Former Counting On star, Derick Dillard, was allegedly fired from the hit show back in November, but he's still adament that he left on his own terms. Just hours after the reality TV exile took to Twitter to share his controversial opinion on TLC stars Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's family, he logged on to the platform yet again to defend himself against the network.
"They won't tell you that I was ever fired because I wasn't," the 28-year-old wrote in response to a confused fan. "We wanted to leave and they didn't want us to. That's the truth."
On April 27, Jill Duggar's husband shared his unwarranted opinion of the Nate & Jeremiah by Design stars. "What a travesty of family," he wrote on a promo for the home improvement show. "It's sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal."
What a travesty of family. It’s sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal. https://t.co/xicRm1nsW7
— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) April 27, 2018
But this was hardly the first time Derick tried to convince the public that he wasn't fired. Back in December, he wrote, "Unbelievable what's considered newsworthy these days, but then again, this is how I first heard that I was 'fired,'" he wrote, reposting a Fox News tweet from November. "For the record, I was never fired. I just felt it best for my family to cut ties months ago, as we are heading in a different direction."
Hmm… meanwhile, TLC shared their thoughts on the matter in a comment last year. "We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future," the statement read. "We want to reiterate that Derick's personal statements do not reflect the views of the network. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so."
Unbelievable what’s considered newsworthy these days, but then again, this is how I first heard that I was “fired”. For the record, I was never fired. I just felt it best for my family to cut ties months ago, as we are heading in a different direction. https://t.co/XUFD3i5arj
— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) December 15, 2017
The network's statement came after Derick doubled down on transphobic comments that he made towards Jazz, a 17-year-old transgender activist who stars on her very own TLC reality TV series, I Am Jazz. In August, he wrote, "What an oxymoron… a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," he tweeted at the time. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
His latest message is slightly different than the one he shared one week after news of his firing broke. In November, he took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. "Thank you to all those who have supported us and given us so many words of encouragement recently. God bless you all!" Still trying to figure out who his fans actually are, though, TBH…
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