I can’t be easy to go from that sweet, sweet reality TV cash to … this. After her dullard of a husband got himself fired from TLC for being an asshole to a kid on Twitter, it seems like Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard have fallen on less-than-cushy times. Derick is out here spilling tea all over Twitter, and Jill spends her days entering Facebook contests for a few hundred bucks. I mean, really? Now, Derick claims they never made any money from their time on the TLC show Counting On (cough, bullshit, cough), and you can’t just “fundraise” forever to stay afloat. But this just seems really tacky. And honestly, kind of like cheating.
Jill Duggar shared a photo from the Facebook page for the Tuttle Twins. Yeah, I don’t know who they are either.
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Connor Boyack is a Mormon activist and suuuuuuper Libertarian. He wrote a series of books called “The Tuttle Twins”, which are supposed to teach children about … freedom? Anti-socialism? His books compare the government to pirates who steal from people, and teaches kids that government social welfare programs are bad. You know, just your average kids’ book!
The Tuttle Twins Facebook page held a photo contest. $350 for the photo with the most likes and shares. Jill entered a picture of her son Sam reading one of the books while she gave him a haircut. However, people were calling foul over a “celebrity” being allowed to enter.
The comments on her photo are not very supportive. Lots of people calling it unfair, saying her huge following makes it more likely that she’ll get the most likes and shares. But for someone who has a few hundred thousand followers on Facebook, it seems like her fans aren’t really showing up.
Jill’s photo is currently in the lead. Interestingly enough, the picture only has 65 shares and 364 likes. And some of those likes are that little red mad face. I guess when you need $350, you do what you gotta do?
Jill and Derick seem to have taken a liking to Boyack’s books. Which, when you think about it, is kind of odd. Before Boyack made a name for himself as a children’s author, he was best known for going to bat for another TLC family. He wrote an op-ed voicing his support for the Sister Wives family, when they found themselves on the wrong side of the law as polygamists.
Now, Jill Duggar and Derick are super into their religion. Given that they couldn’t so much as front-hug before they got married, I wonder how they feel about actual goddamn polygamy? Pretty sure that’s WAY against the Duggar family rules.
(Image: Instagram / @jillmdillard)