Derick Dillard Firing Prompts Internet Applause, Outrage


Derick Dillard will never appear on TLC again.

The network made this announcement after Dillard attacked 17-year old transgender reality star Jazz Jennings, who anchors her own series on the same cable network.

After Dillard said he pitied Jazz and that it's "unfortunate" Jennings was given a show, TLC released a statement that reads:

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.

How are viewers and fans reacting to this development? Good question. Let's find out!

1. Butt Out, Derick!

Butt out derick
Simple questions: How does the transgender lifestyle affect you, dude? Why do you care at all about this?

2. Thank You, TLC!

Thank you tlc
One fewer thing I need to worry about my children seeing on TV now.

3. Ignorance is Not Bliss

Ignorance is not bliss
It’s just mean in this case.

4. Dillard Has His Supporters, Though

Dillard has his supporters though
And they all seem confused by the concept of “Free Speech” and/or “consequences.”

5. Bullying for Religious Discrimination

Bullying for religious discrimination
We’re not totally sure what that means, but this person is sure it’s very wrong.

6. Oh, Boy

Oh boy
Why is this a complicated issue, this person wonders? Derick is just stating the obvious.

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