Despite the Duggars, ahem, many quirks, it's pretty safe to say that Josh Duggar singlehandedly destroyed his family's media empire when he admitted to molesting several of his sisters. Now, fans are wondering if his reality star family is pushing him — and his kids —away. According to several Redditors, Josh is such a painful part of the family's past that they would prefer to pretend he doesn't exist.
In fact, some fans have forgotten about him too. A few commented on a recent post made by the family with predictions about the genders of Joy-Anna, Jinger, and Kendra's babies. "I'm betting Jinger has the first girl! Or maybe Joy," someone wrote. Another added, "The girls are sorely outnumbered!" It was only then that a third fan pointed out that Jim Bob and Michelle have already welcomed two female grandchildren. "You're forgetting Mckenzie and Meredith." Oops!
Recently, Anna Duggar returned to Instagram after a nearly two-year hiatus. Yet her comeback was met with little fanfare and no acknowledgment of the time she spent away. "Usually my boys are playing with blocks, hot wheels, and nerf guns. Sometimes they decide to get creative 'toys' — stack 'em and then snack 'em! #creativity," she wrote as the caption on a photo of sons Michael, 6, and Marcus, 4, playing with clementines.
While the vast majority of fans were thrilled to see Anna return and hoped more pictures would follow, others, of course, had complaints. "That's so cute! I just think the feet don't belong on the counters," said one fan. Another agreed that the kids shouldn't be where food is prepared, saying, "sitting on the countertop... boys will be boys."
So are fans' amnesia moments due to the fact that the kids haven't been seen on social media in a while? Or could it be that their selective memory is due to the famous fam distancing themselves from the reality TV exile? Regardless, we hope they'll keep in mind that these cute kiddos have done nothing wrong and don't deserve to grow up without their grandparents.
Counting On returns Monday, Feb. 26 on TLC.
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