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Over the summer, we discussed Jazz Jennings, the teenage reality star of I Am Jazz. Jazz is transgender, and the reality show shows her life, her choices with regards to her transition, her family and more. I don’t watch the show, but my mom does and she likes it. I think the show is good on that level, in that it’s a mass market product which works to demystify transgender people/teens and show that, oh right, transgender people are just like everybody else. Transgender or cisgender, being a teenager is tough and there’s always a lot of drama.
I Am Jazz has become one of TLC’s biggest hits, and it shows that the cable network is still capable of doing some interesting programming, especially since they were previously known for Kate and Jon Gosselin and the Duggars. Speaking of the Duggars, Derick Dillard – who is married to Jill Duggar – has been irritated about Jazz Jennings this whole time. That’s why we discussed Jazz over the summer, because Dillard tweeted: “What an oxymoron… a “reality” show which follows a non-reality. “Transgender” is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God” and “I want to be clear. I have nothing against him. I only have issue with the words and definitions being propagated here.” Dillard misgendered Jazz and basically called her life an oxymoron and a myth. Well, Dillard is still tweeting.
Dillard tweeted on Thursday, November 9, “I pity Jazz 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child. It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing about him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.”
Dillard defended himself on Twitter by explaining on Thursday, November 9 that he was just expressing his concerns as a Christian and wrote, ”Never bullied anyone, just said I didn’t agree with what is being propagated on tv. I’m expressing my view of what should be treated as reality; if I say I feel like I am Nepali, that doesn’t make me so.”
“Also, has anyone looked into whether a child is capable of making that kind of decision. We can’t vote til we’re …
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