‘Counting On’ Critics Confirm That Jinger Duggar Just Lost Another Paid Partnership
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo have been living in California for a little more than a year, and in that time, Duggar has tried to use her fan base of more than 1.3 million followers to secure some paid social media partnerships. But the Duggars’ conservative views have affected her ability to hold on to sponsors.
Jinger Duggar has lost several sponsorships over her family’s background
When Duggar and Vuolo began looking for paid partnerships, they found some with ease. Duggar initially received a sponsorship with Fonuts, a California-based donut company that even created a special flavor (Jingerbread) for Duggar. But once Duggar posted them to Instagram, fans flooded Fonuts’ contact page with complaints. Fonuts pulled the plug a short time later, as did Ruggable, Rebecca Minkoff, and other notable sponsors.
Duggar was raised in an extremely conservative family whose views have landed them a very specific fan base. The family has spoken out against gay marriage and abortion, among other polarizing topics. As a result, the family’s critics often complain to any company with which Duggar receives a paid partnership.
Critics have confirmed that Duggar’s recent sponsorship pulled the plug
Duggar recently posted an Instagram story featuring BondiBoost, an Australian-based hair company’s hot tool for getting wavy hair. Duggar demonstrated it on her Instagram story, and critics immediately filed complaints with the brand.
On the popular Reddit thread DuggarsSnark, one critics posted a photo of the company’s response. “Jinger’s views and beliefs do not represent that of BondiBoost’s in any way, shape, or form… We will not be partnering with Jinger moving forward,” the company responded. The company’s communications manager called the partnership an “oversight.”
Duggar and Vuolo have remodeled their website to step away from religion
After the Fonuts controversy, Duggar and Vuolo redesigned their website to have it essentially eliminate any religious ties. Though they do mention faith, beyond that, it would be nearly impossible for a new company to know Duggar and Vuolo’s beliefs.
The two recent launched a religious podcast called Hope We Hold, which does give a better look at how strong their ties are to their faith. Plus, Jeremy is a pastor, so the couple are heavily involved with local churches. Though being religious likely wouldn’t be a problem for the brands, the Duggars’ exclusiveness toward certain groups of people would be grounds for a company to cancel a sponsorship.
Duggar’s sponsorships will likely keep failing unless she makes a statement about her views
The Duggar family has many critics, and they’re not afraid to inform these companies of the family’s views. With that said, if Duggar wants to continue to have successful partnerships with brands, she’ll likely need to make some kind of statement about her views in order to set the record straight. The main reason critics complain is because of her lack of acceptance; if her views changed, her business opportunities would, too, though it’s entirely up to Duggar if she wants to make that kind of decision.