Jessa and Jill Duggar are doing their best to keep their minds off of brother Josh’s underage sex scandal — by taking selfies? On the same day Josh issued an apology, the sisters posted a puzzling photo of themselves, smiling from ear to ear. Are the girls ignoring the current problems plaguing their family?
Proudly putting her sisterhood with Jessa Duggar, 22, on display for her 1.4 million Instagram followers, 19 Kids & Counting star Jill Duggar, 24, seemingly tried to distract fans from the molestation scandal big bro, Josh Duggar, 27, is currently involved in. On the same day he told the world he was sorry for allegedly inappropriately touching five minor girls, Jessa and Jill posted a selfie, showing no signs of stress as their family faces turmoil. Check it out!
Jessa & Jill Duggar On Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Scandal: Post Smiling Selfie Same Day Of Apology
Jessa and Jill Duggar are making a huge effort to keep their heads held high as Josh is under fire. Even though their oldest sibling has been accused of “fondling” five different underage girls at the tender age of 14, the Duggar duo have made one thing clear: they want their fans to know they’re doing just fine, regardless.
While we can’t deny that this selfie is super cute, it happens to come at a very troubling time. “So glad to spend the day with my sista! @jessaseewald #sisters,” Jill captioned the photo on May 21. Is everything really okay, though? Take a look and make your own judgement:
As mentioned before, the same day Jill and Jessa put their sister-selfie on social media, Josh was forced to say sorry to the show’s fans for the child molestation accusations placed against him.
Josh revealed the following statement to PEOPLE on May 21:
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”
Josh’s parents, Jim Bob, 49, and Michelle, 48, also released their own statement, vowing to continue to stand behind their son. They said:
“Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times – cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.”
Josh concluded his sentiments, adding, “I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised Jessa and Jill posted a smiley selfie the same day Josh said sorry? Let us know!
— Evan Real