Jessa Duggar Seewald has been posting daily photo updates of newborn son Spurgeon as she promotes her TV show, “Jill & Jessa: Counting On,” which premieres on TLC Dec. 13. As Jessa’s popularity on social media grows, more critics are slamming her for exploiting her brother Josh Duggar’s sex scandals for profit.
A newly released promo clip for “Jill & Jessa: Counting On” shows a depressed-looking Anna Duggar expressing sadness over her husband Josh Duggar’s cheating. “It was heartbreaking to hear what had happened,” said Anna, who has lost a dramatic amount of weight since Josh entered rehab for sex addiction in August 2015.
As the show premiere approaches, online critics are slamming the Duggars for pimping out their newborn babies and exploiting Anna’s marital problems to boost interest in the TV show. “Can’t wait to see these losers faces in selfies when their cash cow specials are canceled!” wrote one fan. Another remarked:
Pimping out Anna now. You money-hungry people will stoop to the lowest of lows.
Hypocrites, beggars, lazy non-working grifters that will do anything for money. Get a freaking job and get Anna and her kids out of there!”
Anna is raising her four children with Josh on her own while the former “19 Kids and Counting” star is in rehab. Josh, 27, has admitted cheating on his wife (including twice with a porn star) after hackers leaked details of his two private Ashley Madison accounts.
Josh Duggar was sued for $500,000 by porn star Danica Dillon, who claimed Josh battered her when the two had sex in in March and April 2015. In August 2015, Danica revealed she had rough sex with Josh on two separate occasions while Anna was pregnant with their fourth child, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
In her lawsuit, Dillon said Josh was violent and rough during sex and did not use protection. “He was manhandling me, basically tossing me around like I was a rag doll,” said Danica, 29. “It was very traumatic. I’ve had rough sex before, but this was terrifying.”
In May 2015, TLC canceled “19 Kids and Counting” shortly after Jessa and Jill Duggar confirmed they had been sexually molested as children by their brother Josh. The Duggars have reportedly lost income totaling $25 million a year as a result of lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements stemming from their TV show’s cancellation.
Luckily for the Duggars, TLC agreed to feature Jessa and Jill in a three-part TV special that will focus on the girls and their newborn babies. Jessa has been posting daily photo updates of her son, Spurgeon, to promote the show.
“Jill & Jessa: Counting On” premieres Dec. 13. The other two parts will air on TLC Dec. 20 and Dec. 27.