‘Counting On’ Fans Say They Miss the ‘Relatable’ Jinger Duggar
Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo in November 2016, and from there, she started to become more of her own person. She broke free of some of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s strict rules, and her Instagram became an exciting space where she could share her adventures.
Recently, though, fans have noticed a major shift in Duggar’s social media content. And now, they want the old Duggar back.
Jinger Duggar’s Instagram was once colorful and creative
After Duggar and Vuolo wed, they moved to Texas, where Vuolo was working as a pastor. Duggar began posting photos of her adventures in a new city, and she and Vuolo were adorable newlyweds. The couple waited to start a family and enjoyed their married life for a little more than a year before announcing a pregnancy; they welcomed their daughter, Felicity, in July 2018.
In spring 2019, the couple revealed they’d be moving to California that summer. Upon settling into Los Angeles, Duggar’s Instagram became filled with selfies at sporting events, photos with food, and other exciting images from a new place. Fans felt she had become much more relatable than any of her siblings.
Duggar and Vuolo’s photos now seem staged and professional
Somewhere down the line, the casual creativity stopped. Duggar and Vuolo both began posting photos that were professionally done and clearly staged — and they never stopped. Now, every photo on the couple’s feed is a staged setup of the two inside their home or taking a walk. Gone are the photos of sit-down meals at restaurants, spending sunny days in the park, and other outings that made them so relatable in the first place. And though fans thought it was nice at first, they’re now missing the Duggar they used to love.
Fans miss the ‘relatable’ Duggar
Duggar and Vuolo recently posted matching photos to their feed, and fans have had enough. Duggar complimented her husband’s smile, while his post complimented his wife’s eyes. Fans called the photos “inauthentic” and expressed how much they missed the old content.
“I miss feeling like I was following a person not a stock photo stock caption festival,” one user commented. “The last real picture that they both posted was in their Dodgers face masks. After that it has been these washed out, staged photos, on both accounts,” someone else added. “I love you both… Go back to the real pics. You guys just don’t seem as relatable as it used to be,” another person commented. Others called the matching posts “weird” and “forced.”
The two might have shifted gears because of their podcast
Duggar and Vuolo recently announced a new podcast, which could explain the shift in their image. The two launched “Hope We Hold,” a podcast about how they bring God into their daily lives and turn to Him to help with any problems. The staged content started before the announcement was made, but it’s possible they wanted the two things to go hand in hand.
It’s unclear if the two will make any kind of change to their posts based on fans’ complaints, but fans have made negative comments in the past, and it hasn’t affected their content — yet.