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Jessa Duggar's Future Father-in-Law Calls Critics "Hitler's Doppelgangers"

The '19 Kids and Counting' gang continues to stir controversy

By: Sara Torvik

Published: October 10th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

Jessa Duggar's Future Father-in-Law Calls Critics "Hitler's Doppelgangers"

Jessa Duggar got herself into some hot water recently after some comments she made that compared abortion to the Holocaust. The 21 year old, who can be seen along with the rest of her family in the TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, wrote a long rant on her Instagram account after visiting the Holocaust museum in Washington and faced severe backlash for it. Jessa and the rest of the Duggar clan have remained quiet about the incident since it happened, but now it seems that Michael Seewald, the father of Jessa’s soon-to-be-husband Ben Seewald, is speaking out against the critics. More specifically, he is calling them “Hitler’s Doppelgangers.”

"Bravo, Jessa, for daring to speak out against one of the great evils of our time even if it means that Hitler’s doppelgangers are enraged," Seewald wrote. “Maybe this is why Rush Limbaugh calls radical feminists 'Femi-Nazis'.”

He continued his tirade by saying, “The powers that be have legalized murder just as they did during the Holocaust. Any woman who chooses to may go to an abortion clinic and have her preborn baby violently killed. In Hitler’s Germany there was legal discrimination against Jews. In our society we may legally discriminate against our own children and eradicate them. Tell me how this is not the same thing."

The question remains on whether or not ratings for 19 Kids will decline in light of this controversy or if the ensuing drama will just make people want to tune in more. Either way, it is unlikely that Seewald’s inflammatory comments will do anything to build bridges between people on both sides of this divisive issue.

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