Sunday, August 13, 2017

Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Dillard Slammed for Transphobic Comment, TLC Responds

Jill Duggar's Husband Derick Dillard Slammed for Transphobic Comment, TLC Responds
Derick Dillard, the star of TLC’s Counting On and the husband of Jill Duggar, is under fire for a transphobic tweet he wrote about fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings.
The 28-year-old reality star wrote the tweet in response to a promo posted on the TLC Twitter account.
“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” Derick wrote.
Someone replied saying, “Is it necessary for a grown man to throw shade at a teenage girl?” and Derick responded by saying, “I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here.”
Derick was once again slammed for yet another transphobic comment. “You mean her. Use the right pronoun if you have no issue,” one Twitter user responded.
TLC released a simple statement: “Derick Dillard‘s personal statement does not represent the views of TLC.”
Jazz took the high road with her response to the awful tweet.
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