Ever since the Duggars came on to the scene with 17 Kids & Counting, they have been a controversy. Many believe that their lifestyle and rules are extreme and ridiculous for this day and age. But they stand firm in their beliefs because they believe they are protecting their children.
Despite their seemingly perfect life, the Duggars haven’t been without their own scandals. The show 19 Kids & Counting was canceled because of the Josh Duggar scandal. It wasn’t long before the world was calling them hypocrites. It hasn’t stopped them, however, from living their life and starting a new show called Counting On. Love them or hate them, this family is an obsession that people just can’t get enough of. They just want to know what this family is going to get up to next. This family is no different than any other family and that means they make mistakes too.
We’re all aware of the crazy rules that Jim Bob makes his children follow. He is so strict that these poor kids are getting married as quickly as possible just so they can get a breath of fresh air. One thing is for sure, the Internet is forever and when pictures of the family get out there, it’s really hard to get them out of the public eye. Check out these 20 photos of the Duggars that Jim Bob wishes he could delete off the internet.
15 They Allow Their Children To Bike Without Helmets
These people are old-school. Although there was certainly a time where we all remember riding our own bikes without a helmet, it’s been proven now just how unsafe it is. The Duggars had gone under fire a couple of times when they posted pictures of their kids riding their bikes without helmets. The Duggars have 19 kids and that doesn’t count the grandchildren which means it’s got to be close to impossible to keep an eye on everyone.
Critics and even fans of the show cried out to the Duggars to teach their kids proper safety on the bike and to use helmets to prevent serious injuries.
We’re not sure how well they are listening however because they posted future pictures where the children were still not wearing helmets.
14 Jessa Duggar Started Wearing Pants
When it comes to the rules that Jim Bob Duggar has put into place for his family, he expects them to be followed. However, he has very little say once his girls get married. But as long as they reside in his house, he expects the females to wear dresses and skirts and nothing that is too short. Since Jinger Duggar got married, she’s been breaking a lot of the Duggar rules and we have to wonder how Jim Bob feels about it. And if that wasn't enough, it looks like her sister Jessa is following in her footsteps. Seeing this picture of his daughter wearing pants probably doesn't impress him a whole lot and he likely wishes that he could delete it from the Internet. He can’t say anything about the photos because he has stated that once the girls are married, they are now under the rules of their husband. If the husband doesn’t mind pants then she’s free to do as she pleases.
13 Jim Bob Shows Affection
A few seconds after this photo was taken, Jim Bob grabs his wife and kisses her in what is supposed to be a birthday kiss. Fans didn’t like it one bit though and it wasn’t because it was standard PDA between two married people. The kiss was on one of their shows and although it was a kiss between husband and wife, Michelle looked very uncomfortable about the kiss and chuckled awkwardly. Typically, a wife would be happy about such a kiss and probably be all smiles, but Michelle did not react that way. Fans screamed out that it was “inappropriate” and accused Jim Bob of being controlling and aggressive toward his wife and children. It’s clear a lot of people don’t like how Jim Bob rules his household and things like this prove their point.
12 Michelle Duggar Was A Free Spirit
These days, you can find just about anything on the Internet, so it makes it harder to hide one’s past. Michelle and Jim Bob are pretty strict about the rules they have, especially for their daughter. They don’t allow their daughters to wear short dresses and pants are forbidden. This photo is of Michelle in high school in a short dress.
Apparently, she was also a cheerleader and used to party with boys on the sports teams.
So, is she a hypocrite because she has different rules for her daughter or did she learn that she shouldn’t have dressed that way and just wants something different for her daughters? It’s definitely not fair to make your kids do something you wouldn’t have done yourself. Either way, we’re sure that Jim Bob does not like this photo of his wife floating around.
11 Jim Bob Teaches His Kids How To Be A Couple
We can’t think of a more cringe-worthy moment for kids than to have their father publicly teach them how to kiss. There is just something creepy about Jim Bob making out with his wife while instructing Jessa and Ben on how to kiss. Kids don’t need lessons on how to kiss by their parents, they figure things out on their own. Fans thought the scene was once again inappropriate. One commenter wrote, "I was thinking with all Jim Bob's intimacy talks and simulation of it in front of his children and others makes me believe he may be a closet addict. He's very obsessed with the intimacy chatter, especially with his children and their spouses." The whole things seems really questionable.
10 Jinger’s Husband Got a Tattoo
Tattoos are forbidden in the Duggar family so we can just imagine how unimpressed Jim Bob was to find out that Jeremy had one. He and Michelle already disapproved of him dating Jinger in the first place, but now he’s a member of the family. He has very little say in what goes on in Jinger and Jeremy’s household, although it must be frustrating to see his daughter doing things he doesn’t approve of. He was probably hoping that the tattoo could be kept under wraps, but during the show Counting On, fans caught a glimpse of the tattoo. Who knows, Jinger may go out and get herself a tattoo as well since she seems to be the one that likes to break her father’s rules the most.
