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Funny or Die lampoons Duggar insanity: "We did the right thing and we ignored the girl who came forward"

Jim Bob and Michelle are going to do everything but shoulder the blame for this one


Colin Gorenstein
May 29, 2015 6:53PM (UTC)

In a recent Funny or Die production, comedians Erin Gibson and Greg David Jones delve into the Duggar family controversy, mocking Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's willful ignorance, history of anti-gay speech, and belabored response.

Since the evangelical couple has only released a brief statement addressing the molestation charges against their son Josh so far, there's lots of room to imagine how the two might act when forced to confront his heinous behavior.

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Staying faithful to that statement, which seems to focus primarily on the consequences of Josh’s actions on himself and the reputation of the family (rather than the victims), Funny or Die's rendering portrays the couple as deeply unapologetic.

Jim Bob and Michelle spend the bulk of their two-minute response doing everything but shoulder the blame for their silence -- even announcing the birth of a 20th child to distract from the issue at hand.

“With more kids than an NBA team we were bound to have one troubled kid,” Jim Bob says to Michelle in the video.

Watch the clip below:


Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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