Matt Roloff: Under Fire for Smoking, Political Facebook Posts

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Matt Roloff really just wants to have a merry Christmas.

The Little People, Big World star has made this clear via some cute Instagram photos with his grandkids of late.

But the Roloff patriarch is likely unable to sit back, relax and drink his eggnog at the moment, considering some of the negative comments coming his way on social media.

Matt and Jackson

They started after Matt tried to make a simple joke on Facebook.

Not exactly known for being an especially tough or controversial fella, Roloff jokingly went against type by sharing the photo below and writing as a caption:

"Occasionally... I put my bad boy on!"

As you can see, the long-time reality star is rocking dark sunglasses, a black shirt and a fake tattoo sleeve.

He's also scowling -- and smoking?!?

Matt Roloff Turns Heel

A handful of comments in response to the photo have focused on the cigar in Roloff's mouth, with some fans wondering if he's endangering his small grandchildren, Jackson and Ember.

There's an ongoing debate taking place within the Comments section regarding whether Matt smokes; whether he would smoke around kids; and whether this is all just a joke.

“I would doubt very much that Matt would smoke around them babies,” one fan said. “Plus the parents I guarantee wouldn’t stand for that.”

Another supporter cut even straighter to the heart of the issue, writing:

“None of you can take a joke. Grow the [heck] up.”

We agree with both these takes.

There's no evidence Matt smokes, no reason to believe he would do anything to place his loved ones in danger...and even less of a reason to think this is anything but a funny gag.

It's Grandpa and Grandson!

The second new controversy surrounding Roloff also centers on his Facebook page.

Not typically one to wade into political waters, Matt shared a link on his account last week to a Fox News article titled “Trump, Mattis turn military loose on ISIS, leaving caliphate in tatters."

He described the article as "most interesting."

Many of his fans, however, reacted quite differently to the unexpected sharing.

They interpreted his promotion of Fox News as support for President Trump, which is just about as sensitive of a topic as there is in America right now.

Roloff, who says he's been to Iraq on three occasions, sparred a bit with critics who left harsh comments.

"Forget about the Fox News article that happens to give Trump credit,” he wrote at one point, adding:

“What about the undisputed facts? Iraq seems to be getting their country back… at least for now."

Matt Roloff responses

Roloff later asked everyone to please keep their feelings "civil and clean," while also linking to other article on ISIS and the Middle East.

It's unlike the Roloff to share anything that doesn't focus on their faith or their family, but outspoken Jacob is probably the one exception.

He once slammed Trump on Twitter, calling him a “total clown” and blasting him for “sputtering out of relevance, and business."

We highly doubt Matt will follow suit again here.

We're guessing he sticks to photos of Jackson and Ember going forward.

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