No combined messages. Amy Duggar penned a strongly worded observe about defending her peace earlier than appearing in the bombshell trailer for a Duggar household exposé.
“We’re right here to remind you that poisonous is TOXIC,” the 36-year-old captioned an Instagram publish on Thursday, Might 18, posing for a selfie along with her mother, Deanna Duggar. “You might be allowed to stroll away from individuals who belittle you, deceive you and proceed to harm you. Even when these individuals inform you they ‘love you.’”
Amy added: “Ask your self this query. Are their actions proving that they love you? Typically it’s so arduous to take a stand particularly once they may simply be relations. However if you happen to don’t set boundaries then nothing will change.”
The Arkansas native — who steadily appeared on 19 Kids and Counting along with her cousins, uncle Jim Bob Duggar and aunt Michelle Duggar earlier than its cancellation — later shared a glimpse of the upcoming Prime Video docuseries, Shiny Joyful Folks: Duggar Household Secrets and techniques.
“There’s a narrative that’s going to be informed,” her cousin Jill Duggar says within the teaser. “And I might slightly be the one telling it.”
The four-part collection got down to investigate the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and its ultra-conservative teachings, that are adopted by Jim Bob, 57, Michelle, 56, and their 19 kids. The household rose to fame due to their TLC actuality present — however their time in the spotlight has been tinged with controversy.
The Duggars’ unique present ended in 2015 after 10 seasons amid Josh Duggar‘s molestation scandal. Information broke on the time that Josh, now 35, abused a number of ladies when he was 14 and 15 years outdated. Jill, now 32, and her sister Jessa Duggar had been later recognized as victims.
Regardless of the scandal, TLC continued working with the Duggars. The spinoff collection Counting On started in 2015 however was later canceled after Josh was arrested in April 2021 on little one pornography prices. The community formally minimize ties with the household two months later.
Josh was discovered responsible on two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 151 months in jail final 12 months. Us Weekly confirmed in March that his sentence was extended, with an anticipated launch in October 2032.
As scandal continued to encompass the Duggar household, Amy remained outspoken about her upbringing — and claimed she was “sickened” along with her family members’ response to Josh’s arrest.
“I’ve a lot to say main as much as the sentencing and I’m not afraid anymore,” she tweeted in Might 2022, calling Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest son “sinister.”
After Josh’s sentencing, Amy issued an even more impassioned statement. “Twelve and a half years isn’t sufficient. However I hope that each single second he’s there looks like an eternity,” she mentioned.
Jill, in the meantime, has been candid with followers about setting boundaries with her extended family after leaving Counting On in 2017. Each she and Amy had been supportive of Jinger Duggar earlier this 12 months when she printed her book Becoming Free Indeed, which pulled again the curtain on IBLP and the approach to life inspired by the group.
“SO PROUD OF YOU!” Amy gushed over her cousin in a January Instagram remark. “FREEDOM LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ON YOU!🥰.”
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Shiny Joyful Folks premieres on Prime Video June 2.