‘Counting On’ Critics Are Concerned by Joy-Anna Duggar’s Instagram Photo Showing a Gun Safe in Her Room
We’ve been following the Duggars for years, and now, it’s Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, who are getting a ton of attention. Joy-Anna is currently pregnant with a little girl, and the couple already has a young son, Gideon. Not only that, but Joy-Anna and Austin flip houses together and share it all on social media. Now that they’re not slated to be on the upcoming season of Counting On, we imagine we’ll see even more YouTube and Instagram content from them.
Joy-Anna’s still scrutinized for some of her online content, though. And some Duggar family critics are taking major issue with the gun safe that can be seen in one of her Instagram photos.
The Duggars are very conservative and take no issue with gun ownership
Since Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar first arrived on TV over a decade ago with their 19 kids, fans knew they were ultra-conservative. Prior to reality TV fame, Jim Bob was a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. And his son, Jedidiah, is stepping right into his footsteps now.
The family also seemingly promotes gun ownership. Jim Bob and Michelle’s kids don’t typically talk about any guns they might own. But Radar Online reported back in July 2019 that Jim Bob and Michelle were putting their massive mansion up for sale — and the photos of the place included one that showed off the family’s gun collection. The $1.5 million home featured an entire room that had large guns hanging on a shelving unit attached to the wall.
As for Joy-Anna and Austin, we know they go for trips out in the wilderness, too — and they certainly bring their guns with them.
Joy-Anna Duggar posted a photo showing off her pregnancy
Aside from flipping homes and caring for Gideon, Joy-Anna now has another aspect of her life she’s excitedly sharing with her social media followers — and that’s her pregnancy. On June 10, she posted a photo to Instagram showing off her growing baby belly as she posed in a mirror.
“30 weeks!” she captioned the post.
To that, many of her fans and major supporters commented on how stunning she looks. And many others thought she looked just like sister Jessa Duggar in the photo.
“I can’t wait to meet this little girl!!! You look so gorgeous! Xo,” Carlin Bates from the Bringing Up Bates family commented.
Other fans noticed a few strange aspects to the photo, though, like the wood plank on the bed beside Joy-Anna.
“Board on a mattress? Hmmm,” a fan commented.
Joy-Anna explained, “haha, yes, just changed our mattresses around and the board was under our bed.”
Some Duggar followers noticed the gun safe in her room
Aside from the wood plank, Duggar family critics also noticed something else that didn’t seem to belong in the photo. And that’s the gun safe in Joy-Anna’s room.
“Oh god I missed the gun safe next to the bed… How romantic!” a Reddit user commented.
“I want to speculate on what looks like a gun safe in the corner,” another wrote. “Besides guns, what other secrets could be locked away in the safe?”
“The gun safe is not my idea of decor though!” yet another added.
However, some defended the gun safe.
“I grew up with most of my friends’ parents having gun safes in their rooms,” another Reddit user wrote. “Kids don’t go in, seems like a good idea. My dad kept his guns under the bed. Not as good of an idea.”
We really shouldn’t be too surprised by the presence of the gun safe when all’s said and done. And we like how Joy-Anna isn’t afraid to candidly share what her home looks like. Will the gun safe make another appearance in the future? We’re not sure, but we’ll watch closely.
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