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This week, Jill Duggar described dad Jim Bob’s efforts to sabotage her marriage.

His goal, she explained, was to keep her filming 19 Kids and Counting and then on Counting On.

After all, that’s how Jim Bob — and only Jim Bob — made a lot of money, she and Derick have explained.

Between Jill’s interview and the upcoming release of her memoir, Jill’s infamous parents have something to say.

Michelle Duggar Discusses an Uncomfortable Subject
Counting On star Michelle Duggar speaks about raising her children within their toxic, controlling home while Jim Bob Duggar listens. (YouTube)

Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar issued a statement to People in response to Jill Duggar’s interview and upcoming memoir.

“We love all of our children very much,” they claimed.

“As with any family,” the Duggar parents noted, “few things are more painful than conflicts or problems among those you love…”

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are two seriously messed-up people. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

“We do not believe the best way to resolve conflicts, facilitate forgiveness and reconciliation,” Jim Bob and Michelle listed.

They continued: “Or to communicate through difficulties is through the media or in a public forum.”

The infamous couple concluded: “So we will not comment.”

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar pose with their many, many children. (Photo Credit: TLC)

That lack of a “comment” sounds a bit like commentary to us.

If Jim Bob and Michelle had simply said we love our daughter in our own twisted, misguided, ultimately harmful way, but we have no further comment, that would be one thing.

But no. They decided to list the various reasons for which they felt that public commentary was inappropriate. Folks, that was public commentary in and of itself.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as a Couple
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar seem like very bad people. This is just our opinion. But a growing number of people share it. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Simply put, they announced to the world that Jill is airing her grievances in the wrong “forum.”

Where exactly, we wonder, should a public figure expose the egregious wrongdoings of her toxic parents?

That’s not how this works.

Look out, Michelle and Jim Bob! Jill Duggar is coming out with a book that will likely expose just how evil you truly are. (Photo Credit: Amazon)

We have no doubt that Jim Bob and Michelle would prefer for Jill to speak to them in private.

But that defeats the whole purpose of exposing their grift and their malice.

And it would give them the opportunity to once again pressure her into silence. When horrible parents like these two spend most of your life wearing someone down into an obedient incubator, they expect you to obey — at any age.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on Camera
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar seem like awful parents. Seriously, just the worst… you know? (Photo Credit: TLC)

In fact, that is part of what Jill addresses in her book — and what she touched upon during her interview this week.

Being raised with the toxic notion that she must obey and “honor” her father at any age caused tremendous problems in her married life.

The cult expected her to seek Jim Bob’s blessing for any life choice. And he certainly wasn’t giving her the go-ahead to quit filming the show that was lining his pockets.

On the “Shiny Happy People” documentary, Jill Duggar tried to convey the complex emotions that she still feels towards her horrible parents. Husband Derick Dillard was by her side. (Amazon)

That said, we shouldn’t expect Jill to expose too much in this book. It sounds like the main focus will be upon the pressures and deception surrounding reality TV.

Jim Bob and Michelle are awful in so many ways that it could fill multiple books.

However people may feel about Jill and her siblings, they had an unenviable childhood. They — like all people — deserved better than what the Duggar household did to them.