The Duggars have been accused of donating food to the needy — only to take it all back.
According to a new report, the massive family staged a charity “scene” for their TLC reality show, 19 Kids and Counting.
Are the Duggars putting on an act for the cameras? (Photo Credit: Facebook)
An eyewitness tells ‘Radar Online’ the famous fam faked the act of goodwill when filming at an Arkansas thrift store and ministry center on April 27.
The onlooker alleges the crew spotted a family-of-four — the Martinezes — who were shopping for clothes at the Compassion Center.
Producers reportedly recruited them to be featured as the disadvantaged family the “charitable” Duggars lent a helping hand to. The eyewitness claims they were even told what to say and how to act!
Join us tonight at 6:45pm at the Compassion Center in Springdale to give out food to families in need! @CompassionNWA— The Duggar Family (@duggarfam) April 27, 2015
Join us tonight at 6:45pm at the Compassion Center in Springdale to give out food to families in need! @CompassionNWA
The onlooker contends producers told the Martinez clan, “Let’s go over this… You’re really happy that the Duggars have brought you this food, you really need this for your family.”
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And in case the accusation of staging the event wasn’t enough, the eyewitness also asserts the reality TV fam took back the items they supposedly “donated!”
The source says one of the Duggar sons put a box of food in the Martinez family car — but once cameras stopped rolling, it was taken back and returned to the Duggars.
The Duggars and their crew at the Compassion Center in Springfield, Ark. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Jim Bob and Michelle have always been vocal about teaching their children to be charitable and the importance of giving back. One way they’ve accomplished this is by doing mission trips during the holiday season.
In a blog post written around Christmas time 2012, the Duggar family matriarch wrote, “We spend a lot of time on charity work at this time of year… Our children get an understanding that the way we live here is not the way most people in the world live. We are definitely blessed.”