There are a lot of skeptics across the country who, aren’t that fond of the Duggar family and are still showing their dislike in comments everywhere you read about the family. Most of the concentration in the negative fashion is pointed at the fact the family is requesting donations or contributions to help them provide “fresh quality content” for their site. These requests have hit a nerve with many, and, even those that are very fond of the family. The Inquistir shared a story on July 28 stating the family is asking for donations and that this is not something new to them, as they have made similar requests in the past.
Why is the big question, why do they need contributions when they are uploading photos and videos from their digital cameras and cell phones directly into the internet? This request has hit a nerve and wonder what exactly happened to the millions of dollars the family earned while they were filmed for the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting”. Did the frugal family slip up or dip into the funds that should have been set aside thinking they would be on for many more seasons on television. Others believe and are upset that the family, they have come to love are begging fans for funds to post photos and videos to their website or on You Tube which is free.
From some statistics that have been reported in the media, TLC paid the Duggar’s $45,000 per episode. After a decade of airing the family reality show, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are reportedly millionaires. Yes, the cancellation of the reality show did extinguish their main source of income. It is hard to believe, says some die-hard fans that the frugal family could have gone through all the money they earned over the years without putting some aside for emergency situations, their future plans and retirement. The cancellation of their reality series show is a major financial set-back for the family. The loss of the show will cause them to lose a lot of money that they were expecting to receive if the new season would have been aired which would have amounted to the vicinity of twenty-five million dollars overall.
Is the family really strapped or is something else happening that hasn’t been revealed. Jill and Derick have also requested donations to support their mission abroad. When they first put up a post, requesting money from fans, it wasn’t received well by the media, the public or some loyal fans. It drew a lot of criticism and had others digging into whether or not their mission was registered with the IRS as a real non-profit organization. There are some people who have attacked the Duggar’s financial situations with unfriendly comments still have lots of questions up their sleeves as to why the need for extra funding.
They are also wondering what the mission, Jill and Derick have entered into is really all about, since no specifics have been revealed about what they plan on accomplishing, how the money will be used, what help are they actually providing and will there be follow-ups to their progress aired with either photos, videos or posts on their mission page explaining more about their mission work. It seems they left everyone in the dark and of course, curious minds want to know.
Amy Duggar seems to have gotten in on the act as well. In a recent Instagram post that has riled some followers as well as non-followers who just happened to see what Amy put up on this photo media site! Although she was saddened that TLC wouldn’t air their wedding, she did thank all the fans and people supporting the idea that her wedding with King in hopes that TLC would change their minds. She then added a little more which people have read into as a way of obtaining money or gifts from fans and followers that didn’t sit right with many. Amy even provided a post office address “that people could send cards and etc.” to if they so desired. She even promised to reply with a letter back to them if they did send anything to them by personally writing a handwritten reply back to them. This has hit some nerves that she had the nerve to write it and ask for “etc” in her post which has been taken in many different lights that doesn’t seem to be shining down on Amy at the moment for such a brash and somewhat innocent request for fans.
Jessa has mentioned more than once that; “we are not a TV family, we just happen to be a family on TV”. It seems kind of strange that the family on TV wants everyone to watch them and their show aired on a major network when they themselves don’t even own a television or watch TV either. This remark has caused a lot of stirs among fans, the media and the general public, regardless of what television shows they are watching in their own homes. A few have left remarks, saying the family can’t or doesn’t want to live outside the limelight and are now wrapped up in the almighty dollar, bringing negative attention to them instead of the positive attention they portrayed in their reality show and during speeches they have made across the country.
Now Jessa and Ben Seewald have announced that they will be making appearances in the way of a tour over several weeks to try and raise money for their family as well as sharing their talks that will cover many different topics at various convention centers. Anyone who is interested in hearing what the couple has to say and wants to support them and their efforts can attend one or all of their speaking sites. Jessa and Ben will appear at the Charlotte Convention Center Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, August 29. They will then travel to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida for the second part of their tour on Saturday, September 26. On Saturday, October 10 they will be appearing at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama as well as the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, October 17 which will be the end of their tour.
The Duggar family’s net worth is approximately three and a half million dollars. Plus, Jim Bob can also provide financial support to his family, due to the fact that he is still an active real estate agent. Do you think it is right for the family to request funds from fans?