It’s official: Derick Dillard is definitely going through something—we just have no idea what it is.
Since the beginning of summer, it seems as if Derick has no filter, not even when his comments put his own family’s future in jeopardy.
In the last few months, Derick has gone off about his hatred of transgender rights and infidelity (still no word on whether or not this was a confession!).
Each time he comes unhinged, Counting On fans speculate that he could be done with TV in general, banished from the show just like his disgraced brother-in-law Josh Duggar.
Still, Derick spouts off his hatred of anything that doesn’t fit into his ultra-conservative, Christian views; then begs fans for money.
By all accounts, it looks like Derick is having his cake and eating it too. But how long can he keep this up for?
Rumor has it that even the Duggars are beginning to get nervous about Derick’s unpredictable behavior—fine one minute and volatile the next.
Within the last few weeks alone, Derick has attacked Jazz Jennings of I Am Jazz on Twitter, asked fans to donate to even more money for his suspicious missionary work, and insisted that the U.S. is "one of the least racist countries in the world."
"What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality. 'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God," Derick wrote on Twitter when TLC was promoting I Am Jazz over the summer.
"I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here," he added after being attacked by many TLC fans.
Instead of slithering back into his hole to avoid the backlash of his extremely insensitive comments, Derick is once again making it clear that he has no intention to back down.
Over the weekend, Dertick retweeted a quote from Janice Raymond, a radical feminist activist who is known to have transphobic views.
"No one -- women, men, children or transgender persons -- should be subjected to any form of exploitation or targeted for discrimination," the quote begins. "Transsexual and transgendered persons are entitled to the same human and civil rights as others."
"Recognizing these rights, however, does not mean that we must accept that hormones and surgery transform men into women and women into men ..." the quote continued. "Or that persons who self-identify as members of the opposite sex, are what they subjectively claim to be."
"I agree with Janice Raymond on this," Derick commented.
Because TLC runs both I Am Jazz and Counting On, many fans advised Derick to shut his trap if he wanted to stay in the network’s good graces.
"Derick, your ignorance is going to tweet yourself and your in laws out of a big TLC paycheck if you don't just shut up," one Twitter user wrote.
"The bible says thou shall not judge. Aren't there much bigger things in life u should be preaching about? Did u feel good about hurting Jazz?" another added.