Celebs Who Can't Stand The Duggar Family

It's no secret that the Duggar family can be a bit controversial at times. From the big brood's conservative politics to their strict religious views, it's common for the Duggars to rub people the wrong way. And sometimes, the Duggars' knack for generating drama catches the attention of celebrities who can't help but put the family on blast. 

From The View's Whoopi Goldberg slamming Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar for how they handled Josh Duggar's molestation scandal to Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor taking a pointed dig at Jill Duggar on Twitter (random, right?), there are plenty of celebs who have called out the Duggars over the years. But do these well-known personalities hate the Duggars? Although hate might seem like a strong word, there's no question that these celebrities wish the Duggars would fade away from the public eye entirely. Let's check out all the celebrities who aren't big fans of the Duggars. 

Montel Williams thinks the Duggars are 'freaks' and 'frauds'

For a long 17 years, Montel Williams hosted the popular daytime talk show The Montel Williams Show. And considering Williams has a lot of experience discussing hot topics, it's no surprise he decided to speak out on Josh Duggar's molestation and cheating scandals. 

Here's how the drama all went down. Following InTouch Weekly's May 2015 report that claimed he'd had been investigated by police in 2006 for allegedly molesting his underage sisters when he was just 14 years old, Josh released a statement confirming the allegations on the Duggar family's Facebook page. "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret," a portion of the May 21 message read. 

Williams, however, was not pleased with Duggar's apology. "BREAKING: Josh Duggar, a world class bigot, admits sexually abusing young girls — has consistently stated that LGBT folks r danger to kids," Williams tweeted in reference to Josh's career lobbying for conservative groups. Additionally, Williams slammed Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, writing on Facebook, "There is something very sinister beneath the surface ... Nothing about these people is real. Nothing about these people isn't hypocritical."

Williams also had harsh words for the Duggars in August 2015 when Josh copped to cheating on his wife, Anna Duggar, via the adultery website AshleyMadison.com. On Facebook, Williams penned,"...Before these freaks lash out at #lgbt folks how about they stop being bold face frauds?" 

The Duggars brought Sheryl Underwood to tears

The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood broke down crying during a June 2015 discussion about how the Duggar family reacted to the Josh molestation scandal. Underwood, who revealed she was molested as a young child, expressed disappointment that Jim Bob and Michelle seemingly "rationalized" Josh's actions. "I went through that [at] 3, 4, 5 years old – you know something is wrong," Underwood said through tears on The Talk (via People). "And if nobody listens to you and nobody is going to stop it ... whether I'm asleep or not — I didn't sleep. I learned how to stay up as long as I could. I may sleep at school because nobody is going to protect me, so I have to protect myself." 

Following her brave admission, Underwood went on to praise two of Josh's victims, Jill and Jessa Duggar, for opening up about their experiences to then Fox News journalist, Megyn Kelly. "They [Jessa and Jill] really helped the world, to see what happens to people when they're in some type of family structure when the people you're supposed to trust to protect you seem to be your co-conspirator in your violation, [who] seem to rationalize sexual assault and molestation." Whoa, did Underwood just insinuate that Jim Bob and Michelle were "co-conspirators" in the molestation of their daughters? It's beyond clear that Underwood has no positive feelings towards the two.

Mama June called out the Duggars' "family touch time"

TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo came to a screeching halt in October 2014 after one of the show's stars June Shannon, known as Mama June, allegedly reignited a relationship with her ex-boyfriend and convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel. McDaniel, who was convicted in March 2004 for aggravated child molestation, reportedly sexually assaulted Shannon's eldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, when she was 8 years old. Incredibly troubling, right? Although Shannon denied that she got back with McDaniel following his release from prison in March 2014, TLC felt there was enough evidence to warrant Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's cancellation. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority," the network told TMZ, shortly after the series got the axe. 

So, how does this controversy relate to the Duggars? Look no further than Josh's molestation scandal in May 2015. Shortly after Josh confirmed the allegations, Shannon slammed the family for supposedly condoning "family touch time." Essentially, Shannon felt compelled to call out the large brood because she hoped her words would encourage TLC to pull the plug on 19 Kids & Counting — the same fate her show received in 2014. "I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other," Shannon ranted, according to TMZ. "So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no." Yeah, it's pretty clear Shannon isn't too fond of the Duggars.

Jazz Jennings put Derick Dillard in his place

As a transgender reality star, Jazz Jennings is, unfortunately, no stranger to criticism and transphobia. But in August 2017, Jennings encountered a particularly hurtful incident when Jill Duggar's husband, Derick Dillard, bashed her TLC series, I Am Jazz. " What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," Dillard tweeted. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God." Talk about a low blow, right? 

To Jennings' credit, however, she handled Dillard's hateful words with dignity. "Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story," Jennings wrote, seemingly in reference to Dillard's message. "Today was no different."

Unfortunately, Dillard's tirade against Jennings didn't end there. "I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child," Dillard ranted in November 2017. "It's sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way."  

Of course, it didn't take long for Jennings to indirectly respond to Dillard's message yet again. "In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love," Jennings penned. Although Jennings didn't say anything hateful against Dillard and the Duggars outright, her tweet was essentially like to the go-to Southern burn, "Bless your heart." Translation: Jennings wants absolutely nothing to do with the Duggars and their apparent anti-LBGTQ rhetoric

Andy Cohen lost it online

For the most part, Bravo icon Andy Cohen is a pretty positive and upbeat guy. From his many friendships with fellow celebrities to his lighthearted attitude on social media, it's fair to assume that Cohen doesn't have many enemies. But when it comes to the Duggar family, Cohen has no time for their antics. Case in point: Following Jim Bob and Michelle's interview about Josh's molestation scandal, Cohen took to Twitter to label the reality stars as "hypocrites." 

