Jill Duggar is about to come under fire for a move that the Duggars made back in 2011, before they were anywhere near as famous or controversial:
The sharing of photos featuring a stillborn Jubilee Shalom Duggar.
In memoriam of the baby that would have been Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s 20th child, Jill opted to share the pics on social media.
Of course, her Instagram following consists of over 1 million followers, many of which were bitterly divided on the polarizing pictures.
On her Instagram page, she wrote:
"5 years ago today my mom gave birth to my youngest little sister, Jubilee Shalom Duggar and Jesus welcomed her home to Heaven!"
"She is a testimony to every life being beautiful; at 18 weeks gestation, she was a beautiful baby with little blue eyes, 10 fingers & 10 toes!"
"She weighed 4 oz. and was 6 inches long."
"We miss you Jubilee and look forward to meeting you one day in Heaven!" Jill added. "@duggarfam #jubileeshalom #job121"
She also shared a passage from the Bible.
Job 1:21 reads, "Naked I came out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither; the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away."
"Blessed be the name of the Lord."
The pics were originally taken as part of a memorial service held in honor of the stillborn baby, and stirred up tons of controversy upon release.
The deeply religious, pro-file Duggar family shared the miscarried fetus pic shortly after the child’s memorial service.
She the images in question below:
Some commenters were supportive of the photos that Jill shared and her reason for doing so … others, not so much.
One follower wrote:
"So sorry for your loss but will NEVER EVER forget how beautifully your family showed the world the precious life of the unborn child – fearfully and wonderfully made sweet Jubilee."
"Rest In Peace in God’s Divine hands."
Another commented, "AMEN. I also lost a precious baby. I hope to meet that little one in heaven."
Others, however, weren’t as supported, and outright called the images — and Jill — crass.
One commenter said, apparently disgusted:
"Pictures of a dead fetus….? Really?"
"No happy birthday to Josie but all of a sudden, Jubilee: Memba her?" wrote another, referencing the family’s 19th child.
Baby Jubilee would have been five years old today, had she lived; Josie Duggar recently celebrated her seventh birthday.
On the whole, however, the Duggars received widespread support, and the naysayers were few and far between.
Instead of slamming the photos, or the baby the Arkansas family lost, they decided to argue the merits of religion instead.
That’s progress, if nothing else, right?