Tori posted to Instagram. “But it all worked out for us.”

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