These Vicious Facebook Comments Prove That ‘Counting On’ Fans Have Not Forgiven Josh Duggar

Josh Duggar has been keeping a low profile ever since the multiple scandals about him started making headlines. First, there was the discovery of police reports that he sexually abused several young girls when he was a teenager, including several of his younger sisters. Then the news broke that Josh was an active member of AshleyMadison.com, a dating website for married people seeking affairs. Josh Duggar also admitted to pornography addiction.

Josh and Anna Duggar
Josh Duggar and Anna Duggar | Kris Connor/Getty Images

The discovery of these highly hypocritical behaviors is what lead to the cancellation of the show, 19 Kids and Counting. The spinoff show, Counting On, never featured Josh and his family for obvious reasons. But even though the show doesn’t discuss Josh and Anna Duggar, it’s impossible to be a Duggar fan without seeing their social media posts and photos. Fans started noticing Josh in the background at family events more and more often in recent months.

Josh Duggar apologized for everything he’s done and vowed to do better. But based on recent social media comments, Duggar fans haven’t forgiven him yet.

Anna Duggar is active on social media

Duggar followers feel equal parts sorry for and confused by Anna Duggar. For outsiders, it seems preposterous that she stood by her husband even in the wake of the scandal. No one knows what goes on behind closed doors, but it’s clear that Anna Duggar isn’t going anywhere soon. She’s currently pregnant with the couple’s sixth child.

While Josh Duggar shies away from social media, Anna is a frequent poster and often includes her husband and their family in her updates. This is met with mixed reactions from fans.

Anna’s latest update had fans upset

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Most recently, Anna Duggar shared a story on Facebook when she announced that the couple just had a gender reveal ultrasound and invited everyone to guess if they’d be having a boy or a girl. The couple already has five children: Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, and Mason.

Here are some of the responses to the innocent question:

“I vote intersex so we can see how they handle that. Though I wouldn’t wish that on any child with ignorant fundie parents,” one person said.

Another commenter pointed out Anna’s “terrified smile” and deduced that means it “must be a girl.”

Yet another fan went full on hater, saying, “I hope it’s a Velociraptor that eats Josh upon birth.” This comment garnered hundreds of likes and laughter.

No one is ready to forgive Josh Duggar

It’s been years since the Josh Duggar sex scandals broke, but reactions to the post prove that fans haven’t forgiven him for what he did to the family. One fan made a desperate plea, saying: “Stop it Anna!! He should not be around children especially his own. You really have a problem!! Get rid of him before it is way too late. None of us want to see him ever again!!”

Despite these warnings, it’s obvious based on this pregnancy and some other clues that Anna Duggar has no plans of ditching Josh anytime soon. Everyone has to get used to it or move on.