Modern Family Kills Off “Major Character” and Fans Are Outraged

Fair warning: this post contains a Modern Family spoiler.

Whether or not it's a major spoiler is a matter of some debate.

Modern Family's co-creator promised that, in Season 10, a character of significance would die.

On Wednesday night's episode, that happened … sort of.

See (and here's the spoiler), the "major character death" was DeDe, Jack's ex-wife, the mother of both Mitchell and Claire.

DeDe is not a main character — she's just related to a bunch of them.

She did not appear in even a guest role in Season 3, Season 5, or Season 6.

Modern Family fans took to Twitter to express their outrage over all of that hype having been built up for nothing.

1. Modern Family killed a character

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Don’t worry — it’s not anyone you know. It’s DeDe.

2. Here is DeDe, in case you forgot

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Here she stands beside her son and her son-in-law

3. People did a double take

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When you hear “major character death,” you expect to AT LEAST recognize the name immediately

4. Fans called bull

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Of course, we’re glad that the lead actors kept their jobs, but still …

5. This is a great reaction image

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Nobody has time to get worked up over an occasional guest character’s death

6. This person warned their own followers

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That’s a spoiler, but maybe not the kind that people cared about

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Duggar Family Church: Outraged By Pants-Wearing Duggar Daughters!

Jinger Duggar wears pants. Jill Duggar wears pants. Rumor has it that Jessa Duggar wears pants.

These revelations were shocking to plenty of Duggar fans. 

It turns out that, to members of the fundamentalist church that the Duggars attend, these pants-wearing shenanigans are an outrage.

A lot of people’s parents make controlling decisions about how their children dress. (I still give my mom grief for making me overdress unnecessarily as a kid)

The Duggars take those family dress codes to new extremes. 

The Duggar girls, who are considered their father’s property until they’re married off to their husbands (who then, in Jim Bob’s eyes, effectively become their owners), are required to dress modestly. And that means not wearing pants. It also means always wearing sleeves on their shirts. It means no tight clothing.

And while gender plays an absurdly important role in the Duggar worldview, until recent years, the Duggar boys weren’t allowed to wear shorts.

Those restrictions would be unpleasant just about anywhere. In Arkansas, in the hot and humid southeast, that kind of dress code is tantamount to torture.

In recent years, the Duggar boys have apparently been allowed to wear shorts, baring their scandalous shin-flesh to the world (shins sounds like sins … coincidence?).

But, short of various sex and abuse scandals, has rocked the proverbial Duggar boat like the Duggar daughters who 

Duggar fans were shocked to see Jinger Duggar wearing pants, a display that they saw as a giant middle finger to Jim Bob Duggar and the way that she was raised.

Of course, it’s her husband Jeremy Vuolo who gave her permission to set aside skirts for pants. He’s famously said that he doesn’t believe that Jesus saves people to force them to wear skirts. That’s probably theologically sound.

Months later, Jill Duggar wore pants out in public for the first time, clearly with the permission of her husband. Furthermore, Jill Duggar shocked some fans with her facial piercing … something that no one really expected to see on a Duggar.

We may not know Jim Bob Duggar’s private thoughts (and, if we did, would we ever again be able to get a good night’s sleep?), but it’s assumed that he reluctantly accepts his adult daughters wearing the devil’s leggings because it’s the will of their husbands.

Others in their community, however, are apparently even less tolerant.

Inquisitr reports that the notoriously conservative fundamentalist church that the Duggars attend is less thrilled.

Apparently, an anonymous commenter who claims to be a member of the Duggar church says that the pants-wearing Duggar girls are allowing young women to come into contact with them to be “defrauded.” We can only assume that this means “deceived into thinking pants, which are for devil-sluts, are okay.”

This commenter also claims that the Duggar girls who wear pants force men who see them to lust after them. That’s not how lust works, but it’s basically the thinking behind a lot of school dress codes.

Finally, the commenter believes that pants-wearing is everything that God is against.

This comes on the heels of Jill Duggar wearing pants while addressing students about “leading Christ-centered relationships.”

(Please hold your threesome jokes)

We have to wonder if this, in particular, is what got the Duggars’ fellow church attendees gossiping about 

This isn’t the only incidence of other staunch conservatives within the Duggar social sphere who disagree about major issues.

Jeremy Vuolo may be pro-pants, but he believes that the Duggars don’t use their platform to be sufficiently anti-gay. Clearly, Derick Dillard believes in using his “fame” to bash a transgender teenage girl, and his in-laws did not publicly back him up.

And, like the rest of the planet, several stars of Duck Dynasty were horrified by what they learned about Josh Duggar and thought that it would be totally appropriate and non-heretical for Anna Duggar to leave him.

In the eyes of some of these anonymous and judgmental churchgoers, the Duggar girls may be inviting some sort of divine retribution upon themselves and their loved ones.

Again, we’re talking about married die-hard conservatives wearing pants with the permission of their husbands, but in the world of religious fundamentalism, they’re basically harlots.

And speaking of people who might be branded as harlots by these folks, many fans believe that Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy was pre-marital.

If it comes out that Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth definitely broke their courtship rules, some of these gossip-mongers might believe that the Duggar family as a whole invited this “sin” (again, premarital sex is fine) by showing off the sinful curves of their (gasp!) legs.


Duggar Family: “Outraged” Over Derick Dillard Firing?

Earlier this week, we learned that Derick Dillard had been fired by TLC due to his continued harassment of transgender teen Jazz Jennings.

For most, the only thing surprising about the situation is that it took the network that long to give Jill Duggar’s husband the axe.

After all, most employers don’t look kindly on publicly bullying children, and in Derick’s case, the behavior was even more troubling for his bosses, as Jazz is also the star of a TLC reality series.

So for once, a group of powerful men in the entertainment industry made the right decision.

Derick is now unemployed, but don’t waste any tears on the volatile father of two.

He’s been jobless most of his life, and his wife pulls in enough 

(But you might want to dole out some sympathy for the poor souls who are being suckered in by Dillard’s pleas for cash. They could certainly use your pity.)

Anyway, the reaction from the world at large was not one of tremendous shock.

Within the Duggar compound, however, the response has been quite different.

Derick’s famous in-laws are reportedly appalled by his firing and divided on the question of who to blame.

“There’s a lot of outrage between increasingly divided factions,” a source close to the Counting On clan tells Radar Online.

The issue, it seems, is that the Duggars try to maintain a united front at all times, but Jill’s parents and siblings can’t being pissed at Derick for forcing them to deal with yet another scandal.

“Derick is really having a hard time,” says one insider. 

“They are extremely careful to not criticize each other. He wasn’t trying to hurt Jazz. She just conflicted with his belief system and he reacted without thinking it through.”

Jill Duggar is apparently attributing her husband’s insensitivity to the fact that the Dillards have spent much of the past two years living in Central America:

“A lot of times when you live apart from the people you love it takes time to adjust back to your original lifestyle,” the insider says, adding:

“Including family.”

Well, we suppose if you spend enough time in El Selvador, we suppose it’s natural to adopt some of the local customs, such as … hatred of teenage reality stars?

We’re gonna go out on a limb and assume that’s not really a thing.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.