Jessa Duggar Gets Shamed For Dirty House, Fires Back at Haters

Last week, Jessa Duggar posted a series of Instagram photos chronicling the various unclean items around her less-than-immaculate home.

For many parents of young children, the images in Jessa’s confessional slideshow no doubt made for a relatable sight:

The mother of two showed the world her appliances and mirrors covered in fingerprints, a bed piled high with laundry, even a mound of soiled diapers waiting to be taken to out to the trash.

For the most part, fans were supportive and took the opportunity to offer their own admissions about allowing their housekeeping habits to fall by the wayside in response to the demands of caring for toddlers.

But this being the internet in 2017, there were more than a few haters and shamers, as well.

“No m’am. You had ONE job,” wrote one follower in response to Jessa’s post.

“This is so disgusting. You spend the most time in your home. Take pride in it and take care of it,” commented another.

It’s certainly not the first time Jessa’s parenting has been criticized.

But while Jessa may have let the negativity roll off her back in the past, this time she’s taking a stand against the mommy-shamers.

“We all try to put our best foot forward and are most comfortable posting our ‘highlight reel’ for people on social media to see. I could’ve waited 24 hrs and posted pics of everything freshly cleaned and looking beautiful (the stovetop is sparkling, dust bunnies have been removed, laundry is folded, bed sheets are washed, etc),” she wrote in a lengthy posted on response Instagram.

“Certainly people would find no fault with that… but many may find fault with themselves. I didn’t do that for a reason. Reality.”

Jessa went on to address the specifics of her situation:

“Sometimes you find yourself with an 8-month-old who isn’t sleeping through the night, and you don’t care that your bed has spit up on it–you’re tired. Throw a towel down on it and sleep!” she continued.

“Sometimes you don’t want to wash the dishes right after supper because your husband is finally home from work, and there’s only one golden hour of family time before babies are tucked into bed and hubby has to start in on his college homework… and so you put off dishes until then.”

Proving that her sense of humor hasn’t been broken by the judgemental response to her housekeeping, Jessa added:

“Oh, and the diapers. Our diaper pail is currently outta commission, and I’m awaiting a replacement. Yeah, they were stinky, but I had them bagged up and out of the house before the pic of them was even posted.”

Jessa concluded by summarizing what she had hoped to convey for the sake of her less receptive followers:

“My takeaway, and what I was trying to convey, was this: I could break down household tasks into manageable increments, with a few min here doing this, and a few min there doing that,” she wrote.

“And when it comes to quality time with kids, it’s really the same thing. It’s a few min here and a few min there. The point was not kids vs. house cleaning.

“The point was my heart’s goal to devote undivided time and attention to my kids– to make memories together each day, no matter what else I have on my schedule.”

“It’s all too easy for me to want to turn on Baby Einstein and get back to my project, and while that may be fine or necessary at times, it can’t replace pausing for moments here and there to give them a mama’s loving, playful, teaching, and engaging interaction.”

She added:

“P.S. We had a blessed day, the house was tidied right up, books were read, snuggles given, kids happy… and we all lived happily ever after.”

Wise words from a young mother who knows about the daily challenges of balancing priorities.

Watch Counting On online for more on Jessa’s parenting philosophy.


27 Stars Who Are Low Down Dirty Cheaters!

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat. 

But cheaters do make good celebrity gossip fodder, which is the reason we've covered so many of them in depth on our website.

Below, we rundown a number of known bad boyfriends and husbands (from golfers to Presidents; actors to reporters) and we send one simple message to them all, courtesy of their significant others:


1. Kevin Hart

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Click on the headline above and you’llbe left with no doubt about Hart’s dishonest actions.

2. Scott Disick

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We always knew Scott Disick was a drinker. But it came out in the summer of 2015 that he’s also a cheater! Good riddance, dude!

3. Tiger Woods

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Really, everyone else on this list is just playing for second place.

4. Jesse James

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Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock. But she eventually found his replacement: a little guy named Oscar.

5. Dean McDermott

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Tori Spelling is the mother of his kids, but Dean McDermott has admitted to having another woman call him “daddy.”

6. Ryan Phillippe

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Ryan Phillippe cheated on Reese Witherspoon with Abbie Cornish. Who breaks the heart of America’s Sweetheart?!?

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Siesta Key Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Dirty Laundry

Is Alex Kompothecras the worst person to ever grace reality TV?

That thought crossed my mind several times while watching Siesta Key Season 1 Episode 4. The big jumping off point for the show’s best episode to date found the rich kid being confronted by Chloe about taking a trip to Bone Town with Amanda. 

It became apparent straight off the bat that Alex was not remorseful for his actions and instead, opted to claim that he and Juliette were just a fling and were not official. 

If anything, this paints Juliette as some sort of stalker. If you think about Siesta Key Season 1 Episode 1′s opening, Juliette opened up about how well things were going with Alex. 

Did Alex have her under some false sense of security until he decided to get hot and heavy with whichever chick he wanted to?

It sure seemed to be the case, and for that reason, he’s a difficult personality to read. Even when he was essentially forced to confirm the truth to Juliette, he did not seem remorseful in the slightest. 

Obviously, the drama on the show as manipulated, but aren’t the people appearing supposed to be able to carry the lies and make them believable?

In any case, we got to hear Juliette say what most viewers have probably thought about him since the get-go. 

“You really are a piece of shit,” she said after finding out about him going with Amanda. All Alex could do was stand like a petulant child who was getting into trouble for something. 

“Well, it’s been real,” said Juliette as she slammed her car door shut to make him think she was through with him. 

Of course, Juliette’s new-found resentment towards Amanda was music to Chloe’s ears because it meant if Amanda stepped on more foot out of line, she could probably be ousted from the group. 

