As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Josh Duggar was arrested by federal agents last week and charged with possession of child pornography.
Needless to say, celebrity scandals don’t get much more shocking or damaging than this one.
But in the past, the Duggars have shown themselves to be nearly indestructible due to the loyalty of their cult-like fan base.
So is it possible that Jim Bob’s media empire will survive something as shocking as Josh’s arrest?
We only have one person on the inside who’s willing to talk about this sort of thing, and thakfully, he says that the writing is on the wall, and it looks as though the Duggars will never return to television — at least not as we currently know them.
If you’ve been watching the slow destruction of Jim Bob’s kingdom with any interest, then you’re no doubt aware that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have cut ties with the rest of the family.
Over the past year, Derick has frequently warned fans of the Duggar family that a day of reckoning is approaching.
Now, has prophecy has been realized, but rather than gloating, Derick is simply telling his side of the story one tweet at a time by responding to fans’ questions about the scandal.
For example, when one follower praised TLC for handling the situation well, Derick was quick to correct their misinterpretation of the situation.
“How do you know how it was handled? It was not handled well,” Derick responded.
“The public was deceived. Their plan worked. And we were told to keep filming and keep our mouths shut. We called their bluff and left.”
He also disabused fans of the notion that Jill’s siblings are still on board with the show and are hoping for a chance to film more episodes.
“How do you know they’re not trying to leave?” he wrote.
“They didn’t know what we knew when when knew it. As I’ve said before, we were told to not talk to the others about what we learned,” Derick continued.
“And based on our history, I don’t know what scare tactics are used on the others to keep them compliant.”
Yes, it seems that scare tactics are among Jim Bob’s favorite strategies for maintaining the loyalty of his children.
At this point, escaping the Duggar family sounds about as dangerous and terrifying as escaping Soviet Russia.
“We pushed back for a long time & pretended like there was nothing wrong on the outside before we finally got to the place where we quit. Everyone has their own context, including timeline, incentives, fears/threats, information, etc. that they must operate within,” Derick continued.
“So it will play out and look different as each individual behaves & responds differently within their unique context. My main message at this point is just for people to evaluate critically and not just assume things are as they appear on the surface. Thank you,” he concluded.
Some fans suggested that canceling the show because of Josh’s actions would be unfair to the rest of the cast, as they weren’t …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip
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