Thursday, August 3, 2017

Derick Dillard of TLC's "Counting On" Attacks Trans Teen Jazz Jennings of TLC's "I Am Jazz" // "Transgender Is a Myth; Gender Is Not Fluid; It's Ordained by God"

It's no secret that I'm not a fan of the Duggar family. They are a Christian family that became popular for their TLC reality TV show about the parents' quiverfull lifestyle and their 19 kids. They wooed America with their cute kids while campaigning against equal rights for LGBT people and families. Then the Duggar family started crumbling after it was revealed that big brother Josh (and now former Family Research Council leader) had sexually molested a few of his sisters when he was a teen. Fortunately for them, the oldest daughters began marrying and having their own kids, which gave TLC the opportunity to create a spin-off reality TV show called "Counting On."

Cut to the yesterday. TLC did a promotional tweet for "I Am Jazz," featuring Jazz Jennings, a 16-year-old trans girl. Derick Dillard -- husband of Jill (Duggar) Dillard -- decided to snipe at TLC and Jennings with the following tweet:

It's unclear why Dillard decided to attack one of his fellow TLC reality personalities with the unprovoked tweet. But his tweet didn't pass without criticism. One person asked him, "Is it necessary for a grown man to throw shade at a teenage girl?"

Which prompted another unprovoked low blow against Jazz:

Jazz Jennings largely ignored Dillard, responding indirectly with the following tweet:

For its part, TLC isn't overtly defending Jazz or "I Am Jazz" from the Duggar husband, choosing to respond with a tweet that essentially says, "that's him, not us":

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