Tearing him apart. Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore skewered Josh Duggar in a new sketch for The Nightly Show, which aired Wednesday, May 27, after the eldest Duggar child recently acknowledged molestation allegations from when he was a teen.
"So you mean to tell me the family that goes around saying gay and trans people are pedophiles preying on America's young people actually has a pedophile that preys on America's young people?" Wilmore, 53, noted on his show. With his head between his hands and a silly expression, the comedian then said: "I hate pedophiles, but I love irony."
Wilmore went on to say that a family with that many kids was bound to have a bad egg or a few. "I actually feel kind of sorry for the parents," he confessed. "It reminds me of that old children’s story, you know: There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, she had so many children that it was a statistical probability that at least one of them was a creepy sexual pervert."
With a smile, he continued: "When you have a sample size this large, you’re going to have a few clinkers."
In fact, Wilmore used ice cream flavors to describe the scenario. "You think all 31 Baskin Robbins flavors are good?" he asked the crowd. "Josh Duggar is the pink bubble gum ice cream of the family."
Concluding his segment on a serious note, Wilmore addressed Josh directly. Josh, the former executive director of FRC Action at conservative lobbying organization Family Research Council, was once quoted as saying: "Every child deserves a mother and father."
"No, Josh," Wilmore said Wednesday. "Every single child deserves to be safe from dangerous hypocrites like you… Thank God somebody finally did some research on this family."
Wilmore isn't the only one to speak out against the Duggars in the wake of the scandal. Stars like Bette Midler, Montel Williams, and Ryan Reynolds have all been following the controversy. Like Wilmore, Midler tweeted about the irony in the scandal given the Duggars' track record with their previous political platforms.
"Josh Duggar resigned from an anti-gay 'family' group due to molestation allegations," the entertainer, 69, shared on social media. "Kids, is there anything more delicious than irony?"
Amidst the scandal, the Duggar family has largely remained silent. Meanwhile, a source confirmed to Us Weekly on Wednesday that TLC was considering a spinoff series featuring Jill Duggar, Jessa Duggar, and their husbands Derick Dillard and Ben Seewald.
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