On Amy Roloff's fan Facebook page she posted: "Ok, have to ask and see if I'm just totally in left field on this. Kind of embarrassed to ask. What are your thoughts on the whole sad Kim Kardashian Chris Humphrey situation? She asking for divorce after 72 days?"
However, there is another conversation that several people have emailed about which was somewhat surprising and is garnering some attention. It was an online exchange between Amy Roloff and Jen Montzingo that appears to have turned rather personal by the end of it. It was regarding Amy's very harsh opinion of the Kardashians and judging them as being sellouts and selling personal family moments on a reality show for attention. Jen, who seemingly has met the Kardashians during her time in LA, asked Amy to not judge them just as the Amy asks people not to judge her family.
Usually anything the Roloffs say is met with agreement by people they actually know (the Roloffs have been accused of surrounding themselves with "yes men" types), so it's interesting to see how Amy reacted to someone disagreeing with her. It appeared to turn rather personal and a bit nasty.
Jen Montzingo: What does it say about US when we rejoice or laugh at another's misfortune? Kim Kardashian or anyone else. Please people. It's not funny
Amy Roloff: Are you kidding me? Kim K and Chris marriage is over? When will people realize watching shows like this is ridiculous.
Molly: gosh darn reality tv
Amy: No it's not a surprise but.... to spend that kind of money, receive that kind of money when you had doubt to begin with is just sad all around. Where that kind of money could be doing instead of on a dress, cake and all of the other stuff just to keep your self at that level in the media and everyone watches
Amy: and yes some reality shows work, are worth watching ... LOL
Jen: they didn't receive the money, they were comped it in trade-outs. people wanted to watch and they had the ratings. I'm not saying I'm a huge fan of the show, but amy...isn't that biting the hand that feeds you? ;) xo
Amy: Jen - no it's not. You crack me up. Of course it was trade outs, of course they got paid but they also chose to sell a personal event at all cost for PR and get paid more huge amounts of money. It's personal family business greed. Don't even compare it to a few good reality shows still left worthy to watch
Jen: Amy- I'm not saying I'm a fan of their show necessarily but I do know from personal experience that they are good people at heart. We have no idea to what levels they donate or tithe -- I know they are very involved in the church I teach at-- I just try not to judge people as reality shows only tell part of the story. If you guys were offered $12 million to air a wedding special who knows what you would choose. Its easy for all of us to say we wouldn't take it until we are actually offered it. ;) As you ask others not to judge your family, I would echo the same for them. :).
Amy: Oh Jen, not judging. Let's be real, no one knows the whole story that is true. History dictates. Someone who is 'married' for just 72 days knows what's up. Whether she tithes or not is not the point. This was business on so many levels, maybe not with all parties - I hardly doubt it - but to toss away the entity of marriage like she did ......... Family PR business. Let's call it for what it is and everyone stop pretending. You make this kind if $$ it's known. Maybe not details but you are ready. This was not a naive situation.
Jen: Hey Amy, I really don't know. All I know in life is that I don't know and until I walk in your/her shoes, prefer not to judge. So until I know, I reserve judgment of any kind. Obviously, mistakes were made -- who knows exactly where and when and what the timeframe was. But, I know for fact she went into it thinking it would work out. Naive, probably. The same could be said about so many other issues in life -- adultery, DUI, theft -- everyone wants to talk and nobody except the parties involved really know the true details. And I think the "tithing" is relevant since you mentioned the family was greedy for accepting that kind of money to "sell an event." Is it wise to air a wedding on national tv? Probably not. Perhaps the public embarrassment when everything unravels is lesson enough in that. "Family PR business" is at the heart of every family reality show, yours included. The moment anyone signs the dotted line and is getting paid to air their personal life, it becomes a business, and as you say, unfortunately that can really skew things interpersonally at times.
Amy: Well obviously in thoughts and situations like thus we will never agree completely. When you want the public to buy inti what you are doing, have businesses, making the money you do an adult being naive will take you so far. Be real about it own up to it as best you can. Why go into a discussion when all you want to do us have a neutral non essential opinion. Ok this is done. Thanks Jen.
Jen: LOL ok. I have an opinion, even if it is "neutral non-essential" - but if I'm not allowed to have it about your show, then I can't have it about theirs either. Just trying to be fair. ;) Good debate Amy, all in fun.
Amy: Jen, your mistaken, i never said you couldn't have an opinion or on our show - funny how it comes back to that! You've obviously have stated your opinion on our show many times and else where. It's one of those times that opinions will differ even on the original subject. Yes LOL!
Amy: Oops. I broke my own thought. Need to be done on this.
Jen: Haha okay, have a good night. You can take this whole post down if you want. I've never stated anything but positive on your show online, let's clarify that though.
Amy: On to a lighter note, reality can still be a good venue to tell some really good stories. With all of the hype out there on some, the good stories get lost or don't get picked up which is unfortunate.