Famed Duggar cousin Amy King is having a rough week.
As Radar readers know, King reached out to her 80K Twitter followers earlier this week to admit she wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children who grew up in a house of horrors in California.
Now, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s niece has since broken down on Twitter, explaining that her followers have “no idea” how to contact the 13 victims.
“I have no idea how to reach out to these precious Turpin children or who to contact, could someone help me?” she begged. “Dillon and I want to meet them.”
The 13 young girls and boys in question are the children of David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49. The parents were arrested after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the family’s Perris, Calif. house, called 9-1-1 and told police her 12 brothers and sisters were being held against their will in shackles and chains.
While King stressed to her fans that she wanted to do the right thing for the helpless kids, she was attacked by social media trolls.
“They are in professional care and probably not looking to meet celebrities right now,” an angered Twitter user told King.
She quickly fought back: “I do not consider myself a celebrity. And in no way would I harm them in any way.”
“I just have a huge heart for hurting children. I worked with handicapped/abused children in shelters in high school. I know they need true love, patience and care,” she continued.
The Duggar cousin admitted she took the matter into her own hands by contacting police to find out exactly where the Turpin kids are.
“The kids are in custody by the state and are getting the help they are needing,” she said. “They aren’t letting any outsiders in as of now.”
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