The Learning Channel, recently rebranded as TLC, has really been living up to it’s original name of late. For instance, a few weeks ago we LEARNED that Josh Duggar, one of the star of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting had a shady past. We LEARNED that as a teen Josh had been accused of molesting five young girls including several of his own young sisters. We also LEARNED that his family and the network that has been profiting from their exploits for the last seven years tried to cover this information up to protect a profitable brand. Last night, in an interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News (of course) we LEARNED how parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar justify keeping their son’s secret. All things considered, there’s been a lot of LEARNING going on lately.
Ever since news broke of a possible Duggar scandal the internet has been sharpening their knives. Despite their red state reality TV popularity, the Duggars have always been a popular target for critics. Maybe it’s their vague association with the cult-like Quiverful Christian movement. Perhaps it’s their espousal of archaic ideas about reproductive rights, courtship, and the role of women. It might be their habit of equating gay and transgender people with pedophiles while actively concealing and excusing an accused pedophile within their own family. Who can say? Either way the internet had a lot to say on the subject and we rounded up a few of the best comments.
As usual Laci Green had her eye on the ball
— Laci Green (@gogreen18) May 22, 2015
Of course we also enjoyed some snark from Joe’s Daily
— Joe’s Daily (@JoesDaily) May 22, 2015
Plenty of other twitter users weighed in with opinions that were heartfelt or hilarious.
The Josh Duggar Story directed by Woody Allen and Roman Polanski
— Russell Falcon (@RussellFalcon) May 22, 2015
This Josh Duggar stuff is a mess. So many thoughts/frustrations. Just know that their family & his actions do NOT speak for all Christians.
— Austin Null (@thenivenulls) May 22, 2015
Michelle Duggar has the most dead eyes I’ve ever seen on someone living
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) June 4, 2015
“Jim Bob Duggar: ‘God Has Forgiven Josh’.” No I haven’t. He’s going to hell, just like you.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) June 4, 2015
Ten seconds into the Duggar interview Jim Bob said “most darkest”
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) June 4, 2015
Jim Bob Duggar said during his 2002 senate campaign that incest should be punishable by death. And by “death” he meant “chores.”
— Chris Regan (@ChrisRRegan) May 26, 2015
What do you think of the internet’s reaction? Feel free to weigh in in the comments below if you’re too shy for Twitter!
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