Jana Duggar and her twin brother John David, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, were chosen by older brother Josh Duggar–now prominent in the media for having sexually molested several minor females, including four of his sisters–to ‘chaperone’ him and then-fiancee Anna on a movie date. An old clip of this event during an episode of 19 Kids and Counting has resurfaced, and might make readers eerily uncomfortable in the wake of his sexual molestation scandal.
It seems Jinger Duggar was initially chosen to serve as chaperone. In the 19 Kids and Counting world, those who are courting aren’t allowed to date without a chaperone–often a sibling. The movie that Josh Duggar and Anna wanted to see required its viewers to be older than Jana Duggar was at that time.
That’s when Josh and Anna chose John David and Jana Duggar to come along instead, and he made a very uncomfortable comment that hinted at incest.
“We chose Jana and John David–we thought why not, have a double date,” Josh Duggar is seen saying to the camera, looking very proud of himself. The video clip then cuts to what appears to be him having a laugh with producers of the show.
“We are from Arkansas, no?” he adds, with a big smile.
It is entirely possible that Jana Duggar and even younger sister Jinger Duggar are among the sisters Josh Duggar sexually molested when he was a teenager. Some have speculated that Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald may be among his victims, too, given the ages they were when he committed the crimes.
Surely clips and sound bites from past episodes of 19 Kids and Counting are bound to surface now that Josh Duggar is in the spotlight for such a negative reason, but this one sort of takes the cake. Filmed in 2008–not that long after Josh was found out and supposedly ‘turned in’ by his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, this is just a little too close for comfort for most people.
Is Josh Duggar really joking about double dating with his siblings? Check out this resurfaced 19 Kids clip: http://t.co/yntsSK7OHd
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 25, 2015
If Jana Duggar and her sisters were Josh Duggar’s victims, how do you suppose they felt at the time he made this comment?