Derick Dillard, husband of "19 Kids and Counting" star Jill Duggar, aired his grievances about one of his TLC network co-stars.
Jazz Jennings, a 16-year-old transgender girl who has her own series on TLC — "I Am Jazz" — was the focus of Dillard's Twitter tirade.
"I Am Jazz" chronicles Jennings' journey through transitioning from male to female.
Slamming the TLC promotion of Jennings' show, Dillard wrote:
What an oxymoron... a "reality" show which follows a non-reality. "Transgender" is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God. https://t.co/YxzH5o5Ujx— Derick Dillard (@derick4Him) August 3, 2017
After facing much backlash for his remarks, Dillard clarified.
"I want to be clear. I have nothing against him," Dillard later wrote about Jennings. "I only have issues with the words and definitions being propagated here."
Dillard was then targeted by those who didn't agree with his philosophies, and excoriated him for using "him" when referencing Jennings, who identifies as a female.
Jennings herself eventually entered the fray and shared Dillard's posting to her own page.
In response to Dillard's comments, she wrote:
Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different.— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) August 3, 2017
TLC responded to the controversy in a statement provided to Us Weekly.
"Derick Dillard's personal statement does not represent the views of TLC," the network wrote.