Duggar critics slam Jinger and husband Jeremy Vuolo as ‘gross’ after couple poses with controversial internet character
JINGER Duggar and her husband Jeremy Vuolo were slammed by Counting On fans on Sunday for posing in interesting company.
The couple had lunch with the editor-in-chief of Babylon Bee, a satirical Christian website with not only right-wing but also anti-gay humor.
Jinger, 29, and her husband Jeremy, 35, all smiled in the group photo.
Jeremy wrote on his Instagram page: “Lunch with some random people we met in Glendale!”
Beside them were a woman and a man in a faux leather jacket marked Kyle Mann.
The snap flew to Reddit, where Counting On fans didn’t think it was so coincidental that Jinger – who publishes a memoir – had lunch with the boss of a publication called The Babylon Bee.
The Babylon Bee shares parody articles – many of which Jeremy had apparently liked on Instagram – that regularly venture into anti-LGBTQ territory.
The publication was banned from Twitter for a while, according to Fox News.
One headline Jeremy reportedly liked read, “NFL player says if he wanted to support gays he’d play football.”
Another headline on the site recently read, “The White House lit up with a symbol of religious cult,” showing the iconic building simply with rainbow colors underneath for an evening.
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Jeremy has been shown to have followed Kyle and the Onion style parody site not afraid to go there on Instagram too.
It’s up to the retailer to decide whether or not to classify the site’s headlines as funny, but there’s no question the couple seemed happy to be plugged in.
A user started a thread titled: “The kind of company that Jerm and Jinger hold…”
One Reddit commenter rapped, “Imagine excitedly posing with a Z-list celebrity like it’s Rihanna and thinking people are going to think you’re soooo cool for it…….”
Another defendant replied: “This can be applied to both parties here.”
A third defended: “Okay but the Babylon Bee is the Christian onion. I’m not up to date as to why it’s a bad thing.”
Which another user joked about: “Googled these two people. I wish I hadn’t.”
“Puke” wrote a fifth.
JINGER’S SCATHING BOOK
Jinger – formerly of 19 Kids and Counting – has her big tell-all novel Becoming Free Indeed out on January 31st.
Jinger, Jim Bob and Michelle’s sixth child, left the church in 2017 and has since described its teachings as “cult-like.”
Jinger’s upcoming book aims to shed new light on the sisters’ upbringing.
Speaking to People, the author said, “The teaching I was raised under was harmful, it was harmful and there are lasting effects.”
Jinger and her 18 siblings were raised under the teachings of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a Christian organization founded by disgraced Rev. Bill Gothard.
Founder Bill, 88, led the church until 2014, when more than 30 women accused him of sexual harassment and harassment for decades.
Both Jill and Jinger have distanced themselves from their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, in recent years.
The sisters have on many occasions flouted their father’s dress code, which forbids women to wear short skirts or jeans.
Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo have distanced themselves from the Duggars in recent years.
Jinger relocated from her family home in Arkansas to Los Angeles, where she and Jeremy live with their two children, Felicity, four, and Evie, two.
Meanwhile, her parents have been largely supportive of their controversial son Josh throughout his child pornography sentence – which is why Counting On has been cancelled.
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