And it continues. Montel Williams ripped the Duggars as "freaks of nature" via social media this week after Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison accounts were leaked online alongside millions of others by hackers.
On Aug. 19, '90s talk show host Williams — beloved for his eponymous daytime program — blasted his sentiments about Duggar cheating via Twitter. "More Duggar 'family values,'" Williams, 59, wrote on the day Josh's latest scandal broke. "Josh Duggar found in Ashley Madison hack. And these freaks of nature say #lgbt folks r a moral problem?”
As revealed by Gawker, the eldest Duggar son paid nearly $1,000 to pay for two subscriptions on the cheating website between February 2013 and May 2015. The billing address of the credit cards used for Ashley Madison matched the home of the family's grandmother Mary, with listed interests like "one-night stands," and "experimenting with sex toys."
On Thursday, Aug. 20, Josh released a statement in which he confessed to cheating on his wife, Anna. "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever," the father of four, 27, wrote on his family's official website in a now-edited statement. "While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him."
Williams also took to his Facebook this week to rip the Duggars for their conservative agenda, including lobbying against abortion and gay rights. "Josh Duggar found in Ashley Madison hack," he wrote to his 150,000-plus followers on Aug. 19. "Before these freaks lash out at #lgbt folks how about they stop being bold face frauds?"
One commenter accused Williams of judging "all Christians based on the behavior of one deviant." (The Arkansas-based Duggar family are devout Independent Baptists.) An enraged Williams replied, "Who judged Christians? …Not me, my point being Josh is a great reminder that the more sanctimonious one is toward others about so called 'Christian values' the more likely they are to be full of it. True Christians are not filled with hate and sanctimony."
This isn't the first time Williams has called out the Duggars. He initially tweeted his disapproval about the family this past May when Josh's molestation scandal first broke. "BREAKING: Josh Duggar, a world class bigot, admits sexually abusing young girls – has consistently stated that LGBT folks r danger to kids," Williams tweeted on May 21, the day the allegations were revealed.
Williams also called out the family's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar after their June interview with Fox News' Megyn Kelly. "After watching the Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar interview, I'm just stunned," Williams wrote on Facebook. "They are in denial. Do I feel for their predicament as parents, of course, do I feel for their daughters, of course, I am the father of 3 daughters… There is something very sinister beneath the surface."
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