It’s getting real in Duggar Land, folks.
The Duggar sisters are sick of being mom-shamed on Instagram and criticized for their every move — and it seems they’ve finally decided to do something about it.
First, Jessa Duggar clapped back at a fan who criticized her family’s abiding love for the Market Place Grill restaurant.
Now, Joy-Anna Duggar is getting in on the act by responding to a fan who had some harsh words about her marriage to Austin Forsyth.
In order to understand why Joy-Anna’s mildly snarky reply is so surprising, you first have to know a little about Joy-Anna.
For one thing, she’s among the most press-shy of the Duggars.
Even when widespread rumors that Joy got pregnant before her wedding were frustrating her parents, Joy held back on offering any sort of public comment.
In the 18 months since their wedding, Joy and Austin have mostly steered clear of the spotlight.
Despite that, their marriage has been among the most scrutinized in the Duggar clan.
In addition to the question of exactly when they pregnant fans have obsessed over such questions as whether or not Joy-Anna and Austin live in a trailer.
(As far as we can tell, they do, but it’s a temporary situation, as their newly-purchased house is undergoing renovations.)
Over the weekend, Joy posted the above photo with a caption reading:
“Love my family! #Thanksgiving2018”
It’s hard to imagine a more innocent post, but believe it or not, some of Joy’s followers found cause for complaint.
“Somehow I don’t feel like you do love your over controlling and over bearing [sic] husband,” commented one Instagram user.
Now, Joy will never be the type to roast someone on the basis of their profile picture or tear into them because of a spelling error.
Instead, she simply pointed out that the user is mistaken in her assessment of the situation:
“I love him MORE than I ever have,” Joy replied.
Like we said, it’s not the most satisfying comeback, but the fact that Joy replied at all is an indication that she’s put her doormat ways behind her.
The Duggars might be deeply problematic as a family, but we’re all for Duggar women sticking up for themselves.