On July 29th, Jacob, who has always been very vocal about his fondness for marijuana tweeted a criticism of local dealers of weed and called for people "who don't suck at selling weed" to hit him up. Of course, some people are horrified that he would post on social media a call for "drug dealers" to contact him while others dismiss it as weed is legal in many states. For those not aware, Jacob has been very vocal about his belief that alcohol is far more damaging than marijuana and has often retweeted the benefits of marijuana. On his Ask.fm account, Jacob Roloff once admitted to smoking weed, taking Acid as well as Xanax. Jacob has strongly hinted that he has anxiety issues.
Then early this morning August 2nd at 2:00 AM, Jacob's girlfriend, Isabel Garreton, posted this humorous picture of Jacob with the caption "This picture lol" Some people immediately began voicing their displeasure and their opinion that Jacob looks "stoned" and pointed out that it appears that he is sitting in the driver's seat [Although Isabel has since tweeted to a friend that it was taken "in the backseat of your car].
Jacob also posted an instagram photo along with a thoughtful paragraph on his recent experience of filming with 7 year old Jack from another TLC show "Our Little Family" and Jacob reflected on his feelings of being forced to film as a child. Jacob's post is even garnering comments from other Roloffs, who as a rule, always ignore Jacob's social media postings about important matters.
It should be noted that for people who have followed Jacob on his now stale Ask.fm account http://ask.fm/jacobroloff (he stopped using it 8 months ago, but answered almost 8000 questions for the majority of 2014 on a variety of subjects including religion, drugs, homosexuality, Little People, Big World being fake, gun control and much more) the fact that Jacob is revealing that he "really disliked" filming is nothing new.
On Ask.fm Jacob would often refer to the show as "totally fake" and "that stupid show". At one point when Jacob was 17, and a few months away from his 18th birthday, he declared that he would quit the show once he turned 18 and refuse to sign a contract with TLC. Jacob even explained his plan was to not participate in the show, the most he would do was sign a waiver so that TLC wouldn't have to blur out his face during Zach's wedding. However, Jacob had a change of heart and is now a paid "cast member" and full participant for the new season of "Little People, Big World" which is currently airing Tuesdays at 9:00 PM on TLC.
However, since Twitter (Jacob's twitter http://twitter.com/ffoloR_bocaJ ) and Instagram (Jacob's Instagram http://instagram.com/jacobroloff45 ) are more mainstream than Ask.fm and that his family members and many of the people connected to the show (Jacob recently exchanged playful tweets with one of the long time producers of the "Little People, Big World" Nicholas Caprio)follow Jacob on twitter and Instagram, this post and introduction by Jacob is garnering more attention than usual as it is the first time that many people are really seeing Jacob speak out about how he really felt about filming.
Jack, the 7 year old boy from TLC's other show "Our Little Family" and his family recently visited the Roloffs at their farm for filming. Jacob was a participant in the filming with Jack and Jacob has been reflecting upon the kinship he feels since he was 7 years old when Little People, Big World began filming.
For those that can't see what Jacob wrote, it reads:
Jacob's thoughtful commentary has already generated reaction from people around him and family.
Jacob's girlfriend, Isabel, who was present for the filming, added this in a comment:
Jacob's cousin, Rachel Burton (Matt Roloff's sister's daughter) added:
Then Jacob's mother, Amy Roloff, added this comment which included an apology:
When the entire Roloff family appeared on the "Oprah" show in 2008, one of the questions she asked was if one of the kids said they didn't like filming the show, would the Roloffs end the show? Matt and Amy more or less, said yes they would quit if someone in the family really disliked filming.
From the Oprah website in 2008
"Family comes first for the Roloffs, and Matt says they would stop doing the show if anyone in the family didn't want to continue. "We are always just one episode away from not doing it anymore becomes family is the priority," Matt says. "We feel, all in all, we've become a closer family because of this show" -- Matt Roloff - 2008 From "The Oprah Show"