Taking to Twitter on Monday, the 69-year-old music legend didn't hold back sharing how she really felt about the 19 Kids and Counting scandal. "Josh Duggar resigned from an anti-gay 'family' group due to molestation allegations," she tweeted. "Kids, is there anything more delicious than irony?"
Josh Duggar resigned from an anti-gay "family" group due to molestation allegations. Kids, is there anything more delicious than irony?— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 26, 2015
Prior to Midler weighing in on the alleged sexual abuse claims, TV personality Montel Williams slammed the Duggars while Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee threw his support behind the family.
"Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh's actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn't mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities," the 59-year-old Republican politician wrote on Facebook this past Friday. "No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things."
Williams did not subscribe to this point of view, and instead went on a Twitter tirade attacking the Duggars. "Sorry, Josh Duggar is a bigot, slimebag," he tweeted. "Whole family is, and FRC is a scam. Yup, Gay people are the danger to kids? NOPE, JOSH DUGGAR IS."
The 58-year-old former talk-show host then went after Josh's father, Jim Bob Duggar, on Tuesday, writing: "Funny how #JimBobDuggar ran for Senate saying incest shld get death penalty? Anything about these people not fake and hypocritical?"
Funny how #JimBobDuggar ran for Senate saying incest shld get death penalty? Anything about these people not fake and hypocritical?— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 27, 2015
Jessa Duggar's father-in-law, Michael Seewald, also commented on the allegations, telling Josh to "hang in there."
"I want to say that the Seewald family stands with the Duggar family in solidarity. We stand with the unnamed victims of these incidents," he wrote. "Our thoughts and prayers are for you. I want to say to Josh, hang in there, the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place. Rest in his forgiveness and grace. Remember that he gives you his righteousness as a covering for your shame."