Oh, the Duggars. The family we all pretend we don’t care about but read up on as though their drama is what is keeping us alive.
For your consideration, entertainment, and extreme nosiness (and mine too) I’ve compiled a list of the biggest Duggar scandals to ever hit the news. Some of them are pretty ridiculous, but others are definitely worthy of the title “what is this family thinking?” Let’s start off with some small ones.
Anyone who knows anything about the Duggar family knows they are extremely conservative. The family requires all the females to wear longs skirts and cover their knees in the name of modesty. Even when swimming, girls must stay covered up.
But it seems that one Duggar girl has broken the rules and gone her own way. Jinger Duggar, who is married to former soccer player Jeremy Vuolo, made headlines in the fan base when a picture of her wearing pants started circulating online.
Many called out Jinger for straying from the family values, but her husband came to her defense.
“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,” Jeremy said. “It is not your liberty, women, to wear sensual, seductive clothing that is designed to draw the attention of your brothers.”
Awkward phrasing to say brothers, especially considering Jinger was molested by her older brother Josh…but I digress. Since that debacle about a year ago, Jinger’s sister Jill has also been spotted wearing jeans. And really, who can blame them?
Jessa Duggar, who has two kids under the age of four, posted a series of pictures that showcased how messy her house can get with two young ones around. Jessa posted several photos of her messy home, but the one that really got fans talking was the one of a pile of dirty diapers stacked on a table.
“Pile of diapers on the top of my dresser… pretty sure these all collected in the past 12 hours,” Jessa wrote.
The other pictures included scribbled-on walls, a dirty stove, dusty side tables, and clothes piled everywhere. Jessa said the point of the post was to show that some things are more important than cleaning, like spending time with your kids. Not everyone agreed.
“I’m sorry but kids take naps and go to bed, clean when they do. My daughter has 3 small ones and my son has 4, but they would never live this dirty. It only takes a few minutes to clean up a mess room by room and all the while playing or singing to your kids. Absolutely Disgusting!”
“The sheets, stove, and diapers are disgusting. Your husband doesn’t work a full time job. You’ve got tons of family nearby that could help you. You should really clean it up.”
Jessa later clarified that her diaper genie was broken which is why they were piled on the dresser.
Those were relatively tame, and things only get better from there.