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Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard Criticized For Dressing Up For Halloween 'Freebies' With Kids

Jill Dillard, Jill Duggar

Fans of the supersize Duggar family know that their uber-religious values dictate how they live their lives. The Duggar daughters aren't allowed to wear pants, courting is fully supervised and marriage and babies at a young age are encouraged. It's not surprising that the family doesn't celebrate Halloween either, which is why some of Duggar daughter Jill Dillard's fans have criticized her after she and her family seemed to dress up for the holiday.

Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard seem to be separating themselves from Jill's famous family more and more, with Derick being outspoken recently about his criticism of his father-in-law, and Jill being noticeably absent from many family functions.  While the Duggar family typically doesn't partake in Halloween festivities, Jill recently posted a picture of Derick with their children Israel and Samuel dressed up to get some 'freebies' on Halloween night. "We had a blast. We enjoyed dressing up this evening and going out for some family fall fun and Halloween freebies & deals!" she captioned a picture of Derick with their boys.

Many questioned Jill asking why it's okay to dress up and get freebies from stores like Sonic, Chipotle, and Krispy Kreme but it's not okay to trick or treat at a neighbors house. Her fans took to the comment section confused by the costumes.

"Wait Jill u guys dressed up for Halloween? Why? I’m so confused," asked one fan.

"Christians don’t celebrate Halloween. Why give Satan the honor?" wrote another.

"As a Christian, I can't believe you celebrate Halloween," wrote one shocked fan.

Another simply wrote, "Such hypocrisy."

Jill's mother Michelle Duggar explained in a past blog post that "while we do go to pumpkin patches and corn mazes, we don't do the Halloween thing. From the beginning of our marriage we just kind of felt like we didn't want to celebrate that holiday," leaving many to criticize Jill's Halloween freebies. Still, many of her fans and followers came to her defense — some commending her for raising her family how she chooses and others who felt that she was simply taking advantage of some specials at local businesses.

"They 'dressed up' to score discounted and free food :) not a part of celebrating Halloween as such," explained one fan. "I'm so glad to see that you guys dressed up for Halloween. I love this" wrote another. One fan even applauded Jill for allowing her kids to dress up writing "So nice to see your family taking part in traditions many families do annually."

Neither Jill nor Derick have replied to any of the comments as of yet. Do you think it makes a difference if you're dressing up on Halloween to get freebies from a local business or dressing up to go trick or treating?

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