Despite what they might want you to think, the Duggars from 19 Kids & Counting and Counting On fame are human beings who are vulnerable to temptations and negative emotions just like everyone else. Of course, most people who have issues with a family member deal with those problems through confrontations at the dinner table or a holiday gathering.
But, for the Duggars, a more passive-aggressive approach just might be the way they choose to hash out their differences. Is it possible Jinger Duggar just sent her sister Jill a subtle hint on social media?
Now that Jinger is married and able to use social media, she may have just discovered the most valuable service it has to offer – throwing shade at someone without suffering any face-to-face consequences.
This past weekend, Jinger posted a message on her Instagram promoting a book of relationship advice, and some people think the book’s title was a message for her older sister Jill.
The fact that the happily married mom-to-be is going all “know your worth” on her followers could be an indication that there is trouble in her relationship. But, we all know better than that. Jinger appears to be happier than ever, and she even mentioned that she read the book with her husband, Jeremy. So, it appears that Jinger could be sending a message to someone that she believes settled when it comes to their man.
It is quite a leap to believe Jinger aimed this post at Jill, and that she is shaming her brother-in-law Derick Dillard. But, after his recent behavior, it is understandable that people in his family may be less than thrilled with the 29-year-old.
Last year, TLC fired Dillard from Counting On because of transphobic Twitter rants against transgender teen Jazz Jennings. And, in a sign of solidarity, Jill decided to leave the show and stand by her husband’s side. But, he can’t seem to keep his controversial beliefs to himself because this past week he posted homophobic comments against Nate Berkus after TLC promoted his show Nate & Jeremiah: By Design. Berkus’ show features the life of the designer and his husband, Jeremiah Brent, along with their daughter Poppy.
“What a travesty of family,” Dillard wrote on Twitter. “It’s sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal.”
I am saddened by Derick Dillard’s attack on yet another LGBTQ family. @NateBerkus and @JeremiahBrent angers me to no end. I’m guessing he is jealous because they are amazing men with amazing kids and they actually help the world at large. #loveislove #loveconquersall
— Mandarin (@MandarinBeth) April 29, 2018
It would be nice to think that Jinger is looking out for her big sister and is trying to tell her to get away from Dillard, but there is no evidence that’s what she was doing.
As for Jill, it looks like she is doing her best to distract fans from her husband’s social media activity by making her own statement with a video where she rocks skinny jeans, but it isn’t enough to make people forget about Dillard’s horrible words.
Jinger Duggar returns for new episodes of Counting On later this summer on TLC.