The Duggar family is coming under fire again and this time, Jill Duggar is to blame. The 26-year-old took to Instagram to congratulate her sister Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, on the birth of their baby boy, Gideon Martyn Forsyth, but it was a hashtag she used to describe her relationship to the newborn that really got fans upset. Watch the video and check out what Jill said about baby Gideon!
While this might be exciting for Jill, considering the fact that she just became an aunt for the eighth time, the use of the Spanish word "tia" is not sitting well with fans. Some reddit users even accused her of cultural appropriation. One person said, "I'm Hispanic and it feels like she is using Spanish to seem cool, hip, whatever. Sounds like cultural appropriation to me." Another person wrote, "At this point, it feels like cultural appropriation. You're not in [Central America] anymore, Jill. Derick is not papa, you are not tia."
Followers of the family know that Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, spent some time as missionaries in Central America where they said they were learning Spanish. However, the couple came back to the states before the birth of their second child, Samuel Scott Dillard, and seemingly have no intention of going back.
In a post before their return, the couple wrote on the Dillard family blog, "We will only be here a little while longer, before we return to the States to prepare for the birth of our second little one, so please also continue to pray for God’s strength and grace to carry on with responsibilities and make the most of the short time left here before our return." With it appearing as though the couple is back for good, we can understand the redditor's frustration with Jill's use of Spanish.
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