Derick Dillard can't stop, won't stop saying stupid stuff. The former Counting On star — who was fired from the hit TLC show back in November for his transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings — took to his favorite social media platform (Twitter) to vent about being a "volunteer" for the network. Watch the video above for all the details.
He also said his father-in-law, Jim Bob Duggar, forced him to work for free. "There is too little space and time on Twitter to explain my whole thought process over the course of the past 4+ years, but the point is, TLC should have handled all of it much differently," he tweeted. "Doing the right thing should be more important than taking the path of least resistance." According to Hollywood Gossip, he said, "Jim Bob made me do it."
Last week, the reality TV exile revealed that his son Samuel, 8 months, spent two weeks in the NICU and whined that TLC didn't foot the bill. When someone slammed the star on Twitter for not protecting his sons and using them as meal tickets, he responded, "Does that mean I shouldn't have gotten the hospital lunch while my son was in the NICU for two weeks?" He added, "We even requested that they help with some of the medical expenses from the birth that they made a pretty penny on, but they refused to cover any of those costs. It was close to a year before we made the last medical payment."
Unfortunately for Derick and his wife, Jill Duggar, few were sympathetic. "Welcome to the real world, that is how it is done. Most of us plan our families around the ability to cover medical costs, food, shelter, clothing, etc." Another agreed, "Wait. They asked TLC/the production company to pay them money over and above what was spelled out in their contract? That's… not how it works." A third chimed in, "Man, he is really salty about being fired."
As part of his recent Twitter rant, the 28-year-old invited Jazz to have coffee with him. The invite came after Jazz shared a video of Emma Gonzalez, one of the survivors of the fatal Feb. 14 shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teen trans advocate, a native of South Florida, wrote: "This is so powerful. I'm so proud of my community. @Emma4Change #MSDStrong," to which Derick responded, "Thinking about and praying for all those across the country, and especially in your community, who this horrific tragedy has affected. Let me know if you're ever in Northwest Arkansas and I'd love to grab coffee and visit. #MSDStrong #NeverAgain." Boy, bye!