The Duggar women—stars of TLC's extreme-breeding reality series, 19 Kids and Counting—will evidently be featured in People magazine's annual roundup of the world's most beautiful humans (here's a video showing the Duggar gals getting all tarted up for their photo shoot). I hope the magazine puts their photo next to Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox, who's also an honoree, so that readers can contrast the Duggars with an example of inner and outer beauty.
Plus, I imagine it would rankle the Duggars since Cox happens to be transgender, and the Duggars are religious fundamentalists who have made no secret of their opposition to LGBT rights. Last year, when the city council in Fayetteville, Arkansas—which is a town or two over from Duggar HQ in Tontitown—was considering an anti-discrimination ordinance designed to ban unequal treatment based on sexual orientation or gender in matters pertaining to housing, employment, and public accommodation, the family matriarch, Michelle, recorded a fear-mongering robocall warning voters that the ordinance, which was approved and then repealed in a referendum, would "allow men—yes, I said men—to use women's and girls' restrooms, locker rooms, showers, and other areas that are designated for females only."
As if anybody wants to peek at Michelle Duggar while she hitches up her floor-length denim skirt to take a tinkle. Give me a break. The only reason I'd follow her into a bathroom is to chop off some of that heavy, lank, under-conditioned hair. Please show me in the Bible where it says, Thou shalt let they hair resemble a large thicket of seaweed, and lo, thy bangs shall remain voluminous and crunchy with product, forever and ever, world without end.
I guess I feel strongly about it because I, too, am from Arkansas, and the Duggars, more than anybody else who's currently famous, make me feel ashamed of my home state—which takes some doing; after all, we're talking about a place that produced Mike Huckabee.