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.
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👊🏼💥 We had a blast. We enjoyed dressing up this evening and going out for some family fall fun and Halloween freebies & deals! 👏🏼 • 1st stop was @sonicdrivein for some 50 cent corn dogs. • 2nd stop was to @chipotle for some $4 #booritos 🌯 (And no extra charge for the guac tonight!!👏🏼👏🏼 @daveramsey ) • 3rd stop was to @krispykreme for some free donuts 🍩 (+the hot light was on so they asked us if we wanted the free glazed ones in addition to the free donut of our choice!!) • #familyfun
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."
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1934 days...that’s how many days I’ve been married to the man of my dreams! 🥰 💞Today isn’t a particularly special day...I’m just reflecting on our life together and had to peek at my tracker app I still have on my phone. 😄 I used the app to count down to various dates when we were dating (e.g. Derick’s arrival home from Nepal), then our wedding date once we were engaged and then started counting up after the wedding. 🤗💞 #stillinlove❤️ #besthubbyever #honeymoonersforlife #mydateforever • 🤔Are you counting up or down? How many days are you at today? • Reflecting is a good thing! 💜 And remember to tell your spouse how much you appreciate them today! 📝💕 • Love you @derickdillard 🤗 Thanks for being my man! 💞
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?