Jill Duggar’s Husband Derick Dillard Under Fire For Transphobic Tweet… Again
Whether it's abortion or LGBT rights, those Duggar kids sure have no problem making their opinions known.
Weeks after pregnant Joy-Anna Duggar came under fire for her pro-life Instagrams, her brother-in-law, Derick Dillard, is catching flack, this time for his comments aimed at the transgender community.
And no, this isn't the first time it's happened, either.
It all began when CNN released their new #FactsFirst campaign earlier this week, a response to President Donald Trump's constant tweets about #FakeNews.
The video quickly became a trending topic, and an influx of parodies and memes ensued.
But rather than joke about the reputable site's new campaign, the Counting On star used it as an opportunity to make a political statement.
"You can dress it up like a banana, but it's still an apple..." the dad of two tweeted, clearly insinuating that trans men or women are simply "dressing up" as other sexes.
What transpired was a huge debate in his Twitter mentions, with some fans reciting scripture passages and scientific fact and agreeing with him, with others calling him a bigot for his sheltered views.
Why do u care? Do you set out in your day to purposefully hurt trans youth? Does it make u sleep better at night? You need prayer bro!Piper Beaudry (@piper_Beaudry) October 26, 2017
But if that Apple wants to call itself a banana, why do you care? Dont eat it!!!!!Brandy Friesen (@hlteacha) October 25, 2017
Derick is an uneducated pious man who'd rather spew his BS than actually talk with a trans person like I have. That's the point he made.Morgan (@madeinoregon97) October 25, 2017
The devout Baptist, dad to sons Israel, 2, and 3-month-old Samuel with wife Jill, has been in this situation before, though.
In August, Derick took aim at his fellow TLC star, Jazz Jennings, whose docu-series, I Am Jazz, focuses on her life as a trans teen.
“What an oxymoron... a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” he said at the time.
“Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God.”
Jazz (and the network) had the classiest response ever, basically saying "bye, Felicia, I have no time for your crap."
Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different.Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) August 3, 2017
But it seems there's no end in sight for this conversative family's LGBT-shaming. Sigh.
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