Jill Duggar slammed for posting pic of 'evil' Kama Sutra next to Bible! Reality star responds: 'I don't recommend it'
The mother of two had shared images from her fifth marriage anniversary weekend – including one showing both a bible and the sex guide the Kama Sutra next to each other. Some of her followers were bummed that Jill was reading a Hindu text because that's supposed to be evil.
Jill Duggar did not think her fifth marriage anniversary weekend was going to be so controversial. Hardly were the couple out of the holiday than they were faced with a barrage of questions owing to an Instagram post involving an ancient Hindu text, the Bible and some sex talk.
Jill, 28, of '19 Kids and Counting' and 'Counting On' fame finally clarified all the trouble the post was causing. Eagle-eyed followers had noticed her inclusion of a copy of the Kama Sutra in a series of photos from her fifth-anniversary weekend. Soon she was getting slammed on the 'gram for posting a photo of the Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian guide to sex, on her anniversary with husband Derick Dillard. Quick to do damage control, she is now calling the ancient book "unbiblical" and claiming she doesn't recommend it.
During her trip to nearby Branson, Missouri, the mother of two posted photos from the minivacation on June 25. Fans were shocked to see that one of the images from the series included a sex game and a copy of the Kama Sutra, which was placed on the same table as an open Bible.
People weren't happy and many called out the Kama Sutra, in particular, finding the picture problematic and more conservative fans found it distasteful.
She has since modified the photo caption saying that the couple wasn't trying to recommend the book. In a lengthy edited caption, she wrote, "We are not recommending the Kama Sutra. We believe marriage is ordained by God and husbands and wives should filter everything they read and hear together through the lens of the Bible and not practice anything unbiblical."
"The little book pictured is a modern, smaller, cleaner, edited version that doesn’t focus on spiritual aspects, homosexual, or other extramarital relationships, and again, we don’t take everything in there either as the truth. It is always good to be aware and careful of what we allow into our minds, hearts and marriages. We’ve not read the actual Kama Sutra and only promote biblical marriage (i.e. between a man and woman who are married)," she wrote in the edited Instagram post clarifying her views.
Duggar's original post didn't have any mention of the Kama Sutra. Only after she faced backlash did she edit the post. That's surprising because she'd have known her followers weren't going to like it.
"Really shocked Jill. You’ve always been a massive role model for me. Right from when I was first converted. This has really bummed me out," one follower wrote.
Others were bummed that Jill was reading a Hindu text because that's supposed to be evil.
"Am surprised you would read the Kama Sutra, it is Hindu. You are inviting Satan into your marriage," wrote another.