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Jill Duggar ripped for ‘ridiculous’ new pic of sons Israel, 7, and Samuel, 5, as critics claim star is ‘performative’

Jill Duggar ripped for ‘ridiculous’ new pic of sons Israel, 7, and Samuel, 5, as critics claim star is ‘performative’

JILL Duggar’s fans have slammed the star for her social media activity after she posted a photo of her two sons.

In the photo posted yesterday, Jill‘s sons sat with their heads turned away from the camera, but fans said the pose looked uncomfortable and unnecessary.

Instagram / Jill (Duggar) DillardJill Duggar was criticized by fans after she posted a photo of her sons Israel and Samuel[/caption]

Instagram/ jillmdillardIn the pic, both boys turned away from the camera, which one person suggested might ‘hurt’ their necks[/caption]

The former Counting On star wrote a poignant Instagram tribute to her sons Israel, seven, and Samuel five.

The photo showed her two older boys playing a game of checkers on an oversized board.

Jill, 31, added a caption that read: “The days may be long sometimes but the years are short!”

She also added a meaningful poem to the post about her boys growing up.

However, Jill’s followers were perplexed by her decision to post the pic with her son’s heads turned completely away.

One person reposted the pic to Reddit, with the caption: “This feels so performative.”

While Jill likely snapped the moment in such a way in order to protect her sons’ privacy, many took umbrage with her actions.

One person commented: “I came here to post this. Telling them to turn their heads for the photo? Ridiculous.”

Another joked: “I wish there was a way you could like… Take a picture of your kids and not post on social media. That would be so cool!

“Maybe one day tech will advance that much. Until then, Jill is showing us how to give kids privacy!”

A further person noted that the position may have been uncomfortable for the children.

“My neck hurts just looking at this lol,” they remarked.


Although much of Jill’s life was fully documented on 19 Kids and Counting, followed by Counting On, the mother-of-three has been moving away from the fame of her family.

She and her husband, Derick Dillard, 33, left Counting On 2017, and have been vocal about their different viewpoints from her parents Jim Bob, 57, and Michelle, 56.

Jill has also taken a stance against the patriarch’s various conservative rules, from wearing clothing deemed immodest to getting a nose ring and enrolling her kids in public school.

In 2020, Jill opened up about the estrangement in an interview with People

She said: “Our control to choose what jobs we were allowed to accept and even where we were allowed to live was taken away from us.”

Derick added: “The first few years of our marriage, we spent time and money working towards opportunities only to hit a dead end when we’d be told, ‘Well, you’re not allowed to do that.’”

She said that telling TLC and her family about leaving the show “didn’t go over very well with anyone.

“By that point we’d had enough. We knew we had to pull out completely to reevaluate and get our bearings.”

Jill said of the falling out: “I never expected this to happen or for it to get to this point. But I’m realizing I can’t put a timeline on healing. I love my family and they love me.

“I really just have to follow God’s lead and take it one day at a time.”

InstagramThe reality TV star posted a similar pic recently which hid her son’s faces, but some online commenters suggested she shouldn’t post them at all[/caption]

Instagram/duggarfamJill has been expanding her life beyond the fame of her family and her parents’ strict rules[/caption]

Instagram/@jillmdillardThe mother-of-three went so far as to wear skinny jeans in her photos, and enrolled her sons in public school[/caption]

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