Josh Duggar Resurfaces on Instagram For 30th Birthday, Gets Ridiculed By Fans

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For obvious reasons, Josh Duggar doesn't make many appearances on social media these days.

It's been three years since the world learned that Josh molested five young girls and was aided by his parents in his efforts to cover up his crimes.

Josh Duggar on His Birthday

Somehow, Jim Bob and Michelle have managed to rebuild their reputations, but needless to say, Josh hasn't been quite as lucky.

The former lobbyist remains in virtual exile, and it's rare for Josh's parents and siblings to even acknowledge his existence in public settings.

Unfortunately for his long-suffering wife, Anna Duggar, not everyone is so able to so easily distance themselves from Josh.

Josh celebrated his 30th birthday over the weekend, and while most of the Duggars didn't acknowledge the occasion, Anna paid tribute to her disgraced husband on Instagram.

And not surprisingly, her post wasn't terribly well-received by fans:

Anna posted the video above in which an assemblage of Duggars serenades Josh in celebration of his milestone birthday.

Even Josiah Duggar's new courting partner Lauren Swanson was on hand for the occasion and can be seen in Anna's video.

But not everyone has proven quite so forgiving of Josh's many indiscretions.

“Once a cheater always a cheater," wrote one fan.

"She’s gonna get heartbroken again. Just caring for the woman’s well being."

Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar, and Kids in 2017

Others took issue with the manner in which Josh is holding his and Anna's youngest child:

"This is disgusting, nobody wants to see your cheating child molester husband who’s holding his baby’s toes only cm from that flame. You should probably delete this post, the fat lump is disgusting me. Hope he burns in hell."

Many pointed out that Jessa Duggar - who was revealed to be one of Josh's victims - can be seen in the clip.

Others commented that Anna's willingness to post such footage in a public forum points to a disturbing trend.

For two years after news of his sex scandals broke, Josh was nowhere to be seen on social media.

Joshua Duggar Pic

That changed in 2017 when his wife and parents once again began posting photos and videos in which he was featured.

Fans of the Duggars now fear that Josh is being slowly reintroduced to the public in an effort to normalize the father of five.

Some have even gone so far as to suggest that Josh might appear on Counting On, the Duggar's popular TLC reality series.

That seems like quite a leap, but we're sure the Duggars have often envisioned a future in which their eldest son's misconduct is forgotten and forgiven.

Fortunately, there are many who seen intent on preventing that from happening.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.

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