Those who’ve seen Little People, Big World know Matt and Amy Roloff well, as we’ve learned a ton about them over the years. And there’s no doubt they have a huge fanbase. Unlike other controversial families featured on TLC, the Roloffs always mean well, and Amy and Matt show love and kindness on their social media platforms regularly.
With the current political climate, fans are noticing which reality TV stars are speaking out and staying silent regarding the death of George Floyd and the “Black Lives Matter” movement. And Matt’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, posted her support for black lives while Matt’s stayed silent. Could the couple be at odds over this? Here’s what we know.
The Roloffs have a history of conservative views
The Roloffs don’t usually get too political, but they’ve expressed conservative views in the past. We know Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are extremely religious, as they have a covenant marriage. And Audrey has come under fire in the past for expressing anti-LGBTQ sentiments. Those who followed her blog for marriage advice were told that her advice only applies to opposite-sex marriages, and same-sex couples should seek their advice elsewhere.
Matt’s also seemed to share some pro-Donald Trump sentiments that turned fans off. Back in 2017, he shared an article to Facebook that seemed to praise Trump for his response to ISIS. Many fans descended on Matt with criticism for the post, but Matt commented back, “What about the undisputed facts? Iraq seems to be getting their country back.”
Jacob seems to be the only staunchly liberal member of the family. He recently tweeted, “I, too, am embarrassed to be related to Trump voters.”
Matt Roloff has remained silent regarding the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement
Many reality TV stars are feeling the pressure to respond to the protests and riots — and their silence is deafening. Even the Duggars, who have never shown support for “Black Lives Matter” before, are posting blackout posts in solidarity. But Matt and Amy have yet to add to the conversation. So far, they’ve both remained silent on the issue. And fans are noticing.
“I see nothing from you or your family about what is going on in the black community,” a fan commented to Amy. “I have watched you guys from the beginning and you have a lot of black fans but I can’t continue to support those who don’t support me and my family and my kids and my community and my race.” To that, Amy didn’t respond.
Jeremy, Audrey, and Zach’s Roloff’s wife, Tori, have all posted blackout posts to their Instagrams, though. And Jacob is doing the most out of anyone. He’s posted resources to his Instagram regarding how to donate, how to support people of color during this time, and how to take action now in a variety of meaningful ways.
Matt’s girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, showed support despite his silence
While Matt isn’t posting much in response to the movement, his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, is taking a stand. She added a blackout post to her Instagram for Blackout Tuesday — and it got some serious backlash.
“Not you too! How can you support when one of our local cops here in Las Vegas is on life support after being hit by a bullet at last nights protest,” a follower commented.
“ALL LIVES MATTER. We might be all different skin shades but we all bleed RED,” another wrote.
“BOOOOO! open your eyes! You are being duped,” yet another noted.
Chandler is usually quick to respond to her followers, but she’s been noticeably silent here. And many of her fans are supporting her for posting a blackout image, though they’re hoping she’ll use her platform for even more good. We’re not sure if Chandler’s post puts her odds with Matt, either. We’ll have to wait and see if Matt remains silent or speaks out for the greater good.
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