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In recent weeks, we've been reporting on Josh Duggar's comeback tour.
While the Duggars have not made their intentions explicit, it seems clear that they're working toward rebuilding their disgraced son's reputation in the hope that fans will be able to overlook Josh's sex crimes.
That seems unlikely, but it's not stopping Jim Bob and Michelle from pulling out all the stops.
Of course, if the Duggars have learned anything over the years it's that nothing distracts their fans from scandal quite like a new baby.
And that's just one reason that Duggar watchers believe Anna is currently expecting her sixth child.
Take a look:
1. Anna’s Clan
2. Hiding Out
3. Creeping Back
4. Starting Slow
5. Safety In Numbers
6. Back At It
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are doing divorce as well as ANY Hollywood couple ever has — cause they went trick-or-treating together … WITH their new significant others, and everyone was all smiles! The freshly divorced duo, along…
Well Duggar fans, whether you like it or not, Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest child is slowly worming his way back into your lives.
Many feared a day would come when Josh Duggar would once again be foisted upon an unsuspecting public, and a handful of perverse weirdos have been openly hoping for it.
But whether you’re currently celebrating or cringing yourself into oblivion, there’s no denying that the second coming of Josh is close at hand.
We won’t bother to brief you on Josh’s sex crimes or the various other ways he’s shown himself to be less than a model of Christian virtue.
Instead, we’ll skip right to the ongoing effort to rebuild his reputation:
It started with the announcement that Josh and Anna were celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the day that they got engaged.
Yes, the Duggars were in such a hurry to push this agenda that they couldn’t even wait until the actual wedding anniversary.
Shortly thereafter, Josh and Anna made a public appearance together, posing for pics at the wedding of family friends Josie Bates and Kelton Balka.
This may not sound like a big deal, but it’s the first time that the couple has appeared in public at a non-family event since 2015.
Let’s not forget that when Josh attended Joy-Anna Duggar’s wedding last year, his family was still so keen to sweep him under the rug that he was edited out of footage shot by TLC.
Now, in keeping with the proud Duggar tradition, Josh and Anna are getting their kids in on the act.
Or at least one of their kids, anyway …
Mackynzie Duggar turned 9 this week, and Anna celebrated by posting the above pic along with a touching caption.
“Nine years ago today we transitioned from newlyweds to a family of three when our first daughter Mackynzie was born,” Anna wrote.
“Mackynzie, it has been a joy to watch you grow into such a kind, fun and caring young lady!” she added.
“You live up to the meaning of your name as you are a wise leader! I am thrilled to watch you love Jesus, love others and strive to do what is right!”
Now obviously, Mackynzie is totally innocent, and we hope her birthday was a joyous occasion.
But these days, it’s hard not to be skeptical of everything that Anna posts — particularly when said posts are coming out so much more frequently that any other point in the past three years.
Just don’t say we didn’t warn you when Josh is making regular appearances on Counting On next season!
Folks, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, it’s been a difficult few weeks news-wise.
And now, we might all be forced to endure another public spectacle that no one asked for or expected …
We’re talking, of course, about a Josh Duggar comeback.
Yes, if you’re a Duggar aficionado you might have noticed a lot more Josh in your life lately.
And, like everything else the Duggars do, that’s 100 percent by design.
For years, there have been rumors of Jim Bob and Michelle helping their son to return to public life, and now it seems it’s actually happening.
Perhaps they’ve been emboldened by the current political climate, or perhaps they simply feel enough time has passed that fans will have forgotten the severity of Josh’s sex crimes.
Whatever the case, the effort to rebuild Josh’s public image and welcome him back into the Duggar media empire has begun in earnest.
It started with Josh appearing in several Duggar Facebook posts back in September.
It continued as Josh and Anna celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their engagement this month — as though that’s actually something people celebrate.
Those festivities prompted rumors that Josh and Anna’s marriage is a sham, as Anna appeared undeniably miserable in all of the accompanying pics.
So that was an unexpected bump in the road of Josh’s recovery, but Jim Bob is every bit the PR genius that Kris Jenner is, so he was well-prepared for the inevitable rumors that Josh and Anna are headed for divorce.
As In Touch Weekly reports, longtime Duggar family friend Josie Bates married Kelton Balka this week.
The Bates are reality “stars” in their own right (though not nearly as famous as the Duggars), so this qualified as a public event.
And that makes it the first time Josh and Anna have attended a non-family related public event since he was embroiled in multiple consecutive sex scandals back in 2015.
So you can bet it won’t be long before Josh starts making appearances on Counting On again.
Will Duggar fans turn their backs on the family in protest?
We’d like to think so, but something tells us that won’t be the case.
As if divorcing Chris Pratt didn’t suck enough, Anna Faris is now facing a new trial in life after she shared a seemingly innocuous picture.
Faris, of all people, was targeted by body-shamers who flooded her social media with negative comments.
The trolling was so severe that she deleted the photo almost instantly.
“Having pre-show jitters,” Anna Faris confessed on social media after sharing the now-deleted photo you’re about to see.
“So glad Michael Sherman captured it,” she wrote with a hint of sarcasm.
