Why Jill and Derick Dillard are being criticized for dressing up for Halloween

The Duggar family is no stranger to controversy. The latest criticism is directed towards Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard, who you might remember as the man who was booted from Counting On after transphobic comments he made were brought to light.

Now the public is upset because the couple is breaking Duggar family tradition with their kids by celebrating Halloween. According to The Blast, the Duggars don't celebrate the holiday for religious reasons, but that didn't stop Jill and Derick and their kids from dressing up for Halloween this year.

Did Jill Duggar go trick or treating with her kids?

To be fair, it doesn't appear that the Dillards were celebrating Halloween in the traditional sense by trick or treating and passing out candy. Instead, they went out to Sonic, Chipotle, and Krispy Kreme in their costumes. In an Instagram post, Jill Duggar wrote, "We had a blast. We enjoyed dressing up this evening and going out for some family fall fun and Halloween freebies & deals!" 

The mom of two revealed that they got 50 cent corn dogs at Sonic, $4 "booritos" at Chipotle with free guacamole, and free donuts at Krispy Kreme.

Fans weren't happy with the Dillards

Fans took to the comments of the Instagram post to criticize Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard and their family. While some of the fans appeared to be upset that members of the Duggar family seemingly celebrated Halloween, others were angry about the hypocrisy in dressing up but not going trick or treating. 

"So why is it ok to dress up for Halloween to get freebies but not ok to trick or treat??" wrote one person in the comments, while another said "Christians don't celebrate Halloween. Why give Satan the honor?"

The Dillards have not responded to the backlash.