The Duggar family had a happy summer weekend with the wedding of their fifth daughter Joy Anna to her childhood friend Austin Forsyth on Friday 26 May. The family made the official announcement through their official blog post, sent out exclusive images on People followed by adorable congratulatory messages from the new bride's siblings on their website.
However, fans believe Jim Bob and Michelle have ignored Josh and Anna by not having their wishes on their family blog site. The family's parody fan page has posted a series of images from the surprise wedding, including the screenshots of the videos uploaded on the Duggar website featuring Jessa and Ben Seewald, Jill and Derick Dillards, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo and the younger siblings.
"No congrats from Josh & Anna and the kids? They are still part of the family. It would be nice to see them once in awhile," a fan of the Duggar family commented on the post. Another speculated that Forsyth may not appreciate a guest at his wedding who, in the past, has molested Joy. Also, the infamous family may lose sponsorship if he appears on the show.
"I can't imagine that Joy's new husband would be all that keen on getting well wishes from the older brother who used to molest her. I'm not being hateful, just stating facts. Josh is kept put of the spotlight because they could lose all sponsorship and their show if he reappears."
However, the disgraced Josh Duggar, his pregnant wife Anna and their four children were nowhere to be seen in the wedding videos. "I am bummed that there is no Josh and Anna congrats video," one fan noted.
Josh Duggar has been at the receiving end of public ire since the sexual molestation cases and Ashley Madison cheating scandal surfaced in 2015.
Soon after the incident, TLC cancelled the evangelical Christian family's show 19 Kids and Counting. But it later aired a spin-off focusing on the lives of the Duggar daughters. In the previous season, the network aired a special episode featuring Jinger's lavish wedding but cleverly edited Josh by using sun glares.
However, this time the wedding ceremony was a low key affair and the pictures of the event posted on the parody Facebook page do not have a single image of the pregnant Anna and her husband. "I wonder if Josh will be hidden from Joy's wedding episode like he was for Jinger's," another user commented.
One fan also remembered Anna's subtle return to social media to 'like' a sad quote. "Anna made a very rare Twitter appearance, almost never occurs and tweeted congrats," added another.