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Jim Bob Duggar banned a Duggar girl from Dancing with the Stars

Jim Bob Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting
Jim Bob Duggar from Counting On. Pic credit: @Jana Duggar/YouTube

It is well known that Jim Bob Duggar has a set of rules that his family has to live by to adhere to their religion, as well as their public image as reality TV stars.

This included prohibiting them from listening to music or dancing. They also had to dress conservatively and show very little skin.

This made a reality TV show like Dancing with the Stars a no-go for any Duggar girl. This was proven when the show reached out to a Duggar girl and invited her to compete, only to have Jim Bob force her to turn down the role.

Jim Bob Duggar shoots down Dancing with the Stars opportunity

According to The Sun, Dancing with the Stars reached out to Amy Duggar King and invited her to join the show.

While Amy is not one of Jim Bob’s daughters, his word still holds weight and he was able to use his power to prevent his niece from joining the show.

“She was offered to go on Dancing with the Stars, but Jim Bob would not let her do it,” The Sun reported. “She’s had many opportunities for shows.”

The problems with Dancing with the Stars were plentiful for someone as conservative as Duggar. There is a problem with dancing and music, but the show often uses racy costumes and the dances are often very sexually intimate.

Jim Bob’s sister Deanna was in no way as conservative as Jim Bob, but Amy appeared on the show 19 Kids and Counting, which likely is how he was able to keep her from other reality TV shows.

Amy Duggar King is no longer on good terms with her family

Amy is no longer on good terms with the main Duggar family. In an interview with The Sun, she said that she broke away from the family after her cousin was implicated in the molestation scandal.

“I found out that there were things that happened, very severe, very sad things that happened,” Amy said at the time. “This family always seemed perfect and they’re not and they’re hiding things.”

While Jim Bob still held sway over what Amy could do, she said she did not want to be around them, or be known for being part of the family, saying it wasn’t “healthy” for her.

Dancing with the Stars is on hiatus. The dancing reality competition series will return in late 2022 to its new home on Disney+ streaming.

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  1. Jim Bob Duggar has no rights to say no to Dancing with the Stars regarding Amy Duggar King she is just his niece and he is so way out of line to prevent Amy to be on the show. Who does he think he is? Definitely not Amy’s Father that is certain. Reach out to Amy not Jim Bob Duggar. If Amy wishes to do the show more power to her. She is of age and a Adult to decide for herself.
    I am no fan of Jim Bob Duggar he is disgusting as far as i am concerned.
    Have Dancing with the Stars reach out to Amy King again!!!

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    • They are all married they can do what they want to do how they want to do where they want to do and you can NOT STOP THEM THEY BIG GIRLS they have husbands now their DADDY CAN’T STOP THEM FROM DOING IT YOU ARE NOT THEIR BOSS ANYMORE!!!!

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  2. But he hid his son for 16 months molesting his sisters. Now downloading CTP. JB needs to go back in his tin house and clean up his own family. Stay out of other people’s business. His family’s name is in the sewer thanks to his golden child. There is no hope of ever getting it back. Csa & Ctp is what people will think of when the name duggar comes up.

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  3. That family is so messed up…..I mean Jim Bob needs to learn to keep it in his pants for one, and quite honestly I think he’s a little no the creepy side. Who says he isn’t just like his son who is in prison now….it wouldn’t surprise me if thats how the son learned all about it, and that there are other kids within the immediate family who are involved and have been abused. All because Jim Bob holds sway…..those religious fanatics like to use god to dictate what people can and can’t do, not to mention we all know that members of churches around the world are some of the sickest SOBs around when it comes to child molestation. Makes ya wonder

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