"The 19 kids might've been an initial clue that something was off but listening to the Duggars defense was sad & painful," Cohen said about the highly publicized sit-down. "I hate hypocrites." 

Although Cohen received some backlash for the tweet, he refused to back down from his view. "NO ONE is attacking the Duggars religion or faith," Cohen shot back at his critics. "They are being attacked for their actions, stupidity and hypocrisy. Big difference." Whoa, tell us how you really feel, Cohen.

Jax Taylor has beef with Jill and Derick

Out of all the celebrities who loathe the Duggars, Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor might seem like the most random culprit on the list. But when you consider how Taylor is a big advocate for the LGBTQ community, it makes perfect sense that he'd lashed out at the family after Dillard issued hateful remarks against Jennings for being transgender. Interestingly enough, however, Taylor decided to direct his anger towards Jill instead of Dillard. In response to an old tweet in which Jill gushed about being engaged to Dillard, Taylor wrote on August 3, 2017, "Sweetie I wouldn't brag about that speck of dust on your finger. You married a delusional piece of s**t, and he's probably hiding he's [two men holding hands emoji.] 

Although some people might take issue with the fact that Taylor seemingly implied that Dillard is a closeted gay man, the main takeaway here is that he doesn't like the controversial family one bit. C'est la vie.

Bill Maher thinks the family is freaky

It's no secret Real Time With Bill Maher star and political pundit Bill Maher doesn't hold back when it comes to his opinions. So, it's really no surprise that Maher went all in on the Duggars — especially where it concerns Jim Bob Duggar — during an episode of his show that aired on June 5, 2015. "To me, these are the biggest freaks in the world, Maher said. "[The father] is always leering, because he's married, to the wife. 19 kids and he still wants to get in there?" Woof. Maher did not mince any words here. Maher also addressed Josh's issues as a pre-teen, commenting, "Any time you sexually repress, as religion always does, this is what happens."

But the bashing didn't stop there. Following Josh's cheating scandal in August 2015, Maher tore apart his porn addiction excuse. "He [Josh] was seeking tall women, short women, long hair, short hair, girl-next-door type, naughty girl type — basically anyone who wasn't breastfeeding in a prairie dress," Maher quipped in the opening monologue of Real Time. "And he blamed his infidelity on a porn addiction. Josh, dude, you're just horny. I'd say the genie is out of the bottle, but I'm afraid you'd bang the genie. Or the bottle." Hmm, we have a feeling Maher won't be invited over to the Duggar house for dinner anytime soon.

Dr. Drew Pinsky threw diplomacy out the window

As diplomatic as Celebrity Rehab star Dr. Drew Pinsky can be, fans should know that he isn't afraid to express his opinion when necessary. A prime example of this is when it came to light that Josh cheated on his wife, Anna — news that inspired the addiction specialist to go on an epic rant highlighting everything that's supposedly wrong with the family. From Pinsky's jab that Josh should be "ashamed" of himself to his critique of how Jim Bob and Michelle handled the situation, he had no kind words for the clan. 

"Josh Duggar is right ... he is a tremendous hypocrite, he is," Pinsky said about Josh's admission, according to Extra. "I'm upset by this case, though, because the reality is from the beginning we knew there was something wrong. This was a young male molesting younger females. That is a profound problem. You don't pray that away, you don't parent that away."

 That is an individual that's going to have serious problems. I predicted back when this story first broke that sex addiction was a likely phenomenon. Now, lo and behold, it's looking like that ... He should be ashamed of himself. He needs an evaluation, he needs a team of people who are expert in this area. He needs help. Stop with everything else, let him go get help, participate, whatever the doctors tell you he needs to do or you need to do on his behalf. Do it." 

Whoopi Goldberg accused the family of playing the 'God card'

When The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg added her two cents on Josh's molestation scandal, she didn't even try to hide her distaste for the Duggars. "You brought God up, so it makes it OK to say this," Goldberg said in reference to Michelle and Jim Bob's tell-all interview about the controversy. "You're not forgiving of people who feel differently than you ... so if you want to find out about forgiveness, I don't think that this is the way to do it." 

Although Goldberg could have stopped there, she decided to also accuse the Duggars of playing "the God card" to drive her point home. "I know this is your son and I know that you're trying, and this was many years ago," Goldberg argued during a June 2015 taping of The View. "But don't downplay this, especially after what you guys have done in the name of Christianity and God to other people. My point is, don't play the Christian card like that ... don't bring up God. God made all of us, and God doesn't make mistakes." Yeah, we have a feeling Goldberg wasn't worried about burning any bridges with the Duggars when she delivered this epic amount of shade. 

Patti Stanger wants the Duggars to stop making excuses

Million Dollar Matchmaker Patti Stanger has had her fair share of beefs throughout the years. From Stanger's feud with Real Housewives of New York star Ramona Singer to her issues with the aforementioned Andy Cohen, she has a knack for clashing with other public personalities. It's kind of ironic given Stanger's profession, no? One would imagine that she'd want to play nice for the sake of her brand. Either way, Stanger went after the Duggar family hard following Michelle and Jim Bob's defense of Josh's inappropriate actions towards his sisters. 

"Will the #Duggars stop using jesus as an excuse for everything they are not God if jesus were here today he'd say go @caitlyn_Jenner go," Stanger tweeted on June 4, 2015. Although we're not sure how Caitlyn Jenner felt about her name being brought up in this dig, it's obvious Stanger isn't impressed with the the Duggars. It's a bit disappointing because we think the single Duggars would make for very interesting contestants on Million Dollar Matchmaker.