Derick Dillard Clapped Back at a Follower Who Told Him He Should Have Stayed on ‘Counting On’

The Duggars have been gracing our TV screens for over a decade thanks to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar bringing their kids into the spotlight. And while we remember some of our favorite family members, like Jessa, Jana, and Jinger, as teens when it all began, they’re growing up fast. Many of the older Duggar kids are married with families of their own. And while we still get to watch what they’re up to via TLC’s Counting On, not every family member is involved.

Jill Duggar and her infamous husband, Derick Dillard, are no longer associated with the series. And while they haven’t been on for a few years, it seems some followers are still heckling the couple about it. Here’s how Dillard clapped back to a follower who told him the couple should’ve stayed on.

Derick Dillard was let go from ‘Counting On’ after transphobic tweets

AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard during their visit to 'Extra'
AJ Calloway interviews Jill Duggar Dillard and husband Derick Dillard during their visit to ‘Extra’ | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Those who’ve followed the Duggars for years may remember when both Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were on Counting On, but those days have long passed. Dillard took to Twitter to share his thoughts on TLC co-star Jazz Jennings from I Am Jazz, and that’s what caused the couple to get booted. He retweeted the original post promoting the show and added, “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”

Fans spoke out against Dillard, of course, and he answered. “I have nothing against him” Dillard tweeted back, purposely using the wrong pronouns, “I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here.”

Not only that, but Dillard also took to Twitter to share homophobic thoughts against Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent from Nate & Jeremiah by Design.

Dillard’s shared a number of different stories as to why he’s not on the show

Despite TLC releasing their own statement as to why Jill and her husband were removed from Counting On, Dillard’s made quite a few stories of his own. Dillard tweeted in response to TLC’s PSA, “They won’t tell you that I was fired because I wasn’t. We wanted to leave and they didn’t want us to. That’s the truth.”

Not only that, but Dillard also claimed that he and Jill were never even actually formally under contract with Counting On and instead worked as volunteers for the show. Celebrity Insider notes Dillard further claimed that Counting On‘s scheduling was getting in the way of their ability to do missionary work, so for that reason, they also left on their own accord. Given that TLC’s statement directly references the issue they had with what Dillard said about Jennings, we doubt Dillard’s story is truthful.

He clapped back at a fan who told him he should’ve stayed on the show

It seems being let go from Counting On still strikes a nerve with Dillard. Recently, he posted a photo of him working for the food delivery service Grubhub, and in the caption, he told his followers to add their favorite ways to make some extra cash on the side. To that, one follower wrote, “Should have just shut your mouth and collected that [money bag emoji] from TLC.” To that, Dillard replied, “I’m a sellout to Jesus, not TLC.”

The interaction didn’t stop there. Another follower then added, “@derickdillard ya but you gotta pay the bills tho !!!!!” And Dillard added, “not at all costs. It’s important to have standards.”

When another follower asked Dillard why he never mentioned his job with Grubhub before, Dillard also had an interesting answer regarding his personal privacy and what he chooses to reveal to followers. “I try not to respond to ‘haters’ who don’t know what they’re talking about. I’ve had multiple jobs while in law school … but I don’t believe people should post their whole life on social media and/or make assumptions based on a false belief that others post about their whole life,” Dillard wrote.  

That seems to settle it, then: It looks like Dillard’s completely content with never coming back to the TLC show!

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