Duggar fans know that Jim Bob and Michelle’s eldest son, Josh, was arrested recently. Since his arrest in April, the family hasn’t been too active on social media. While some of Josh’s siblings do still post on social media, his parents and wife, Anna, have gone silent. So, it came as a bit of a surprise that Jim Bob and Michelle shared a new video on social media on Sunday.
After Josh’s arrest, many members of the family stayed quiet on social media. They limited the number of comments they can receive on their posts, hoping to weed out some of the negative comments guaranteed to come in. Over the past couple of months, the family’s Instagram page has shared a couple of story posts to wish their family members a happy birthday. Aside from that, they’ve been inactive. Plus, those posts are only available to view for 24 hours. So, not everyone had a chance to catch those posts before they disappeared.
Duggar family breaks their silence
In a new Instagram Reel on Sunday, the family documents their Father’s Day celebration. It looks like several family members made it to Jim Bob and Michelle’s home for some fun games outdoors. The video was posted without a caption.
Noticeably, the family has still limited the comments allowed on the post. So, this has helped to keep any negative comments to a minimum. Most of the comments are from fans wishing Jim Bob a happy Father’s Day.
It’s unclear if the family will continue posting on Instagram after this. They may end up getting some backlash for anything they decide to post.
Some of the kids keep their distance
In a social media post, Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball points out who isn’t at the gathering. She writes, “Sooo. Look who isn’t at Father’s Day at the Duggars. Josiah & Lauren, Joy & Austin, Jill & Derick, John & Abbie, Jason, Jeremiah. Obviously, Jinger & Jeremy & Claire & Justin aren’t there – but Jinger didn’t even wish Jim Bob happy Father’s Day.”
Now, it’s possible that those family members had something else going on today. But the blogger thinks it’s interesting that so many of the kids were unable to make it or chose not to be there.
So, what do you think of the Duggar family’s latest post? Are you surprised to see them active on social media following Josh’s arrest? Let us know in the comments below.
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You can see the Duggar family’s new post here.