‘Counting On’ Fans Slam Jinger Duggar Over Her 4th of July Post

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo, stars of TLC’s Counting On, have always documented their lives on social media. The two recently took to Instagram to share their Fourth of July plans with fans. However, with the recent discussions and protests about the unfair treatment of minorities within the U.S., not everyone was happy to see the couple celebrating.

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Discovery Channel

Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo are constantly active on social media

Duggar and Vuolo are arguably the most active family members on Instagram. Ever since the two wed, they’ve been letting fans into their lives and documenting their little family for all to see. Duggar has done some paid ads for Instagram as well, and the two recently launched a podcast and use the social media app as a major way of marketing. Not only are they having fun with social media, but it’s also become a big part of their business model.

Still, there have been occasions when their posts haven’t gone over well with fans. Duggar once posted a video alongside Vuolo, which fans felt showcased his condescending attitude; one person even referred to him as a dictator. Plus, people have called on brands to cut ties with the Duggars over their beliefs.

Duggar and Vuolo have been called out for their conservative values

Duggar was raised by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, devout Baptists who brought up their children with extremely conservative values. The family has been outspoken about their disbelief in things such as abortions, birth control, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Some of Duggar’s critics have called her — and the rest of the family — out on these beliefs, even going directly to Duggar’s partner brands and asking them to cut ties with the reality star. It’s worked, and Duggar has lost several partnerships due to her family’s conservative reputation.

Duggar was slammed for her July 4th post

Duggar recently came under fire once more for posting a photo of her daughter on Independence Day. Felicity, two, was wearing an Old Navy Fourth of July t shirt, and Duggar told fans that she and her family were celebrating by the lake. While some loved the post, others saw it as an opportunity to remind Duggar of the unrest and unfair treatment of minorities that’s been a major topic of conversation throughout the U.S. recently.

“No one is free until we all are,” one user wrote. “If you are proud to be an American… You are white,” the post continued. The comment received more than 260 likes, by far the most-liked comment within the post. “They live in a perpetual bubble… About time I unfollowed all of them,” another user wrote.

Some fans came to Duggar’s defense

The comments on Duggar’s post prompted heavy conversations, but many people still came to Duggar’s defense. “Stop attacking them in the comments,” someone wrote. Others chose to compliment Felicity’s outfit rather than address the controversial celebration of Independence Day. “If you don’t have an Old Navy t-shirt is it even 4th of July?” one user joked.

Duggar and Vuolo have spoken out about the Black Lives Matter movement, though some might say they haven’t done enough with their platform to raise awareness to their one million+ followers.