Jill Duggar can’t seem to post anything on social media anymore without causing a negative reaction from fans or starting a pregnancy rumor, and her latest one is no different. After her little sister Joy-Anna gave birth to her first child last week, Jill posted a congratulatory message, but the hashtag she added had fans accusing her of cultural appropriation.
In Touch Weekly is reporting that Jill is once again under fire after she took to Instagram to congratulate Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, on the arrival of their son Gideon.
The hashtag #favoritetia immediately upset several followers who thought she should have used the word “aunt” instead of the Spanish word “tia.”
One Hispanic person commented on Reddit that it seems Jill used the word to seem hip and cool, but it just sounds like cultural appropriation. Another person wrote that Jill and her husband Derick Dillard weren’t in Central America anymore, so she isn’t a tia.
Jill and her husband spent some time working as missionaries in Central America and claimed to have learned some Spanish. But, they returned to the United States shortly before their second son, Samuel, was born and it doesn’t look like they have any intention of going back.
Before they returned to Arkansas, they wrote a post for their family blog and asked fans to pray for them to have God’s grace and strength to help them carry out their responsibilities and to make the most of the short time they had left before heading home.
Since it appears that the Dillards are back for good, it makes sense that some people would be frustrated with Jill’s use of Spanish.
When it comes to the Duggars, breaking their strict self-imposed rules seems to cause them a lot of problems with their fans. From going against an extremely conservative dress code to engaging in inappropriate physical contact, people have a lot to say when a Duggar decides not to follow the family law.
But for non-fans, it is nearly impossible to figure out and understand the family’s “scandalous” photos.
Since the family doesn’t allow body piercing, dancing, physical contact, or the women to wear pants or short skirts, when one of them does those things and then posts a picture of the act on social media, it causes fans to lose their mind. But, a non-fan can’t figure out what all the fuss is about.
The bottom line is, the Duggars are the architects of their own scandals, because the older the kids get, the more they deviate from their parents’ strict rules. And that results in fans questioning the wholesome image that the family has created for themselves over the past decade.
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