Amy Duggar Just Apologized For ‘All Lives Matter’ Tweet: ‘I Was Confused, Ignorant’
Those who’ve kept up with the Duggars over the years know there are a few family members who go against the grain. And one of them is Amy Duggar.
Cousin Amy is Jim Bob Duggar’s sister’s daughter, and she’s been featured on TLC’s Duggar programs in the past. Now, she’s known as one of the “rebels” of the family, as she grew up with many more liberties than Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids. And she’s also shown support for Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard after Dillard spoke out against Jill’s family.
Unfortunately, Amy made a major misstep on her Twitter with an “All Lives Matter” tweet. Now, she’s extending an apology to her followers — but not everyone’s buying it.
Amy Duggar caused a scene with an ‘All Lives Matter’ tweet
Considering Amy appears to be one of the more liberal Duggar family members, many assumed she’d do better when it came to the current “Black Lives Matter” movement. As protests extend across America due to the wrongful death of George Floyd and police brutality against the black population, Amy didn’t stay quiet. But her tweet totally missed the mark.
“Instead of just black lives matter. Which is very true!! Every life is important,” she tweeted. “If you have a beating heart YOU MATTER. YOU SERVE A PURPOSE. AND NO ONE IS GREATER BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.”
Amy may have meant well, but her followers were unimpressed.
“But our lives don’t matter until black lives matter as well,” a fan explained in response. “Until POC can walk down the street and not feel threatened, then not all lives matter.”
She doubled back and apologized for the tweet
It looks like all of Amy’s followers who called her out for her tweet finally got to her.
“I want to extend my sincere apologies for tweeting about all lives matter,” she announced to Twitter on June 4. “I’ll be honest I was confused, ignorant and I have alot of learning to do. I want to stand up and use my platform for good not to upset people. I will grow from this.”
After this tweet, she also added that a good friend of hers reached out in the hopes of further educating Amy on what “Black Lives Matter” really means. “Not by judging, attacking me or making me feel dumb. But by showing love and being kind,” Amy noted. “We all need to be more like Liz.”
Many of Amy’s Twitter followers appeared proud of her personal growth.
“It takes a very cool person to post what you did,” a Twitter user commented. “I’m a retired history teacher and continue to learn and understand every day. God Bless you.”
Duggar family followers still aren’t impressed with the apology
Duggar family followers on Reddit saw Amy’s post. And while some appreciated her apology, others were less impressed with what she was trying to convey.
“But she still want won’t flat out say Black Lives Matter. Okay small fr-amy,” one Reddit user wrote.
Another echoed, “….but she still DOES NOT say BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
“It’s beyond me how a grown a** adult doesn’t understand that this isn’t about all lives,” another noted. “Ok she apologized but now we know what her true feelings were.”
Others are glad she’s at least showing some personal growth during this time.
“As tone deaf and self-centered as she can be, I appreciate that she’s trying to learn and improve herself instead of just parroting the same ultra-conservative lines she’s been taught,” another added.
We’re glad Amy’s listening to those around her and learning from her mistakes. And we’re hoping she’ll continue to grow and perhaps teach her cousins about standing up for what’s right, too.
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