The Duggar family appears to be quite a close-knit crew. The women often give each other pregnancy advice, and they all help each other when they go through major life events, so it seems that life is good for the stars of Counting On. However, every family has their disagreements, and when you throw in-laws into the mix, the occasional family feud becomes more likely. So, could something be brewing between Jinger Duggar and her brother-in-law Derick Dillard?
Duggar recently promoted the book She’s Got The Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle on Instagram, and some fans believe the title is her way of throwing shade at Dillard for his recent anti-LGBTQ remarks against famous designer Nate Berkus.
Duggar, who is currently seven months pregnant with her first child, took to Instagram this past weekend to recommend the book – written by pastor Deepak Reju – to her fans.
“Hey single ladies, you may be interested in reading a book I am going through with some of the other women from my church—She’s Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle by @deepakreju,” Duggar wrote. “Jeremy and I read it together and really enjoyed it. Search for it on Amazon!”
It is incredibly common for celebrities to promote different products, and they often get paid to do it. But, people took notice of this post because of Dillard’s recent comments about Berkus and the TLC network. He shared on Twitter that he found the promo for Berkus’ show Nate & Jeremiah: By Design to be “degrading” because it features a gay couple raising their 3-year-old daughter.
He wrote that Berkus and his husband, Jeremiah Brent, have a show that is a “travesty of family,” and is part of a blatant liberal agenda. He continued by saying that the show highlights and celebrates a lifestyle that is “degrading” to children.
Despite the fact that sexuality isn’t a lifestyle, Dillard continues to make homophobic and transphobic rants on Twitter, but at this point fans, aren’t surprised.
TLC, did you see that Derick Dillard tweeted another homophobic rant about Nate and Jeremiah. He's denying you removed him from the Duggar Show. He's saying you are exploting children. He calls it travesty of a family.
Do you think it's about time to cut ties with the Duggars pic.twitter.com/icauIPShQQ
— Roe Hughes (@RoeHughes1) April 27, 2018
But, what does any of this have to do with the book Duggar promoted? It seems that some Counting On diehards believe the title with the words “The Wrong Guy” is aimed at her older sister Jill.
However, there are some who believe that Jinger Duggar is warning her sister Jana, who is still single, not to settle. We can’t be sure if Jinger was trying to send a message to one of her sisters or just trying to start a book club with her fans, but, either way, it is an interesting suggestion for her to make – especially since she is married with a baby on the way.
New episodes of Counting On will return to TLC later this summer.