Amy Duggar Admits That Jim Bob & Michelle Think She's a Bad Influence on Their Girls

It's got to be tough to be the black sheep of the family. In a recent social media post, Amy Duggar revealed that she's not allowed to hang out with her cousins -- unless of course it's under the watchful and protective eyes of her aunt and uncle, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. You know, because they might (gasp!) watch a naughty TV show like Gilmore Girls or something. 


Does that sound a little nutso to anyone else, especially considering that Jim Bob and Michelle couldn't even protect their daughters from the evils lurking in their own home, i.e., their handsy son Josh? Lest we forget about his little confession that he felt up four of his sisters plus an underage babysitter.

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But whatevs, right? As long as they keep their kids from the dangers of cable and bathing suits, everything will be A-OK.

Anyway, Dillon King's wife posted a cute photo on Instagram last week, declaring her love for Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in an oversized sweatshirt that read, "I'd rather be watching Gilmore Girls."

Super cute, right? And if you don't think Gilmore Girls is one of the greatest shows of all time, then I don't understand how your brain works.

Because it's well-known that Amy's famously conservative cousins aren't allowed to watch TV, someone asked her if any of them ever sneaked over to her house to catch an episode or two of something. "I have a question for you. Since your cousin's don't watch t.v., do they ever come over to your house and stay for a night?” asked the fan on Instagram.

Amy wrote in response, "Hey there! we've had a girls night before and have gone out to eat. It's a rule though that if I want to spend quality time with them I have to come see them. They don't want me to influence them. So I respect their standards and I don't fuss about it."

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She didn't specifically name any of her cousins, but keep in mind that she's 29, and the oldest girls of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 kids are Jana, 26, Jill, 24, Jessa, 23, Jinger, 22, and Joy-Anna, 18. Part of me wonders if married Jessa Seewald and Jill Dillard's husbands have to give them permission to hang out with Amy...

In another comment, Amy continued, "It used to really bother me and then I realized that I just live knowing that God gives us grace. I can only be myself and even though we don't see eye to eye on every little thing we are still family and I do still love them. :)."

Geez. It's not like they're planing on doing drugs and joining an orgy. Amy may have an occasional cocktail, wear a bikini, and sport a tattoo, but I hardly think anyone could call her a bad influence.

I really hope that Jim Bob and Michelle reexamine their super strict rules after everything they've been through in the last year ... otherwise Josh might not be the only one to fall off the deep end.


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