Jessa Duggar may very be one of big brother Josh Duggar's sexual molestation victims. The eldest of the 19 Kids and Counting siblings, word recently emerged about him sexually molesting five underage girls when he was a teenager--four of whom are his sisters. Since there were only five girls in the Duggar family during the years Josh was sexually abusing his sisters, it stands to reason that his victims include Jana Duggar, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald, and Jinger Duggar.
Now an old Cosmopolitan article has resurfaced, in which Jessa Duggar talks getting kissing advice from Josh Duggar--the brother who reportedly "fondled their breasts and vaginas while they were sleeping."
Can this situation get any more disturbing?
It was a year ago March when Cosmo interviewed Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar. They talked about their virginity and kissing--and even accidentally trying alcohol. Here's the kissing excerpt:
So you've never kissed anyone?
Jessa Duggar: Nope — well, I mean my brothers! I think all of us girls have really purposed to save our first kiss for our wedding day.
Have you ever been curious about what it's like?
Jessa Duggar: I can't say I haven't been, but it's the anticipation, the suspense! It's like Christmas morning, you know? Open this special package so it'll be fun!
Are you going to ask anyone for advice?
Jessa Duggar: I'm sure I'll be getting advice from people who are good kissers!
Jessa Duggar: My parents are pretty good kissers! They very much like to show their kiss in public places, so they kiss in front of us all the time. [And I'd ask] my oldest brother. He's been married for five years. And friends and people around me who I look up to. But I don't think it's too hard to figure out though.
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) May 27, 2015
In light of what you now know about Josh Duggar--combined with the fact that Jessa Duggar was likely one of his victims--what do you make of this notion of her asking him for kissing advice?
Jessa Duggar Seewald and sister Jill Duggar Dillard are under consideration for a 19 Kids and Counting spinoff to be called 2 Brides and Their Grooms. An attempt on behalf of TLC to salvage some of the Duggar family's reputation, the spinoff would get rid of Josh Duggar and only use Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sporadically. There is clearly some damage control to do on their behalf, too, for the way they initially handled the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.
With interviews like this Cosmo kissing advice circulating, can TLC even make a spinoff with the Duggar family work? Will advertisers buy into a family with such uncomfortable practices?
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) May 29, 2015