We’ve been watching Little People, Big World for years, and Zach Roloff is the only one of Matt and Amy Roloff’s kids who’s still on the show. Zach and his wife, Tori, have two sweet children together — and both kids have dwarfism. Together, they work hard to parent their kids the best they can.
While they have plenty of fans, they also have lots of critics. And some LPBW viewers are unimpressed with a video Tori posted of Zach playing a joke on her and Jackson. Here’s what Tori posted and why many are upset with it.
Tori and Zach Roloff have 2 kids together who both have dwarfism
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There’s a reason Zach and Tori are fan favorites on the show, and it’s because they’re incredible parents. Their son, Jackson, is just 3 years old, and Lilah isn’t even a year old yet. While Zach and Tori had a 50% chance of having kids with dwarfism due to Zach having achondroplasia and Tori being of average height, both of their kids have a form of dwarfism.
Tori’s made it known that she loves and accepts her children exactly as they are. But she’s still had concerns over having kids with dwarfism.
“On tonight’s episode of LPBW I got extremely emotional about finding out Lilah had dwarfism,” Tori wrote on Instagram on April 7. “It was harder for me to process having a girl but to have a girl with dwarfism is new territory for me. It’s nerve-wracking for sure but I can already tell Lilah Ray is one tough girlsie.”
Tori posted a video of Zach pushing her and Jackson into a kiddie pool
Zach Roloff pushing Tori Roloff into a kiddie pool | Tori Roloff via Instagram StoryZach evidently likes to play pranks on Tori and the kids. On July 16, Tori posted a video to her Instagram Story of her bringing Jackson over to the kiddie pool in their yard. She was working on getting Jackson slowly acclimated to the water when Zach came up from behind and pushed Tori into the pool. This caused Tori to dunk Jackon unexpectedly, which then led the little boy to start crying.
It’s clear Jackson was extremely upset by the incident, as the following videos showed Zach and Tori trying to make it up to him. Zach then tries to make light of the situation once again by joking about it, but it’s clear Jackson still isn’t having it.
“Are you mad?” Tori asked her son. “You look mad.”
Fans are upset by the video
While Zach and Tori were able to laugh off the incident, LPBW fans aren’t so sure they can do the same.
“Like not only could Tori have fallen over on Jackson and really hurt him, but like Jackson could have inhaled water,” a Reddit user noted. “Also, it’s just never a good idea to tease your already kind of scared child even more. Like he could grow to have a fear of water.”
“I saw this and cringed,” another wrote. “First of all, I understand pushing Tori over, but Jackson is so small, no wonder he was scared. I wish they wouldn’t have posted it.”
“This is so unsafe and not cool at all,” yet another added. “Jackson was obviously scared and Tori could have been hurt. It’s childish and I’m honestly surprised she posted it. I’m sure they’re going to take heat for it and they should.”
We’re hoping Zach and Tori are paying attention to what LPBW followers are saying so they’ll think twice about posting this sort of content again!
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