Unfair advantage? Jill Duggar is getting heat on social media after she shared a post entering her son Israel Dillard into an online contest with a cash prize of $350 for any entry post that earns the most likes and shares. While entering a giveaway or cash prize contest is pretty normal for the average social media user, fans pointed out that since Jill has starred on TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting and Counting On, she has a way bigger platform and will most likely get more likes and shares on her post.
The contest is being run by the Tuttle Twins book series, which is an anti-socialist children’s book that seems to be a favorite of Jill’s oldest son Israel. It seems like the contest is only being run through the book series’ Facebook page, but Jill has shared the post on her official Instagram — which boasts 1.6 million followers. “Help Israel win! Go to [the] link in bio and share,” she asked her fans on Instagram. Fans left angry comments under Jill and Israel’s entry — which is a photo of Jill and her son while he read one of the Tuttle Twins books, and it currently has 647 likes and 131 shares.
“Completely unfair that this picture was allowed. Until recently Jill Duggar Dillard has appeared on TLC for many years. Shame on her for using her celebrity to win a contest with money as a prize,” one fan wrote, and another commented. “The fact that Jill Duggar is a public figure should disqualify her from this contest.”
But a representative for the Tuttle Twins series responded to the fans’ comments and explained their reason for allowing Jill to compete. “We opened the contest to anyone and it is not right for us to disqualify her based on the number of followers she has,” the wrote. Watch the video below to see another time that Jill upset fans on social media.
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