Jinger Duggar just lost a lucrative professional opportunity.
And then got completely destroyed on a personal level.
On Wednesday, December 4, the reality star had her partnership with Los Angeles-based donut company Fonuts come to an abrupt end.
Moreover, it happened in public, harsh and embarrassing fashion.
The bakery made the announcement on its social media platform, actually taking a long period of time to apologize to its customers, fans and followers for basically daring to team up with Duggar in the first place.
To be honest, we've never really seen anything like this before.
“We apologize for our recent poor choice of promotional partner,” co-owners Nancy Truman and husband Thom Furtado wrote on Instagram, adding:
“We were shocked and dismayed to learn about who we were associating with. We recognize we really made a mistake by not properly researching them.
"We have ended our partnership with Jinger Vuolo and the company that introduced us."
"We would like you all to know, we promise to be more diligent in the future and will only work with people who truly represent our core values of kindness, inclusivity and transparency.
"We are so sorry, and we really hope you will forgive us for this mistake.”
Like we said above: Harsh, right?!?
Outside of the statement here, the company doesn't get into the details behind its decision to kick Jinger to the curb.
She's part of a very religious and conservative family of course, although Jinger herself has often shown signs of rebellion. (She wears pants, you guys!)
Some think her husband, Jeremy, is even excited for his famous relatives to get in trouble with the law someday soon.
In the Comments of this bakery's post, meanwhile, fans of the company and of the Counting On star both weighed in on the firing.
“[She] and her family preach against people different than them while their closets are full of skeletons,” one wrote. “There is no place for bigots anymore.”
Another chimed in as follows:
“Thank you for doing the right thing. Mistakes happen, and it’s great that you decided to stick to your values even if there is some backlash. Whenever I visit L.A., you’ll be my first stop.”
On the flip side, many users stood up for Jinger, with one individual making a similar point to the one we just made on this page, writing:
Quick question; did you research JINGER or did you research her parents?
I don’t think you can hold her to her parents standards because once she got married SHE CHANGED.
She went from wearing dresses to wearing pants. Long, uncut hair, to cutting. Working on her world view and perspective.
I mean, if you are gonna hold everyone to the standard of their parents, then I’m gonna guess a LOT of people are undeserving of a second chance.
Concluded this same fiery response:
Would you like to be held the standard of a dad hurting and abusing the wife?
Or a person who is doing drugs all the time and never present for their kids?
Or what about the parents who steal, lie, cheat and murder?
Oh, because they have parents like that, you won’t partner with them?
Look at the person she has become and think about what you’re doing. The Duggar’s might have some bad ways, but maybe JINGER is trying to change the narrative of her life.
Elsewhere, in possibly related news, Jinger and Jeremy will no longer be attending the Rebecca Minkoff Mommy Pampering Event event scheduled for December 8 “due to personal circumstances."
Not long ago, the TLC alum took to Instagram to announce she was collaborating with the global fashion brand.
“As the holiday season is in full swing, I thought it’d be a great time to give back!"
"I’m excited to announce I’ve partnered with @rebeccamikoff to throw a mommy pampering event at their flagship location in Los Angeles,” she wrote in the now-deleted message.
Neither Jinger nor Jeremy has commented on the status of these two partnerships.
However, the former has deleted or archived all posts about the donut company.