What's worse: she doesn't seem remorseful at all!
Another day, another Duggar scandal. Jill Duggar has been making headlines ever since her husband, Derick Dillard, was fired from Counting On for sharing his transphobic views and blasting transgender TLC star Jazz Jennings on Twitter. While you’d think some time away from the spotlight would do her good, that’s apparently not the case for the reality mom.
The 26-year-old has found herself embroiled in yet another controversy after getting caught red-handed by fans for stealing. What’s worse: the mother-of-two doesn’t seem remorseful and shows no signs of stopping at any time. Is she heading down a dark path?
Another day, another controversy involving the Duggars.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been trying to find ways to support themselves ever since they parted ways with TLC’s Counting On last year. From begging for money to supposedly hawking out products on Instagram, the couple are desperate for income after losing their roles on the popular reality show over transphobic comments Derick made towards transgender star Jazz Jennings.
Well, it seems their latest venture — a family blog that gives fans a glimpse into their home life — isn’t doing so well either. According to internet sleuths who’ve done their research, the two have been stealing content and passing it off as their own on their official website!
Fans began to notice something fishy on the site when Jill shared a recipe for a stuffed zucchini dish over Easter weekend. Though it looked like your conventional family recipe at first, it landed the 26-year-old in hot water when readers noticed the same recipe — including the photo Jill used on her site — was ripped from All Recipes.
“I don’t understand how the Dillards ignore their theft of another’s intellectual property & artwork by not crediting & linking their work,” user @inscienceitrust commented on social media. “In this day and age of internet fraud, credit fraud, you’d think because they claim themselves to be moral, ethical & adherent followers in their faith, which they believe to be the most moral & truthful way to live and be in this life, they would not care enough to provide the simple links to the owners website.”
“Is this a photo you took of what you made? I found the exact photo and the recipe on a website. Be careful Jill. Otherwise it could be plagiarism. Don’t want you to get into trouble,” @annadonatobilly cautioned.
Eagle-eyed followers also spotted that Jill and Derick, 29, did the same thing for a Slow Cooker Chicken Mole recipe on their site. When questioned in the comment section, the mom-of-two — though she never initially attributed the post to an outside source — admitted to copying the piece from Chowhound. She also did not credit the original photographer who snapped the photo she had used on her website.
Commenters pointed out that Jill and Derick’s recipe for Riguas appeared to be lifted verbatim from Salvadorian Recipes. Meanwhile, as Inquistr noted, the family’s recipe Nepali Momo and Sauce was almost an exact copy of one found on Slide Share.
“I appreciate her putting a recipes section in her website but not when she has to take recipes and pictures from others and try to pass it off as her own,” user @stuffed_zucchini commented on Instagram.