After TLC gave the ax to “19 Kids And Counting,” there were rumors that the Duggars were struggling financially. Of course, then it was revealed that they have a private plane, so I don’t feel that they’ve fallen too far onto hard times. Now, it’s being said that Jessa Duggar is hitting up her hordes of fans for donations and gift certificates.
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have come under fire for encouraging fans to donate gift cards and money to the parents-to-be. In a post on the family’s blog — which has seemingly since been edited — the pregnant 22-year-old and her husband, 20, gave pretty specific instructions on how to send “donations” to the former 19 Kids and Counting stars, if they so desired.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, the since-deleted instructions read, “For readers who have asked about sending gift cards to the Seewalds, Jessa told us that her favorite stores are Target and Walmart.”
Additionally, they listed an address where fans could send cash directly, if they so desired.
Understandably, the request was met with some serious backlash in the comments section.
“Love the family, but I don’t think it’s right to give an address for gifts and gift cards,” one such fan wrote, per The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. “I may be wrong but TLC and their personal appearances [probably] pay them well…donate to a charity in their name.”
This comes shortly after Jessa’s older sister Jill came under fire and was accused of using fan donations — intended to fund her mission trip — to pay for a “family vacation.”
I really have a hard time feeling badly for any of their family members. What do you think?
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