Derick Dillard will no longer appear on “Counting On” after his comments about transgender teen Jazz Jennings, says TLC network.
“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 shared in a statement posted to Twitter Saturday. “TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.”
Dillard previously appeared on his wife Jill Duggar’s TLC network show “Counting On.” The network also features a show called “I Am Jazz,” which documents 17-year-old Jennings’ life as a transgender girl who was born a boy.
The comments from the network come after Dillard responded to a critic in a Twitter thread who accused him of being hateful toward Jennings.
“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,” he wrote last week. “It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
This is not the first time that Dillard has come under fire for expressing his views on Jennings. In August, he was accused of cyber bulling the teen by saying that being transgender is a myth.
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Source: Christian Post