Further to our recent item about Jacob Roloff creating an ask.fm account where he invites people to ask him anonymous comments, things have taken a more distasteful turn and that's why I wanted to do this item.
Jacob Roloff is now posting screen captures of questions that apparently were submitted to him via his Ask.fm account. They are basically the things that the articles about the Roloffs receiving threats were detailing.
As you can see (on Jacob's ask.fm or twitter account where he posted the comments), one of the string of threatening and despicable comments says the person or people issuing threats supports the Keeping Up With the Roloffs blog. We don't appreciate this connection. We take great offense at this form of slander.
We absolutely do no advocate or condone any person threatening the Roloffs in this manner as it is against the law and morally despicable. We certainly do not wish for anyone to somehow show support in this manner. We have never advocated or encouraged any such action or behavior,
Absolutely no one associated with the Spiritswander Blog has anything to do with those comments. We obviously find them distasteful and offensive.
I would suspect that the comments are meant for attention (either that, or something part of a different agenda).
Those kind of threats, mindset or language (or spelling!) is not something we have ever condoned, endorsed or encouraged.
I suspect that because of the Roloffs long history of dislike towards the Spiritswander Blog, there is an attempt here to lump Spiritswander in with these threats - which is completely false and slanderous.
I will kindly point out that since day one of this Blog, we have rules of kindness and respect that often exceed that of other sites.
For example, you will never see any of the Roloffs criticized or ridiculed for their physical appearance on this site in the same way someone like Zach used to be viciously criticized for his facial features on other message board forums such as Television Without Pity.
In addition, we obviously have never condoned the use of name-calling or slurs. We don't condone the use of any slurs, including hurtful words such as "midget" and we've done many articles in the past detailing why it is hurtful.
I find it very hard to believe that anyone that would use slurs against Jacob such as "f*g" would be a fan or supporter of Spiritswander considering our stance against the use of hurtful slurs. We should not forget that one of the main reasons why the Roloffs have so much dislike towards the Spiritswander: Keeping Up With The Roloffs blog is because we said members of the Roloff family were wrong to use racial and homophobic slurs and to not apologize for it or express regret.
We act as a news gathering entity regarding the public figures - Roloff family and the television show Little People, Big World. We attempt to be fair and unbiased. That means we sometimes report or discuss subjects the Roloffs would rather not be discussed. Although we do attempt to allow readers to express their opinions, the criticism the Roloffs receive on our site is entirely based upon their actions, words and behavior (cat tossing comes to mind, the use of slurs, bullying of well-meaning fans, or questioning perceived hypocrisy). Our readers can express their opinions on their feelings about whether they feel Matt is a truthful person or not or how "real or fake" they think the show is or isn't.
We want to make it crystal clear that we do not take kindly to the slanderous accusation that we are somehow connected to or condone or support the type of distasteful comments that Jacob is relaying that he is apparently receiving on ask.fm.
And really? Comments about "wanting to eat the dead dog"?? Is this a naughty 9 year old?? Seriously.
It's unfortunate that we need to spend any time at all to give this individual attention, but it's important that everyone understands that the Spiritswander Blog joins with the Roloffs in feeling that these comments are completely inappropriate and offensive.