Despite their best efforts, it seems there’s nothing the Duggar family can do to avoid controversy as one year gives way to the next.
Obviously, the Josh Duggar sex scandals are still fresh in the minds of many former fans, but lately Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, have surprisingly been drawing almost as much criticism.
The latest dust-up concerns the above photo that was posted to the Duggar family’s official Facebook page last week.
As you can see, baby Israel David Dillard, a.k.a. Izzy, appears to be sporting a small bruise above his eye.
Duggar fans, obviously, are pouncing on the opportunity to point out what they see as further evidence of Jill and Derick’s negligent parenting.
Obviously, kids bump and bruise themselves all the time, and this shouldn’t really be a big deal on its own.
With the response she’s been getting from her photos lately, though, you’d think Jill would know enough to just take a break from social media for a while.
After all, it was just last month when Jill posted a photo of Israel in which he appeared to be sporting a different facial bruise.
Followers attacked her both for the injury and for the fact that he was seated in front of non-baby-proofed electrical outlet.
Prior to that, Jill shared a photo that prompted curious, concerned fans to launch a series of bizarre conspiracy theories.
Regarding Derick Dillard’s changing appearance, Duggar Nation recoiled in horror and with a number of hypotheses.
One thing remains clear: Jill and Derick may want to put their phones down and focus on their missionary work for a bit.
Like we said, social media has not been Jill’s friend lately.
Really the only thing Jill can do now is step away from Instagram and Facebook until this trend of criticizing her every move dies down.
Is it fair? Not really, but we’re sure the Dillards are sick of the criticism, and rational discussion has no place in an Internet comment thread.
Trust us, Jill. Right now, someone is posting an all-caps, 1,000-word screed about this article without having read a single word of it. We feel your pain.