Former Counting On star Derick Dillard can’t seem to help himself when it comes to posting hateful tweets about people he doesn’t agree with, and as fans know, that led to TLC firing him from the popular reality show last fall. But, he continues to go after people who live lifestyles he doesn’t agree with, and now his wife Jill Duggar is seemingly speaking up about her husband’s latest homophobic rant.
On Instagram, Duggar wrote that to disagree doesn’t equal hate or judgment, and to love doesn’t always equal approval.
To disagree doesn’t = hate, or judgement Love doesn’t always = approval Just because I disagree with my child on something doesn’t mean I hate him, and just because I love and forgive him doesn’t mean I approve of everything he does. You can be friends with, love and care for people you don’t agree with 100%.
The 26-year-old’s post comes about a week after Dillard responded to a TLC tweet promoting the reality series Nate & Jeremiah: By Design, a show that stars Nate Berkus, his husband Jeremiah Brent, and their two children, Poppy, 3, and Oskar, one month.
The show follows Berkus and Brent – who are interior design experts – as they attempt to teach viewers “how to turn a money pit into a masterpiece.” Each episode shows the couple help their clients escape from their renovation nightmares.
After TLC promoted the show, Dillard responded by tweeting that Berkus, Brent, and their young children is a “travesty of a family,” and said it is sad that the liberal agenda is so blatant that a network would highlight a lifestyle so degrading to children.
One fan immediately responded to Dillard, asking if other people’s lifestyles affect him (the answer is “no”) and pointing out that Poppy Brent-Berkus looked happy. The father-of-two responded that Berkus and Brent did affect “this poor child,” as well as the perversions they celebrate. He then added that if it were adultery, he doubts a network would so quickly focus on the family as if it were ok. Dillard finished up by asking if how a child looks is a good standard for well-being.
Dillard responded to another user by asking if we shouldn’t have judges in the court system. He also asked if we should be allowed to challenge what is best for a child’s welfare – especially when their “guardian” chooses to live their life in public and put their children in the public eye. He concluded by saying he wasn’t bashing people, just pointing out a TV network’s public agenda.
Former #CountingOn star Derick Dillard criticizes another #transgender -themed TLC reality show: Implies stars of #LostInTransition’ are mentally ill: https://t.co/UiBHP4IG2a pic.twitter.com/myOACOCrvD
— The Ashley (@TheAshleysRR) May 21, 2018
In another effort to defend himself, Dillard tweeted over the weekend that he has friends “who are homosexual” and was in public school for seventeen years. And, because of this, Dillard believes he has opened his mind and eyes to experience people different from himself.
But, fans weren’t buying it and pointed out that his use of the word “homosexual” was proof of Dillard’s homophobia.
As for Berkus, he responded to Dillard’s comments by tweeting that his hope for the show that he and his husband star in is to break down barriers and normalize the way their family looks and loves.
New episodes of Counting On – without Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard – will drop this summer on TLC.