As the wife of the disgraced Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar has suffered considerably over the years.
But there’s some disagreement among fans as to whether or not Anna is deserving of anyone’s sympathy.
Some say Anna married a known child molester, proceeded to welcome five children with him, and is therefore complicit in creating a very dangerous situation.
Others point to the fact that Josh cheated on Anna and argue that she’s been kept in the dark about the majority of her husband’s nefarious behavior.
Whatever the case, the mother of five remains a controversial figure — but this week’s mini-scandal has nothing to do with her marriage.
Anna posted the above photo to Instagram this week with a caption reading:
“The little Aunts ‘helped’ Meredith with some makeup for a girl’s fun day! #littleduggars”
So we assume that some of Josh’s youngest sisters applied the 3-year-old’s makeup.
We also assume a Counting On spinoff entitled Little Duggars is headed our way, but we prefer not to think about that at the moment.
As is often the case with this sort of situation, the whole thing seems innocent enough at first glance.
And indeed, several members of Josh and Anna’s inner circle seemed to get a kick out of the pic.
“Haha little attitude!” Jill Duggar commented.
“A true ‘threenager,'” wrote longtime family friend (and possible girlfriend of Jana Duggar) Laura DeMasie.
Josiah Duggar’s wife, Lauren Swanson, who suffered a miscarriage in October, also chimed in commenting, “So cute! Love that kid!”
Anna replied to Lauren’s comment, writing:
“Love you Lauren! We are so blessed to have you in our family!”
So it sounds like the post was pretty well-received, right?
Well, unfortunately for Anna, there were quite a few naysayers in the comments, as well.
For the most part, they were people who don’t seem to have any problem with young girls wearing makeup around the house as a joke.
But they do have a problem with the hypocrisy they feel is on display here.
“Ugh!! Seriously should not be putting makeup on your toddlers!” wrote one follower.
“I agree with the comment above about Josh the molester! I can only imagine what he does to his own children while alone with them. Seriously how can you not have divorced this criminal and rapist Anna?!?”
Normally, we’d encourage that person to lighten up.
But the fact remains that Anna is married to a man who probably shouldn’t be allowed around children.