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Two TLC television shows have come to a head this week after Derick Dillard from “Counting On” published a tweet criticizing “I Am Jazz.”

The 28-year-old father of two wrote that “I Am Jazz” was a reality show “which follows non-reality” and argued that being transgender goes against Christian theology.

The tweet struck a nerve with “I Am Jazz” fans and sparked a conversation about the definition of being transgender.

At the time of this writing, the tweet had received more than 790 comments, some of which were in support of Dillard’s position.

When Dillard first started receiving criticism, he clarified that he was more upset by the language TLC was using to promote the show — then used the pronoun “him” to address Jazz.

For those who don’t follow TLC closely, “I Am Jazz” is a television series that follows the life of a transgender teen in South Florida who was diagnosed with gender dysphoria at the age of 4.

Jazz prefers to be addressed as a woman. She has argued on the show that a person should be able to decide on his or her own pronoun.

Counting On” chronicles the lives of the oldest children in the Duggar family. The Duggars were originally featured in a TLC show called “19 Kids and Counting” before the show was canceled.

The Duggars are a notoriously conservative independent Baptist family with 19 children based in Arkansas. Family members don’t use birth control, and they promote dressing conservatively.

The Duggar family has not publicly announced a position on transgender rights.

But according to the Los Angeles Times, mom Michelle Duggar advocated against an ordinance that would allow transgender people to use the public bathrooms they identify with rather than their assigned sex at birth.

In 2014, Michelle sent out a robocall that stated:

“I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.”

Additionally, this isn’t the first time Derick has voiced his opinion on transgender issues.

In contrast, Jazz told Cosmopolitan that she uses the girl’s bathroom at her school and wherever it is appropriate:

“I don’t understand why they don’t understand: It’s just a bathroom. We should be able to use the bathroom. This isn’t a bathroom issue. It’s about equal rights.”

Here Jazz is pictured at Target:

According to the Human Rights Campaign, an estimated 700,000 transgender people live in the U.S. The National Conference of State Legislators reports that North Carolina is the only state to have passed a law to restrict transgender people from access to public bathrooms. It has since been repealed.

The original TLC tweet Derick criticized was promoting a new episode of “I Am Jazz,” which aired on Aug. 2. During the new episode, Jazz had to decide whether to be interviewed by conservative commentator Tomi Lahren.

On tonight's #IAmJazz, our girl weighs a MAJOR decision. Catch it all tonight at 9/8c!

Posted by I Am Jazz on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Neither Jazz nor TLC have released a statement to address Dillard’s tweet. But many people on Twitter are calling for the network to cut ties with the Duggar family.

https://twitter.com/_Khaleesi_khal/status/892978274518937600

A new season of “Counting On” is scheduled to begin on Aug. 23.

While the network has yet to make a position, it is evident that the Dillard tweet has struck up a conversation among TLC viewers.

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