‘Counting On’ Alum Derick Dillard Says He Thinks He’s Being ‘Censored’ Amid Josh Duggar’s Scandal
Derick Dillard said he feels like he’s being “censored” amid brother-in-law Josh Duggar‘s scandal. “Please respond and/or like if you can read this tweet,” the former Counting On star, 32, pleaded on Monday, May 3. “I think I’m being censored.” Later, Jill Duggar‘s husband explained, “Thanks, everybody. I think it’s OK now. For some reason, my responses to people were being deleted after I posted them.” Josh Duggar's Arrest and Child Porn Charges: Everything We Know Derick’s claims came on the heels of his comments on Josh, who was arrested last week on child pornography charges. Not only did the TLC alum “like” tweets calling for the network to cancel the family’s hit show, but he also got into a debate with several Twitter users. One fan noted that neither parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar nor Josh, 33, are part of Counting On — which began as a spinoff series of 19 Kids and Counting after it was canceled following Josh’s molestation scandal in 2015 — so it should not be taken off-air. The fan added that, according to Derick’s line of thinking, if Counting On is canceled, then the family’s YouTube channels — including Jill, 29, and Derick’s — should be removed as well. “It’s the parents’ show, you know that, right?” Derick responded to the claim, to which the follower replied, “Josh is grown. He’s responsible for his actions, not his parents, siblings, anyone.” Derick then asked, “Then why was 19K&C [canceled] if it wasn’t related to them?” The father of two — who shares kids Israel and Samuel with Jill — has been vocal against his in-laws ever since he and his wife left the series. Back in July 2020, Derick alleged that the show “is not accurate at all,” he said via Instagram. “Maybe I’ll start a livestream during episodes, critiquing what is really going on in real-time.” He later made more shocking allegations, adding, “[The show is] still under [Jim Bob’s] control, and he will attack the victims if they threaten his show. We were humiliated and threatened when we first tried to not film.” In September, Jill revealed in a YouTube video that she was setting “healthy boundaries” with her family. She subsequently started wearing pants and got a nose piercing after wearing dresses and long skirts to please her conservative parents. 19 Kids and Counting's Josh Duggar's Net Worth: How Much Money He Makes “I kind of always thought they were cute,” she said of nose rings. “But I think that some of the decisions that we’ve made … even if I liked something before, I wouldn’t …
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