Michelle And Jim Bob Duggar Slam 19 Kids And Counting Clan Documentary
19 Kids And Counting alums Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar have reacted to the new Prime Video documentary series unveiling their family’s scandals. And the Duggars didn’t hold back in slamming the series that exposes the 19 Kids And Counting clan’s darkest secrets. But the Duggar matriarch and patrarch also mentioned their religion in their response.
Find out what Michelle and Jim Bob said about the new documentary on their family. And learn how they included their religious beliefs in their response. Get all the details below.
Michelle And Jim Bob Duggar – Slam Documentary About Their Family
19 Kids And Counting patriarch Jim Bob Duggar and matriarch Michelle Duggar didn’t take long to comment on the Friday premiere of a new Prime Video documentary series about their family’s scandals. And on the same day as the debut of “Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets,” the Duggars attacked the documentary as both “derogatory and sensationalized.” But they also referred to the fact that the documentary includes appearances from their relatives, noted People.
“The recent ‘documentary’ that talks about our family is sad,” claimed Jim Bob and Michelle. And they attacked the series for exposing the family’s scandals. “Because in it we see the media and those with ill intentions hurting people we love. Like other families, ours too has experienced the joys and heartbreaks of life, just in a very public format,” added the 19 Kids And Counting alums. “This ‘documentary’ paints so much and so many in a derogatory and sensationalized way because sadly that’s the direction of entertainment these days.”
However, Michelle and Jim Bob also shared that they plan to keep any attempts to reconcile private. And the Duggar patriarch, 57, and matriarch, 56, explained why. The reality TV alums shared that they “have always believed that the best chance to repair damaged relationships, or to reconcile differences, is through love in a private setting. We love every member of our family and will continue to do all we can to have a good relationship with each one,” they added.
Former '19 Kids and Counting' stars Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are condemning Prime Video's new docuseries about their family, calling it 'sensationalized' and 'derogatory.' https://t.co/4GmlF5RNt1— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 2, 2023
Michelle And Jim Bob Duggars – 19 Kids And Counting Alums ‘Clung To Our Faith’ Amid Scandals
But the Duggars also shared that their struggles amid the family’s scandals have caused them to hold onto their religious beliefs. And their statement continued, “Through both the triumphs and the trials we have clung to our faith all the more. And [we] discovered that through the love and grace of Jesus, we find strength, comfort, and purpose.”
Shiny Happy People, which debuted Friday on Prime Video, consists of a four-part limited documentary series. And it exposes the 19 Kids And Counting clan’s various scandals in depth. However, the series also explores the Duggars’ religion, the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). And several members of the Duggar family appear in the series. Jill (Duggar) Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard, Amy (Duggar) King and her husband Dillon King, and Jim Bob’s sister Deanna Jordan star in Shiny Happy People.
But the documentary also explores the scandals involving Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest child, Josh Duggar. Now 35, Josh confessed that he sexually abused several young girls in his early teens. And those girls included Jill, 32, and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, 30. In addition, Josh admitted that he cheated on his wife Anna Duggar, 34. He met a woman on the website designed for infidelity, Ashley Madison, and paid for an affair. Most recently, Josh began serving a prison sentence after guilty verdicts for receiving and possessing child sexual abuse materials.
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