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Derick Dillard Slams Trans Star Jazz Jennings, TLC Cuts Him Loose

Derick Dillard Slams Trans Star Jazz Jennings, TLC Cuts Him Loose
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On Thursday, "Counting On" star Jill Duggar's husband Derick Dillard posted tweets critical of trans teen Jazz Jennings, including writing, "I pity Jazz," and referring to her as a male.

Us Weekly reports TLC has now disavowed Dillard's sentiments — and stressed that he will no longer be a part of "Counting On." The network tweeted that Derick "has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future."

TLC went on to explicitly support Jazz, whose series "I Am Jazz" it has aired since 2015.

Jazz, who just turned 17, has not directly responded to the controversy, but she did tweet that she is "moving forward with love," an obvious reference to Dillard's remarks.

Jennings immediately received support tweets from some of her 85,000 followers.

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