Takes Dig at Duggars
Defends Jazz Jennings Show
8/3/2017 2:32 PM PDT
TLC is speaking out in support of transgender teenÂ Jazz JenningsÂ ï»¿after she was verbally attacked by Duggar family member Derick Dillardï»¿.
Dillard unleashed a social media rant on the 16-year-old, saying … “Transgender” is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.” He made the comments while her show, “I Am Jazz,” was airing Wednesday night on TLC … where the Duggars used to be top dog.
A TLC rep tells TMZ … Dillard’s “personal statement” in no way reflects the network’s views.
TLC pulled the plug on “19 Kids & Counting” after Josh Duggar’s child molestation scandal broke in 2015 — so Dillard’s comments do smack a little of sour grapes.
Dillard still has TLC ties though — his wife, Jill Duggar, is set to star on an upcoming show called “Counting On.”