Ding-ding! It's been nearly two weeks since Derick Dillard took to his favorite platform, Twitter, to take aim at Nate and Jeremiah by Design stars Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent. And although fans have come out in full force to slam the disgraced TLC alum, family members are now starting to turn against him, too. Jill Duggar's distant cousin, John Andrew Studdard, recently revealed his disappointment over the homophobic tweets, and he certainly didn't hold back.
"Derick needs to keep his mouth shut," John said in an interview with Radar Online. "We don't have to agree with someone's life, but don't speak out publically when you know you're already disliked by half of America. As a public figure, he should stop being so harsh."
John, whose mother is a cousin of Jim Bob, explained that he hasn't seen the 29-year-old since their wedding back in 2014. "We aren't close," he said. "But I'm sick of hearing his homophobic cries for publicity." He added that his comments were "offensive" and "embarrassing."
But he's not the only one who has gone off on Derick. Jill's sister, Jinger, seemingly shaded him too. The pregnant star took to Instagram to share a snap while holding a book titled, "She's Got the Wrong Guy." #Awk!
In the wee hours of the morning on Friday, April 27, Derick — who starred on Counting On prior to getting fired — tweeted, "What a travesty of family," on a promo for the home improvement show. "It's sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal." Ugh.
What a travesty of family. It’s sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal. https://t.co/xicRm1nsW7— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) April 27, 2018
Let's not forget that the father-of-two went off on a transphobic rant back in August. "What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," he wrote in response to a tweet from TLC promoting I Am Jazz. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
With all the drama, John — who is an LGBTQ activist — felt like he had to speak out. "I believe love is everywhere. Everyone should just be happy!" Amen.
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