Ex-‘Counting On’ Star Derick Dillard Says Fighting All the ‘Fake News’ About His Family Would Be a Full-Time Job

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard

Derick Dillard is airing their grievances on Instagram. Over the last weeks, the previous Counting On star has-been answering commentary on their Dec. 25 Instagram post, sharing his candid applying for grants their knowledge about TLC, their commitment along with his in-laws, and much more. In their newest commentary, he exposed about working with false reports about their household when you look at the media. 

Derick Dillard speaks completely about their commitment with TLC therefore the Duggar family

On Jan. 14, Derick reacted to a fan’s opinion praising him for talking completely. Specifically, the commenter had been happy he had dealt with questions regarding his family’s relationship with TLC, the community that airs Counting On, along with his wife’s moms and dads, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Derick has actually formerly reported that Jim Bob controls the extended household’s relationship with TLC and determines which gets taken care of showing up in the tv show. 

“Makes a lot of sense now why you put up a fundraiser for your mission trips. Explains A LOT! Thank you for speaking out. People were stumped at how you and jill had no money when this show brings in millions each season,” the individual penned. 

Derick says battling ‘fake news’ is a full time job

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

Derick responded into the supporting fan, thanking all of them for his or her comprehension saying there was just much he is able to do in order to combat misconceptions about their household. 

“Living a life in the public’s eye has taught us that it is best not to reply to every rumor and piece of ‘fake news’ that is circulated online. It would be a full-time job if we attempted to do so,” he composed. 

But in certain circumstances, Dillard proceeded to publish, he thought he’d to talk up: “However, because of certain rumors and criticisms (such as rebuke for raising missionary support when we supposedly had money from being on a tv show) I think it’s important to address certain rumors with those who follow us. Thank you for the love and support that we can always count on in you our fans and friends.”

Derick and Jill was in fact criticized in past times for wanting to boost cash for his or her goal trips. Some men and women slammed the few for his or her tries to produce contributions to accomplish spiritual outreach work with Mexico and Central America. Several also accused all of them of misusing the resources that they had raised. 

Derick says Jill needs authorization from Jim Bob to go to her moms and dads’ house 

In a series of various other revealing commentary in the post, Derick shed a few more light on their wife’s commitment together with her moms and dads. 

“[W]e’re prohibited in the residence whenever JB is not here,” he blogged. “Jill even had to ask JB permission to go over to the house to help her sister when she was in labor because her sister wanted her help, but jill couldn’t provide the assistance until we got it cleared with JB,” he included, evidently talking about whenever Jill’s cousin Jessa Duggar offered beginning to her 3rd youngster in May 2019. 

In addition, Derick reported that TLC pressured their spouse to keep showing up in the 19 Kids and Counting spinoff Jill & Jessa: Counting On (that has been later on rebranded Counting On). Jill and Derick have never showed up in the tv show since 2017. In the opinion, he additionally regarded the intimate punishment that Jill (along side many of her siblings) is thought to have seen as a result of her older bro Josh Duggar. 

“It’s not going to look good for TLC when it’s exposed that they pressured an abuse victim to continue filming when we tried to quit, just so they could continue with Jill & Jessa: Counting On after 19K&C,” he penned.

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