In the wake of 19 Kids and Countingstar Josh Duggar's admission that he molested five underage girls, including some of his sisters, as a teen, a video has surfaced that features Duggar joking about siblings having an incestuous relationship.
In the clip, which was filmed in 2008 for the reality show, then called 17 Kids and Counting, Duggar discusses taking his now-wife, Anna, on a date to the movies when they were courting. The couple opted to have Duggar's twin siblings, Jana and John David, accompany them as their chaperones.
"We thought, 'Why not have a double date?'" Duggar, now 27, says in the clip. "We are from Arkansas!"
Though the remark was made as a throwaway quip during the interview, it's now bringing more unwanted attention on the Duggars. TLC has yet to cancel 19 Kids and Counting, but it has pulled all episodes of the show from the air.
Meanwhile, Michael Seewald, the father-in-law of Duggar's sister Jessa, wrote in a lengthy blog post over the weekend explaining why he's supporting the family and advising Duggar to "hang in there." "Let this trial in your life build humility and grace," he wrote. "Don't be angry at the world for their hatred of you. Show them through your love for them that it is Jesus Christ that made all the difference in your life. I'm rooting for you."
Watch the clip here: