Derick Dillard Blames TLC For “Exploiting” His Family, Makes More Dumb Comments

Derick Dillard, married to Jill Duggar, needs a lesson or two in keeping his mouth shut. Don’t get me wrong, I think everyone has the right to their own opinion and that social media is absolutely a place to voice that opinion. But for a family that has already been fired from their television show due to controversial comments, Dillard sure seems to keep biting the hand that feeds, or rather fed, him.

Dillard and his family were fired from Counting On, the 19 Kids and Counting spin-off show, for making derogatory comments towards another one of TLC’s stars. TLC runs a show called I Am Jazz, which follows 17-year-old Jazz Jennings as she lives her life as a transgender teen, transitioning from male to female. The show has been one of TLC’s most viewed shows on the network and is doing incredible work for the LGBTQ community.

However, Dillard is not one of those people on board with the show…or Jazz Jennings at all, for that matter.


“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” Dillard wrote on Twitter in August.

After Jennings tweeted about cyber-bullying, Dillard continued his rampage.

“I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.

It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way.

Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on TV these days.”

Dillard claims he “never bullied anyone” and “just said [he] didn’t agree with what is being propagated on TV.”

TLC wasn’t buying it, however. The network almost immediately fired the family from Counting On, citing Dillard’s comments as the reason.

“We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future.

We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network.

TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.”

While the family stayed fairly silent on the topic, it now seems like Dillard has some choice words for the network.

Your Favorite “Toddlers & Tiaras” Stars Aren’t Toddlers Anymore

When Toddlers and Tiaras first aired on TLC, it was something totally different that no one really knew how to process. Did it make us bad people that we watched these young girls get doused in makeup and spray tans? Probably, but it was also a legitimate form of entertainment.

Those days are all in the past now, as the girls went on to grow up and the network decided to shift their focus. But what happened to all those toddlers in those tiaras? Gone are the days of flippers and hair extensions. These girls are all grown up, now.

Let’s start off with the one we all know.

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TLC decided to focus on Honey Boo Boo and her family when Alana Thompson became a viral sensation.


The Thompson family was…well, they were entertaining. From Mama June to Sugar Bear to Pumpkin, every member of the family brought something totally ridiculous to the table. That show came to an end in 2014 after it was revealed that Mama June was dating a convicted child molester.

As for Alana, the 12-year-old girl has left the pageant circuit and is a full-time supporter of her mom. The former pageant star still appears on television on Mama June’s new TV show, Not to Hot.

So what about the other girls?

7 Biggest TLC Scandals The Network Has Somehow Survived

Remember when TLC showed educational content? It literally stands for “The Learning Channel” but none of the stuff they show anymore could qualify as educational, though it is entertaining.

It’s a miracle that this network has survived so many scandals, and these are just some of the biggest ones in recent history. We’ll start small and work our way up to the biggest ones.

Derick Dillard, husband of Jill Duggar, has always been a little out there. He and his future wife broke one of the biggest Duggar rules, no front hugging, when they first met each other, which should have been a warning sign that bad things were on their way.


Dillard, who is a former accountant, first made waves when he and Jill lied to their fans about their missionary work. Jill’s education as a midwife wasn’t enough to stop their application to the International Mission Board from getting rejected.

According to the Southern Baptist Convention, the church through which the couple applied for the missionary position, the following requirements need to be met:

“Must complete at least 12 college credit hours comprising three hours each of new testament survey, old testament survey, biblical or systematic theology, as well as elective courses in general ministry.”

Derick only has an undergraduate in accounting, and Jill has no post-secondary education at all. Fans took this as misleading, seeing as the couple spent the better part of a year in El Salvador claiming to do missionary work, even asking for money to help support them.


But it was Dillard’s comments on TLC’s transgendered star, Jazz Jennings, that got him and his wife fired from the network. Jennings, who identifies as a girl but was born a boy, is only 17 years old.

“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” Derick wrote on Twitter in August.

After Jennings tweeted about cyber-bullying, Derick continued his rampage.

I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.

It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way.

Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on TV these days.”

Dillard claims he “never bullied anyone” and “just said [he] didn’t agree with what is being propagated on TV.”

Jennings, who is 11 years younger than Dillard, chose to take the high road in the whole situation.

“In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love,” she wrote on Twitter.

Dillard and his wife were then fired from their family’s TV show, Counting On.

