Jessa Duggar has been slammed by fans for supporting her brother Josh Duggar, who was exposed in the recent Ashley Madison hack. The former 19 Kids and Counting star shared a passage from the Bible that seeks "forgiveness".
"If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness," the passage she shared read.
However, the Instagram post by the pregnant former reality TV star did not go down well with fans, who advised the 22-year-old to offer counselling to her "troubled brother" instead.
"I have always loved your family, and still do," one user commented on the post and added: "But asking for forgiveness after being caught doesn't count. Your brother needs some serious help, and I hope that Anna has taken the kids and left him. Maybe things can be worked out later but for now she needs to think of herself and her children."
Another fan stressed that Jessa should have not sided with Josh and instead should have supported her sister-in-law Anna.
"Jessa is publicly supporting her BROTHER here, when she should be supporting her sister in law & nieces & nephews," the user commented.
Apart from fans, Anna's older brother, Daniel Keller also slammed the Duggar daughter on Facebook for preaching forgiveness and publicly took a dig at Josh.
"You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat," Keller wrote. "...Confessing and getting caught are two different things."
He also mentioned that his sister was not planning to leave her husband and was standing by him even after the hack revealed that the oldest Duggar son had an account on the cheating website.
"I told her I would go get her and let her and her children stay w me. She said she's staying where she's at. But I won't stop trying to get that pig out of our family. ... I have been thinking of her and sick to my stomach for her for last few days," he wrote about his younger sister and her four children.