Look out, world! Jill Duggar is comin’ for ya. Er, at least that’s what it seemed like earlier this week. The former Counting On star — who was given the boot thanks to her transphobic husband, Derick Dillard — recently posted an ad on her Instagram, but she has since deleted it. After sharing (“God Awful“) recipes with fans and seemingly trying to clean up her social media, it looked like Jill was attempting to make a career out of being a social media influencer. Now, however, people aren’t so sure.
One redditor theorized, “They fired her after backlash, is my guess.” Another added, “Well she gets paid if anybody buys through her link, so I don’t think a Duggar would delete that potential money source. I have a feeling FabFitFun ended it.” A third, however, didn’t think it was Jill’s fault. “Sometimes sponsored content only stays up for a specified period of time. The longer the post stays up the more they pay. Maybe this was the case here?”
Surprisingly, many fans were initially supportive of Jill upon seeing the ad. One inspirational commenter wrote, “You go!! Love entrepreneurship. Don’t ever let the naysayers get you down.” Another Instagrammer added, “I’m glad to see you do this! I want to spoil myself when done school and will use your code if still available.” A third hater, though, tried to offer up some advice. “Hey, just a suggestion… your YouTube channel could bring in some money for your family… with some help,” they wrote. “I suggest checkin’ out a channel called ‘Cole & Sav’ for tips on vlogging. They’re a good Christian family I think you’d like.”
Sadly, they did have a bit of a point. The 27-year-old already has a major fan base — 1.6 million followers and ~counting!~ — but unfortunately, there’s one major roadblock for our girl: She’s only capable of taking blurry photos. Oh yeah, and her recipes aren’t exactly appetizing. I mean, have you seen those cream of chicken enchiladas?
Of course, we can’t totally blame her for these faults. After all, she’s had a flip phone for most of her life and learned how to cook from Michelle Duggar, who only ever took a stroll down the canned aisle. That said, we still see Jill’s potential. She started wearing jeans on the reg, recently showed off her shoulders, and got a nose piercing. And while most of the Duggar girls are forced to be stay-at-home moms, Jill is well on her way to becoming a career woman. She just has to get back on the horse! Now, if only we could save her from her judgemental husband…
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