Sherman is her Unqualified podcast assistant.
“Also,” Faris added. “I eventually decided to put on pants.”
It’s understandable that she would put it off — who wears pants unless they absolutely have to?
Unfortunately, it was not her lack of leg-prisons … sorry, her lack of pants … that grasped the attention of followers.
It was her legs and especially her thighs which, mostly visible, revealed that she has very slender legs and a significant thigh gap.
“You look so unhealthy,” one troll wrote, before instructing her: “Eat.”
Unfortunately, that was not the only comment — just an example.
She was bombarded by an onslaught of body-shaming from hateful trolls.
TMZ reports that Faris ended up deleting the photo after only 15 minutes.
That is heartbreaking.
Some celebrities merely choose to deactivate comments if the hateful vitriol becomes too much.
These days, celebrities are more accessible than ever before, and people who want to feel a sense of control will lash out at them to deliberately hurt their feelings.
It looks like it worked, this time. Anna Faris does not deserve this.
Faris may have been backstage for her appearance on The Talk on Tuesday.
“Here’s the thing,” Faris confessed. “I feel really guilty that I wasn’t more anxious” about sending her son, Jack, to kindergarten.
“Because it feels like all the other parents were very anxious,” she explains.
“And the kindergarten teachers are like, ‘Ah, is everything going to be OK?'” when speaking to the nervous parents.
“And I felt like…can’t we just drop him off?” she says.
“Chris and I walked him there and we were trying to not transfer any, you know, hint of anxiety,” Faris shares.
She and her now-ex husband did the right thing, though Faris notes: “not that I was having it.”
Jack followed their lead, she says: “He just ran in and he was like, ‘Bye guys!'”
“But it was that funny mom guilt feeling,” she explains.
This was a sensation “of like, I feel like this should emotionally tug at me more than it is.”
It sounds like they did a good job of instilling confidence in Jack.
We just hope that Faris isn’t reeling from the hateful backlash.
Social media can be an amazing tool to keep friends connected and to make new friends. People can exchange art and ideas.
Unfortunately, the worst people on the planet are also on social media, and they would like nothing more than to ruin someone’s day.
Anna Faris’ legs can be as thick or thin as she likes, and that is none of our business. Period.
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Anna Duggar is sick and tired of letting websites and anonymous sources do the talking.
The mother of five has taken the unusual step (for her) of speaking out on social media in order to address talk that she’s pregnant with yet another child.
Such chatter has started up in earnest again for the same reason it almost always does when the topic turns to women, their appearances and a photo:
Some Internet users out there basically think they see a baby bump in Anna’s most recent Instagram snapshot.
She shared it several days ago and it drew attention at the time NOT because of how Duggar’s midsection appeared…
… but because husband Josh Duggar made any appearance whatsoever.
Indeed, initial reaction from followers featured outrage and irritation that they were reminded of Josh’s mere existence, something most folks really wish would cease to exist due to his past of:
1. Molesting his sisters.
2. Cheating on his wife.
However, once annoyance over seeing Josh’s dishonest and immoral face subsided, users looked at Anna’s belly and wondered:
IS SHE PREGNANT?
And Anna is now here with the answer.
After seeing that an Instagram stranger told Anna that she was “showing,” the former reality star felt a need to end this debate once and for all.
“I’m not expecting,” she wrote. “Only overdue for adiet.”
This reply, once again, has us feeling just awful for Anna Duggar.
She is stuck in a marriage with one of the world’s worst human beings and she is essentially trapped in a cult, unable to break free.
That is all pretty terrible.
But then Duggar then also must suffer the embarrassment of having her figure analyzed and dissected by random people on the World Wide Web…
… to the point that they think she’s full-on pregnant when she’s maybe just packed on a few pounds.
That’s what happens when you eat away your feelings each night because your husband molested his sisters.
Can anyone blame Anna for likely drowning her sorrows in pints of ice cream every week?
Anna and Josh, meanwhile, already have their hands full with five kids. Yes, FIVE. And Anna is only 30 years old!
Mackynzie was born in 2009, Michael in 2007, Marcus in 2013, Meredith in 2015 and Mason in 2017.
The last one truly took fans by surprise, considering the pregnancy announcement was made a mere two years after Josh confessed to inappropriately groping two of his siblings.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family,” the couple said back then, adding:
“Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust.
“We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time.”
Earlier this week, Josh Duggar dared to show his face online again, rearing his ugly head in a family photo.
Fans were irate — and were so distracted that some didn’t immediately notice that something about Anna’s look was very conspicuous.
Now, however, these eagle-eyed Duggar fans believe that Anna Duggar is pregnant with baby #6!
Josh Duggar is so reviled that even people who like the Duggar family hate him, and those who dislike the Duggars as a whole still think that he’s worse than the rest.
That’s what happens when the world finds out that you molested little girls and got away with it.
So it is totally understandable that almost everyone’s attention was fully on Josh appearing in Anna Duggar’s Labor Day family photo.
But if you turn your attention to the right of the pic, you will notice that Anna is also partially off screen, even though she and Josh could have easily fit into the picture.
She could be hiding a baby bump.
