It's been almost five years since it was revealed that Josh Duggar had molested five underage girls, including his sister Jill. The scandal rocked fans of the family and their hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting leading to the show's eventual cancellation. Josh, who is currently expecting his 6th child with wife Anna has largely kept out of the spotlight since the police report was published. Family members have seemed to forgive Josh for his past sins, but Jill's husband Derick recently posted something on social media that has many of his followers thinking he's not quite so forgiving.
Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard has never been one to shy away from controversy. The father of two was allegedly fired from the show Counting On after making homophobic and transphobic remarks on social media, particularly taking aim at fellow TLC reality star Jazz Jennings. Recently Dillard tweeted a quote that has many fans assuming was directed at eldest Duggar child Josh.
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I love it when they call me big papa... ha love hangin with these two, even if it might not always seem the most productive. It’ll pay off in the end. I love them and how inquisitive they always are about the world around them. #familytime #fathersontime #studying #notstudying #bestdaysofourlives #lawschool #arkansas #backtoschool
The quote, attributed to former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia read, "“In a big family, the first child is kind of like the first pancake— if it’s not perfect, that’s ok, there are a lot more coming along.” -Antonin Scalia."
“In a big family, the first child is kind of like the first pancake— if it’s not perfect, that’s ok, there are a lot more coming along.” -Antonin Scalia— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) October 2, 2019
Dillard's followers couldn't help but chime in about the odd comment and who it may be directed at. "Sometimes all you can do is throw the first pancake away because there's no salvaging it. (josh, obs) Israel is a cute kid, hope you're not referencing him," wrote one commenter, assuming that Dillard was referencing his brother-in-law. "Nice dig at your brother-in-law," wrote another, who also assumed the tweet was about Josh.
Others criticized the father of two for implying that his firstborn Israel "wasn't perfect" and were quick to point out that Derick is the eldest child in his family. "Is that why Josh is so messed up? But really, if that’s how you think of your kids, I hope they get as far away from you and your messed up views/religion as they can," one follower wrote. "What a disgusting remark," wrote another.
Some followers thought Dillard's comment was a hint that he and Jill were adding to their family, but when asked if his wife was currently expecting he simply responded, "Not sure, I haven’t asked her lately."
Not sure, I haven’t asked her lately.— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) October 4, 2019
It wouldn't be the first time Dillard has tweeted something controversial, leaving fans confused as to what he's talking about, but when one fan posted a clip talking about the molestation scandal Dillard seemed confused, asking why they were bringing it up.
Why bring this up?— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) October 4, 2019
While many felt the comment was in poor taste, others thought it was funny and that Dillard didn't mean anything negative by it. What do you think?