TLC defends Jazz Jennings, fires Jill Duggar's husband Dillard for transphobic comments


The network said he would no longer appear on 19 Kids and Counting

TLC has had enough of Derick Dillard's hateful comments against Jazz Jennings. The network no longer wants him to star on their famous reality TV show Counting On and they made this abundantly clear to all their viewers.

Derick Dillard was fired from TLC's Counting On. Source: Facebook

A few days ago, the network tweeted, "We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future. We want to reiterate that Derick's personal statements do not reflect the views of the network. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so." But what exactly did Derick say?

Jazz Jennings rides in a car during the New York City Pride March, June 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Jazz Jennings (L) and actress Niecy Nash at the TrevorLIVE LA 2015 at Hollywood Palladium on
December 6, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Trevor Project)

The 28-year-old took a dig at Jazz, a 17-year-old who transitioned to become a woman and has her own show on TLC titled I Am Jazz. The reality show's season premiere had one of the highest ratings on TLC but Derick felt Jazz's identity was taken advantage of. He tweeted saying he pities the reality TV star because people are using her to promote their own agenda.

Derick Dillar defended his comments against Jazz by stating his faith in Christianity. Source: Facebook

"I pity Jazz 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child. It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way," his full tweet read.


 

 


 


 


 


For the past few months, Jill Duggar's husband has refused to acknowledge Jazz's gender. He frequently calls the I Am Jazz star "he," a gendered prefix that usually changes when a person transitions. Although the teenager didn't respond to his tweet, many on the social media responded to his tweet by calling him out for his transphobic message.