Sigh. Is there anything Derick Dillard does that isn't annoying? Fans were shocked to find out that his eight-month-old son, Samuel — whom he shares with his wife, Jill Duggar — spent two weeks in the NICU, but then proceeded to whine about how TLC didn't foot the bill. The disgraced star, who was fired from Counting On in November, vented about the whole ordeal via Twitter. Watch the video above for all the details.
Naturally, people began slamming the reality TV exile on reddit after begging for money — again. "Welcome to the real world, that is how it is done," one person commented. "Most of us plan our families around the ability cover medical costs, food, shelter, clothing, etc. TLC paid you for appearing on the show. It isn't their responsibility to pay costs from choices your family made, failed home birth." 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."
Last summer, Derick threw shade at fellow-TLC star Jazz Jennings' reality series, tweeting, "What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God." Although some fans thought TLC reacted too late, the network finally gave Derick the boot on Nov. 11.
"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 statement read. "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."
Most recently, however, the 28-year-old invited Jazz to have coffee with him, and fans are like — wait, what? 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!
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