But the fact that half of her body is excluded isn’t the only reason why fans think that she’s pregnant. Can you catch it?
While most of the comments are either from people going “yikes” about Josh appearing in a photo or, worse, from people defending him, others pointed out Anna’s dress.
These fans recognized it as the same floral print maternity gown that she was wearing not all that long ago.
While it’s totally possible to wear a maternity gown because it’s relatively comfortable and loose-fitting, fans can’t help but wonder if she is once again pregnant.
It has been almost exactly one year since Anna gave birth. Considering that we’re talking about the Duggar family, it is not unreasonable to think that she may be pregnant again.
Take a closer look at Anna and her gown.
If she is pregnant, it looks like she’s still at an early enough stage of her pregnancy that she can conceal an obvious baby bump by wearing a loose gown and by leaning forward.
(And, of course, by cropping off part of her body in the photo)
As we mentioned, it’s been a while since she gave birth. Mason Duggar will turn one year old in less than a week — on September 12.
Late last month, Anna revealed a health issue impacting baby Mason.
Maybe Mackynzie, age 8, Michael, age 7, Marcus, age 5, Meredith, age 3, and Mason, age 1-ish are going to get a baby sibling.
As we mentioned, the photo saw a number of passionate defenders speak up for Josh Duggar.
One commenter suggested that, in the future, Anna should simply disable comments when she shares a picture of Josh, so that she doesn’t have to look at the “hate.”
Another condemned Josh’s detractors, writing “society doesn’t understand true forgiveness,” as if holding child-molesters accountable is a strictly secular value.
(For the record, it is not, and we should note that other famous conservatives, including some Robertsons of Duck Dynasty fame, publicly urged Anna to divorce the creep)
One commenter even revealed that her own son had “gone through” what Josh had when he was 15, and expressed pity for these men for facing consequences for their actions. Wow.
Even if Anna is pregnant, you can bet that the discourse over Josh is not going away any time soon.
Some fans feel that, all things considered, it is simply too soon for Baby #6.
Others feel that, at this point, she’s as thoroughly linked to Josh as she can be, and another child won’t do any harm.
That said, it’s always possible that she was just wearing a comfortable, loose-fitting dress that still complies with Duggar rules.
In the mean time, fans think that they have proof that Lauran Swanson is pregnant with Josiah Duggar’s baby already.
Anna Duggar offered her followers a rare glimpse at all of five of the children she shares with the reviled Josh Duggar, a man some fans feel should be forgiven.
As cute as it is to see the little ones gather around the table for dinner, Anna also revealed some information about her youngest.
As it turns out, adorable little Mason has a health condition.
“Pancakes for a Saturday brunch may seem ordinary,” Anna’s captions begin. “But today at our house it is a big deal! It is Mason’s first time to have (dairy-free) pancakes!”
Mason, she reveals, is unable to tolerate a certain group of foods.
“Yup, you may have guessed it,” Anna writes. “Lil Mason has a milk protein (aka dairy) allergy.”
“Allergies showed up at 2 weeks,” she shares. “And caused us to switch to formula while momma cut dairy and other potential allergy causing foods out of my diet.”
She then lists the foods that she cut out in order to use a guess-and-check method to eliminate other variables: “(i.e. gluten, corn, soy, eggs, nuts, chicken, & nightshade foods).”
(Look at him! Adorable!)
Anna shares that her efforts paid off.
“Thankfully,” she writes. “As we added things back into my diet we discovered Mason was only allergic to dairy,”
“And,” Anna continues. “By January he was back to 100% nursing and thriving.”
She says that he grew healthily, “reaching 20lbs at 6 months!”
“Sometimes in life,” Anna reflects. “We are faced with a mountain that seems impossible.”
Anna, being a devout Christian fundamentalist, presents this as a teaching moment within the context of her faith.
“We pray asking God to move the mountain,” she continues. “Yet God wants us to climb it!”
“Even though it is unexpected (and hard work) it is so worth it,” Anna instructs. “God’s grace is sufficient for each step of the way!”
“To have a mountain top experience,” she advises. “You must first climb the mountain!”
Pointing out that ski lifts exist is not as clever as it sounds in your head, folks.
“So friends,” Anna continued in her captions. “Whatever you’re facing today, keep doing the next right thing.”
It is unclear whether she is suggesting that God gave Mason a dairy allergy to challenge him or to challenge her, but perhaps she is simply imparting a lesson.
“Go take the next step!” Anna advises. “It’s totally worth it to keep going when you know you’re on the right track!”
That’s true enough. She does, however, have a question for her fans.
“P.S. Any tips for a good dairy-free pizza?”
Anna, of course, is no stranger to insurmountable obstacles. Not only did Josh Duggar cheat on her, it also came to light that he molested multiple very young girls, and that his family covered it up.
This would be difficult on any wife, but was especially hard for Anna, whose insular and extreme faith community teaches her that she cannot divorce her husband.
Like her sisters-in-law, Anna is denied a real life or career, and lacks even the agency to leave her widely despised husband.
So when she talks about climbing mountains in the hope that it’ll be worth it in the end, she’s probably talking about bigger challenges than a dairy allergy.
But seriously — poor little Mason.