An old Jessa Duggar interview has resurfaced to creep out 19 Kids and Counting fans.
Jezebel recently pointed out that a few of Jessa Duggar’s comments from an old Cosmopolitan interview seem extremely disturbing given the recent allegations that Josh Duggar sexually molested four of his sisters. As the Inquisitr previously reported, he allegedly fondled their breasts and genitals, often while they were sleeping.
It’s not known whether Jessa Duggar was one of Josh Duggar’s alleged victims, but there’s a good chance that she was — there were only five daughters living in the Duggar household at the time the reported molestation took place. If Josh did sexually abuse Jessa, she hasn’t let it show that she’s uncomfortable around her older sibling. In fact, she told Cosmopolitan that she’s so close to her big bro that she planned on asking him for kissing lessons.
“My parents are pretty good kissers!” Jessa said after being asked who she would go to for kissing advice. “They very much like to show their kiss in public places, so they kiss in front of us all the time. [And I’d ask] my oldest brother. He’s been married for five years. And friends and people around me who I look up to. But I don’t think it’s too hard to figure out though.”
Jessa Duggar’s parents have a huge issue with physical contact between unwed boys and girls. As 19 Kids and Counting fans know, Jessa and her husband, Ben Seewald, were expected to save their first kiss until their wedding day, and they didn’t get to hold hands until they were engaged. It’s easy to imagine Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar breaking off a courtship if one of their daughters takes things too far with a guy before her wedding day, but they didn’t send Josh Duggar packing after he reportedly molested his sisters.
Jessa, Jana, Jill, and Jinger Duggar published a book titled Growing Up Duggar that explains some of the Duggar family’s strict courtship rules and thoughts on modesty. In one passage, the girls talk about how they view their bodies.
“We do not dress modestly because we are ashamed of the body God has given us; quite the contrary. We realize that our body is a special gift from God and that He intends for it to be shared only with our future husband.”
Hopefully none of the girls felt like they let God down after what Josh Duggar allegedly did to them.
The Duggar girls are even expected to protect their brothers from having impure thoughts by shouting out the special code word “Nike” anytime they see a girl wearing something revealing.
“That’s a signal to the boys, and even to Dad, that they should nonchalantly drop their eyes and look down at their shoes as we walk past her… It’s meant to help keep the guys’ eyes from seeing things they shouldn’t be seeing.”
In Growing Up Duggar, Jessa Duggar and her sisters shared another revelation about their family rules that may offer some insight into how Josh Duggar’s behavior was handled. According to PennLive, the Duggar daughters revealed that they’re actually discouraged from going to their parents whenever a sibling wrongs them. Instead, they’re expected to find a solution to their problem without parental help. Perhaps the girls were reluctant to tell their parents about what Josh reportedly did because of this expectation.
Do you think some of the old comments made by Jessa Duggar and her sisters seem sadder and more disturbing now that you know about Josh Duggar’s alleged dark past?
[Image credit: Jessa Duggar/Instagram]