Unemployed no more? Months after TLC fired him for making transphobic remarks about I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings, Derick Dillard has finally found work. The former reality star, 28, took to Instagram on Friday, Feb. 16, to let it be known that he was hired to drive students around during a weekend of worshipping at the Student Leadership University’s Lift Tour 2018. Get the details in the video above.
As fans are well aware, Derick has been left without a job ever since his offensive remarks about Jazz, 17, made headlines late last year. He first took aim at the teen trans activist in a hateful tweet in August 2017. "What an oxymoron… a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," Derick tweeted. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
Then, that following November, Derick doubled down on his transphobic views by misgendering Jazz and expressing "pity" for her. After Derick's comments stirred up controversy yet again, Jazz offered an eloquent clapback via Twitter. "In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love," she wrote.
And it wasn’t long before TLC confirmed that they wanted nothing to do with Derick ever again. "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 network wrote in a statement. "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."
We hope Derick is happy with his new life as a bus driver. Who wants to be on TV anyway? Love the Duggars? Be sure to join our Duggars Facebook group to chat about all the latest updates and juicy gossip!