Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar were earning big bucks as contributing members of the Duggar media empire.
But Derick’s big mouth and bigoted world views have left the Dillards in dire straits — and it seems the man of the house has resorted to desperate measures to keep the food on the table.
Specifically, he’s now bringing food directly to other people’s tables thanks to his new gig as a delivery driver for Grubhub.
Derick posted the photo below on Instagram, seemingly in an effort to address a widespread rumor that he’s fallen on hard times.
“This is how I get date ideas! #food #letsdothis #studybreak How do you make extra cash?” he captioned the pic.
“Would love to hear in the comments below #daveramsey #millenialsmakinmoney #daveramseybabysteps”
To be clear, there’s absolutely no shame in delivering food, driving for Uber, or lining your pockets by any means necessary.
But Derick’s situation is funny for a number of reasons that are very specific to his situation:
1. He and his wife previously enjoyed cushy, six-figure gigs starring on Counting On, but Derick got fired for bullying transgender teen Jazz Jennings.
Shortly thereafter, Jill quit the show in a gesture of solidarity. Bad move.
2. The Duggars believe material wealth is a reflection of God’s favor.
Jim Bob teaches his kids that wealth is bestowed upon those who have pleased the Lord — by that logic, Der must have really pissed off the big man upstairs.
Maybe it was all the bullying of at-risk teens. Who knows? Mysterious ways, and so forth …
3. Since Derick is in law school full-time — which is a rather time-consuming endeavor — the Dillards would benefit greatly from a second income.
Unfortunately, the Duggar rules for life prohibit married women from working.
And even if they didn’t, Derick would likely find watching the kids by himself for a few hours to be an excruciatingly emasculating experience.
This is the level of insecurity that drives grown men to bully teens on the internet.
Anyway, we’re not the only ones having a little fun roasting Der’s new gig, as the dude is currently being dragged in his own comments section.
“Or maybe your wife could work,” one fan helpfully pointed out.
Many others noted that Derick doesn’t appear to be putting his accounting degree to good use:
“Hard to comprehend why a certified accountant is delivering. Grub Hub drivers don’t make much,” stated one follower.
Some noticed that Dillard didn’t snap his pic in the cleanliest room in the house:
“I don’t think I’d feel comfortable ordering if I knew the bags had spent time in a bathroom,” a user wrote.
“I’m sure Jill could have snapped this picture without causing a possible health code violation.”
And many just asked the same simple question:
Derick, if you had a job all this time, why didn’t you respond to all the critics who gave you flak for being unemployed?
“I try not to respond to ‘haters’ who don’t know what they’re talking about,” Dillard replied.
“I’ve had multiple jobs while in law school (most recently with the Arkansas Attorney General’s office), but I don’t believe people should post their whole life on social media and/or make assumptions based on a false belief that others post about their whole life.”
From there, Derick launched into flat-out BS mode and tried to convince everyone that he’s really just a “private” person:
“I personally don’t post about most stuff going on in life because much of it is private and I wouldn’t share it on social media, even if some might make patently false accusations. Hope this helps.”
Well, it helps remind us how full of it you are.
Is that what you were going for?