Anna Duggar is under fire for a controversial message she tweeted for Black History Month.
The Duggars have never been shy about their strong pro-life position, but Anna Duggar’s usage of the hashtag #blacklivesmatter on Twitter in reference to the number of children aborted has many up in arms.
Anna Duggar retweeted a meme that read “Because Of The Violence Of Abortion, 16 Million Black People Are History” that included the web address toomanyaborted.com. Underneath the meme, the hashtag #blacklivesmatter was used.
“Human beings should be remembered not dismembered. #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackLivesMatter #AllLivesMatter.”
The message was originally conceived by the Radiance Foundation, a pro-life organization which previously claimed that “black children are an endangered species because of abortion.” But it has been Anna Duggar who is taking most of the heat for the message.
“So full of Christian love NOT,” one Twitter user fired back at Anna Duggar, who is the wife of the eldest of the Duggar brood, Josh. “And you have so many African-American friends NOT No longer watch the show!”
“You are one of the most ignorant people to have ever walked this earth how dare you post that disgusting quote,” another person tweeted. “You have no idea of the struggles and heartache of being African American has been and is how hard it is to get people to accept black history month as a month in general.”
February has been declared Black History Month by every president every year since 1976, and is devoted to celebrating achievements of African Americans, and for recognizing the very central role that African Americans have in American history and development.
In addition, #blacklivesmatter is a hashtag that was created in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who shot him. The hashtag and the movement behind it gained further traction after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Eric Garner.
Anna Duggar has yet to respond to the growing controversy over her tweet. However, Radiance Foundation creator Ryan Scott Bomberger has responded to several of the angry comments directed at Anna Duggar.
To one tweet, he responded, “Try to keep your lack of awareness down to 144 characters or less. I am black. #clueless #fail.”
Another Twitter user who tweeted that Anna Duggar’s message “probably sent Anne Frank back 2 the closet” also received a response from Bomberger, who replied, “Did you invoke Anne Frank b/c the evil of #eugenics brought us both the #Holocaust AND birthed #PlannedParenthood?”
Although Anna Duggar is probably one of the less-controversial members of the Duggar family, who are known for their conservative values, other Duggar family members have been under fire for a number of stances, particularly their views on LGBT rights. Click here to read about some of the more controversial views of Josh Duggar, Anna’s husband.
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