‘LPBW’ Star Matt Roloff Fought Back at a Fan Who Called Him Privileged: ‘What a Cruel Thing to Say’

The Black Lives Matter movement is spreading rapidly across the U.S., and celebrities are using their platforms to promote awareness and education to white allies. We know Jacob Roloff, the most controversial member of the Roloff family from Little People, Big World, has been sharing fantastic resources with his followers. And Amy Roloff has also joined in with her own post in support of Black communities and against police brutality.

Now, it seems Matt Roloff is finally chiming in. After weeks of silence, Matt posted a generic post to social media that’s getting mixed reviews from fans. And he just clapped back at a follower who called him privileged.

Matt Roloff remained silent through a lot of the Black Lives Matter social media movements

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I have to admit, I’ve struggled this week or more with all that is going on. I didn’t know what to say when I felt so much. I was conflicted. Do I post for the sake of posting and being a part of the noise? No, that’s not me and I felt so much more than that and it felt lame doing so considering the magnitude of everything. This is important. This is what I felt I needed to do. I needed to take time to listen, to understand, to read and be more informed… and I’ll still probably get it wrong. I’m sad. I’m scared. I’m lost. I’m horrified. My heart is broken. I can’t imagine the horrific last 8:49 minutes of #georgefloyd life and what he endured. Others saw, watched and stood by. He must have thought why isn’t anyone helping me as he took his last breath. I was numb. Why? How can this still be happening? Yet, as I try to take time to listen, to read and be more informed and understand all this I realized this has been happening to the black community for decades facing the injustice, the inequality, racist biases, everyday fear…. I won’t try to fully understand but I knew I had to check within my own self and heart. Can I make a difference?. I don’t know how but I can try, even if it is in a small way. I’m thankful for all the peaceful protesters taking a stand for injustice in my community and all over the country. I’m thankful for so many coming together in support and wanting to make positive change for the black community that will also be good for all. Do we realize that? I hope we do now. I’m thankful for all those doing good and the right thing standing up among those in their midst that aren’t. We all need to take action but it will be different in how we do that individually and that’s ok. I know I will find a way and must. This has to end. This has to change and it can. It will take each one of us to do our own reality check inside and be a part for good. I don’t like being judged or have people afraid of me or think less than. I can only imagine 100 times more what black individuals face everyday. I’ll keep praying, keep loving like Jesus loves, the faith and hope. Don’t lose hope. (The photos here spoke to me)

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Matt posted a photo of himself wearing a mask and a face shield on May 26, as he was heading off of Roloff Farms and down to Arizona with girlfriend Caryn Chandler. And that was Matt’s last post for nearly a month. In that timeframe, the Black Lives Matter movement picked up serious steam after the death of George Floyd. And even his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, posted a black square to Instagram in solidarity for Blackout Tuesday.

While Chandler got some flack from fans for showing support to the movement, it still showed exactly where she stood. And while Amy also remained quiet for awhile, she posted a heartfelt message in solidarity with Black lives condemning police brutality.

“Yet, as I try to take time to listen, to read and be more informed and understand all this I realized this has been happening to the Black community for decades facing the injustice, the inequality, racist biases, everyday fear,” Amy captioned her Instagram post. “I won’t try to fully understand but I knew I had to check within my own self and heart. Can I make a difference? I don’t know how but I can try, even if it is in a small way.”

He added a vague Instagram post to show support

Now that the Roloffs and Chandler are all chiming in to support Black Lives Matter, it looks like Matt is attempting to do the same in his own way. On June 16, he posted a message to his Instagram that reads, “Practice gentleness, seek truth, give up anger, do not slander, and have compassion for all beings. Be gentle, modest, and useful to others.”

“We live in times of opportunity to do better,” he captioned the post. “I’m in!”

Matt’s post didn’t have a strict Black Lives Matter message to it, though. While it drew positive remarks from some fans, others didn’t think it was enough. And many remarked on Matt’s past treatment of Amy on the show.

“So, you would be a better person and instead of talking & laughing about Amy you will appreciate everything she did for many years and stop talking and criticizing how she is,” a fan commented.

“Maybe Amy could’ve used some of newfound theory when you treated her so badly, talked about her on the show,” another wrote.

Matt called a fan ‘cruel’ for saying he’s privileged

Matt and Amy Roloff from 'Little People, Big World'
Matt and Amy Roloff from ‘Little People, Big World’ | Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery

Matt’s no stranger to clapping back at critics and shutting down hurtful comments. And it looks like one comment from a fan really got to him. The follower wrote, “Careful Matt, your white privileged is showing.” And Matt told the follower living life as a little person wasn’t privileged at all.

“That’s probably the most uninformed thing you can say to another human of profound short stature. Little people are not ‘privileged’ (as in born privileged) regardless of their skin color,” Matt combated. He then noted that little people have to “fight for every inch they get.”

“What a cruel thing to say to someone who has fought hard to overcome all the adversity life has to offer,” Matt continued. “Shame on you!”

Those not privileged in some ways can certainly be privileged in others. But Matt is adamantly advocating for his stance against this follower — and fans are in support of his message.

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