Jessa Duggar is likely one of big brother Josh Duggar’s sexual molestation victims. The eldest of the 19 Kids and Counting siblings, word recently emerged about Josh Duggar 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.
A little over a year ago, when the four older Duggar sisters–Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Jana Duggar–wrote a book about growing up in the 19 Kids and Counting family. They were interviewed by Cosmopolitan during a press tour, and now something Jessa Duggar said during that interview is raising yet another red flag.
Hindsight has certainly proved crystal clear in many instances regarding the Duggar family, and this topic–kissing–is a bit cringeworthy, now that Josh Duggar’s cover has been blown.
Here’s what Jessa Duggar had to say in the interview.
ICYMI! Did #TheDuggar girls hint at #JoshDuggar's molestation in their 2014 book? http://t.co/jpn1yeDgQM pic.twitter.com/MgT4Hav3BK
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) May 29, 2015
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.
In light of what everyone 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.
ICYMI: Jill, Derick, Ben and Jessa are in talks to have their own #19Kids spinoff. http://t.co/IFLwexwC9B pic.twitter.com/UxaCuLWbph
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) May 28, 2015
With interviews like this Cosmo kissing advice circulating, can TLC possibly make a spinoff with the Duggar family work? Will advertisers buy into a family with such uncomfortable practices?