What was great about the big cheating scandal was that it seemed like Juliette was going to go nuclear on Amanda for breaking the girl code. 

Instead, they walked together to get a drink after coming to the conclusion that it was all Alex’s fault. Juliette would be wise to know what a snake looks like. 

Meanwhile, Kelsey and Garrett’s relationship was on the rocks, and it all came down to Kelsey’s commitment issues. It was so clear she did not want to put all of her eggs in one basket, and I can totally get on board with that. 

Her mother made the most sense out of everyone this week when she said that her daughter needs to live her life. Kelsey is young, and she has a lot of mistakes to make before settling down. 

Garrett seems to be jealous of Kelsey’s friendship with the rich kids and wants it to come to a grinding halt so they can marry and live happily ever after. 

Despite trying to mingle with everyone at the party, Kelsey found herself with Alex, and that was alright. She let him know that he gave a great speech, but Garrett thought something else was going on and ditched Kelsey and essentially said that he did not like the crew she was hanging around with. 

Kelsey needs to take a step back and assess whether a relationship is right for her, because staying in a relationship she is not into is not going to be beneficial to either of them. 

Which brings me to Brandon. That kid legit goes wherever he knows the cameras are to get some screen time. After being shot down by Amanda, he set his sights on Madisson. 

Does he have a thing for everyone Alex has been with? Is Juliette next on his list?

That’s a wrap on Episode 4, but what did you think of all the drama?

Are you enjoying this series?


The Bachelorette Recap: You Play in Dirt, You Get Dirty

This week, The Bachelorette got especially filthy as the men competed in a foul challenge to win the rose from Rachel Lindsay.

Also, DeMario Jackson returned … and you don’t need The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you that it didn’t turn out well for him.

Watching DeMario Jackson getting busted last week by a girl who claims she was dating him up until days before he went on the show?

One of the all-time franchise highlights. But it wasn’t over yet, as Mr. Here For the Wrong Reasons returned after Rachel kicked him out.

Why? To seek closure? To clear his name? To go down swinging, possibly literally, with a group of dudes looking to “whoop his ass”?

DeMario tells Rachel that he made a huge mistake pretending that he didn’t recognize his girlfriend and has learned a lot since then.

This was, of course, like 30 minutes ago.

He tells Rachel about a poem about how you can’t feel pain without joy and he is ready for joy. Rachel politely kicks him out. Again.

“F–k no!” Lindsay says when asked by the angry mob if she’s giving DeMario another chance. Everybody cheers, and we move on.

At the cocktail party, tensions between Whaboom and Blake start to boil over as the rose ceremony and certain elimination approached.

Rachel gives the first rose to Bryan Abasolo, the First Impression Rose winner and a man that many feel is who will win The Bachelorette.

See below. You can see why he’s a frontrunner.

Bryce, Eric, Anthony, Jonathan, Kenny, Will, Diggy, Iggy, Matt, Chad, Alex and Lee get them too. Whaboom and Blake? Not so much.

Those clowns then acted like morons on the way out the door, which must be reassuring for Rachel to watch now, reaffirming her choice.

Finally, the dust settles, and it’s group date time for Bryan, Jonathan, Peter, Alex, Will, Fred .. at The Ellen DeGeneres Show in L.A.

Ellen’s gonna be Rachel’s wingman for a day.

There was a lot of awkwardness, but ultimately, Alex gets the Date Rose for grinding on a grandma at The Ellen Show. Well deserved.

Next up? Rachel invites Anthony to the rodeo … Rodeo Drive, that is, but on horseback, going for a show record for terrible wordplay.

Anthony stays cool when the horse drops a D inside a store, which Rachel appreciates, so she gives him the Date Rose in response.

Always pays to keep your composure, right?

As they dance under the stars at a private concert, the two officially complete a Bachelor rite of passage for the 200th straight season.

Rachel’s next group date featured some very familiar faces from last season in Raven Gates, Corinne Olympios, Jasmine, and Alexis.

Oh yes. Corinne was back in full effect!

The women’s goal in this outing?

To see if the suitors could avoid getting drunk and hitting on anyone besides Rachel … and to watch some men mud wrestling, obviously.

Bryce pulled off the victory, while in related news, Bryce is apparently still on the show, or came in off the street just to wrestle. Unclear.

Raven was getting some red flags about Eric, so Rachel gave the Group Date Rose to him, obviously. Then the men turned on him too.

Forced to confront him for stirring the pot, Eric then flips on the rest of the guys for ratting him out, and it’s uncomfortable to the extreme.

Next week on The Bachelorette?

Lee’s Garrett’s racist tweets are shockingly revealed. Okay, probably not, but we bet we haven’t heard the last of that scandal either.


Twitter Begs ABC to Put Dirty Dancing Remake in a Corner

On Wednesday night, ABC aired an updated version of the classic movie Dirty Dancing.

No one really knows why.

It starred Abigail Breslin in the role made famous on the big screen by Jennifer Grey and Colt Prattes in the role previously played by Patrick Swayze… and it was met with universal disdain by every single person who tuned in for it.

More or less, that is.

Scroll down for a summary of Twitter reaction to the Dirty Dancing remake and then let's never talk about it again. Let's go ahead and put this awful film in the corner, if you will…

1. Listen to Jack Donaghy

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Can we please shut this thing down?

2. And Also to Jonah Hill

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No, ABC. Just… no.

3. You Had One Job!

You had one job
And we’re not talking about the carrying of a watermelon.

4. Seriously


5. Well, Someone Did

Well someone did
But they really should not have.

6. No Offense to Chris Farley

No offense to chris farley
But this sums it up.

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