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Does anybody else get so emotionally and spiritually exhausted by hearing all the absolute garbage that Derick Dillard spews whenever he opens his dumb mouth?
Because hey, same.
It’s just … he’s so awful. He’s an exceptionally terrible person.
And on top of that, it always seems like he really tries so hard to be that way, you know?
Like he puts a ton of effort into being the worst.
If you don’t know what we’re talking about, just take a moment to consider the way he’s treated Jazz Jennings.
His weird obsession with the transgender teenager began nearly a year ago when he commented on a Twitter post about her reality show, I Am Jazz, that TLC had shared.
He said that “‘transgender’ is a myth,” and that “gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.”
And he was just warming up.
A few months after that, when his comments were brought up again, he tweeted “I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.”
“It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
So not only did he use the wrong pronouns there, but he also called into question Jazz’s parenting skills.
Seriously, the guy who married into the Duggar family thinks he has any room to criticize someone else’s parenting?
After that, Derick felt the need to bring Jazz up in a conversation he was having about the Parkland shooting — it didn’t make sense then, and it sure doesn’t make any sense now.
The point he was trying to make was something about “liberal agendas” and that darn devil media, and at one point he tried to explain that “I criticized the media’s use of kids again … like @TLC uses Jazz.”
Was Jazz relevant to what he was talking about?
But, for whatever reason, Derick just can’t help himself but run his mouth about her.
And since she has some pretty huge news this week … you know where this is headed.
In case you missed it, Jazz was able to get her gender confirmation surgery earlier this week, and she’s been pretty excited about it.
She hopped on Instagram yesterday to let her followers know that she’d doing well, and to thank them for all the love and support they’ve been giving her.
It’s a lovely, heartwarming story, but of course Derick didn’t see it that way.
Over on Twitter, he shared a news story about Jazz’s surgery and commented “This kind of thinking should not be encouraged by media. A system that allows this kind of child abuse is clearly broken.”
How wild is it that this guy is honestly trying to talk about “child abuse” when his own wife was molested by her brother and her parents did nothing about it?
Also, what does it say about him that after all this time, he still hasn’t learned that even if he wants to cling to his beliefs, he should maybe just keep his mouth shut about this one teenage girl?
It’s easy to get worked up over this kind of ignorance, and the poor souls that follow Derick on Twitter definitely did.
“Why is this ur business?!” one of those people asked him. “Not every1 agrees with how u raise ur kids or how the Duggars raise theirs, who in their right mind raise girls 4 breeding purposes only, does not encourage college or jobs, solely raises them 2 b dependent on men.”
The character limit on Twitter can sometimes get in the way, but a good argument is a good argument.
Another solid argument with way fewer characters: “Your thinking is clearly broken.”
“Come on Derick,” another person urged. “Does it really matter to you? It’s not your family or your business.”
Amazingly, even some people who share Derick’s belief are sick of him talking about this.
One of those people wrote “I agree with you, but why in the world do you need to tweet this? Our job, as a Christian, is not to point out people’s sins. Our job is to show the love of Jesus. Let Him work on peoples hearts.”
So far, he’s only made one response to all the backlash he’s been getting — and oh boy, you’re going to love this.
Several people pointed out the hypocrisy of Derick getting upset about the “child abuse” here but remaining silent on the Trump administration’s actual abuse of immigrant children.
How does he live? How does this man survive while being so painfully ignorant?
It’s a mystery for the ages, for sure.