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Jill Duggar: Accused of Racism for THIS Video of Her Baby!

Jill Duggar is not going to make mom of the year, but is she also racist?

A number of fans have accused her of as much — or at least wondered if she might be — after she shared a video and made some odd and perhaps culturally insensitive remarks.

Check out the video below and decide for yourself.

Samuel dillard in his high chair

In the captions of the video that you can see below, Jill Duggar writes:

"Do we have a future Bollywood star in the family?!"

The video shows baby Samuel Dillard dancing to Bollywood music that is softly playing in the background.

And by dancing, we mean that he's wiggling back and forth. He's a baby, folks.

She is feeding him curry during the process, and writes:

"In this video, you can tell Samuel is enjoying his Indian food and music!"

Samuel dillard eats curry

The comments have since been flooded with debates about Derick's homophobia and transphobia and about accusations that the two neglect and/or abuse their children.

But before that upsetting discussion, fans discussed whether or not this specific video and the comments that Jill made were racist.

"Sounds pretty racist to me."

That line doesn't necessarily lay out an argument so much as state an opinion, but that's what comments are for, we guess.

Another commenter mentions that India is a "multi-ethnic, multi-religious, culturally rich country that is more than just Bollywood."

Imagine if someone in Uzbekistan wore a cowboy hat and ate, say, a Chicago style hotdog with all of those weird toppings as an "American food night." At the very least, that's not … super accurate.

"It’s not racist. The more you eat while your baby is in utero, the stronger possibility that your kid will enjoy spicy foods when older."

That is not a claim that we can confirm. It also seems to be a comment drifting away from the topic at hand — not all curry is spicy, folks.

Jill duggar hiding a bump

There are a number of misconceptions about racism floating around out there, and a big one is that being racist automatically means insulting another race or ethnicity.

Racism is complicated in a number of ways, and it's not fun to talk about.

But there are absolutely cases of racist statements where the speaker felt like they were giving a "compliment."

A white man who praises the qualities that he believes that East Asian women have as potential girlfriends and wives is not really complimenting them, he is objectifying and fetishizing Asian women based upon their race.

That is absolutely racism.

And if you've ever seen some dude dress in a sombrero and fake mustache to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, he might be totally well-meaning, but yeah, that's racist.

Jill duggar walks for chick fil a

So … is Jill Duggar being racist, here? We're sure that she doesn't intend to, but, as we mentioned, racism is not always about intentions.

As the commenters note, boiling down "India" to just Bollywood and curry is … inaccurate, at the very least.

But you don't exactly give a comprehensive lesson on geography and culture to a baby. Because, you know, it's a baby. 

Also, as fans are very well aware, Jill may not know that much about India and its culture.

She wasn't allowed to watch worldly television or movies as a child. If she had, she might have gotten ideas about freedom and making her own choices, and Jim Bob can't have that in his household.

Has she ever actually watched a Bollywood movie?

More to the point, does she know enough about India to realize that there's more to the country than a series of stereotypes?

Derick dillard with jill

Is Jill's comment culturally insensitive? Probably. But it's mostly just a cute video, as you are about to see.

And at least she isn't endangering her children this time.

Some even wonder if Jill may have deliberately stirred up this controversy in order to gain more attention for her video.

(Because yes, you had to jump through a series of links in order to access the video — she and Derick have to make money some way without begging fans for donations, we suppose)

Others don't think that Jill is that devious.

Watch the video for yourself and decide what you make of it.

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Camille Cosby Blames Husband’s Guilty Verdict on “Mob Justice,” Racism

Camille Cosby is standing by her man.

No matter how many women he almost definitely raped.

One of those women is named Andrea Constand, and Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault against her late last month.

He faces a decade in prison as a result of the verdict.

The outcome came about 10 months after Cosby’s original trial ended with a deadlocked jury, amid numerous other allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.

Overall, approximately 60 women have accused the comedian of drugging them and taking advantage of them.

But Camille Cosby isn’t having it.

She has released a stunning, lengthy statement that defends her husband and blames a combination of racism and media biased for his guilty verdict.

“‘We the people’ are the first three words of our nation’s Constitution, but who were those people in 1787?” began Cosby in her three-page statement, which was released Thursday morning by spokesman Andrew Wyatt.

To what is Camille referring here?

The color of the skin of our Founding Fathers and how African-Americans have essentially not been giving a fair deal ever since this nation was founded.

Continues the 74-year old:

“Now enters an American citizen, Bill Cosby.

“The overall media, with their frenzied, relentless demonization of him and unquestioning acceptance of accusers’ allegations without any attendant proof, have superseded the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which guarantee due process and equal protection, and thereby eliminated the possibility of a fair trial and unbiased jury.”

Yeah.

Wow, huh? There’s a lot to take in there.

“Once again, an innocent person has been found guilty based on an unthinking, unquestioning, unconstitutional frenzy propagated by the media and allowed to play out in a supposed court of law,” she also says.

“Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment.

“Are the media now the people’s judges and juries?”

No, of course.

In this case, an actual judge and actual jury decided Bill Cosby’s fate.

Camille is arguing, however, that their decision-making was influenced by the many articles written over the past several months regarding accusations against her husband.

And she doesn’t believe any of the alleged victims.

“Since when are all accusers truthful?” Camille asks, referencing Constand and adding:

“I firmly believe her recent testimony during trial was perjured; as was shown at trial, it was unsupported by any evidence and riddled with innumerable, dishonest contradictions.”

In her statement, Camille likened her husband to martyred Emmett Till and other black men falsely accused of rape by white women:

“These are just two of many tragic instances of our justice system utterly and routinely failing to protect African Americans falsely accused in so-called courts of law and the entirely unfair court of public opinion.”

She wants to see a “criminal investigation” opened into the actions of the “district attorney and his cohorts,” who she labels as exploitive and corrupt.

“Someday the truth will prevail,” concluded Camille. “It always does.”

Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, issued a brief response Thursday morning.

She said the truth has already prevailed and, smartly, left it at that:

“Twelve honorable people – a jury of Cosby’s peers – have spoken. There is nothing more that needs to be said.”

Bill Cosby has said nothing publicly since he was convicted on April 26.

He will be sentenced at some point in the next two to three months.

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