If you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, then you know that Jana Duggar plays a unique role in her family.
Sources say Jana is exhausted from a lifetime of helping to raise her many, many siblings, and it’s not hard to see why.
TLC cameras often capture Jana performing thankless tasks while her younger brothers and sisters are free to live the worry-free lives of typical children and young adults (except without any sinful behavior like hand-holding, naturally).
Of course, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are very conscious of the way they’re portrayed in the media, and they can’t be pleased by the various “free Jana” campaigns that have sprung up online.
So, perhaps it’s for that reason that Jana was carefully and completely edited out of a recent episode of 19 Kids:
In 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 16, Anna and Josh Duggar took a trip with their three children and described it as their first vacation without other family members pitching in to help with the kids.
What viewers didn’t see is that Anna and Josh were joined by Jana, who was, of course, tasked with helping to care for the her niece and nephews.
It was only after fans of the show noticed that Jana appeared in photos taken during the road trip that a source close to the series finally admitted Jana’s scenes had been cut from the episode:
“The producers wanted to showcase they way Josh and Anna interact with their kids,” the insider tells OK! magazine.
Yeesh. As though it wasn’t bad enough that she’s forced to constantly care for an ever-expanding brood, now TLC is attempting to hide Jana’s labors from viewers?
Hopefully those rumors about Jana and Tim Tebow are true. This girl needs to break out on her own and start breeding some disappointing quarterbacks.
Jana Duggar: Edited Out of 19 Kids and Counting?!