The Duggar family recently posted a strange video clip on their Facebook page of Jordyn Duggar, and it’s causing fans to ask questions. It was 2015 when the Josh Duggar molestation scandal tarnished the wholesome image the family spent so many years cultivating, but they did eventually make a comeback.
But, that doesn’t mean these past two years haven’t been filled with controversy, due in most part to parenting methods. Is it possible that 9-year-old Jordyn is suffering from some sort of abuse?
Per The Hollywood Gossip, the clip features Jordyn standing on a chair while her family sings her praises and celebrates her birthday.
“Jordyn, we love you so much. You’re such a special girl,” her dad, Jim Bob, says to his visibly uncomfortable daughter.
Then, her mom, Michelle, takes over and tells the story of how Jordyn found her birthday dress at a “ginormous thrift store” which God apparently made possible.
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While her parents are talking, Jordyn Duggar looks scared and covers her chest while her dad holds on to her shoulders. She also appears to flinch every time her mom touches her. Basically, she seems nervous and out of sorts.
Some fans believe the clip appears odd because the young girl doesn’t like being the center of attention and she is possibly embarrassed. It is possible she is just shy, or maybe the chair was unstable. All of these theories from Duggar defenders make sense, but there is also the crowd that believes something more sinister was going on. Many did make nasty comments and automatically assumed the worst.
The video does not capture any abusive behavior at all, and on its own, it is rather innocent. But, because of the many Duggar parenting scandals, it raises red flags for some people. The biggest concern is that Jordyn appears to shy away from her parents and tries to avoid physical contact, which some people view as signs of recent trauma.
As In Touch Weekly points out, fans often question Duggar parenting methods – from posting a photo of two grandchildren mopping the floor with the caption “train them young,” to Jill Duggar’s supposed use of blanket training – which many believe to be cruel. Parents that use this method to teach their child to stay put, scare their baby by snapping a ruler to keep them from crawling away.
The Duggar family has not responded to the rumors surrounding the photo and video of Jordyn Duggar.