Jim Bob Duggar: Which Kids Snubbed Him on Father’s Day?

Jim Bob Duggar is the father of 19 children.

As such, you’d think he’d spend all Father’s Day each year just sorting through various posts, messages and tributes on social media.

And, to be fair, perhaps this has been the case in years past.

This year, however?!?

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Jim Bob Duggar has raised 19 kids. At least one of them has been accused of pedophilia.

Jim Bob likely had plenty of time to watch the final round of the U.S. Open… because there weren’t very many well wishes for him to read.

This Father’s Day, neither Jill nor Joy-Anna nor Jana penned any sort of social media message to their dad or about their dad.

This shouldn’t come as a major shock, either.

Jill has been very open for a long time now about her estrangement from her dad, even saying in a legal setting that Jim Bob abused her.

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“He had become pretty controlling, fearful, and reactionary. He was verbally abusive,” Jill said in a 2021 deposition from a lawsuit she and her sisters previously filed against an Arkansas police department.

“Our relationship is not good, she added, emphasizing that being around her father “isn’t good for my mental health.”

Josh Duggar, meanwhile, didn’t say a word in public about Jim Bob, either, on Sunday — because he’s behind bars after getting convicted on child sex abuse charges.

By many accounts, Jim Bob helped cover up his oldest child’s proclivities and crimes, dating back to when Josh molested his own sisters.

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar seem like awful parents. Seriously, just the worst… you know?

There were some exceptions to the aforementioned snubs, of course.

Jinger Duggar, for example, uploaded a throwback photo of her as a little girl with her dad on her Instagram Stories.

“Happy Father’s Day, pops!” she wrote along with it.

Elsewhere, 20-year old James wrote “Happy Father’s Day. Thanks for being the best dad ever,” while 22-year old Jason took things even further.

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“Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever!” he wrote.

“I look up to you Pops, thanks for all you have done for our family and the way you have personally invested in my life! Love you!”

Overall, though, Jessa Duggar took the flattering cake.

She went way over the top with her Father’s Day tribute.

As you can see above, Jessa listed five extensive reasons for why she’s grateful to have Jim Bob as a dad — and then concluded as follows:

Thank you for pointing us to Christ in good times and in hard times.

Thank you for seeking to humble yourself before God and before us, apologizing when you messed up.

Thank you for extending grace when we messed up.

I’m thankful for the godly legacy you’re passing on to the next generation!

Keep fighting the good fight and pressing on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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