Derick Dillard Tries to Run Over Cat in Sled, 19 Kids & Counting Fans Cry Foul

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19 Kids and Counting star Derick Dillard is courting some rare controversy after his recent attempt to run over an orange cat with a sled in snowy Arkansas.

It's not as bad as that makes it sound, really, but you can see for yourself:

Dillard, whose wife Jill Duggar is expecting the couple's first child any day now, posted a video of him "sledding with friends and family at the Duggar home."

The clip shows the 25-year-old dad-to-be, on a "sled" that looks like a pizza tray, getting a push down the hill from Jessa Duggar's husband Ben Seewald.

Derick Dillard calls out, "Move, cat," as he goes careening towards an orange feline directly in his path. He appears to collide with said cat at decent speed.

Assorted Duggar family members cheer and laugh as the cat bounces off his sled and slides down the hill. It did not appear to be hurt by the impact.

Nevertheless, some 19 Kids and Counting fans weren't too impressed.

"Not sure why you thought it would be funny to hit a cat and then post it on Instagram," wrote one commenter, stating the obvious pretty matter of factly.

"How is this even funny?" asked another Instagram user, adding, "I would think you would have some respect for all God's creatures. What a shame."

It's unclear if this particular creature belonged to the Duggars or someone else, but the last time the family made cat-related headlines was very different.

Matriarch Michelle Duggar memorably wrote on her TLC blog about the family discovering kittens trapped under an insulation wall in their home.

"We didn't want to leave the kittens out in the open because there are wild animals near the woods that might've eaten them," the mother of 19 wrote.

"And even if they did survive we were pretty sure that they would become feral. So we decided to bring them home where we have two older kittens."

"The kittens were just a week old, so at first I stayed up all night feeding them. At that point they were so small that we had to keep the youngest kids away."

Under the careful supervision of Jessa Duggar, the younger Duggars bottle-fed the kittens and did their best to provide them a safe, loving home. 

We're sure Derick didn't intend to hurt anything and likely assumed it would get out of the way (cats are agile critters) but he may not want to do this again.

At least the part where he posts a video of it to social media afterward. Cats do rule the web, after all. Their online defenders will come at you hard.

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