The world has changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Many are keeping a safe distance to avoid spreading the highly contagious illness to their friends and loved ones. The practice of avoiding large gatherings ins considered the most vital in containing the spread of coronavirus but not everyone is taking the CDC’s guidelines seriously. Fans were upset when Anna Duggar recently shared an Instagram story that seemed to show her surrounded by family and friends at the Duggar home.
Fans of the Duggar family were shocked in 2015 when a slew of scandals broke out surrounding oldest son Josh. It was revealed that Josh had sexually assaulted several minors when he was a young teenager. Some of the victims were Josh’s own sisters and a cousin. Josh was also caught cheating on wife Anna with multiple partners. He was even caught up in a lawsuit with an adult entertainer that Josh allegedly paid for sex then got too rough with.
It’s not hard to guess why Josh and Anna Duggar left the family’s TLC reality show. The Duggars have a reputation as a conservative Christian family to uphold. Josh’s actions outraged fans and were hurtful to many. The channel chose to distance itself from Jim Bob and Michelle’s oldest son in order to avoid appearing oo condone his behavior and to prevent alienating any more fans. Many still follow Josh but fans especially take an interest in Anna and the kids.
Since leaving the Duggar family’s reality shows Josh and Anna still find ways to stay connected to their fans. Anna is an active user of social media where she shares many aspects of her family’s life including her parenting style, her faith and her contact with Josh’s famous family. It was on Instagram that Anna revealed she’s still attending large gatherings. She was spotted posting an Instagram story that showed many Duggars and friends gathered at Jim Bob and Michelle’s house.
The Duggars are no strangers to being gathered in large numbers. Jim Bob and Michelle once had 19 children at home. Now that many of their kids are adults with spouses and children of their own the family still gathers all together for many large events and weekly rituals. One tradition that the Duggars are keeping up despite the CDC encouraging everyone to avoid large gatherings is a communal family night in Jom Bob and Michelle’s home every Monday night.
Fans of the Duggar family frequently use Reddit to discuss their observations of the family and their dealings. After Anna posted an Instagram story that showed a large gathering at Jim Bob and Michelle’s house fans criticized the break of social distancing protocols: “how long until she takes it down? something tells me the family won’t be happy since they’re pretending like they’re complying.”. Another wrote: “Well, there goes my thought that they were actually taking this seriously,”. Fans are taking the virus seriously.