Monday, June 08, 2015

Minute Rant: The Duggar Girls Are Still Victims ... Of Their Need To Be Famous

So, a couple of Josh Duggars’ victims — two of the sisters he ‘duggared’ while they slept — Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald broke their silence about their older brother and his naughty ways with them when they were sleeping children and it’s as loony as one might imagine.
Jessa says:
"I think in the case of what Josh did, it was very wrong. I'm not going to justify anything he did or say it was okay or permissible. But I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or pedophile or rapists. That is so overboard and a lie really. People get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this. I was one of the victims. I can speak out and set the record straight here." 

First up, Jessa, he is a child molester, so don’t try to rewrite history, m’kay?  You were a victim as a child and apparently you are still a victim today because you seek to make his crimes seem really inconsequential and accidental; they aren’t. Creeping into the rooms of sleeping girls seven times and fondling them, both over and under their clothes, is not just a mistake.

It’s a pattern of abuse, that Jill says really makes no difference because she never knew it was happening, so I guess if a victim of molestation doesn’t wake up during the abuse, or, maybe she did wake up, but then blocked it out, then all should just be swept under the rug. But Jill goes further, saying that what happened to her was "very mild compared to what happened to some."

Well, aren’t we all so happy to know that you’re thrilled Josh didn’t go further and that groping you while you slept, both over and under your clothes, on multiple occasions, is kinda fine for you.

Let’s be clear, this lovely bit of acceptance at being sexually abused by their brother comes at a time when a spin-off of that Duggar show — featuring the daughters, including Jill and Jessa — is up in the air, so this all reeks of trying to salvage their Golden Egg of TV Fame; maybe the girls think if they just play down the fact their brother is a sexual predator they can still have a TV show and not have to get a real job.

Molested by their brother. Brainwashed by their parents. Trying to sell themselves to TV. Pretending to be devout Christians, and spewing their hypocrisy, because, had this been an outsider who climbed in a window and molested those girls, you can bet it would have been filmed and aired as a Very Special Episode.

Don’t put any of them back on TV. Ever.


anne marie in philly said...

the parents and josh need to be in jail, the kids need to be taken away, and ALL the kids need psychological help.

TLC also needs to take these asshats off the air. WHAT are they waiting for?

josh's wife should divorce him, cause next he might go after his own kids.

Susan said...

Completely agree with am. I've wondered about and been concerned for those kids from the start.

the dogs' mother said...

Have always thought that children should
NEVER be involved in a reality show.

Michael Dodd said...

It always seemed to me that the Duggars were selling their children by putting them on that show, and worse, that they were having more children for the sole purpose of keeping the franchise going. What a tragedy that so many lives have been so damaged within and by that family, and that TLC and the show's sponsors went along with that peddling of flesh for so long.

Biki Honko said...

I'm wondering if Josh deflowered Jenna. She is 25 and unmarried, while her two sisters younger than her were married off. Its the only reason I can imagine for her to be at that advanced age and not married.

jadedj said...

I absolutely agree. BTW, "Duggared" coined word of the century!

Helen Lashbrook said...

TDM is right; children shouldn't be on reality shows. Look at those poor children in pageants and their ghastly mamas. Children loose their childhood all too quickly as it is nowadays. Children on TV and modelling, pageant shows and similar loose their childhood at an even younger age, which is tragic IMO. They will grow up as very distorted adults as this Duggar girl seems to have done. Mind you, I don't suppose their odd religious outlook helped either

Debbie said...

I love these kind of Christians ... The first to forgive their own, and the first to drive the nails into the "other" who is guilty of the same crime.