People are beginning to wonder if there is a Jeremy Roloff Redux at work. More specifically, some are starting to note the eerie similarities between Jeremy Roloff's conduct with his friends on a public social media site which began 6 years ago and the current pattern being displayed by Jacob Roloff and his friends.
You are probably familiar with Jeremy's infamous reputation on social media sites that eventually landed him in the National Enquirer for using racial and homophobic slurs. However, Jeremy and Zach also had quite a bad reputation for how they were caught speaking about fans when they interacted with their friends on their public accounts. One of the first incidents happened when many fans saw Zach refer to Roloff pumpkin season customers as "Dumb idiots that ask for pictures" and Jeremy infamously referring to fans as "Sucking the unsuckable". All of the Roloffs were caught with their friends referring to fans as creepers. A recent story was Mueller and the Roloffs reposting and laughing at a teenage girl that met Zach at the zoo and asked him for a picture. Mueller took his own picture reposting it and captioning it "Zach and The Creeper".
For the purpose of this item, one of the other aspects of Jeremy's Roloff history on social media was his habit of insulting fans with his friends. Commonly regarded as one of the nastiest incidents between Roloffs and fans occurred when a fan girl from Puerto Rico created a Roloff fan page and said she wished she could be adopted by the Roloffs. Jeremy and his friends began publicly posting to each other about what a "freak" she was and mocking comments about her appearance such as "OMG, check out her profile picture! LOL!"
So that brings us to 2012. Jacob Roloff now has a public Twitter account where he mostly tweets back and forth with his friends. And before some protest about "stalking" or "hacking" it is a completely public account. Anybody on the internet that searches Twitter for "Roloff" can find and read all the tweets (as of Sept 12, 2012 - Roloff related accounts have a history of turning "private" or disappearing" once the Spiritswander Blog posts about it).
I should preface by saying that Jacob has not yet repeated Jeremy's language and it is quite clear to several observers that Jacob has indeed learned from his big brother's example and is clearly biting his tongue when it comes to things such as slur words.
In fact, Jacob has a Tweet (for non-twitter users - a post on Twitter is called a "tweet") in which he expressed his annoyance that he feels he can't freely retweet posts he likes from his friends because they use curse words - mainly "fuck" in them. At the end of that tweet, Jacob added the hash tag - #spiritswander with frown face. However, have no fear, that did not prevent Jacob from eventually re-tweeting Tweets he likes that contain curse words. And for the record, personally it does not bother me if someone uses an occasional curse word -- it's certainly not unusual for a teenager.
However, I must say I do object to being named the villain in Jacob's misery that he feels like he can't publicly say "Fuck" when he wants. I think that has more to do with the fact that at the exact same time Jacob is on twitter publicly expressing irritation over not feeling like he can say "Fuck"..... Matt Roloff is on Facebook almost every day portraying the Roloffs and Jacob as a proper wholesome Christian family.
Once again though, back to the topic of Jacob Roloff's twitter account. The real account is http://twitter.com/ffoloR_bocaJ . It is currently completely public. He apparently has changed the settings from private to public to private to public, many times over. Every time it is public, people can read back and see all of his tweets.
Just before we get to the latest little incident, here's just a few things from Jacob's tweets that caught the eye of some people.
*He routinely expresses his dissatisfaction with participating in the show. He tweeted that the "interviews" that the "TV people" make him do are "the worst".
*Recently, Jacob said in a tweet that the TV crew told him that they wanted him to sing "Jingle Bells" in an interview (also referred to as a "barn bite" or "hay bale" but that is "not gonna happen".
*He describes Mueller as the funniest person he knows and describes texting Mueller as the greatest.
*Multiple times expressed disdain for the word "midget" and called a person who used the word while describing LPBW ignorant.
*The other observation that people have observed is that Jacob has not seemed to come to terms with the fact that he is a public figure. He has, like his 3 other siblings, referred to fans as "creepers." He also, in response to someone that was calling him a jerk, noted that it is paying for his college.
*He has repeatedly expressed his annoyance that other Twitter users press his "Follow" button. He has also expressed his outrage that people "Tweet" him or reference his account (when Twitter users refer to a person in a tweet they often @ said person's account name instead of typing out the full name). Jacob has expressed that he only wants people "following" him and referring to his account who know him personally. Unfortunately for Jacob, as of yet, Twitter has not made a rule that applies to only Jacob Roloff. Twitter has not given Jacob control of the Twitter Universe and that is not how Twitter functions. Twitter allows users to reference any other account regardless of whether the person's account is private or public.
One of Jacob's little controversies on Twitter was when he declared on his public account that he would "Block" any fan that followed his Twtter account. Some people expressed that they felt Jacob was just like Jeremy - ungrateful for the fan support, a hypocrite since Jacob himself follows other people from TV on Twitter, and described him as a "snob" or "stuck up". Jacob's friends also chimed in telling the disgruntled fans to "Fuck off bitches" and leave Jacob alone because Jacob doesn't want his Worldwide twitter account referenced by anyone he doesn't know personally. Jacob himself, was quick to play martyr and tweet that he thinks disgruntled fans referencing his account and tweeting each other that they feel he is a "snob" or a "jerk" is them bullying him.
However, the most recent incident happened this week and has led some to reminisce about the similarities between Jeremy and Jacob and their use of social media.
Since Jacob's Twitter is now public (he apparently turned it public around the time of the airing of the most recent LPBW episode and has apparently stopped "Blocking" fans that Follow him) it is quite obvious that one of Jacob's school friends is a kid named Brenden. A large percentage of Jacob's tweets are directed at this Brenden and vice-versa.
