Last week, Jinger Duggar was accused of cultural appropriation for wrapping her daughter’s head in fabric in order to keep it warm while the family attended a Chicago Cubs game.
The situation was annoying for a number of reasons.
For starters, these are the Duggars we’re talking about.
If you want to complain about an ignorant habit or a questionable child-rearing practice, they give you so much good material to work with.
There’s really no need to go nit-picking.
On top of that, since when is there a specific culture that owns the exclusive rights to wrapping babies up in fabric to keep them warm?
By that logic, Jinger and her ilk can and should accuse Scientologists of cultural approporiation.
After all, far-right evangelicals were weirding people out with their extremist beliefs decades before L. Ron Hubbard was even born.
Anyway, when you slam the Duggars for perfectly normal behavior, you reinforce their belief that they’re simply being persecuted for their religious convictions.
Worse, you distract from the actual shady practices the family engages in on a regular basis.
And as you can see from the photo below, Jinger is not the slightest bit concerned about the uproar over her baby girl’s headgear.
That’s a pic Jinger posted on Monday.
The proud new mom captioned the image, “So smiley!”
Her head is wrapped in a fashion that’s identical to the Wrigley Field pic, and it looks as though neither Jinger or Felicity are losing any sleep over the uproar.
In fact, Jinger probably received a monetary bonus from Jim Bob this month.
Every time something like this happens, it strengthens the Duggars’ argument that the public will find fault with everything they do.
So now, when there’s another legitimate Duggar scandal — and we’re about due for a big one — Jim Bob can point to this situation and be all:
“[Self-righteous sigh] This is just like that time everyone freaked out on Jinger’s baby for wearing a scarf.”
The worst part is, this “scandal” is probably the result of 8-10 very vocal nitwits who get a weird high from being mad online.
This has been yet another installment of “Society: It Just Wasn’t Ready For the Internet.”