In case you missed it (which is totally understandable considering everything going on in the world at the moment), one member of the Duggar family has officially cut ties with TLC. So, with all the drama going on regarding this split, what does the Duggar family think about Derick Dillard and his controversial tweets According to one anonymous source, all might not be well in the famous family. Speaking exclusively to Radar Online, the unnamed source said that "There’s a lot of outrage between increasingly divided factions."
But what exactly happened? And what led TLC to separate itself from Dillard? Let's back up a bit: Back in August, Dillard took to Twitter to express his concern about another reality show on TLC, I Am Jazz, which features transgender teenager, Jazz Jennings, and her family and friends and life. Sharing a promotional tweet from TLC for the show, Dillard wrote "What an oxymoron... a 'reality; show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God."
At the time, TLC responded with a statement saying that "Derick Dillard’s personal statement does not represent the views of TLC," according to People. And now, the network has revealed that Dillard hasn't been involved in the production of Counting On for months, leading many to believe that he was axed after his first round of transphobic tweets.
This wasn't the only time Dillard took to Twitter to express his seemingly transphobic beliefs. On Nov. 9, he again tweeted out about Jennings, while also misgendering her several times. "Jazz is being taken advantage of, as part of a larger agenda," he tweeted, continuing, "I really have nothing against the kid and wish him all the best in life. I just hate seeing him used this way."
After his latest round of tweets, it was revealed that he was no longer involved with TLC's Counting On, which stars his wife, Jill Duggar, and many other family members. And as Radar Online reported, "Dillard has been absent from The Duggar’s official Facebook page since August 4. Jill and their son Israel have been featured on the page."
So, based on this, and Radar Online's anonymous source, it seems that not everyone in the Duggar family is too happy with Dillard's online presence as of late.
The source also revealed that Dillard himself is apparently reeling from what happened. "Derick is really having a hard time," they told Radar Online. And as for the family? "They are extremely careful to not criticize each other. He wasn’t trying to hurt Jazz. She just conflicted with his belief system and he reacted without thinking it through." Of course, if this source is of any merit, that doesn't mean that what Dillard said is OK with everyone in the family. It should be noted, though, that no one in the immediate Duggar family has spoken out about it. However, a cousin did recently take to Twitter to inadvertently express her thoughts on the matter.
Amy Duggar King, who is cousins with Dillard's wife, Jill, tweeted out some encouragement Nov. 15, writing, "You might not agree with someone or their lifestyle but you SHOULD be compassionate and show God's love regardless to everyone." Although King might not have explicitly mentioned Dillard, many on Twitter assumed she was. Someone replied to her tweet and mentioned Dillard, to which King responded, "I have friends that are gay and I still love them as a person. Thank you for following."
It doesn't seem as though King is too pleased with this whole situation surrounding Dillard, either. The source who spoke to Radar Online also said that Jill Duggar "wants to support her husband through a trying time," but it seems like her family might be a little less than pleased with Dillard right now, based on these reports.
Of course, it's impossible to know what each member of the Duggar family is thinking, as no one has specifically spoken out about the incident yet.