Derick Dillard: Trans People Are Mentally Ill!

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Back in November of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired by TLC after he launched an unprovoked attack against fellow network star Jazz Jennings.

Jennings is a transgender teen who also stars in a TLC reality series.

Jill, Derick Dillard Pic

For reasons that remain unclear, Derick went on the offensive against Jazz, criticizing her for starring in "a reality show that promotes an unreality."

Fans were quick to push back against Derick's comment, but rather than apologize, he doubled down, launching a second attack against Jennings.

These days, Derick is sticking to his guns and continuing to express his transphobic views on social media.

He's also still going after his former bosses at TLC, which seems to suggest that this as much about Derick settling a personal grudge as it is about his views on the trans community.

As The Ashley's Reality Roundup points out Derick deleted the ignorant tweet below earlier this week:

Derick Dillard Tweet

"I really hope this is a series showing the devastation that mental illness causes, rather than assuming that these challenges are simply evidences of an improving society. #optimism,” he wrote.

His comments refer to a TLC show entitled Lost In Transition.

A description of the series on the network's website reads:

"Told from the wives’ point of view, the series examines the confusion, anger, disappointment, and uncertainty that each couple goes through."

Apparently, Derick hopes the show will present the transition process as a devastating symptom of mental illness.

He may be in for a long wait if he's hoping for a mainstream TV show that shares his bigoted worldview.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard at IHOP

This new tirade is just the latest in a long line of attacks against television series that Derick decries for celebrating a sinful way of life.

Last month, Derick attacked Nate Berkus, star of TLC's Nate and Jeremiah By Design, describing Berkus and his husband and daughter as “a travesty of family.” 

“[Their lifestyle] affect(s) this poor child, as well as what perversions are celebrated,” Derick wrote.

“If it were adultery, I doubt a network would be so quick to focus on the reality of it as if it were OK.”

For obvious reasons, Dillard has been rapidly losing support in recent weeks, and even his wife, Jill Duggar, has distanced herself from his remarks.

Yes, it seems that even in the Duggar family, certain views are simply too repugnant to be entertained.

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

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