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‘Counting On’ Fans Upset Jessa Duggar Shows Skin for Money

Fans of Counting On have expressed mixed feelings about Jessa Duggar Seewald showing more skin in recent social media posts. While some viewers are excited to see her sisters, Jill Duggar and Jinger Vuolo, break away from their strict dress codes, Jessa’s similar shift in attire has left others feeling uneasy. This reaction is rooted in the fundamentalist Christian dress codes imposed by their parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.

Jessa, known for following her parents’ rules closely, surprised fans by showing more skin in her recent fitness promos. This has led to speculation that Jessa, once thought to aspire to have a large family like her mother, might be breaking away from some of the stringent guidelines she was raised with.

Jinger Duggar Vuolo, who was among the first to start wearing shorter dresses and pants, received significant praise from fans for her fashion choices. Jill Duggar Dillard followed suit, gradually incorporating pants into her wardrobe. Despite long pants being frowned upon in Jim Bob’s household, even Jana Duggar has been seen in them occasionally. These fashion choices have generally been well-received by viewers who see them as a sign of independence and breaking away from their restrictive upbringing.

In stark contrast, Jessa’s new fashion choices have sparked debate on social media. A Counting On viewer posted on Reddit, questioning Jessa’s motives and the family’s overall direction. The poster wrote:

This whole family has lost their way…Jessa is now showing off her legs for ad revenue. Even Jana, who learned Photoshop just to cover up indecent body parts, wears shorts. They are a long way from home. What happened to the Duggar children? When did FOMO and greed/money overtake their religious self-righteousness? Did this all start because of Pest’s indiscretions made public? What does Dimbulb think about how the girls turned out? Was all of this an act by Dimbulb or was there a time when he genuinely believed in the cult?

This ignited a conversation among fans, with some defending Jessa. One viewer responded, “The phrasing of this post is very odd, it makes it seem like it’s a bad thing that they’re now dressing normally? I thought that was what we wanted them to do…”

The discussion soon turned to broader questions about the Duggar family’s beliefs and the influence of their reality TV fame. Some fans speculated that by dressing more conventionally, the Duggars might be attempting to appear more relatable and appealing.

  • I actually think they dress more like cult members now than before. Cults prey on people by being appealing to them. The Duggars’ previous look was not appealing. Religious cult-like groups are far more likely to gain new members when their members are conventionally attractive and live a desirable life.
  • i’m calling them out for no longer living by the harsh standards and judgments they placed on others. They’ve always acted superior to the rest of society, and now they’re slowly becoming more mainstream.
  • A lot of their “beliefs” were just a schtick for ratings. Which I’m sure gullible people fell for and forced upon their own families.

This debate reflects a deeper issue regarding the authenticity of the Duggar family’s values and their evolution over time. While some fans see the changes as a positive step towards personal freedom and modernity, others view it as a departure from the values they once publicly championed.

The reaction to Jessa’s wardrobe choices underlines the complex relationship between public figures and their fans. While change is often welcomed, it is not always universally accepted, especially when it challenges long-held perceptions.

What are your thoughts about fans praising Jill and Jinger Duggar for showing some skin, but feeling sad about Jessa Duggar Seewald for doing the same thing? Shout out in the comments below and stay tuned for more Counting On news.

Source: TV Shows Ace