Amy Duggar Calls for Compassion Following Derick Dillard’s Transphobic Comments

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At least one member of the Duggar clan has spoken out about the controversy surrounding Jill Duggar’s husband. Cousin Amy Duggar, who’s always been sort of a black sheep Duggar, used her platform to encourage kindness and compassion for all. Amy has gone in the complete opposite direction as her cousins since making her debut on the original Duggar show. So it’s no surprise that it was Amy who spoke out first, and in a way that was sort of low-key throwing shade at Jill’s husband. Duggar drama is so pure, we love it.

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I'll be 100% transparent with you. I don't like that I check my Instagram all the time. Why do I feel like I need to check it 24/7? What is this crazy compulsive behavior where I need to document/ follow people who pretend their lives are perfect!? I want to live my life and not feel like I have to document where I'm at or what I'm eating. I want to wear a new outfit and not feel like the world needs to know about it. When did Instagram become my morning newspaper? When did I become so dependent on a device!? I think its healthy to take a social media break for now, and so thats what I'm going to do. I am beyond blessed and grateful to have such amazing people follow me and my story! I won't be gone for long but I think a little hiatus is exactly what I need? So I leave with this: social media is not your identity, likes and comments on your pictures shouldn't change you as a person. It's so easy to get caught up in all the things that don't really matter. I encourage you to put your phone down!! Go outside, read , decorate,do a Bible study, just do something for yourself! I guarantee if you chase Jesus, adventure, love and true friendships over popularity you'll smile just a little bit bigger.?

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Amy Duggar tweeted in the wake of Derick Duggar being fired from Counting On.

Derick, if you remember, has tweeted several times about TLC star Jazz Jennings. He seems to go out of his way to target her, and constantly misgenders her. He also blames her parents for “allowing” Jazz to transition, and said being transgender is a myth.

Amy said, “You might agree with someone or their lifestyle but you SHOULD be compassionate and show God’s love regardless to everyone.” Her tweet seems to be a direct hit on Derick. He’s tweeted about Jazz more than once, and has a real bee in his bonnet about her. Methinks the lad doth protest too much?

*Her, *her, and yes, it’s unfortunate what’s on TV these days, reality TV star.

Beware the apple to banana lobby!

Amy’s followers were very supportive of her stance, even if it is sort of middle-of-the-road. Being gay or trans isn’t a lifestyle or a choice. But, we can appreciate that she spoke out about the controversy, and it’s refreshing to see at least one member of the Duggar family who understand how hurtful and dangerous promoting those views can be.

The response to Derick’s transphobia, from the network that employed him and at least one member of the Duggar family, is pretty refreshing. It’s 2017, buddy. Try to keep up.

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