Counted Out! Jill Duggar And Disgraced Derick Dillard Missing From TLC Promo Pic
Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard was fired from TLC's Counting On after he revealed his offensive views about transgender people on social media.
While it's unclear whether Jill will appear alone at all on the upcoming season of the reality show, a new photo on the Duggar family's official Facebook site is making it clear that Jessa, Jinger, Joy Anna and their husbands are the new stars!
Counting On's season 7 is starting in a month—and Jill, 26, and Derick, 28, are conspicuously absent from a promo photo to advertise the show.
TLC gave Derick the boot last year after he had bashed one of the network's other stars, transgender girl Jazz Jennnings.
Via Twitter, TLC announced about Dillard that the network "has no plans to feature him in the future."
As RadarOnline.com reported, Dillard shocked America when he attacked Jennings, the 17-year-old star of I Am Jazz, earlier last year. Among other things, he tweeted, "I pity Jazz."
Jennings was diagnosed with gender identity disorder at four years old and transitioned from a male to a female.
Dillard wrote on his social media, misgendering her as male, "4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decision 2 be made by a child. It's sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what's on TV these days."
Followers accused him of bullying the teen, but he responded, "I'm expressing my view."
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Dillard's wife Jill had been prominently featured in both 19 Kids and Counting, which was abruptly canceled by TLC after Duggar brother Josh's molestation scandal, and the spinoff, Counting On, which still airs.
Jill and Dillard, who wed in 2014, allowed their life as a married couple to be extensively explored on Counting On.
Now, however, TLC has stressed that the network has moved on to new sets of Duggar gal married couples.
"30 days until #CountingOn returns!!" read the caption of the new photo. The picture shows smiling wives and husbands Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth, and Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo.
Some fans were glad Jill and Derick had been pushed aside, but others felt that it was unfair that they were being punished for their religious beliefs, according to In Touch.
"Utterly ridiculous that TLC removed Jill and Derick everyone is entitled to free speech. We may not agree but still no reason to remove them from the show!!" one fan wrote on social media.
Earlier this month, Derick wrote to a follower about his transgender scandal, "My view is no different than most Americans, but I just mentioned it."
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