Then, of course, there’s the Gosselins.

Estranged ‘Little People, Big World’ Family Member Has An Announcement

For 12 years, the Roloff family, stars of TLC’s Little People, Big World, invited us into their home each week so we could all get a glimpse of what life is like for a family dealing with dwarfism. Spoiler alert: they’re just like us!

Viewers soon grew attached to Matt and Amy Roloff, along with their children, twins Jeremy and Zach, Molly, and Jacob. From wedding and babies, to breakups, fans of the Oregon-based family have been around for numerous milestones, announcements, and of course, difficult moments, like Matt and Amy’s divorce.

The once inseparable couple announced they were parting ways in 2014, and despite Amy’s efforts to save the marriage, the divorce was made official in May 2016. However, shortly after their marriage ended, things started to look up for the family, who have always stuck by each other despite their differences.

In May 2017, Zach and his wife, Tori, welcomed a baby boy, Jackson Kyle. The new addition is Amy and Matt’s first grandchild.


A month later, Jeremy and his wife of three years, Audrey, shared that they were expecting a daughter in September.

Then in August, the family gathered together once more to celebrate 23-year-old Molly’s wedding.

“I can’t believe my only baby girl Molly is getting married,” Amy Roloff wrote on social media before the wedding. “I’m so truly very happy for her my heart over flows…I’m so blessed by Molly and so honored to have Joel a part of the family. It’s going to be a beautiful day on the farm.”

Now, the family has another reason to throw a big party! The youngest Roloff, Jacob, is engaged!

The 21-year-old made the announcement on social media, and the photos are adorable!

Mama June Shares Her Weight Loss Secrets

After months of hard hard work and dedication, 2017 proved to be a fantastic year for reality star Mama June and her weight loss journey.

June Shannon, or her recognizable moniker, Mama June, shed 300 pounds to fit in size 4 apparel, wowing the audience on her weight loss show, Mama June: From Not to Hot.

The former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star – who weighed 460 Ibs. at her heaviest – told PEOPLE she is devoted to keeping her slim physique.

“It’s all about portion control for me,” Mama June told PEOPLE. “It’s not easy to eat like you’re ‘supposed to’ and hit the gym all the time, but I’m just trying to maintain it the best I can.”

Mama June said while it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle, she has her routine down to a science.

The mother-of-three said her secrets to maintain her figure include eating right and making time for workouts, she admits she skips breakfast every morning by only waking up at 1 p.m.

“This sounds bad,” Mama June adds, “but I’m more of a snacker.”

However, her significant weight loss has contributed to a few issues that needed to be resolved.

Dr. Pimple Popper Is Getting Her Own TV Show, And The Trailer Already Has Us Squirming

If you haven’t already heard about the viral phenomenon “Dr. Pimple Popper,” prepare yourself.

The southern California-based dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee has become a surprising online hit for her videos, which capture the doctor’s daily life popping all kinds of nasty growths. Some people just find it incredibly satisfying to watch Dr. Lee pop blackheads, white heads, cysts, and good old nasty pimples.

Dr. Lee has tackled all sorts of nasty growths on her internet series.Dr. Pimple Popper / Instagram

The good doctor even has a name for the millions of fans who obsess over every second of her queasy videos – “popoholics.” And she says the most devoted ones have seen so many hours of her footage that they can guess the correct diagnosis before she does.


If you don’t see the appeal, we don’t blame you. But Dr. Lee’s 2.6 million Instagram followers prove that some fans just can’t look away from these shocking videos. That’s why TLC is bringing the doctor and her talented fingers to TV, where we can enjoy her pimple popping skills in high definition.

And the first trailer for her new show has us all gasping.

Little People, Big World, Bigger Secrets – 10 Things The Roloffs Don’t Want You To Know

Since 2006, we have been on an emotional roller coaster ride with the Roloff family, stars of TLC‘s Little People, Big World.

From weddings, and babies, to a divorce, viewers have been around for countless milestones, and difficult moments. However, there’s still a lot that we don’t know about the Oregon-based family.

Here are 10 things secrets about the Roloffs that they won’t ever tell you:

1. The family was sued by a visitor

According to Radar Online, a woman named Linda Farrall sued the Roloffs in 2009 for negligence after she suffered an injury on the premises during a public tour. She claimed that she racked up $100,000 in medical bills, and that the Roloffs were careless when it came to implementing safety measures around the farm.

