Friday, April 2, 2010

Amy Roloff answers questions; Is Jeremy single? Blogs and criticism -- Video

There is a video of Amy answering a few questions during that portion of her speech in Michigan earlier this week.

The first question was "Is Jeremy single?" She started to say she "thinks so", then she said yes he is. She talks about Zach and relationships; how it doesn't matter if the person is a LP or average sized person, focus on the person, the relationship. She tells Jeremy the same thing. Amy said she is glad that Jeremy took a break from having girlfriends so he can find out who he is and appreciate life.

Then she is asked if there have been any bloopers doing the show. She suddenly, goes off on a rant about blogs again. She loves the positive emails, but says they also get a lot of negative comments. It sounds like it's something that really makes Amy angry. "Freedom of speech is good, but it doesn't give you the right to say anything you darn well please".

You can almost feel her fuming when she is talking about this subject in this clip. That was my impression anyway. Basically, if you're on the internet and you're making a negative comment about the Roloffs or disagree with them, Amy seems to want your full name or else you shouldn't be commenting about them. Once again, she claims to not read blogs or message boards.

She goes back to attempt to answer the gentleman's question about a blooper and cites the episode where Jeremy tells Matt "Did you know that when you sneeze it's 1/8th of an orgasm?" She states they received a lot of flak for that; people said "It's a family show, what is he doing saying that?" Amy says they're kids and they say things like that. Again, she sounds very bothered by it. Someone approached her in a mall, telling her that their favorite episode was when Jeremy made the orgasm comment. She doesn't understand why it was okay for that family and not another.


11 comments:

Dana said...

Go Amy! She has come a long way with Jeremy. I love seeing her vigoriously defend Jeremy

Rap541 said...

"Someone approached her in a mall, telling her that their favorite episode was when Jeremy made the orgasm comment. She doesn't understand why it was okay for that family and not another."

Because not every family shares her values?

Personally I found it funny, and I think members of my family would have had no problem with it.... But yes, I can see where people who are watching with younger children might not appreciate tuning in to a show thats touted as "a good family values show" and seeing a discussion on orgasm.

I mean, it's not rocket science why some families wouldn't like that scene.

Shadow said...

She doesn't read blogs or message boards, but she posts links to them on her website. Hmmm, maybe not the best idea to post a link to something you haven't read, Amy!

As for having my real name? When you're willing to share your TLC income with me, you can have my name. Until then, I get to maintain my anonymity, whether you like it or not. Besides, how would having my real name change anything? My opinion is still my opinion, regardless of the name I use. And yes, I'd be happy to discuss my opinions with you face-to-face, if anyone in your family ever discussed those "tough questions" Matt is supposedly so fond of. Just let me know the time and place...

David said...

Rap, I agree. Personally, it did not bother me, although I don't watch the show with my young child.

Matt has said their show is one of the only tv programs that parents can watch with their kids of any age. I understand why parents with small children would object to orgasm talk on this family show they watch. Maybe the Roloffs shouldn't try to market the show to all ages if they want to be able to make orgasm comments without any complaints.

Greg said...

""Freedom of speech is good, but it doesn't give you the right to say anything you darn well please"."
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Except if it's her kid Jeremy spouting of slurs against blacks, mexicans and gays. Then Jeremy does have a right to say anything he darn well pleases.

The difference in Amy's first speech and her attitude now is sad. That's what fame does to people.

Brandon said...

Shawdow, ITA. Exactly!

"Besides, how would having my real name change anything? My opinion is still my opinion, regardless of the name I use."

The real reason is because the Roloffs have made millions from being public figures. They think no one has the right to criticize them unless they make the same sacrifices with their privacy. Except we don't get the money or freebies.

Carol said...

I agree, David. It's evident how bitter Amy has become. Perhaps she should stop taking the money and get out of the limelight.

I'm with Shadow about Amy's hang up on names. If I think the Roloffs are hypocrites for instructing people that "midget" is bad, but Jeremy saying "N" and F*ggot" is not a big deal, what does it matter if my name is Carol Jones, Carol Smith or Juan Lopez?

I am a person with an opinion. It does not matter if you're an 18 year old male Christian, a 30 year female, or a 40 year homeless person. Everyone has an opinion. It's the opinion that counts.

