Counting On alum, Derick Dillard gets trolled mercilessly on his Instagram. However, a recent post that he shared showed the Instagram comments were completely hate-free after 12 hours. Actually, there may be a lot of truth to the story by Hello Magazine, that Instagram’s fighting celeb hate. Derick’s unpopularity arose after homophobic comments about Jazz Jennings. He disagreed with TLC’s I Am Jazz show. In fact, the toxicity on his posts usually showcase just how ugly social media can be.
Counting On Duggar family attracts trolls
Derick’s not alone in encountering loads of hate across social media. In fact, people who disagree with the Duggar family beliefs target almost anyone. Actually, fan-favorite Jinger Vuolo gets attacked over Felicity’s baby clothes. Possibly, some people only go to their social posts to read the hate comments. In fact, many people mock the cast of Counting On. However, on Instagram, it seems that there’s a big effort to clear out the hate, according to Hello Magazine. Recently, they reported on the torrent of hate aimed at Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle via the Kensington Palace account.
In their article about it, they said that Instagram is doing something about trolling on high-profile accounts. According to Hello, Instagram now “has a team dedicated to helping high profile Instagram followers cope with issues such as these, and particularly around the monitoring of unpleasant and abusive comments.” Well, judging by Derick’s post, this could well be a fact proven by the lack of hate.
12-hour hate free Derick Dillard Instagram post
The post that Derick put up showed a photo of his lunch that his wife Jill Duggar Dillard made. Historically, these types of posts were subject to the nastiest comments on Jill’s cooking and even worse. For some reason, followers of Counting On also never missed an opportunity to bring up the story of incest, GoFundMe, and toxic masculinity. The trolling commenters, not slow on the uptake, usually flooded Derick’s posts within minutes.
For a Derick Dillard post to survive 12-hours with no hate, seems almost incredible. In fact, there’s a pleasant ambiance which includes the following Counting On follower posts:
- @diane112159: “@jillmdillard looks great! What’s on the salad? Thanks! I just want to say how much you and your family inspire me.”
- @geegi9366: “I see the chick filet sauce! Love that stuff.”
- @katrinacomens: “Looks great! I enjoy packing lunch for my hubby, too. Little gestures carry big love!”
- @kelly_culpepper: “I need to start meal preps for my hubby. I know it’s more healthy. This looks so good! I could throw those together for me too for lunches even though I don’t work.”
The #HelloToKindness Campaign
As part of the fight against hate on Instagram and elsewhere, Hello Magazine launched the #HelloToKindness Campaign. Apparently, they noted an uptick of nastiness on their own social accounts. In particular, when they wrote about celebrities. In an article last week, they wrote, “It isn’t acceptable to post racist, sexist or threatening abuse on social platforms and it’s not acceptable to attack other users just because they disagree with you.”
Between the Kindness Campaign and Instagram working hard to combat hate, perhaps things will improve. Hopefully, that’s the reason why Derick Dillard’s recent post shows no trolling activity. Of course, it may well be that he and Jill frantically worked through the night to get negative comments deleted. However, it certainly seems Instagram could become a nicer place.
What do you think of Counting On‘s Derick Dillard staying hate-free for 12 hours? Do you think it’s because Instagram monitors it more closely now? Will you join the #HelloToKindness Campaign? Sound off in the comments below to let us know how you feel about it.
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