Sunday, August 24, 2008

Jeremy Roloff National Enquirer Article

I know I'm going to receive comments from people asking me about the National Enquirer story about Jeremy, so here is most of it. It was actually a wonderful article, don't let their reputation fool you. Jeremy should be forced to read it over time and time again until something sinks in about what he has done.

The Sept. 1st issue of the National Enquirer. I encourage everyone to buy it, it's a great article.

A Big Bigot In The Land of The Little People

Normal-sized son in reality TV family is racist gay-basher on Myspace blog:

There's a nasty little secret behind the TV show Little People, Big World. Series star Jeremy James Roloff -- who preaches with his family about diversity and tolerance - is a racist gay-basher and hypocrite, charge outraged sources.

Three of the six members of the Roloff family - including parents Matt and Amy and Jeremy's fraternal twin brother Zach - are dwarves, and they often give lectures about the importance of being sensitive to others. The Roloff family wrote a book titled "Little Family, Big Values: Lessons in Love, Respect and Understanding for Families of Any Size."

But what most fans don't know is that 18-year-old Jeremy commonly uses derogatory and racist language - and The Enquirer has some of his Myspace blogs to prove it.

The show is a complete disgrace," a childhood friend of Jeremy told The Enquirer. "The Roloffs give speeches about respecting all minority groups, yet their own son uses racial slurs and mocks gay people all the time."

Although many of Jeremy's offensive comments have since been deleted, The Enquirer obtained transcripts and online video grabs, which confirm his shocking remarks. Among them:

*Bud, lets get it on during spring break sometime, are u in that beaner place called mexico all spring break?

*Jake, u make me gay...ha. k get back to me (N-word)

*Shute dog (N-word), i thought u were starting to play, sheeit man...we have an asian section at our school now...

Soon after The Enquirer began its investigation, Jeremy's Myspace went "private, restricting access to the public.

"I don't think Jeremy is malicious or hateful - just ignorant," said the friend. "In spite of those values his parents are trying to instill in him, he's being raised in a very sheltered world, and is not surrounded by a lot of minorities.

"But that's no excuse for the things he says...for being a hypocrite."

Dr. Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University professor and leading commentator on African-American issues told The Enquirer:

"This kid needs to realize the damage he's doing. He needs to think about what he said about minorities and gay people, and he needs to remember how he feels the next time someone calls his mom a midget. I learned from watching their show that 'midget', is a derogatory term and that they want to be called 'little people.' "If you want people to be sensitive to your needs, then you have to show sensitivity to the world around you."

2 comments:

Nancy said...

Shameful. Jeremy should be ashamed. Matt should be ashamed. Amy should be ashamed. They have no one to blame but themselves. I can't believe Jeremy hasn't even apologized. That kid has some problems.

Frances said...

Who cares about a bunch of midgets profiting their divorce for a check. Like parents.like son