Fonuts Deleted Their Instagram Apology for Partnering With Jinger Duggar
While we’ve been watching the Duggars on the small screen for over a decade via TLC’s Counting On and 19 Kids and Counting, many of our favorite Duggar family members are on Instagram. And a fan favorite has to be Jinger Duggar. While Jinger still keeps up with her famous sisters, like Jessa, Jana, and Joy-Anna, her move to Los Angeles put her on the map as one of the most rebellious family members yet.
Unfortunately, while Jinger seems to have many likable qualities, she’s having a tough time making it as an influencer. She recently promoted a few of her partnerships — but they’ve since been canceled. And Fonuts, one of her partners, even posted a long apology letter to their Instagram for teaming up with Jinger in the first place, though that apology’s now disappeared.
Jinger Duggar recently lost a couple partnerships
It’s tough being an influencer, but since Jinger’s now in Los Angeles with her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, and daughter, Felicity, she might think she’s in the perfect location to give it a shot. Unfortunately, she’s been quite unlucky so far. While she’s been able to promote quite a few products on her Instagram, her partnership with Fonuts proved disastrous.
Jinger had a limited-edition donut, Jingerbread, with the Los Angeles-based donut company, and she promoted it on Instagram. But after many Fonuts fans unleashed on the company for partnering with Jinger due to the Duggar’s homophobic viewpoints, Fonuts backed out.
Shortly after the Fonuts debacle, Jinger and Jeremy didn’t show to another event they had planned with designer Rebecca Minkoff. The couple was supposed to make an appearance at a Toys for Tots charity event, but the Eventbrite page explained Jinger and Jeremy wouldn’t be there.
“Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances Jinger and Jeremy will no longer be making an appearance at the event, but encourage you to donate to this great cause!” the event page read.
Fonuts issued an apology to their followers for partnering with Jinger in the first place
While Rebecca Minkoff didn’t offer much of an explanation as to why Jinger and Jeremy canceled the event, Fonuts released a statement of their own on Instagram.
“We apologize for our recent poor choice of promotional partner. We were shocked and dismayed to learn about who we were associating with. We recognize we really made a mistake by not properly researching them,” In Touch Weekly reports Nancy Truman and Thom Furtado, the husband and wife duo who founded Fonuts, announced on Instagram.
“We recognize we really made a mistake by not properly researching them. We have ended our partnership with Jinger Vuolo and the company that introduced us. … We are so sorry, and we really hope you will forgive us for this mistake.”
Fonuts’ Instagram followers had mixed reactions to the apology, too. While many fans appreciated the company taking a stance against the Duggars, others thought they were being too harsh on Jinger and hateful in their own way by canceling the partnership.
Fonuts has since deleted the apology
The Fonuts apology was up on their Instagram for about a week before the company deleted it. Now, there seems to be no evidence that they ever partnered with Jinger at all. We can’t forget that Jinger also deleted any posts promoting Jingerbread on her social media. Judging from online, it almost looks like the debacle never happened.
We’re not sure why Fonuts deleted the apology, either. Perhaps all of the negative press surrounding the company stands as the biggest reason. Given how many sour comments there were on the post, that probably wasn’t what the company wanted their customers to focus on.
So far, we haven’t seen anything regarding the canceled partnership on Jinger’s Instagram, either. Instead of coming forward and being honest with her followers, she’s posting photos of her family instead.
Will Jinger ever make it as an influencer? Only time will tell, though Fonuts will surely never partner with the Duggars again.
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