Just one day after former Counting On star Jill Duggar busted out a pair of skinny jeans for a social media post, she reveals that she is rebelling against her dad Jim Bob’s rules once again, and it has nothing to do with tattoos or piercings. Instead, Jill let fans know that she allows her three-year-old son Israel watch the non-Christian TV program Peppa Pig.
The mom-of-two posted a screenshot of multiple photos on her camera roll after Israel took snaps from the show. She captioned the images by writing, “When your #3yearold finds your phone and fills up your photo library with #randomphotos of #peppapig lol #israeldaviddillard.”
According to In Touch Weekly, Jim Bob said in a 2011 interview that TV is a huge no-no in the Duggar home. He explained that when he married Michelle, a doctor friend encouraged the newlyweds not to have a pet or television during their first year of marriage. So, they avoided those things and chose to “live on love.”
But, after the first year, someone gave them a television, and they were glued to it for three weeks. The communication between them dropped off, and they couldn’t believe the amount of content they found to be inappropriate.
Jim Bob and Michelle thought it was detrimental to their marriage, and after praying about it they decided it was best to take the TV out of the house. And, he says that is one of the best things they have ever done for their family.
Jim Bob did admit that they do allow DVD’s in the house of 50s and 60s movies and TV shows, like the Andy Griffith Show. But they are extremely selective about what they watch, and completely avoid current broadcast television.
But for Jill, it seems at least some TV is ok for her family. And, she really isn’t a stranger to rebelling against her parents. Last month, she posted a pic of her kissing her husband Derick Dillard at Pikes Peak with the caption “high in love,” but people couldn’t help but focus on her nose piercing.
The only way for fans to keep up with Jill and her husband is on their social media pages. Last year, TLC fired Dillard from Counting On after a transphobic rant on Twitter, and in a misguided act of solidarity, Jill decided to quit the show.
New episodes of Counting On – without Jill Duggar or Derrick Dillard – return to TLC later this summer.