It seems like Josh Duggar has been forgiven! The disgraced former reality TV star has kept a low profile ever since two back-to-back scandals shattered his wholesome, religious, family man image back in 2015, but now that two years have passed, it seems like he’s ready to start (slowly) showing his face — on social media, at least. The 29-year-old made two rare appearances on the Duggar family‘s official Facebook page within the past week and fans are torn about whether or not that’s a good thing.
First, Josh appeared in a family photo that was shared in a collage of Duggar family milestones from 2017 — he became a father-of-five last year when his wife Anna Duggar gave birth to their son Mason in September. Then he made another appearance alongside his wife, his parents Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar, and his younger sister Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald, and his younger sister Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth in a video message congratulating his other sister Jinger Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo on their first pregnancy.
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“We are so excited for you guys and so grateful for ya — and looking forward to having a new little one, a new little cousin for our five little ones,” he said in the video. But fans were conflicted about whether Josh should have been allowed to be a part of the video considering his shocking past, which included a sexual molestation scandal involving his younger sisters and a rehab stint after he publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Anna.
“Great to see Josh standing with his family,” one fan wrote on Facebook, and another commented, “I agree with the others, its good to see Josh and Anna together again.”
But another fan was completely shocked by Josh’s appearance. “Good grief y’all are just as nutty as the Duggars,” the fan commented. “Josh is a sexual predator. Calling him anything less is taking accountability away from him. He did no time for molesting his sisters and a babysitter. Once a mistake makes [sic], after that, it’s a choice. He made numerous choices and got away with it all.”