For Jessa Duggar, getting her hair cut was such a big deal that she decided to name her bangs. The moniker she chose for her fringe wasn’t nearly as unusual as Spurgeon, which is what she and husband Ben Seewald decided to name their firstborn son. However, Jessa Duggar’s hair does share its name with a drug that Miley Cyrus loves to sing about.
A Jill & Jessa: Counting On webisode was recently posted on the show’s Facebook page, and it’s all about Jessa Duggar’s hair. In the video, Jessa complains about her bangs poking her in the eye, prompting older sister Jana to swoop in to save the day by fixing them. Jessa talks about how having bangs is “challenging,” and she reveals that she has nicknamed her frustrating new fringe “Molly.”
“That way, you know, it’s kind of encoded,” Jessa says. “If I’m ever out, I can just be like, ‘How’s Molly?’ And they can be like, ‘Well, she’s doing okay,’ or, you know, ‘She’s having a rough day. She needs a little help.'”
Jessa Duggar doesn’t explain why she feels the need to speak in secret code when asking her family members how her hair looks, and she also doesn’t explain why she chose the name Molly for her new ‘do. However, one Facebook commenter has a theory.
“Molly?…I’m assuming after the ecstasy she must be feeling after leaving her parents control,” Aubrey Blake wrote on the Jill & Jessa: Counting On Facebook page.
As Fox News reports, “Molly” is slang for the pure form of ecstasy that pop star Miley Cyrus sings the praises of in “Ain’t Worried About Nothin'” and “We Can’t Stop.” Miley admitted to using the illegal substance during an interview with Rolling Stone.
“Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And molly, too. Those are happy drugs – social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom. I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like what are you, from the Nineties? Ew.”
Like Jessa Duggar, Miley Cyrus also grew up on TV. However, many longtime fans of the Duggar family might find it hard to believe that Jessa has any clue who Miley is or what Molly is. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar told the Huffington Post that Jessa and her 18 siblings were not allowed to watch broadcast or cable TV while they were growing up, so it’s highly unlikely that Jessa ever saw an episode of Hannah Montana. The Duggar kids were only allowed to watch DVDs that their parents approved of, like old episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
Jessa Duggar told People that she and her husband only listen to Christian music, so Jessa probably hasn’t ever belted out “Wrecking Ball” while using her hairbrush as a pretend microphone. However, she might have some idea of who Miley Cyrus is. During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Jessa was asked if she’s ever heard a Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber song.
“I’m sure we have at one point or another, but it’s not something we have on our personal playlist,” Jessa said.
There’s no word on how Jessa Duggar feels about Miley Cyrus’ blonde pixie cut, but it’s highly unlikely that the bang-hating reality show star will ever try out the “SMS (Bangerz)” singer’s hairstyle anytime soon. As Kinja reports, the Duggar girls all wear their hair long because this is the preferred style of Bill Gothard, the disgraced former leader of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP).
The IBLP is the fundamentalist Christian organization where the Duggars get all of their rules about courtship, music, TV, hair, and homeschooling. However, Jessa Duggar’s parents don’t support the ministry as vocally as they used to, which might have something to do with Bill Gothard’s downfall. According to the Washington Post, the IBLP founder resigned from his position as president of the organization after more than 30 women accused him of sexual abuse. He and members of the IBLP board of directors are currently being sued for covering up and enabling sexual harassment and abuse.
Jessa Duggar and her sisters don’t mention Gothard’s love of long hair in their book, Growing Up Duggar, but they do reference the Bible verse that Gothard likely used to justify his order that all women wear their hair long.
“Our hairstyle is our choice and we choose longer hair based on our understanding of 1 Corinthians 11:14-15…while it is a shame for a man to have long hair, a woman’s hair is her glory,” the Duggar daughters wrote, according to E! News.
Apparently, it’s not “a shame” for a woman to have bangs.
What do you think of Jessa Duggar naming her bangs? Are the Duggar girls a bit too obsessed with their “crowning glory?”
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