‘LPBW’ Fans Are Bashing Jeremy Roloff For His Post About Parents Taking Photos of Their Kids

We’ve been watching Little People, Big World for over a decade, and viewers are just as enthralled with the Roloffs as ever before. During Season 19, we saw Matt and Amy Roloff at serious odds years after their divorce — but it wasn’t always that way. When the show first began, Matt and Amy were still married, and their four children, who were just kids at the time, also got plenty of on-screen opportunities.

Jeremy Roloff and his wife, Audrey, took a step away from filming full-time. But we still catch up with them on social media, as they have quite an active presence on Instagram. Unfortunately, not everything they share resonates with their followers. And Jeremy’s post about parents taking photos of their kids seemed to rub some of his followers the wrong way. Here’s what he posted.

Jeremy Roloff voluntarily left ‘Little People, Big World’ years ago

We know Molly Roloff quietly stepped away from the spotlight to pursue a life in Washington. And Jacob, the youngest of Matt and Amy’s kids, made a huge splash when leaving the show. But Jeremy posted all about his reasoning behind leaving the reality TV industry behind.

Back in July 2018, Jeremy posted a photo of himself with his wife, Audrey, and their daughter, Ember. “After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come. A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last. It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride,” Jeremy wrote. “This is a decision concerning Audrey and me specifically  – the show must go on! That being said, we’re not disappearing. We have a lot of exciting stuff in the works and are eager to continue the work that the Lord has called us to!”

Since then, both Jeremy and Audrey have shared their pursuits with their Instagram followers, which has led to a lot of critiques.

He created an Instagram post about parents taking photos of their children

Fans adore following Jeremy and Audrey for updates on the couple’s second child due in January and on their 2-year-old daughter, Ember. And on Dec. 29, Jeremy posted a photo of Ember with a caption addressing some of the concerns his followers have had over him and Audrey posting photos of their daughter.

“Concerning the photos of our kids on the internet… I think there is a line of reason. As long as the parents are smart and respectful, it shouldn’t be a problem, but there is definitely a line here,” Jeremy wrote. He then touched on the bigger issue he sees — and that’s parents not paying too much attention to their phones and not enough attention to living in the moment with their children.

“I think a bigger problem than posting photos, is the act of taking them. We all want photos of our kids, but if all they ever see in every single special moment is the backside of our phones, that will be just as (if not more) damaging than some innocent photo 15 years down the road,” Jeremy wrote. And he followed that up with the suggestion that social media addiction needs to be managed.

Not all of his followers were happy with the post

Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff celebrate their new book, 'A Love Letter Life,' at Barnes & Noble
Jeremy Roloff and Audrey Roloff celebrate their new book, ‘A Love Letter Life,’ at Barnes & Noble | Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

Many appeared supportive of what Jeremy posted, as they agreed that parents should spend as much time with their kids without screens as possible. But considering how often both Jeremy and Audrey post photos of Embers, others weren’t so quick to accept the advice.

“You are definitely a byproduct of reality TV and you and Audrey perpetuated your online lives which now seem to be a big struggle for you. Your siblings from the same show don’t seem to have this struggle,” one follower commented on the post. “It’s interesting that you chose businesses that won’t survive without SM and you post almost every aspect of your lives but then complain about it. Why do you tie your entire lives to SM if you think it is such an issue?”

“You’re awfully judgmental,” Another commented. “It [t]akes seconds to snap a picture. … So yeah. My kids will see the back of my phone here and there and they will be just fine.”

Despite Jeremy’s advice, we’re sure we’ll see plenty more photos of Jeremy and Audrey’s family, as well as the rest of the Roloffs!

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