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TLC Responds to Derick Dillard’s Latest Jazz Jennings Tweets


TLC launched the group won’t be working with Counting On star Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard.

“We need to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the group has no plans to carry out him in the end. We need to reiterate that Derick’s private statements don’t replicate the views of the group,” an announcement shared on TLC’s Twitter account on Saturday, November 11, research. “TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.”

The submit was in response to tweets made by the Counting On character, who has confronted predominant backlash after his strategies with reference to the 16-year-old transgender actuality star. Dillard tweeted on Thursday, November 9, “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 about him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”

Fans blasted the 28-year-old missionary, who shares two sons with Duggar, for utilizing the improper pronoun and persevering with to refer to Jennings as “he.” The Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen creator started her transition from male to feminine on the age of 5 and TLC has documented her journey on the  award-winning assortment.

Dillard defended himself on Twitter by explaining on Thursday, November 9 that he was merely expressing his factors as a Christian and wrote, ”Never bullied anybody, merely acknowledged I didn’t agree with what’s being propagated on television. I’m expressing my view of what ought to be handled as actuality; if I say I really actually really feel like I’m Nepali, that doesn’t make me so.”

“Also, has anyone looked into whether a child is capable of making that kind of decision. We can’t vote til we’re 18; our brains aren’t fully developed til around 25,” he added.

Fans responded to TLC’s assertion about Dillard by defending Jennings. “Yes!!!,” one express specific individual tweeted. “These so-called ‘Christians’ are not following the laws of Christ. They are judging, bullying and making false statements. They are the ones who really need to rethink their values. #LGBTQ #JAZZJENNINGS #RESIST.”

Another wrote, “And yet you still are technically financially supporting him, Jill and their kids!  Taking him off the show WILL NOT prevent him from making these hateful statements.  Pull the money and pull the plug on his bigotry!”

One follower merely tweeted, “Glad to hear that #DerrickDillard has been axed from #TLC line up. But this should have been done or said publicly months ago.”

As previously reported, Dillard’s first spherical of strategies about Jennings in August sparked outrage when he tweeted, “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” in response to TLC sharing a promotional picture for the transgender character’s actuality assortment.

After TLC shared its assertion Saturday, Jennings took the acute freeway by merely stating, “In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love.”

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