Duggar Fans Tease Michelle for Showing Off Her Legs at the Beach


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The Duggar family is famous for their extreme modesty, to the point where they don't even go to the beach in the summers. After all, the beach is filled with bathing suit–clad women, which they consider "defrauding" young men into having "impure" thoughts. So you know when a picture of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar surfaced of them at the beach together, fans were going to say something. 

  • On the Duggar family's official Facebook page on Friday, Jim Bob or Michelle posted this picture of them together.

    They added the caption, "Dreaming about warmer days when my love and I were on the beach!" It's unclear where this photo was taken, but the mom and dad of 19 did take a vacation to Hawaii over the summer, so it's possible this is a throwback to that trip. 

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  • Some people were confused as to why they were at the beach at all.

    After all, Michelle has talked about how the family doesn't go to the beach or public pools. Or really anyplace there's water and people in bathing suits. In a 2012 blog post, she wrote, "We typically don't go to the beach in the summertime. And in general we don't do a lot of swimming events where swimming suits are worn because it's just too hard for the guys to try to keep their eyes averted in those situations."

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    She continued, "We have some friends who allow us to use their swimming pools. Or we sometimes visit a creek or a lake that's private. And in those situations the kids are alway wearing modest clothes.

  • Fans also had to weigh in on Michelle's bare legs in the photo.

    After all, Michelle is a firm believer in female legs being covered up. In the same blog post, she also wrote, "This isn't for everyone, and we don't push this on anybody. And we don't judge anyone that doesn't have this perspective, but for us, we felt like we needed to be covered from our neck to below our knees mainly because God talks about the thigh being uncovered, and how that's nakedness and shame."

    Granted, she's only showing off her calves here, but she really should be careful with those shapely things! We are kidding of course, as this commenter obviously was. But if folks are going to govern themselves so strictly when it comes to clothes, of course we're going to tease them from time to time. 

  • Finally someone hit the nail on the head.

    Wearing bathing suits at the beach isn't about "defrauding" other people into sinful thoughts ... it's about being able to stay cool and enjoy the sand, sun, and water. Even if Michelle decided to take a dip in this outfit, she'd be sticky and wet and likely very uncomfortable for a long time afterwards. 

    Michelle's likely to never change on her approach to swimwear, but we're still holding out hope that maybe someday we will see Jinger in at least a one-piece. Now that would be truly amazing.