'19 Kids and Counting' Star Criticized for 'Bullying' Transgender Celebrity

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August 03, 2017Aug 03, 2017

The stars of “19 Kids and Counting” are known for their conservative views and lifestyle. Derick Dillard, husband of Jill Duggard (Dillard) and star of “Counting On,” has been receiving a lot of criticism recently for expressing those conservative views.

On Wednesday, the TLC star posted on his Twitter account about a new show on the network. It is a reality show called “I Am Jazz” that follows the life of a transgender teen celebrity, Jazz Jennings.

https://twitter.com/TLC/status/892912964910682112

The show will follow Jennings, who was born as a male but identifies as a girl. Derick commented on the show, saying it was an “oxymoron” that it is coined as a “reality show.”

https://twitter.com/derick4Him/status/892938651469922304

After Dillard posted the controversial tweet, many of his followers commented. Several people were upset about Dillard’s comments, saying that he should not be focused on what a teenager is doing and that he is hypocritical for being paid by the same network.

https://twitter.com/notthegymnast/status/892939128643493891
https://twitter.com/skossits/status/892939704324194305

After the negative comments, Dillard tried to clarify his statement. He chose to use the pronoun “he” in this statement, and fans started attacking again.

https://twitter.com/derick4Him/status/892946084938399744
https://twitter.com/JaniceWahlberg/status/892946396638306304

Some fans took to Dillard’s defense, applauding him for speaking his mind.

https://twitter.com/MarciaR74214445/status/892940011644911616

As of Thursday, neither TLC nor Jazz Jennings has commented on the incident.

What do you think about this? Let us know what you think on Facebook! Jill and Derick were all over the internet on Tuesday as well, but it was for their adorable photos they posted of their newborn baby! Check them out here.

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