Over the weekend, Americans celebrated mothers of all kinds – the good, the bad, and the deeply problematic.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that one of reality TV’s most controversial moms had her social media followers in an uproar thanks to a divisive remark she posted online.
Fans of her famous family love to criticize Jill Duggar’s parenting, and to be fair, she gives them a lot of ammo.
And yesterday was no exception, as Jill attracted negative attention with some bizarre observations about her own upbringing and the ways in which it’s influenced her relationship with her two sons …
Jill has two sons by husband Derick Dillard. In recent months, the Dillards have emerged as controversial figures, even by the lofty standards of the Duggar clan.
Jill is frequently criticized for her parenting decisions, such as when she opted to walk two miles with her sons in order to eat at Chik-Fil-A.
Not Backing Down
But in true Duggar fashion, Jill and Derick have refused to shy away from controversy, and in fact, they seem to be embracing all of the negative attention.
More Time Than Ever
These days, the Dillards are both unemployed, as Derick has been fired from Counting On, and Jill quit the show in a gesture of solidarity. As a result, the couple has no source of income, but more time than ever to devote to their kids.
And of course, Jill is sticking with the same controversial approaches to parenting that made her parents such contentious figures.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
And it seems that when she’s faced with a parenting quandary, Jill takes her cues from the woman who raised her.