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Jazz Jennings Fires Back At Jill Duggar’s Husband Derick For Transgender Bullying

Derick Dillard attacked fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings for being transgender. Now, the 16-year-old I Am Jazz star is fighting back!

The reality feud started when Dillard, 28, slammed Jennings in a promotional tweet for the TLC series.

“What an oxymoron,” he tweeted. “A ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”

The former 19 Kids & Counting star received backlash for the tweet.

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When one follower responded, “It is necessary for a grown man to throw shade at a teenage girl?” he wrote, “I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated.”

Jennings didn’t stay silent for long, as she tweeted, “Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different.”

TLC also released a statement regarding the comments made by Jill Duggar’s husband.

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“It is important for us to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard’s personal statement does not represent the views of TLC,” the tweet read.

I Am Jazz follows the life of Jennings, who transitioned from a male to a female, and her family. She was diagnosed with gender identity disorder at 4 years old. She has been consulting with doctors regarding gender reassignment surgery on the current season.

The Duggar family has been outspoken of the anti-transgender beliefs. Dillard’s mother-in-law Michelle Duggar encouraged Arkansas residents to vote against an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect transgender rights in 2014.

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