Hard to believe, but it’s been almost a full year since Derick Dillard was fired from Counting On.
Fans are mostly of the opinion that the show is better off without D-Dill, though that might have less to do with his camera presence and more to do with the reason he was axed from the show.
Derick went on a transphobic tirade against fellow network star Jazz Jennings and was promptly kicked to the curb by his bosses at TLC.
It’s almost like corporations aren’t big on their employees harassing one another on social media. Weird.
Anyway, Derick’s wife, Jill Duggar, quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, and now the Dillard clan has no real ties to the show that made them famous.
For a while, it looked as though the Jill and Derick were hoping to be invited back to the show, but now it seems they’ve come to terms with the fact that that’s never gonna happen.
Derick is attending law school; Jill is working as a midwife (despite a lack of proper certification), and it looks like they’ll eventually be able to support their two children without much help from Jim Bob and Michelle.
Despite that, it seems Derick is still harboring some bitterness toward the network that both started ended his television career.
During a recent Twitter Q&A Der even went so far as to accuse TLC execs of interfering with his relationship with his in-laws.
“Do you not attend events they film if possible (like Lauren/Josiah’s tea party) or do they just edit around you?” one fan asked.
“TLC is probably not going to invite us if they don’t want us there.”
Yes, Derick seems to be suggesting that it’s the network — not the Duggars themselves — who decide the guest list for their family events.
Obviously, this is his way of trash-talking not only the network, but also his father-in-law.
Jim Bob has repeatedly claimed that despite the massive debt his family owes TLC, he retains full autonomy on the Duggar compound.
Derick’s claim that it’s TLC who execs that decide who to invite to family functions pokes a major hole in that idea.
Of course, this is Derick’s M.O.
He throws a little bit of shade and — unless his target is someone as vulnerable as a teenage girl — he turns tail and refuses to answer any follow-up questions.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip