Josh Duggar’s cousin, Amy Duggar King, is issuing a grave warning to parents about the dangers of child pornography. According to Amy, who appeared on the Duggar’s reality show, “Counting On” several times, she’s now “more aware” than ever about the issue.
The revelation comes amidst Josh Duggar’s arrest on charges of possession of child pornography. On Wednesday, she sent out a crucial warning to parents after she posted and then deleted a shirtless photo of her 2-year-old son. She later posted a censored version of the same image after coming to the realization that “someone can use anything for evil.”
After sharing the image of her son, which shows the toddler enjoying a nice pool day, Amy said, “I thought to myself, ‘is that too much skin? He’s just shirtless.'”
However, she later came to a conclusion that “you never know who is seeing this picture and what they are thinking,” which led her to share a censored version of the image with her son’s chest covered with a blue heart emoji.
Amy, who has taken steps to distance herself from her family, said she is “going to be extra careful and protect him,” something she encouraged her fellow parents to take the same steps.
“I encourage all parents to be very careful on what we post from now on,” she wrote. “I now have a new set of eyes, and I’m more aware of how someone can use anything for evil. It’s the sad truth, but something worth sharing for sure.”
Josh Duggar’s Cousin Weighs In on Recent Controversey
Amy also did not mention her cousin, Josh Duggar. Her post comes two months after authorities arrested Duggar on charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. After the news broke, prosecutors revealed Duggar had more than 200 pornographic images of children on his computer. However, his cousin has been outspoken about the arrest.
Speaking on the matter, during an interview on “Today,” she said, “I will just say that whatever you do in the darkness comes out in the light. If you’re going to look at such disgusting and sickening images, justice has to be served.”
Duggar recently pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is currently staying in Elkins, Arkansas. He’s also not allowed to stay with his wife and children due to the nature of the charges. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in jail and up to $250,000 in fines on each of the two counts. As a result, he could face a total of 40 years in prison.
Additionally, the scandal also led to TLC’s decision to cancel “Counting On” after a decade on the air. The network explained the decision in a statement: “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”