Amy Duggar reveals toy kids were ‘banned’ from playing with & accuses controversial family of being like a ‘cult’

The Sun, UKK/January 8, 2023

By Darian Lusk

AMY Duggar has claimed her family of Counting On fame - more formerly 19 Kids and Counting - was not allowed to have an innocuous toy growing up.

She said Cabbage Patch dolls were deemed "demons" in a scathing new TikTok while using the word "cult."

Amy, 36, wrote over her video of a Cabbage Patch Kids doll: "The IBLP teach some questionable practices. Including this weird idea.

"Back when Cabbage Patch dolls were popular it was a rule you couldn't bring one home.

"Bc they were filled with demons. No joke. They were considered very sinful. Dolls."

She captioned the shocking upload: "Let's try this again...this is what people in the IBLP still believe. I will speak truth about how I feel about this cult."


"I grew up in a strict Christian household too," one fan replied. "My dad threw out all our Disney movies."

"What's IBLP?" asked another.

IBLP is a non-denominational Christian organization that serves as an umbrella organization for several ministries.

The IBLP, which has been described as a cult per the New York Post was established by American Christian minister, Bill Gothard.

The Counting On family has "attended and promoted IBLP events on and off camera," per NBC.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are regular speakers at its conferences and have said Gothard’s teachings "changed our lives" per the outlet.

Modest clothing and limited influences from the outside world are part of the group's teachings.

Posting to TikTok on Thursday, Amy shared a video of herself looking pensively out of the car window.

“Realizing you can’t please everyone even when you have kind and genuine intentions,” she captioned the post.

“I’ll always be compared to other family members.

“I’ll always be attacked just because of my maiden name and there’s nothing I can do to change that.

“These are the lows of being a part of reality TV.

“For those that do support and see my heart, thank you,” she concluded.

Amy, who boasts 106k followers on TikTok, has previously used the platform to hit out at the Duggars.

Her bio on TikTok reads: “The ‘crazy’ Duggar cousin turned out to be… normal.”

In particular, Amy has criticized Anna for standing by her husband Josh Duggar, who is serving 12 years in prison for child pornography crimes.

“He deserves to be locked up. He deserves to be away from your kids, and you deserve better,” she raged in a TikTok rant after his sentencing in May.

Apart from Jill, who has also distanced herself from the family, Amy is no longer in contact with the other Duggar siblings following Josh’s scandal.

“This family always seemed perfect and they're not and they're hiding things,” Amy raged in an exclusive interview with The U.S. Sun last year.

"That's not something I want to be a part of. That's not healthy. That's not anything I need to be known for or around."


Amy has revealed she was considered the “wild child” growing up for wearing jeans, which Jim Bob and Michelle forbid their children to do.

"I was extremely known as the black sheep. They would never say black sheep, but I was like the wild cousin,” she told The U.S. Sun.

Amy continued that while her style and interests made her a “normal, regular person,” she was cast as the “bad, wild girl” by the fundamentalist Christian family.

Since Counting On was canceled in 2020, Amy has been focussing on her online clothing store Thirty1Thirty.

She shares a three-year-old son Dax with her husband Dilion King.

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