The Duggars are not in support of their cousin John Andrew Studdard’s reality TV dreams. According to RadarOnline, the family is trying to put a stop to any and all of John’s plans to have a rival TV show after he slammed Jill Duggar‘s husband Derick Dillard for his homophobic comments.
John’s father and mother, who is Jim Bob Duggar‘s cousin, are refusing to take part in his reality TV show after he ripped Dillard for his controversial beliefs, Radar reports.
“The producers were hoping to do a show with his immediate family, but all of his immediate family declined,” a source told the site. “They think it’s tacky that John Andrew spoke out about Derick’s beliefs and have warned him if he speaks out publicly again he will be cut off financially.”
“Derick needs to keep his mouth shut,” John previously told Radar. “We don’t have to agree with someone’s life, but don’t speak out when you know you’re already disliked by half of America. As a public figure, he should stop being so harsh. I believe love is everywhere. Everyone should just be happy!”
However, the insider claimed John, who was adopted into the family, didn’t mean for his comments to misconstrued as disrespectful.
“He doesn’t think they’re bad people,” said the source. “He spoke out against Derick because he wanted him to be considerate of others. His comments were very harsh. He doesn’t know him well enough to say he’s a bad person. He was so kind at his wedding to Jill.”
As OK! readers know, John previously told Radar he was in talks to get his own show after Derick’s homophobic rant.
“I have a unique storyline,” he said. “Being Asian adopted into an all-causation family living in the South… My show will be the real South, good style and a lot of colorful personalities. I could carry a show of my own with topics that could reach all audiences. I’m way more fun.”
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