TLC Star's Husband Posts Disgustingly Transphobic Statement Against Another TLC Show's Star
Twitter was quick to condemn the comments.
19 Kids and Counting star Derick Dillard is in hot water after making transphobic remarks on Wednesday.
Dillard, who is married to Jill Duggar, became incensed by a tweet from TLC advertising its show I Am Jazz, which follows the life of a transgender 16-year-old, Jazz Jennings.
Remarking that "'transgender' is a myth," Dillard's tweet went on to state that "gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
Dillard, a 28-year-old father of two, is part of a family that is no stranger to controversy.
In 2015, reports revealed that Josh Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter, which led to TLC temporarily cancelling 19 Kids and Counting.
And the show that took its time slot? I Am Jazz. Which could potentially be a factor in Dillard's negative tweet.
Twitter instantly took Dillard to task:
\u201c@derick4Him Is it necessary for a grown man to throw shade at a teenage girl?\u201d— Shannon Miller (@Shannon Miller) 1501728252
None— BoughtMilkMan (@BoughtMilkMan) 1502057031
\u201c@emmalatifah @Auntie_Allison @portiajules @Suhr_Enity @derick4Him @TLC Right he's ok with with josh molesting his wife but trans gender not ok?? He needs to reevaluate his life\u201d— sabrina nickerson (@sabrina nickerson) 1501783949
Dillard claimed to have "nothing against him," of course refusing to use Jazz's preferred pronoun:
\u201c@notthegymnast I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here.\u201d— Shannon Miller (@Shannon Miller) 1501728252
But for some, that wasn't enough:
\u201c@derick4Him @TLC ARE YOU SERIOUSLY OK WITH THIS??? YOU'RE GONNA ALLOW A GROWN MAN CHILD TO BULLY A CHILD ON YOUR WATCH???\u201d— Simone Marie (@Simone Marie) 1501732662
\u201c@Suhr_Enity @derick4Him @TLC @TLC doesn't seem to care or support its own antibullying campaign because they pay a scum like him to bully a little girl\u201d— Simone Marie (@Simone Marie) 1501732662
Many felt like it might be time to take the Duggars off the air for good:
\u201c@derick4Him @TLC Time to get rid of the Duggars for good!!!!\u201d— Tinah!!! (@Tinah!!!) 1501728354
\u201c@lakyraanderson @AngelicBabyRuth @JonsTubeGirl @derick4Him @TLC @TLC are hypocrites leaving this family on the air, they create moments on the show but don't show the online fire and brimstone \n #bullies\u201d— Tonya (@Tonya) 1501761460
Looks like Dillard needs to think twice next time before tweeting:
\u201c@derick4Him @derick4Him I think you should consider transitioning into a real man. #CountingOn\u201d— RYAN (@RYAN) 1501730699