It seems like no matter what they do or say these days, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard just can't catch a break with their critics, no matter how much or how little they say. And that's probably why they've been posting less information about their personal lives on social media, as their own followers have even noticed that online bullying has reached an all-time high.
After Derick himself posted a photo of him holding the couple's son Israel David next to someone in a costume chicken on his Instagram account, many comments ranged from either how cute, upset or frightened little Israel looked.
Many critics posted below the photo, "If I were a Duggar/spouse I would deactivate my social media. Why should they share their lives with people who are so hateful? I guess it shows that their character is 100% better than any of the bullies on here," along with, "It doesn't matter whether you like this family or not, you have no right to bully anyone. Would you do it in school? Would you do it at work? Would you like for your own family or friends to be bullied?"
A photo posted by Derick Dillard (@derickdillard) on May 13, 2016 at 2:28pm PDT
Another fan wrote, "Wow to all this snarky rhetoric! I love how people sit behind their computers and talk hateful to each other. I bet you wouldn't do that if you were face to face with each other."
So far both Jill and Derick have managed to not comment on any of the criticism they receive online. The couple have been living in Central America for the last year as part of their missionary work.