No combined messages. Amy Duggar penned a strongly worded be aware about defending her peace earlier than showing within the bombshell trailer for a Duggar household exposé.
“We’re right here to remind you that poisonous is TOXIC,” the 36-year-old captioned an Instagram submit on Thursday, Could 18, posing for a selfie together with her mother, Deanna Duggar. “You might be allowed to stroll away from individuals who belittle you, misinform you and proceed to harm you. Even when these folks let you know they ‘love you.’”
Amy added: “Ask your self this query. Are their actions proving that they love you? Typically it’s so onerous to take a stand particularly after they may simply be relations. However in case you don’t set boundaries then nothing will change.”
The Arkansas native — who incessantly appeared on 19 Children and Counting together with her cousins, uncle Jim Bob Duggar and aunt Michelle Duggar earlier than its cancellation — later shared a glimpse of the upcoming Prime Video docuseries, Shiny Blissful Folks: Duggar Household Secrets and techniques.
“There’s a narrative that’s going to be advised,” her cousin Jill Duggar says within the teaser. “And I might somewhat be the one telling it.”
The four-part sequence got down to examine the Institute in Fundamental Life Ideas (IBLP) and its ultra-conservative teachings, that are adopted by Jim Bob, 57, Michelle, 56, and their 19 youngsters. The household rose to fame due to their TLC actuality present — however their time within the highlight has been tinged with controversy.
The Duggars’ authentic present resulted in 2015 after 10 seasons amid Josh Duggar‘s molestation scandal. Information broke on the time that Josh, now 35, abused a number of ladies when he was 14 and 15 years previous. Jill, now 32, and her sister Jessa Duggar had been later recognized as victims.
Regardless of the scandal, TLC continued working with the Duggars. The spinoff sequence Counting On started in 2015 however was later canceled after Josh was arrested in April 2021 on baby pornography expenses. The community formally minimize ties with the household two months later.
Josh was discovered responsible on two counts of receiving and possessing baby pornography and was sentenced to 151 months in jail final 12 months. Us Weekly confirmed in March that his sentence was prolonged, with an anticipated launch in October 2032.
As scandal continued to encompass the Duggar household, Amy remained outspoken about her upbringing — and claimed she was “sickened” together with her kin’ response to Josh’s arrest.
“I’ve a lot to say main as much as the sentencing and I’m not afraid anymore,” she tweeted in Could 2022, calling Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest son “sinister.”
After Josh’s sentencing, Amy issued an much more impassioned assertion. “Twelve and a half years isn’t sufficient. However I hope that each single second he’s there looks like an eternity,” she mentioned.
Jill, in the meantime, has been candid with followers about setting boundaries together with her prolonged household after leaving Counting On in 2017. Each she and Amy had been supportive of Jinger Duggar earlier this 12 months when she printed her ebook Turning into Free Certainly, which pulled again the curtain on IBLP and the life-style inspired by the group.
“SO PROUD OF YOU!” Amy gushed over her cousin in a January Instagram remark. “FREEDOM LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ON YOU!🥰.”
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Shiny Blissful Folks premieres on Prime Video June 2.