Derick Dillard Invites Jazz Jennings Out for Coffee

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Derick Dillard has been quite a week on Twitter. In addition to going off on TLC for allegedly not paying him or his wife Jill (Duggar) for their years of filming Counting On, he also managed to bash the victims of the Parkland shooting. And just because he's Derick and can't leave well enough alone, he invited Jazz Jennings out for coffee -- right before calling her "mentally ill." 

  • Transgender teen Jazz Jennings tweeted this moving speech from one of the classmates of the Parkland victims.

    There's nothing really inherently wrong with this individual tweet from Derick. It is a horrific tragedy, and it should bring people together. It's just when you couple his sentiments here with what he's said previously not just about the shooting, but also about Jazz in particular, things get awkward.

    Last week, the dad of two claimed that media was "using" kids to push their gun control agenda. He tweeted, "This has gotten a little ridiculous; at least 2 networks are now using kids to push their liberal agendas. It’s obviously not all about the kids when voices like @KyleKashuv aren’t as elevated. Liberal Media... at least be consistent so you can hide your biased tactics better."

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  • Derick has also gone after fellow TLC star Jazz repeatedly since last summer, deliberately mis-gendering her over and and over, and even calling transgenderism a myth.

    When a fan questioned Derick on his derogatory and bullying comments, he defended himself while continuing to condescend to Jazz by using a male pronoun. Does Derick even listen to himself? How does he not get how rude that is -- especially to a teenager??

  • The follower wrote back, explaining how Derick was being disrespectful.

    To which he likened the situation to someone being mentally ill. His thinking is so backward on this our heads are spinning. So Derick thinks being loving and kind to someone is to go after a kid on social media and call her existence a myth, and even liken her situation to being mentally ill? This is what tough love means to him? That treating a person respectfully and acknowledging her existence is actually "making fun of the person"? Well OK then.

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  • Derick is entitled to his opinion, of course. We just think Jazz is also entitled to being treated with respect.

    Given how many times Derick has openly degraded Jazz in the name of "Christianity," we'd advise her to steer clear of his coffee date invitation. No one needs that kind of negativity in their life.