Joy-Anna Duggar ripped for giving daughter Evelyn KITTENS for first birthday as fans say they’re ‘scared’ for the pets
COUNT ON Star Joy-Anna Duggar celebrated her daughter Evelyn’s first birthday by giving her a few kittens.
Fans slammed Joy-Anna and her husband Austin Forsyth for giving a 1-year-old a birthday pet instead of a stuffed animal or toy and said they were “afraid” for the cats.
Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth celebrated their daughter Evelyn’s first birthday with a family partyPhoto credit: Instagram
The parents received the 1-year-old kitten as a presentPhoto credit: Instagram
Evelyn turned one in August, and her mother shared a gallery of adorable photos from the party she had recently thrown for the little one, including cake eating and snaps holding kittens
The mother of two, who shares three-year-old son Gideon with husband Austin, wrote: “Evelyn’s Smash Cake Party was a success !!”
“We finally got to celebrate her first birthday with the rest of the family and it was so much fun!
“Swipe to see Evelyn’s reaction to her gift from Austin and me! She is in love! 🐈💝 “
The present her parents got her was a shoebox that opened to reveal two little kittens.
Evelyn reached out excitedly while Gideon picked up the other before everyone began to take turns petting and cooing.
Counting On fans on Reddit slammed the parents for having a pet for such a young child and realized how concerned they are for the animal’s welfare.
One wrote, “A kitten for a ONE YEAR OLD ?! They are either the most clueless people on this planet or Joy wanted a [cat] and used that [was] an excuse to get one. “
A second said, “Why does a toddler / baby get a kitten for a birthday?
“Give the kid some toys! This cat will disappear just like your dog. “
Another angry fan commented, “The fact that the baby grabbed the kitten so roughly and Joy or Austin didn’t do anything about it … Joy and Austin are by far the dumbest and most negligent parents ever.”
Counting On alum Joy-Anna recently returned to social media after a brief hiatus and was quick to defy her parents’ strict rules.
She turned around ignoring her parents Jim Bob and Michelle’s strict dress code by wearing a skin-tight black skirt during a trip to Nashville.
Joy-Anna, who recently dyed her hair “for the first time”, showed some skin when she posed with her friend Carlin Bates, who she flew over for a “spontaneous” short vacation.
The mother of two also wore some short shorts on the golf course with Austin when she returned to social media after a break.
The women of the controversial family are asked not to show arms or legs or to wear revealing styles.
Aside from Joy-Anna, her sister Jill has openly spoken out in favor of breaking the rules of her family.
The 30-year-old recently wore a short blue dress that rested over her knees as she met other reality TV stars, Little People, Big World’s Jeremy and Audrey Roloff.
Counting On fans hit the reality stars for getting their toddler catsPhoto credit: Instagram
They said the parents were “clueless” and should only have been given Evelyn cuddly toys or toysPhoto credit: Instagram
The couple also share 3-year-old son GideonPhoto credit: Instagram / Joy-Anna Duggar
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