Jill Duggar’s rebellious ways are starting to worry Counting On fans. Between wearing jeans and getting her nose pierced, Jill has officially become the most rebellious daughter of the Duggar family. But is she turning her back on her family’s ultra-conservative religion?
Jill recently shared a book she’s been reading about people who question the validity of God. The former Counting On star told fans that she’s been reading the book, The Story of Reality, and recommended that everyone who has stopped believing in God to take a look at it.
Some fans believe Jill’s brother, Josh Duggar, is to blame for any religious doubt that she could be having. Josh molested five girls when he was a teenager, including four of his own sisters. Jessa Duggar and Jill are the only two to come forward and admit that Josh molested them.
Fans believe that the incident made Jill doubt her family’s religion and start rebelling.
This past year, Jill was spotted breaking several of the family’s rules, including wearing jeans and getting her nose pierced. But Jill’s actions are only the tip of the iceberg.
Jill’s husband, Derick Dillard, was fired from TLC after making controversial statements about transgender people. At the time, it wasn’t clear if Jill would remain on the show.
But TLC just released new promo photos for the upcoming season of Counting On, and none of the materials include Jill.
The images feature Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald, Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth, and Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo. It’s safe to say that we probably won’t see Jill on Counting On in the near future, and it’s all thanks to her husband.
Dillard made headlines when he criticized fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings for being transgender. Dillard told fans on social media that Jennings’ show, I Am Jazz, was fiction because there is no such thing as being transgender. Dillard assured his followers that gender is something assigned by God and cannot be changed.
After receiving massive backlash online, TLC released a statement confirming that Dillard will no longer be a part of Counting On.
Jill and her husband have not commented on the status of their relationship with the rest of the family. Now that they are no longer a part of the show, Jill and Dillard are focusing on their missionary work.
The couple recently started a GoFundMe account and asked fans to donate $10,000 to help them serve at their local church.
Fans have not reacted well to the request and some have even accused the couple of using donated money for personal purchases, such as dinner dates and clothing accessories.
The new season of Counting On – the first without Jill Duggar – premieres February 26 on TLC.