In the past year, former Counting On star Derick Dillard has been so nasty on social media that his behavior resulted in him losing his job and a lot of followers. His multiple transphobic and homophobic tweets have put fans up in arms, but he has been so problematic that even his own family members have scolded him.
According to Radar Online, Jill Duggar’s husband is not on Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s good side because of all the bad press he has caused the family.
TLC fired Dillard from Counting On late last year after he went after I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings, who is a transgender teen. After her gender confirmation surgery, Dillard went on multiple Twitter rants slamming Jennings and her parents, plus the “liberal media” and their agenda.
Derick Dillard Pissed off the Bates Family and Ben Seewald So Much, They Unfollowed Him https://t.co/N1gMogRXKf
— Judy g. armes (@judy_armes) August 12, 2018
He also went after Nate Berkus and his husband Jeremiah Brent, calling their family a “travesty” after TLC promoted their show Nate and Jeremiah by Design.
And most recently, the 29-year-old praised the homophobic Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding. After the 7 to 2 Supreme Court decision in the baker’s favor, Dillard tweeted that it was a huge victory for religious freedom, and the government shouldn’t discriminate against religious faith.
An insider close to the family says that Dillard’s mother and father-in-law have tried to be respectful of their daughter’s marriage, but they have had enough and recently confronted Dillard because “they don’t like what he is doing.”
Apparently, the patriarch and matriarch of the Duggar family are concerned about what Dillard is saying and how he says it.
We aren’t sure if it is because of the confrontation, but Dillard recently changed his Twitter account to private, so the insensitive tweets have died down.
Many fans believe that Dillard’s social media activity has also caused his brother-in-law, Jeremy Vuolo, to throw some shade. When Vuolo recently promoted the new season of Counting On on his Twitter page, what he wrote appeared to be quite passive-aggressive.
“Jinger and I are so grateful to TLC for giving us the opportunity to share our lives with all of you! Tune in this Monday night — July 30th, 9/8C — for the new season of #CountingOn,” wrote Vuolo.
Some of his followers thought that Vuolo thanking TLC for the opportunity to be on TV was his way of letting everyone know that he thinks Dillard is “absolutely ridiculous,” but he just did it in a “fundie acceptable way.”
To catch up with the Duggar family — sans Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar — tune in to TLC on Monday nights for new episodes of Counting On.