Jill Duggar’s Husband, Derick Dillard, Is Getting Slammed for Posting About ‘Equality’ on Instagram
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have shared what goes on in their lives for over a decade. Now, all eyes are on their adult children as they continue filming TLC’s Counting On and have a very active presence on social media.
While we’re all intrigued by what Jessa, Jinger, and Jana Duggar are up to, it’s Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, who fans are interested in the most. Jill and her spouse are no longer featured on Counting On, but they keep their fans updated with what’s going on in their lives via Instagram. And Dillard has been particularly active in sharing how he feels about TLC and the Duggars on his personal posts.
Dillard certainly makes mistakes on social media, however. And his post about equality didn’t go over well. Here’s what he posted.
Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, was removed from ‘Counting On’ due to transphobic tweets
At the end of 2019, Dillard told his Instagram followers plenty of dirt regarding the Duggar family. He claimed that Jim Bob won’t allow him or Jill to visit the Duggar family home without his express permission. And he’s also talked about how TLC pressured him and Jill into filming despite all the controversy over what happened with Josh Duggar.
But way before Dillard’s Instagram admissions, we can’t forget the reason he and Jill aren’t featured on Counting On anymore — and it has to do with his past Twitter activity.
Back in August 2017, Dillard took to Twitter to call out TLC co-star Jazz Jennings. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” Dillard tweeted. And after a few more transphobic and homophobic comments, TLC announced Dillard would no longer appear on Counting On.
Dillard posted about ‘equality’ on his Instagram
We know the Duggars are very conservative and don’t believe in same-sex relationships. But Dillard took it to the extreme with his Twitter comments. Despite being kicked off the show, it doesn’t seem as if he regrets what he said, though. And he later mentioned that he and Jill actually left Counting On all by themselves, and TLC had nothing to do with it.
“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,” Dillard tweeted.
While this controversy is in the past, his followers aren’t forgetting about it that quickly. But Dillard put it aside to post about equality on Instagram. He posted a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate the holiday and added the caption, “Thankful for the work of Dr. King and the sacrifices he made for equality. Let’s continue to work toward his vision.”
His followers aren’t having any of it
Dillard has seemed to have gained some fans recently with his fighting words against the Duggars. But his followers are questioning his post about equality.
“Equality equals equal rights for ALL. That includes gay people,” one of Dillard’s followers commented.
“Anti-LGBQT and taking away a woman’s right to make decisions for her own body is the antithesis of justice and equality,” another added.
“You? Equality? You feeling okay?” yet another commented on the post.
Finally, another follower added, “You are the last person to be talking about equality. You’re homophobic and transphobic to say the least.”
While Dillard is known for reading over his Instagram comments and responding back to his followers, he hasn’t acknowledged any of the backlash yet. We bet he’ll ignore the hate completely and go back to answering questions about the Duggars very soon.
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