Duggars Face Major Backlash After Claiming Racism Doesn’t Exist
Apparently, it's an "anomaly" in history
The Duggars have incited the wrath from the public after making a wildly controversial statement about racism in the United States.
Derick Dillard, who is currently married to Jill Duggar, recently landed himself in hot water after describing racism in our country as an “anomaly.” Amid the NFL’s silent Anthem protests against police brutality and racial inequality, the Counting On star threw his support for President Donald Trump and told fans he didn’t America had a race problem.
“The US is one of the least racist countries in the world. In unity, let’s strive to protect & improve this anomaly in history.”
The 28-year-old also retweeted a message from Vice President Mike Pence about Colts players kneeling during the national anthem and a Fox News tweet reading: “‘Because you’re black in America, you will be oppressed’ – that’s a FALSE narrative.”
Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say about the Derick’s eyebrow-raising comment. Many fans responded by calling out his privilege, arguing that he probably had never experienced racism in America because he’s a white man living in America.
“You privilege is showing,” one Twitter user wrote. “Racism may not exist in your ‘world’ but it’s real everywhere else.”
Another commented, “Racism is very real in the US. Why do you refuse to listen to people’s suffering?”
“I’m disappointed, racism might not be obvious to you, for many of us it is learning to navigate racism almost daily,” a fan tweeted.
Meanwhile, someone else bluntly put it, “Try being a person of color.”
Some people also pointed out that Derick’s scandalous statement about racism contradicted another tweet he posted a couple months ago amid the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. After one person was killed and more than a dozen were injured when a speeding car slammed into a group of protesters rallying against white nationalists, Derick took to Twitter to condemn the “deplorable” act of terrorism.
“It’s deplorable what’s happened in Virginia this wkd. Praying for those affected by the unacceptable violent acts of hatred,” he tweeted at the time. “Racism is evil!”