Boy, bye. Former Counting On star Derick Dillard keeps getting backlash for his transphobic views, and yet he Will. Not. Stop. Sharing. Them. On Jan. 22, a fan commented on one of his Instagram photos writing “I’m glad Derick was fired from Counting On. Enough is enough with all of his nonsense.”
Apparently enough wasn’t enough, because more nonsense followed soon after. “My view is no different than most Americans, but I just mentioned it…” he wrote, somehow assuming that the backlash was unjust. First of all, speak for your damn self, Derick, because we certainly DO NOT share those disgusting views. Second of all, his ellipses implies that he was punished for speaking his mind, but previously said he wasn’t fired from the hit TLC show. Um yeah, okay, bro.
For some reason, Derick refuses to stop tweeting and commenting despite the fact that it’s hurting his family as well. He took to Twitter on Wednesday, Oct. 25, to take aim at the transgender community — again.
Derick, Jill, and the entire Duggar family are known for their conservative Christian views, so maybe in his world a lot of people do agree with him. The family has received a lot of criticism over the years for their opinions on LGBT issues. Back in August, Derick decided that it was a good idea to attack 16-year-old trans advocate and fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings in an offensive Twitter rant. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” he said of Jazz’s reality show, I Am Jazz. “‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”
He later claimed that he has nothing against Jazz — even though he referred to her using the incorrect 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, which inspired angry reactions from fans. “You mean her. Use the right pronoun if you have no issue,” one wrote, while another fumed, “He’s a grown man attacking a child! He’s being a bully!”
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TLC later addressed Derick’s tweets in a statement. “It’s important for us to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard’s personal statement does not represent the views of TLC,” the network said via Twitter. For her part, Jazz responded in an eloquently worded tweet: “Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different.”
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