Umm, this is cringeworthy. Amid Josh’s child molestation scandal, a clip from a 2008 episode of ’19 Kids and Counting’ has resurfaced, which shows him make one heck of an incest joke. WATCH the video here!
No one blinked twice over Josh Duggar’s joke in a 2008 episode of 19 Kids & Counting when he laughed about his siblings dating. However, now that the eldest Duggar, 27, is the subject of allegations over molesting five underage girls, fans are rethinking his lighthearted joke about Jana and John David Duggar going on a “double date” with him!
Josh Duggar’s Sibling Joke In Resurfaced Video Amid Molestation Scandal
Yikes. In the video, Josh, then 20, talks about taking his then-fiancee Anna Duggar on a movie date. However, being a Duggar, that means there must be a chaperone present in accordance to the rules about no solo dates before marriage. Unfortunately, Jinger was too young to attend the 18-plus film, so Josh enlists Jana and John David to chaperone.
“So we chose Jana and John David — we thought, why not have a double date,” Josh says to the camera with a laugh. “We are from Arkansas!”
Is anyone else cringing?!
Of course, back in the day this was easy to chuckle at, but it’s ironic that the video has resurfaced amid recent allegations that he molested five girls when he was just a minor. Josh did, however, apologize for acting “inexcusably” when issuing a statement responding to the accusations.
TLC is reportedly figuring out where the fate of 19 Kids and Counting stands, following Josh’s molestation scandal. Though Josh’s investigation record was destroyed by the police, TLC is worried that major advertisers will break away from the show should it continue.
One of the options is to cut Josh from the show completely, while another option is to cancel the show like they did after the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo scandal. However, seeing as though Josh’s sisters Jill and Jessa bring in the highest ratings, it seems like Josh might end up being cut from the show, though nothing is yet confirmed.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Josh’s resurfaced video is cringeworthy? Tell us your thoughts below!
— Julianne Ishler