Recently, a girl from Russia, who according to her You Tube channel is 16 years old, tweeted Brenden and Jacob (who is 15, will be 16 in January) in Russian. The girl basically expressed that she thinks the two (Jacob and friend Brenden) are cute and said she would like to kiss them if they were to come to Moscow. She posted a picture of herself kissing a kid....in a very athletic way (with her leg on his shoulder). The other focus of her message to them on Twitter was that she thinks they would quite enjoy Russia as there are many activities to do. She referenced a friend of her who apparently climbs on the tops of building, explores caves, does back flips off docks and rides on the back of trains.
Jacob's friend, Brenden, translated her entire message and posted the translation on Twitter. Jacob and many of their friends began mocking the girl and laughing. Many of the friends tweets were retweeted or "liked" by Jacob himself.
Their treatment of the girl has generated a bit of attention from some Twitter users who expressed that Jacob, Brenden, and their friends were mean-spirited and have a blatant disregard for the girl's feelings since they are posting this all publicly where it is seen by her.
This has led to some contacting Spiritswander to comment that they feel that his very similar to Jeremy's conduct with his friends and the infamous incident with the fan girl from Puerto Rico.
Here is some of the interaction between them to give people a better idea. All of these Tweets and pictures are very public.
-- @ JacobRoloff45 @ MrBrendenShults
When you come to moscow I Anastasia Golavchyov could show you many fun things Brenden and Jacob Roloff
There are many cool adventures in Moscow to show you. You would like my friend Dennis
My good friend Denis and I
Brenden and Jacob Roloff would find very amazing that things Dennis does, knows in Moscow. If you dare…? )))
Before I describe places I could show you that you will enjoy, I must ask...? I can kiss you like this? I will guess you have not been kissed liked this by American girls )))
Brenden, I would like to grab your hair like this in a passionate kiss. Jacob you might need longer hair.
My friend Alexandra will help me show you American boys how Russian girls could kiss you
Alexandra and myself say hello Brenden and Jacob Roloff
Or you might like more…? :)))
I should not be silly. You have not discovered
The adventures to have we could show you.
I will show you what Dennis does. You like being high on top? This high? Kiss
Jacob you like being on top of high beams? I saw your picture. Dennis could show you higher and how to hang ))))
Or explore underground caves
Or Ride on trains....this is the back of moving train !!! Picture doesn't show how fast it is going. But do not tell Russian police that we can do this!
Or flip into water for fun. I hope you like my video of Dennis and friends?
Brenden @MrBrendenShults She tweeted some pretty kinky pics too. #RussianLadiesCrazy
Brenden @MrBrendenShults Fan girls from Russia.
Brenden @MrBrendenShults Sooo I guess I'm a big deal in Russia? #WhoWouldHaveKnown
Brandon Wise @WiseBrandon @MrBrendenShults @JacobRoloff45 Who are these women?
Brenden @MrBrendenShults @WiseBrandon I have no idea. I don't speak Russian, I'll probably google translate it all
Brenden @MrBrendenShults Here is the page long letter that the Russian girl send @JacobRoloff45 and I, Translated of course. #PersistentWomen
Misty Mahealani @MistyMahealani @MrBrendenShults @jacobroloff45 I like how she types out "Jacob Roloff" everytime instead of just 'Jacob' Hahaaha.
Brenden @MrBrendenShults "I guess you did not kiss the girls liked American. Brenden, I would like to grab your hair like this in a passionate kiss." #Russians
Brenden @MrBrendenShults @Tommy_Keplinger Zoom in!
Brenden @MrBrendenShults @JacobRoloff45 They arnt bad looking though, We should go down to Moscow sometime!
Brenden @MrBrendenShults She put allot of thought and compassion into that letter.
Brenden @MrBrendenShults "You like to be high on the top? This is high? Kiss of the Moscow sky." So passionate. #Russians
samm meade @sammadisono @MrBrendenShults @JacobRoloff45 what the hell?
Brenden @MrBrendenShults @sammadisono What can i say? I guess im a big deal in Russia!
Tommy Keplinger @Tommy_Keplinger
@MrBrendenShults she wants the D!!
Brenden @MrBrendenShults I should reply.
Brenden @MrBrendenShults That entire message made me chiggle.
maddi kernal @dear_madelineee hahahaha poor Jacob and Brenden. I'm dying 😂 Retweeted by Brenden
Jacob Roloff @JacobRoloff45
@MrBrendenShults Lol... thats what that kissing picture was.... who requests to be kissed like that? hahah
Brenden @MrBrendenShults Here is the page long letter that the Russian girl send @JacobRoloff45 and I, Translated of course. #PersistentWomen Retweeted by Jacob Roloff
Brenden @MrBrendenShults "I guess you did not kiss the girls liked American. Brenden, I would like to grab your hair like this in a passionate kiss." #Russians; Retweeted by Jacob Roloff
maddi kernal @dear_madelineee hahahaha poor Jacob and Brenden. I'm dying 😂 Retweeted by Jacob Roloff
Then some others commented on the tweets about it:
Cambo @cambo19 @AnastasiaGolov1 I am sorry for the unkind way @MrBrendenshults , @JacobRoloff45 and friends laughed at you. Ignore them.
CB Revelations @CB_Revelations
@cambo19 When have Roloffs and their friends ever considered the feelings of others?
Melanie Smith @msmithmelanie @CB_Revelations @cambo19 Imagine if she had said something not nice to them...she's complimentary and gets mocked. Roloffs + friends = nasty
Mike Brooks @mbrooksp It's amazing to see how things repeat from 1 Godly Roloff to another @JeremyJRoloff @JacobRoloff45 the only difference is orgin of the girl.