They are clearly making sure that they do not repeat the mistakes of Jacob’s parents. They are clearly making sure that they do not repeat Jacob’s parents’ mistakes.
Part of that has meant keeping Mateo out of the public eye. Some
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viewers have been upset by this basic respect for their son’s rights. Isabel Roloff posted a photo of Jacob Roloff with the caption “Zoo Day” on her Instagram Stories a few days ago. (Image Credit: Instagram)Just a few days ago, Isabel Roloff took to her Instagram Stories.There, she posted a photo of Jacob Roloff, her caption making it clear that it was a “zoo day.”
Little Mateo, who will be 15 months old later this week, is perched on Jacob’s shoulders.
Mateo’s face is not any more visible now than it was for any of the previous pics. Jacob and Izzy wanted it that way. He was probably just excited to see the animal exhibits. Instead, the wee one was probably just really excited to view the animal exhibits.
Isabel Roloff, formerly known as Isabel Rock, holds 7-month-old Mateo while walking in the woods.
Isabel doesn’t always have to go so far as to include a screenshot of how far she has walked that day to redact pics of Mateo.
Clearly, this time, a little too much of him was showing for comfort.
Their respect for his personhood is commendable. Jacob Roloff’s father looks down on his son in this adorable photo. The star’s firstborn is named Mateo.
Remember, Isabel and Jacob aren’t just guessing about what life might be like for their son if they plaster his face all over the internet.
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Jacob left reality TV as soon as it was an option to him, that is, when he turned 18. (Which is a great reminder that our country needs federal regulations to protect minors from reality TV exploitation)
That meant that he and Isabel, though public figures themselves by virtue of Jacob’s childhood and family ties, could give Mateo a clean slate.
It’s about more than just not filming him for TLC or letting producers follow his young life.Even Instagram pics could become a target for harassment, cruel comments, and more. Not to mention that they would also be an indelible record of his life that Mateo might grow up to resent..