If you watch Counting On online, you know that the Duggar family is in the midst of what folks in the business world call aggressive expansion.
It’s a full-blown flurry of births, pregnancies, and weddings, and things are progressing so rapidly that the big events are starting to overlap.
In fact, Joy-Anna Duggar’s recent wedding was the scene of a major milestone for one of her siblings:
Joseph Duggar proposed to Kendra Caldwell during the reception and, as is customary for members of the Duggar clan, only a few months will pass between the proposal and the exchange of vows.
Last week, we learned the date of Joseph and Kendra’s wedding, and to the surprise of no one, it’s coming right up.
The couple will say “I do” on October 7, in Rogers, Arkansas.
It’s unsual for Duggar couples to be so forward about the date and location of their nuptials, but Joseph and Kendra might have ulterior motives for sharing their
Several members of the Duggar family, including Joy-Anna, have taken to social media to confirm the date of the wedding.
Presumably, Joseph and Kendra would’ve posted the news, too, were it not for the fact that the Duggars frown on the idea of their children posting on social media prior to marriage.
So what’s wrong with sharing wedding details online?
Well, nothing, per se.
The problem in this case, is that Joy-Anna and others also decided to share the couple’s wedding registry online, and to many fans, the move seems like a desperate cash grab.
There’s nothing unusual about the items on Joseph and Kendra’s registry.
It’s mostly common household items and gift certificate to chain restaurants.
The problem is that posting the wish list publicly seems like away to solicit gifts from fans.
Not surprisingly, some fans expressed their disapproval on Joy-Anna’s Instagram page:
“Very, very uncool. There are ways to circulate this info to the guests. This a gift solicitation for the FANS,” wrote one follower.
“Why would complete strangers who aren’t even invited to the wedding purchase wedding gifts for them?” commented another.
Some were so surprised by the move that they assumed Joy-Anna had been hacked:
“Were you hacked, cause this would be a great scam for someone trying to take advantage of the couple and get their gifts. Also, if not hacked, still a scam. Maybe ask people to donate to a charity in honor of your wedding? Ridiculous,” wrote one fan.
The post hasn’t been deleted, so a hack seems unlikely.
This isn’t the first time that a controversy has erupted aroung the Duggars asking for money from fans, and as in previous cases, the family seems unapologetic in their desire for more stuff.
But hey, we’re sure they can point to a Bible verse that they’ve interpreted as a paraphrasing of Michael Douglas’ “greed is good” speech from Wall Street.