As Counting On fans know, Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard loves to use social media as a platform to troll pretty much everyone.
His latest missive was certainly no exception.
Yes, the man who calls out transgender teens and regularly comes up with new ways to scam fans for money still doesn’t know when to quit.
Derick, who was fired by TLC in late 2017, isn’t letting that slow him down – if anything, he seems more emboldened than ever.
Never one to back down from his views or defending them, the father of two has become downright antagonistic on Twitter of late.
On Friday, the staunchly pro-life Arkansan shared an article about a pro-life bill in Iowa that would ban abortion very early in pregnancy.
This state law would prohibit the procedure as soon as an embryo has a detectable heartbeat, and Derick couldn’t be happier about it.
Derick wrote in celebration of this news:
“This is great! Laws country-wide are getting closer to making ALL murder illegal. Progress IS being made. Equality for all!”
Now that is some serious trolling.
Twitter users immediately seized on the controversial star’s word choice of “equality,” given his, um, history of intolerance.
Specifically, Derick’s hateful and repeated transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, which led to his firing from TLC.
“Hypocrisy at its finest,” one fan wrote.
The fan continued with this question:
“I’m wondering … does ‘equality for all!’ include transgender people, Derick? Just curious where your ‘for ALL’ line is drawn.”
Another Twitter responded that abortions should not be illegal because this could claim lives, not save them as Derick posits.
Terminating a pregnancy could save the life of the mother in certain situations, and banning the practice could be fatal to the mother.
His confusing response to that?
“What about all the people in this world who rely on somebody else to live??” Derick shot back. “Should we just kill all those people??!”
Other irate fans noted that Derick is a man, and thus is in no position to talk about abortions and female reproductive rights.
Not only that, but someone told him:
“You were literally a virgin up until about [two years] ago. Pretty sure your opinion about my uterus and my body is a moot point!!!!!”
Derick, of course, subscribes the well-documented Duggar family doctrine of chaperoned dates and side-hugging before marriage.
Dillard married Jill in June 2014, so he’s been boning for almost four years if you want to get technical, but the fan’s point was made.
In response, Derick … tried to invoke religion to try to establish some correlation between one’s virginity and ability to form an opinion.
Yeah, we’re as confused as you are. He wrote:
“Pretty sure Jesus Christ was a virgin his whole life, and the western world bases its calendar system on the man’s life.”
“And while we’re talking about moot points.”
Derick’s endgame is a mystery. It’s hard to understand what he’s going for with his scorched earth social media campaign.
If Dillard’s goal is to make headlines and remain relevant by burning every remaining bridge he can find, then well done sir.