It’s been fail after Derick Dillard fail lately. After a (relatively) controversy-free summer, Jill Duggar’s husband has over the past week raised eyebrows for possibly stepping out on his wife, and — with Jill’s help — for supposedly trying to make people believe he has a job. And now that Jazz Jennings has actually addressed Derick’s hateful words, the former Counting On participant has fresh grist for his controversial mill.
The long-standing feud between Derick Dillard and Jazz Jennings reached a new low this week. One reason is that the “feud” is now completely one-sided, with Derick lashing out at Jazz seemingly at random. And another is because Derick’s attack came while Jazz was in the hospital recovering from bottom surgery.
Derick Dillard invites Jazz Jennings to have coffee with him, still insists transgender is a ‘myth’ and a ‘delusion’
In his latest tweets about transgender teen Jazz Jennings, former Counting On star Derick Dillard continues to express his belief that transgender is a “myth” and a “delusion” based on his interpretation of the Christian Bible. Even so, he says he is willing to sit down and talk with Jazz about it over coffee, if she is ever in Northwest Arkansas.
Now that Derick Dillard has been fired from the show, is Counting On going to be canceled? Hardly: getting rid of the next-most controversial Duggar means TLC can now keep the still-controversial family on the air indefinitely.
We reported earlier today that Derick Dillard is continuing his criticism of fellow TLC reality star Jazz Jennings, and at roughly the same time that we were working on that post, TLC issued a statement revealing that Derick has been fired from Counting On and has not filmed for months!
Counting On’s Derick Dillard struck out against fellow TLC star 16-year-old Jazz Jennings, and all transgender people in general, on Twitter. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality,’ show which follows a non-reality,” Derick tweeted. “‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.” His tweet was reacting to a TLC tweet promoting the […]
Being a preteen and teenager is an especially difficult time in life, but all the struggles, insecurities and social pressures that everyone goes through must be compounded for a teen experiencing gender dysphoria, and facing massive medical interventions in order to present to the world the way the wish to present. Jazz Jennings is going through all that, but with even more pressure because she’s doing it on reality television and in the headlines. Last week’s episode of I Am Jazz highlighted exactly how complicated and physically taxing gender transition can be, and the complications that can rise when gender transition procedures start at an early age.
Jazz Jennings was just a toddler when she first identified verbally as a girl. By age five, she was one of the youngest people diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder, a qualification that allowed her and her parents to decide to fully commit to a gender transition.