Jazz Jennings is done wasting her energy on former Counting On star Derick Dillard! After Jill Duggar’s husband slammed the I Am Jazz star for undergoing gender reassignment surgery and claiming it was akin to “child abuse,” Jazz said she no longer gives the disgraced reality TV dad the time of day.
“Honestly, I don’t give Derick any of my attention,” Jazz told Us Weekly at LC’s 2nd Annual GIVE A LITTLE Awards in New York City on Thursday, September 20.
“I don’t even read the tweets that he sends out anymore because I just don’t care. You know? He can say whatever. I think he’s doing it for attention,” she said.
“Honestly if someone has a negative opinion then I don’t really read or listen to them. Like, why spread negativity?” Jazz asked. “I listen to the people that are supportive who are saying great things —telling me that my message is meaningful and that I should continue telling my story.”
Of her surgery, Jazz said, “There are some ups and downs but now I’m doing great but honestly, I’m just so happy to be in the body that I’ve always wanted. I feel like I finally have mental, physical alignment and just overall I feel so much more confident in who I am.”
Following Derick’s rant on Twitter last fall—in which he also claimed transgender was a “myth”—TLC fired him from the Duggar family show Counting On. He continues to tweet controversial comments. Earlier this year, he slammed TLC star Nate Berkus and his husband Jeremiah Brant for having a “travesty of a family.”
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