It seems as though Derick Dillard just can’t shut up. The exiled reality TV star took to Twitter (clearly his preferred platform to criticize anyone and everyone) to slam TLC and to try to justify his insensitive comments on the Parkland school shooting victims, and people aren’t happy with him.
In Touch recently reported on a Feb. 28 tweet, in which he stated, “This has gotten a little ridiculous; at least two networks are now using kids to push their liberal agendas. Liberal Media… at least be consistent so you can hide your biased tactics better.” And in response, Jill Duggar‘s husband tweeted out what he really meant, slamming the network that currently employs his wife’s famous family.
No, I criticized the media’s use of kids again…like @TLC uses Jazz. My heart goes out to the victims, but all ideas should be heard, and subjected to criticism.
Derick Dillard Slams Parkland Shooting Victims and Fans are Outraged – In Touch Weekly https://t.co/GcAiXImxeg
— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) March 1, 2018
TLC fired the 28-year-old back in 2017 after his repeated criticism of 17-year-old transgender advocate Jazz Jennings, who currently appears on the TLC show I Am Jazz. Now, months later, he’s calling out the network, once again, saying that both the media and TLC use children. “No, I criticized the media’s use of kids again… like @TLC uses Jazz,” he wrote.
While Derick says he wasn’t slamming the students who are currently bravely advocating for stricter gun control laws, he didn’t actually apologize for the insensitive timing of his previous tweet, and he even implied that the students should be criticized. “My heart goes out to the victims, but all ideas should be heard, and subjected to criticism,” he continued.
Fans and critics alike commented on his tweet, shaming him for his words and pointing out the various faults of his tweet. “Oh Derick. I’m such a huge fan of yours and your family but you did it AGAIN. MUST you bring that child’s name up again?? Now you’re going to get slammed for it — AGAIN. You must TRY to use some tack! That’s why @TLC won’t have you on their show anymore. It makes me sad,” one follower wrote.
Another added, “So @TLC didn’t use your wife and siblings when they were kids, and they still use them, and it’s okay, but it’s not okay with Jazz, let that kid live her live as she wishes it. Mind your own business.”
Several praised and defended the Parkland students for their activism. “The media isn’t using the ‘kids.’ These young adults are using the media. They are doing what every decent, moral human being should be doing. Enough is enough,” one Twitter user commented. “The media is not using these kids. The kids are speaking up for themselves and others. Saving lives! Would you want your children to face the slaughter that these kids have had to witness? If you as a Christian value life, then you should respect this,” another said. Just another day, another Derick Dillard controversy.
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