JED Duggar has received backlash over a remark he made towards his wife, Katey, while she was in labor.
The controversial comments were made during a home video documenting their son’s arrival.
Jed came under fire after he pointed out the mom-to-be’s eating habits while in their hospital room.
In the clip, Katey opened up to her husband about how excited she was to be having a baby.
Jed – who was filming his wife’s reaction – grabbed her hand, encouraging her to show off her manicured nails.
“Show us the nails; [she] just got her nails done,” Jed tells the camera while flashing her polished white fingertips at the lens.
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A voice could then be heard in the background, detailing the day’s mealtimes as Katey beamed with excitement.
“You’re all about the food,” Jed told her as she explained the menu.
“They give you, like, a whole menu, and then you can order whatever you want,” she said.
Jed giggled at his wife’s explanation, responding: “If anybody knows Katey, she’s all about food,” he said while pinching her cheek.
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“No matter what’s going on,” he added, to which she replied: “An important part of life.”
Fans, however, weren’t amused by the Counting On alum’s commentary, as they became a topic of discussion in a Reddit thread.
One user posted a screenshot from the scene, bashing the TV star in the caption: “‘If anyone knows Katy, she’s AAAALLLLL about the food’ he says whilst pinching on her cheek.
“Who says that to their pregnant wife, in the process of having said child.”
Critics united in the comments as another person wrote: “This bothers me so much. That cheek pinch doesn’t make it any better.”
A third person agreed, replying: “Right. That is such a condescending and patronizing gesture.”
And a fourth fan had similar thoughts, adding: “He also pats her head, as if she’s a dog. Definitely sees her as less than. Disgusting.”
The video did not highlight some of Jed’s finest moments, as he was previously mocked for not knowing how to tell time.
The part in question occurred while the couple discussed their doctor’s plans for inducing labor.
Jed focused the camera on his wife before panning towards the clock hanging on the wall.
“Right now, the time is – somebody read that clock for me,” the father-of-one said as he struggled to read the time.
Katey came to his rescue, reciting the time to be 9:25pm.
Jed then told viewers, “I could do it; it would just take me a couple of seconds extra,” as Katey laughed at her husband’s admission.
Reddit users mocked the 23-year-old for “not knowing how to read a clock,” calling the mishap “embarrassing.”
Another fan agreed, commenting: “This is a pretty basic skill to be missing.”
A third person echoed the statement, adding: “Literally. Imagine being a father and having to ask someone to tell you the time. Also even if no one taught you, surely you’d learn on your own. If 6-year-olds can figure it out it’s obviously not that hard.”
And a fourth referenced the entire Duggar clan, who obtained their education through homeschooling, writing: “Several of them have shown difficulty reading analog clocks. I’m willing to bet that wasn’t a big part of their curriculum.”
The Counting On alums announced they were expecting their first baby together in September 2021.
On Monday, the proud parents took to social media to share their little boy with the world with an adorable Instagram photo of the youngster in the hospital.
They revealed the name of their only child in the caption: “He’s here! We love you so much, baby True!
“Truett Oliver Duggar
Born Monday, May 2
8 lb 5 oz
Jed and Katey revealed the meaning behind the unusual moniker as well, writing: “Truett: ‘warrior for Christ’