LITTLE People star Audrey Roloff has been slammed for liking a “vile” Instagram post about the Nashville school shooting.
The 31-year-old shared her appreciation for a series of slides that argued against passing “stricter gun laws.”
Instagram/ Audrey RoloffAudrey Roloff has been slammed for liking a “vile” Instagram post about the Nashville school shooting[/caption]
InstagramThe Little People star (seen with her husband and kids) liked a post that argued against stricter gun laws[/caption]
On Monday, Audrey Hale allegedly shot six people, including three children, at a Tennessee elementary school.
Hale, a former student at the Covenant School, was armed with two assault-type rifles and a handgun.
The post had nine slides that argued that while the shooting is “sad”, the media is “manipulating” people by reporting on it and that guns are ultimately needed to help protect people.
One slide read: “Nearly 400 kids under the age of 16 have been shot in Chicago within the past year and a half.
“However, the media insists that the lives in school shootings matter most. Why? Because you can’t relate to Chicago. You don’t live there, so why would you care?
“Your kids go to an elementary school though… you can relate to that. The media is determining what’s worth showing you and pulling at your heartstrings.”
It then stated that guns are used to “defend” the president, celebrities, banks, courts, jewelry stores, sporting events, and music festivals.
It added: “We defend our children with a sign that reads ‘this is a gun free zone’ and then call someone with a gun to come help in an emergency.
“Pass strict gun laws or ban guns, then what? We’ll still have a country full of homicidal sociopaths.”
The post went on: “Why are we arguing about the way we protect children when 100 per cent of the time the school shooting has been taken down by guess what… an armed individual.
“I get it… it’s sad and you’re tired. But guess what? Those in control know this and are using you to their advantage.
“You can be empathetic without being broken. It is never wise to make decisions/calls to action while in a state of distress.”
‘IGNORANT AND SMALL-MINDED’
Critics shared their outrage at the “repulsive” post and Audrey’s reaction to it on Reddit.
One wrote: “This is vile. YES, the shootings in Chicago are bad. YES, school shootings are bad. BOTH are bad things.
“They should not be compared and the end goal is both to stop people dying from gun violence. Kids go to school to be safe.
“They should not fear of getting shot there. GUNS ARE THE ISSUE. SHE IS THE ISSUE.”
Another added: “I think it goes to show how ignorant, small minded and basically dumb [Audrey] is.
“If she ever got pushback for liking it I don’t think she’d even have the capacity to grasp why people we’re against it. She’d think people were trying to bring her down because she has it all and people are “jealous.’”
A third posted: “She’s awful awful awful. Absolutely awful. It’s disgusting. How would she feel if it were HER kids? But oh wait…she’s going to home school, so it doesn’t matter. Repulsive.”
“How dumb and uneducated must you be to post crap like this? And at the same time having small children???” yet another user raged.
The reality star has three children with her husband Jeremy, 32 – daughter Ember, four, son Bode, two, and son Radley, one.
This isn’t the first time Audrey has been called out over her controversial opinions.
Last summer, she was ripped for making a “disgusting” comment about a Texas school shooting.
The TLC alum faced backlash for urging fans to find “hope” despite the devastating tragedy.
The gunman left 17 others injured. Ramos was shot dead by police following his sick killing spree.
One day after the horrific incident, Audrey shared a quote on her Instagram Story that read: “Even in the shadow of tragedy, let us not lose hope.
“Give us eyes to see the rapid movements of mercy rushing to fill these newly wounded spaces.”
Audrey’s critics branded her “disrespectful” for trying to put a “positive” spin on the tragedy.
InstagramThe post claimed media is manipulating people into responding emotionally to shootings[/caption]
InstagramIt argued against tightening up gun laws[/caption]
InstagramAudrey homeschools her three children with her husband Jeremy[/caption]