9 Jinger Surprised Fans When She Wore A Skirt
This is certainly something the real world is used to, but when it comes to the Duggars, they aren’t allowed to wear skirts this short. Jinger Duggar has been rebelling against her father’s rules and it’s pretty obvious that Jeremy doesn’t mind that his wife dresses like a normal woman. Jeremy did a sermon one time that preached about what his version of modesty was and stated that as long as you weren’t trying to entice members of the opposite gender with your clothing choices, then you were good to go.
"It is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants, or with a skirt, or with a T-shirt, or with a blouse.
It is not your liberty, women, to wear sensual, seductive clothing that is designed to draw the attention of your brothers," Jeremy said.
8 Jim Bob Competing With His Kids
Jim Bob basically takes every chance that he can to kiss his wife. We wish that it was as sweet as it sounds but when you see it, it comes off as downright creepy. That why many fans have wondered if Jim Bob is an ddict because he is always making out even though he forbids his children to even hold hands with the people they are dating. In this photo, he decided to kiss Michelle after seeing one of his daughters kissing her husband. It’s beyond weird. What is worse is the kids behind them watching The family is so strict about physical contact that those boys are probably just champing at the bit to get married. It’s pictures like this one that turns our stomachs.
7 The Rooms Are Locked Up Tight
There should be no reason why the girls and boys dorm rooms have to be locked at night. The females in the family shouldn’t have to worry about their brothers coming in their room at night. Ever since the Josh Duggar scandal, the children are not allowed to play hide and seek together any longer and their rooms are locked up tight at night. In most families, locking doors isn’t a common thing because children are to be taught what is normal and was is inappropriate behavior between siblings. It seems the children aren’t being taught that even after the scandal broke out.
6 Derick Dillard's Sledding Incident
Derick Dillard lost what few fans he had at the time when he appeared to have run over a cat with his sled on purpose. During an episode of the show, he was out sledding with the kids when he saw a cat in front of him. He appeared to sled right for the cat and although he did tell the cat to move, he made no effort to change the direction of the sled or stop it from moving. It looks as if he does sled over the cat and fans and critics just had a field day with it. Whether he actually hit the cat or not, he definitely didn’t do anything to avoid hitting the cat. Fans freaked out after watching the episode and he’s not exactly seen in a very favorable light now. Are these kids seriously not taught anything about normal behavior?
5 Jinger Does It Again
Jinger is having a field day with her new life and Jim Bob must hate every moment of it. Especially since some of the young children have been following her example. Freedom never tasted so good to Jinger because now that she’s with a man that allows her dress as if she lives in modern day, she’s starting to wear whatever she wants. Her father likely cringes when he sees these pictures because it goes against everything that he has taught his children. His rules are archaic, but they are still his rules. He doesn’t like his daughters showing off unnecessary skin. The more the younger children see the way the older sisters are living, the more they are going to start questioning their father’s rules. Jim Bob may end up having a rebellion on his hands.
4 Derick Dillard Calls Parenting “Babysitting”
In this day and age, women do not like it when men refer to their alone time with their children as “babysitting.” It’s called parenting and just because you are alone with your own children doesn’t mean that’s a chore that has to be filled. When women care for their children, they aren’t “babysitting” either. Derick Dillard went under fire when he posted this photo on Instagram with the caption, “Babysitting this guy this morning.” It is all part of the Duggar’s culture that the women are the primary caregivers of the children when it comes to minding them and changing their diapers. Many fans defended Dillard when he was attacked online saying it was just a word, but we think that he should take the parenting of his children seriously.
3 Jinger's Most Rebellious Outfit
Jinger Duggar is leading by exactly and not only is she wearing pants in this photo, but she's also wearing a top that says Nike. Whether she did this on purpose or not, we don't know, but we bet Jim Bob wasn't too pleased about it. The Duggar family uses the word "Nike" when they see an "immodest woman" as code. In the girls' book Growing Up Duggar, they explain:
"That's a signal to the boys, and even to Dad, that they should nonchalantly drop their eyes and look down at their shoes as we walk past her.
It's meant to help keep the guys' eyes from seeing things they shouldn't be seeing. By using the single-word signal, the warning can be given quietly and discreetly."
2 The Duggar Relationships
It’s so weird how much PDA this family does together. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not against PDA., but we do find it a tad bit odd that for a family who preaches modesty, the parents have no problem making out nonstop. What’s even weirder is that different family members will do it at the same time as another couple is doing it and then they post all these make-out sessions on social media. Isn’t it weird for mom and dad to be kissing at the same time the children are? It’s almost as if they are all competing against each other. This is questionable and inappropriate to a whole other level.
1 The Day Josh Duggar Had To Publicly Apologize
We’re sure that Jim Bob wishes he could never see this photo again or have knowledge about what his son was capable of. Finding out that your son is a terrible person is bad enough, but then finding out that he hurt his sisters is even worse. When the parents found out, they made him apologize when really he should have gone to jail. They sent him to a Christian camp to be “fixed” and it was later discovered that the founder of the camp was run by Bill Gothard who was later accused of assaulting over 30 women. This family sounds downright clueless.
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