Celebrities have said many shocking things that have backfired throughout their careers – remember when Justin Bieber said that Anne Frank would have been a “Belieber”? – but Jessa Duggar might have just taken the cake for most insensitive comment to hit the Internet.
The 19 Kids and Counting star posted a picture of a concentration camp on her Instagram after recently visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington. What started out as a commentary on the atrocity of the Holocaust quickly turned into a diatribe against abortion.
Duggar, 21, then proceeded to quote the Bible in her pro-life argument. But other Instagram users were none too pleased with the reality TV star’s comparison. User janini_beeni commented on the photo, writing, “You are so unbelievably ignorant. For you to take something so horrific and tragic like the holocaust and make it some hoe about your religious beliefs is disgusting.”
User danalevine commented, “You’re such a brainwashed idiot.”
Here is Jessa Duggar’s post in full:
I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today... very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights--their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed "less than human." Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are "more evolved" and others "less evolved." A denying that our Creator--GOD--made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are "not fit to live." So they're murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin making you darker or lighter skinned, or any other factor. "If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?" (Proverbs 24:10-12) May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife
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