Derick Dillard on Jim Bob Duggar: He Keeps All the Money and Lets His Kids Starve!

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We hate to say we told you so, but, well, we're about to do exactly that.

For months now, rumors of a feud between Jill Duggar and her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, have been circulating non-stop.

Turns out there was something to them - or a lot of things.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Out and About

It appears that both parties are not only feuding, but longer making much of an effort to conceal their mutual disdain for one another.

How did a notoriously tight-knit family get to this point?

It all started when the entire Duggar clan went to L.A. to visit Jinger, who moved there after she got married ... and left Jill at home.

Jill and Derick Selfie

NOTE: Joy-Anna Duggar didn't make the trip either, but she was on an elk hunting trip in Colorado with her husband's family.

That wasn't the only recent indication of bad blood between Jill and her folks, but it's a pretty major public snub just the same.

Especially from a group that prefers to keep family drama under wraps - remember Josh? - this was widely seen as a diss.

Jill Duggar: Bee Slayer

And now, it looks as if Jill's husband, Derick Dillard, has decided to respond in kind ... by putting Jim Bob on BLAST.

Back in March of 2018, a fan on Twitter asked Derick about a rumor that he tried to get TLC (the network that airs the Duggars' reality series Counting On) to pay for Jill's hospital bills after she delivered their baby.

Why are we talking about this right now? Because Derick is!

Jill and Der: Date Night

As we know from the many times that Derick bullied Jazz Jennings and sounded off on other controversies on Twitter, the guy is very, very active on that particular social media platform.

But for some reason, he waited until today - 19 months after the question was asked! - to respond to the hospital bill query.

“Derick did you ask TLC to pay a hospital bill, if so why?” the fan tweeted (again, in early 2018). Derick's response (now)?

“I thought it was fair to ask in negotiating … TLC made lots of money in filming a birth special episode, and they had not offered to pay us anything."

Derick and Jim Bob

Dillard added: "So I thought, at the very least, they could reimburse 5-10K for medical expenses. TLC sure made more than that off of us.” 

It has always been speculated, even assumed, that Jim Bob had slapped a muzzle on Derick and the rest of the extended family for years, expressly forbidding them to talk about the family's business relationships with TLC.

These days, however, it appears that Derick is fully off the leash and could care less about Jim Bob's "rules."

Jill Duggar Poses with Derick

And if that little exchange wasn't enough to convince you that Der is no longer worried about protecting Jim Bob's image, check this out: 

“So why does Jim Bob get all the money for the show and doesn’t give any to his children? The actual stars of the show,” the fan asked.

This prompted the father of two to reply:

“I don’t know. You would have to ask him that.”

Derick on the Job

Folks, that's what we call some serious shade.

Sure, it's not the level of trash talk one typically hears from feuding reality stars, but these are the Duggars we're talking about.

Fans online love to speculate on who's rebelling with this outfit or that; Derick is lobbing actual passive-aggressive digs here.

By doing so, he's all but confirmed that he and Jill are on the outside looking in these days - and ain't exactly worried about it.

This might be the closest we ever get to to a public declaration of war ... and we can't wait to see how Jim Bob responds.

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