The rapid unraveling of Derick Dillard continued yesterday, as Jill Duggar’s husband posted a series of irate tweets, in which he explained that parting ways with TLC was his decision, not the network’s.
It was previously reported that Derick had been fired from Counting On due to his controversial comments toward transgender teen and fellow TLC reality star Jazz Jennings.
Now, Dillard says he was not fired, but in fact quit the show due to differences of opinion.
“Unbelievable what’s considered newsworthy these days, but then again this is how I heard I was ‘fired,’” Dillard wrote in response to a Fox News tweet about his firing.
“For the record, I was never fired. I just felt it was best for my family to cut ties months ago, as we are heading in a different direction.”
Derick went on to claim that he “never worked” for TLC, which seems to be his way of saying that he was never under contract with the network.
“Yes, I’m no longer doing [the show], but nowhere did they say that I was fired,” Derick wrote. “Big difference. You can’t be fired from somewhere you never worked.”
“That’s what’s so funny. I was fake fired from my fake job,” he added.
“PR must be their justification. See it is funny, you’re laughing too lol.”
Despite his claim that he left the network by choice and was never really employed there, Derick clearly feels some bitterness toward TLC.
It’s not the first time Dillard has claimed that he quit, but it is the first time that he revealed his wife, Jill, will no longer be appearing on Counting On.
When a fan asked Derick, “So you guys aren’t on the show anymore?” the 28-year-old former accountant quickly replied, “Correct.”
So it seems viewers may have seen the last of fan favorite Jill.
Naturally, the revelation that the Dillards will be stepping away from the spotlight has further fueled rumors that Derick was caught cheating on Jill, but it seems unlikely that we’ll ever receive any sort of confirmation on that.
The fact that she’ll no longer be appearing on television may help explain some recent changes in Jill’s appearance.
Jill’s been sporting a nose piercing, henna tattoos, and other non-Duggar-approved fashion statements.
Perhaps life away from the glare of the spotlight offers some advantages, after all.
Watch Counting On online for more from Jill and Derick’s controversial marriage.