It’s sadly no secret that Amy Roloff gets hated online by “fans.” It’s unfair in so many ways. It’s also undeserved.
Often, Amy lets it slide. She’s a grandmother and she has her own life and, quite frankly, doesn’t have to listen to trolls who comment on Instagram.
But one fans comment must have hit just the right nerve, because Amy spoke up to defend her boyfriend against the haters.
Amy Roloff has been dating Chris Marek for a while now.
And there are some haters out there who cannot stand it.
To hear some fans tell it, you’d think that Amy Roloff had developed a meth habit, set fire to Roloff farms, and flipped off her children while riding off on a motorcycle after having joined a biker gang.
In reality, Amy Roloff just … got a divorce from Matt Roloff.
Yes, they had been married for 27 years. That’s a long time to be together.
But no, she’s not a villain. She didn’t abandon their family. She still lives on Roloff farms, and she still loves her family.
Though Amy must be thoroughly accustomed to seeing and ignoring hate directed at herself from people who think that she’s a bad mother or who slam her grandma pictures, this comment got under her skin.
Because this time, the hate wasn’t directed at her.
This was clearly one of her fans.
This time, the fan’s ire was directed at Chris Marek.
Remember, in the past, Amy Roloff’s been slammed for vacationing with Chris because it was “too close” to Audrey giving birth to precious baby Ember Jean.
But that was more about shaming Amy Roloff for daring to have a life than it was about questioning Chris Marek’s motives.
A commenter wrote on Amy Roloff’s Instagram:
“Big mistake, believe me, Amy can do better [than] him, he’s just in it for the game [and] getting his face out there.”
Referring to Amy in the third person tells us that maybe this person was hoping to engage with other fans … and not expecting Amy to read and respond.
But Amy did, writing:
“Try not to make quick assumptions about anyone from what you see on an edited show.”
That’s good advice, really.
But it’s also interesting that Amy Roloff would point out that Little People, Big World is edited.
Is she calling the series fake?
We know that Amy Roloff has been spending time with Jacob Roloff, so now we’re wondering if Jacob’s belief that the series is too fake for him to support has rubbed off on her.
It’s also possible that she’s just trying to deflect criticism from Chris. That’s totally fair — she shouldn’t have to defend her relationship to total strangers.
As for the people who are spinning “theories” about why Chris Marek is dating Amy … have they considered that he likes her?
Or do these haters believe, on some level, that little people are somehow unlovable?
If so … what the heck are they doing watching Little People, Big World in the first place? Ugh.