It doesn't slide by us!
Whether you like it or not, the Duggar family is one of the most infamous families in America. A few short years ago, it felt like everyone tuned into TLC’s show 19 Kids and Counting to catch up with the Christian-value-centered, overgrown family. Tragedy struck the family when court documents revealed Josh had molested four of his sisters when he was younger and shortly after admitted he was addicted to pornography and unfaithful to his wife. Despite the bad publicity, the Duggars still have an enormous fan base, to whom they cater in their new show Counting On.
Here are a few other sketchy things the Duggar family does that people overlook.
Josh and the Kids
Like we mentioned earlier — or as you probably know from the massive media storm that surrounded it — Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family, was outed on Ashley Madison for infidelity multiple times. The site proved that Josh opened his account in January of 2013 up until May of 2015 and paid a total of $986.76.
Putting Up a Fight
Apparently, one account on the website wasn’t enough. He opened a second account and paid an extra $250 for an “affair guarantee.” After addressing and admitting his mistakes, the father of three checked himself into rehab and is now living back with his family in Arkansas.
Here’s what we find odd, however. Even though TLC has banned Josh from showing up on Counting On, his parents encourage him to publicly be part of the family. They often mention him on their social medias, refer on Facebook to his favorite Bible verses, or post photos of him with the younger siblings on his lap.
Fans are curious as to how Jim Bob and Michelle discipline the kids, and the answer is controversial to say the least. Michelle’s response? “We have people ask us that all the time. We’ve really chosen to focus on praising our kids for good character, for Godly character. And as we do that, we find that we have a lot less trouble with correction when we are constantly looking for ways to praise them.”
However, they have admitted in the past that they “have a rod” when a child especially misbehaves and use blanket training (a practice that has led to several child deaths in the past).