Just when we thought Derick Dillard couldn’t possibly get any worse, the reality TV exile took to Twitter in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, April 27, to slam yet another TLC family. The 28-year-old — who starred on Counting On prior to getting fired — logged on to his favorite platform to target Nate Berkus and his husband, Jeremiah Brent, who star on Nate & Jeremiah by Design.
“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.”
Of course, we should probably backtrack in case you haven’t been keeping up with all the drama recently. For reasons unknown, Derick — who is married to Jill Duggar, with whom he shares sons Israel, 3, and Samuel, 9 months — decided to attack 17-year-old Jazz Jennings in a Twitter rant this past August. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” he wrote in response to a tweet from TLC, promoting I Am Jazz. “‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”
He later claimed that he harbors no ill will toward Jazz — even though he referred to her using the wrong pronoun. “I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have [an] issue with the words and definitions being propagated here,” he tweeted.
And just when we thought the dust had finally settled, Derick chose to share even more unwarranted opinions about Jazz in November. “I pity Jazz, for those who take advantage of him in order to promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions to be made by a child,” Derick said. “It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
But just like people came to the defense of Jazz, others are doing the same for Nate and Jeremiah. “Do their lifestyles affect yours? …. Errrrm no,” one person quipped. Another added, “Your definition of ‘wrong’ is your own, and you don’t have the right to tell others how to live. Judge not lest ye be judged.” A third chimed in, “Someone is SALTY he’s not getting any more paychecks.”
Even fellow Christians are slamming the former star. “As a Christian, I can’t just sit back and watch your judgemental ways. We serve not only a loving, forgiving God but have also been instructed not to judge. You will never reach people spreading hate. This bashing who you think are sinners will get you nowhere in reaching people.”
Of course, Derick isn’t one to just stop after a single tweet. Nay! The more people attacked him, the more he kept going. “I’m not bashing the people, I’m just calling out the public agenda at play and how a network chooses what they highlight,” he argued. “Christians should love all as Christ loved all. Take advantage of capitalism: boycott what you don’t believe in, but don’t boycott relationships.” Ugh. Can someone take his Twitter away?
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