Bette Midler Finds “Delicious” Irony in Josh Duggar’s Resignation Amidst Molestation Allegations

Bette Midler Finds "Delicious" Irony in Josh Duggar's Resignation
Bette Midler reacted to Josh Duggar's ongoing molestation scandal: "Is there anything more delicious than irony?" Rob Kim/Getty Images; Inset: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

The Divine Miss M weighs in. Like many of her fellow celebrities, Hollywood vet Bette Midler reacted to Josh Duggar's ongoing molestation scandal on Monday, May 25.

"Josh Duggar resigned from an anti-gay 'family' group due to molestation allegations," the entertainer, 69, tweeted to her 707,000-plus followers. "Kids, is there anything more delicious than irony?"

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Josh, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 kids, responded to his molestation allegations last Thursday, May 21, acknowledging and apologizing for his past transgressions. That same day, Josh also stepped down from his position as Executive Director of FRC Action at the Family Research Council, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.

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In a statement released to Us Weekly, his former boss and the lobbying organization's president Tony Perkins said: "Today Josh Duggar made the decision to resign his position as a result of previously unknown information becoming public concerning events that occurred during his teenage years. Josh believes that the situation will make it difficult for him to be effective in his current work. We believe this is the best decision for Josh and his family at this time. We will be praying for everyone involved."

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None of his immediate family members — including his pregnant wife Anna, sisters Jill and Jessa, nor his parents — have updated social media since the statements were last posted on the family's official Facebook page.

Meanwhile, Josh's cousin Amy Duggar, 28, posted about "peace" this past weekend as the controversy continued to make headlines everywhere.

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Like Midler, stars like Montel Williams and Ryan Reynolds have publicly chimed in on the controversy, calling out the Duggars' historically anti-gay agenda. Another TLC star, Mama June Shannon from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, also railed against the family and network last week, but for different reasons.

Jessa's father-in-law also discussed the scandal on Sunday, saying the Seewalds were standing by the Duggars, and thinking about the victims at this time. "I want to say that the Seewald family stands with the Duggar family in solidarity. We stand with the unnamed victims of these incidents," Michael Seewald wrote on Sunday. "Our thoughts and prayers are for you. I want to say to Josh, hang in there, the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place."

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