Rap541 said...

"Matt has said their show is one of the only tv programs that parents can watch with their kids of any age. I understand why parents with small children would object to orgasm talk on this family show they watch. Maybe the Roloffs shouldn't try to market the show to all ages if they want to be able to make orgasm comments without any complaints."

David - exactly. I mean, I'll put some of the actual airing of the scene on the producers who are also marketing this as a family show, but I am a little amazed that Amy doesn't understand why people weren't pleased by that scene. Yes its an unscripted show, but really, people have reason to expect the show to be family friendly. It's advertised that way. And I question how pleased Amy would have been to sit down with her 9 year twins and six year old daughter for family fair, and get "sneezing is 1/8 of an orgasm" on her family show.

Brandon and Shadow - I agree with you. Frankly if they find it so offensive, then I expect to see them put up or shut up. If using psuedonyms online is wrong - then I want names up on mattroloff.com. Thats their little corner of the net, so why are fake names allowed?

I think Amy is forgetting, if she wants to be anonymous like us, then its very very easy for her to accomplish that. The Roloffs don't have to be on tv to support themselves. Part of accepting the money and the free trips is losing some control. (and I do think this "say it to my face" is partly a control issue) The criticism from people you don't know, somtimes very harsh criticism, is part of the business and the people criticizing are rightly going to note "Amy, you're getting a big paycheck to be Amy Roloff on display. I get nothing. Thats why I get to be anonymous and why you can't pick apart my life. When I write a book about my family values, then everyone can judge my values. Until then one of the priveledges of my poverty and lack of status is my anonymous nature."



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Jocelynn said...

Well said, Rap.

The more I see from the Roloffs away from the show, speaking on their own. Their own conduct.

The more admiration I have for talents of the production crew and editors.

The Roloffs I see on the television screen are often likable. I see and hear the Roloffs on their own and I wonder how I could have liked these people.

You, David, Carol and Shadow said all the things I was feeling about what Amy said in this video.

I like that the show has moments like Jeremy's one/eight comment, but don't villify parents who were told by the Roloffs that their show is better than all the other shows on tv because they can watch it with kids of any age. I remember reading Matt's quote that David mentioned. Matt was selling the show as being better than other programs because kids of any age can watch and parents can feel comfortable having everybody watch.

I think the show is better suited and more entertaining for a slightly more mature audience, but don't put down those parents who thought they were watching family programming for young children.

I agree with what Shadow and Rap said about Amy's issue with being anonymous. They are the paid celebrities. Of course people are going to comment on what they like or not. What does it really matter if Amy knows someone full name or not anyway? It is the content and validity of the statement that matters, not the name of the person making it. Is she going to phone up the person criticizing her? Criticize them on their message board like Matt did with one of his neighbors. I think she is looking for a reason to say people shouldn't be allowed to not like 100% all things Roloff.

What I don't like about this is I think Amy is trying to walk that line. She doesn't want to be treated like a celebrity when it means that people are going to talk and write about her including negative comments, but she loves being a celebrity when it means she gets paid $7000 to speak to people that will applaud her every word and the travel being a celebrity allows.

Anonymous said...

Viewers want to call it "scripted when they like the R's and something inappropriate is stated. Yet, they will talk about how "wonderful" the family is when they like the dialogue. You can't have it both ways.

If A does not want her children criticized then either get them off the air, or show some parenting with consistency, consequences, etc. As it stands, the parenting skills are dubious at best by both of them.

Kapper said...

Amy's at it once again, always bitching about something or other. This woman has an enormous chip on her shoulder. Honestly, I found the orgasm episode funny and off-the-cuff and sooooo unscripted, quite refreshing...but at the same time it really shouldn't have been aired. I only say this because LPBW is touted as a 'family' show. Othewise, I thought that episode was a hoot. The Roloff's have certain 'guidelines' about what they find offensive and what they don't - obviously it's okay for Jer to drop the N word. But don't you DARE call the Roloff's midgets!! Oh, and another thing: when they were at the Eiffel Tower, Matt made a reference about being level with 'normal' people's butts, and therefore had an issue with smelling 'normal' people's butts. WTF??? I guess it's okay for a little person to say this, just 'cuz they're little. But personally I find it offensive