The case was eventually dismissed, but Farrall and the Roloffs reached a settlement outside of court.

2. Their neighbors aren’t fans


Those who watch the show regularly know that the Roloffs own a farm, and it gets very busy year-round. While this is great for the family’s business, it doesn’t sit well with their neighbors, who have complained about the large annoying crowds that the farm draws in. They described Roloff Farm as an “over-priced celebrity-gawk-fest.”

3. Jacob was “forced” to appear on the show

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Jacob, affectionately known as Jake, was only nine-years-old when his family started filming their reality show. The youngest of the family, Jake did not have much of a say when it came to starring on the show, but he has always made it clear in interviews and reports that he did not want to be on TV. He left the show as soon as he turned 18, after refusing to renew his contract with TLC.

“There’s two ways to do the filming thing — one way is through the show, maybe and the other way is through myself and vlogs. It’s just more free doing it myself, I can do anything, I can say anything, I can talk about anything — I can show whatever I want,” Jake explained.

4. He was apparently not getting paid enough

Back in 2015, Jake took to twitter to vent about not getting paid enough by the network. He wrote, “Man I wish it didn’t feel like I was getting f***ed out of the money from the show that was my childhood right now.”

The secrets only get juicier…

What Are The Stars Of “Little People, Big World” Actually Worth?

Since 2006, TLC has followed the Roloffs through their every day lives. Though their routines may not have been glamour-filled, Little People, Big World gave the audience a glimpse into what it’s like to live with dwarfism, something that was rarely seen on television.

“When you’re only four feet tall you feel like you’re living in a world that wasn’t meant for you,” Matt Roloff, the father of the family, says in the opening credits. “I can remember as a child spending my life in the hospital wanting to see the outside world. Now I get to make those dreams come true for our kids on this 40 acre farm in Oregon. My parents live just down the street. They’re of average height. It might surprise you to know that Amy’s parent’s are of average height too. We have four kids.”

Of the four kids, only one of them is a little person.

We watched as the Roloff family grew up, grew apart, and started families of their own. After 11 years, though, it’s hard not to wonder what kind of money the family is bringing in. Being a TV star for over decade has to pay well, right?

We did some digging and uncovered how much each member of the family is worth.

Clinton Kelly Reveals Feud With “What Not To Wear” Co-Host

For ten years, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly were the perfect pair as they ambushed unsuspecting fashion criminals, who have been nominated for a makeover by their family, friend, or colleagues.

London and Kelly showed off their undeniable chemistry and incredible styling skills on TLC’s What Not To Wear week after week, until the show ended in October 2013.

Both London and Kelly have since taken up other responsibilities. London is the Editor-at-Large of Shape Magazine, and the host of the TLC show Love, Lust, or Run, which is similar to What Not To Wear. She has also authored two books, including a memoir titled The Truth About Style.

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Kelly also has some writing credits to his name, including the recently published series of essays titled I Hate Everyone, Except You. He is now the moderator of the ABC daytime cooking show The Chew.


Although London and Kelly continued to work in fashion and TV, they didn’t hint at working together again. Many fans presumed that they were waiting for the right opportunity to come knocking, but that is a far cry from the truth.

During a recent episode of The Chew, Kelly revealed that he and his former co-host aren’t on the best terms, in fact, they aren’t talking to each other at all.

“American Chopper” Is Coming Back To TV

For seven great years, the Teutel family gave us weekly entertainment and drama…not to mention awesome motorcycles.

The guys on American Chopper worked tirelessly to create amazing custom-style motorcycles for their clients. There was Paul Sr., the owner of Orange County Choppers, and the boss of everyone.

Then, of course, there was Paul Jr. (Paulie), who yearned to get out from under his father’s wing at the shop. He had his own creative ideas and the two constantly fought. Eventually, Paulie left to start his own shop.

And who could forget Mikey Teutel, the comic relief of it all?

In 2010, the show ended its seven season run after an explosive argument between Paul Sr. and Paul Jr.. However, they weren’t off TV for long, as Paul Jr. opened a rival chopper shop across the street from his dad. American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior premiered just seven months after the original show was cancelled. Two seasons after it started, Senior vs. Junior was cancelled.

It’s been five years since the Teutel family has been on our screens, but the wait is finally over!