Former Counting On star Derick Dillard is clearly still bitter about being fired from TLC. The 29-year-old took to his favorite platform (Twitter, obv) to slam the network after a commercial featuring Ellen DeGeneres (who is an out-and-proud lesbian) aired during a recent episode.
“Loving the Ellen commercial in the middle of #countingon @derickmdillard @JessaSeewald @Jeremy_Vuolo @jillmdillard,” someone tweeted, to which he replied, “Yeah hopefully it moves to UPtv soon.” UPtv currently airs Bringing Up Bates, another large-family reality show featuring the Duggars‘ friends.
The user then asked, “Which one is more offensive to you: My Strange Addiction or I Am Jazz or Sex Sent Me to the ER? Inquiring minds need to know.” He responded in classic Derick fashion with, “I don’t watch any of them. I’m now aware of them, but I encourage others not to watch the filth on TLC… and other networks, but you brought up TLC shows.” Well, that’s too bad because TLC freaking rules.
ICYMI, Derick was given the boot from TLC after he gave his unwarranted opinion on Jazz Jennings. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” he wrote on Twitter last August. “‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”
He later claimed that he harbored 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 issue with the words and definitions being propagated here,” he tweeted.
In November, he misgendered Jazz yet again when he wrote, “I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.” He added, “It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
Days later, TLC announced that Derick would no longer be appearing on the Duggar family’s hit reality series. “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 said 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.” Sorry, DD, but we can’t help but ~not~ feel sorry for you.
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