These days, Amy Rachelle King is a grown woman with a like-minded husband and her own life.
But for years, she was the “infamous” Duggar cousin.
To the real world, she was a normal and even conservative teen. To her cult-adhering relatives, she seemed an out-of-control pariah. Worldly and other.
But Amy had to follow some of Jim Bob’s ludicrous rules. And she’s calling him out over what he put her through.
Sometimes, navigating adult life means remembering bizarre injustices from your childhood that are only more perplexing and distressing as an adult.
People can grow up to understand why their parents had a rule that seemed unfair at the time. But sometimes, you reach a certain age and go “wow, that was way out of line” about a particular memory of house rule.
Given her experiences with the Duggars and their abusive cult, Amy has no shortage of these moments. And sometimes, she shares these memories with followers.
She recently took to TikTok to share an image of her face, edited into the back seat window of a police car.
“Me getting in trouble for wearing a tank top,” she captioned the pic.
Amy’s caption continued: “When it was 110+ degrees at the ‘big house.’”
“But I don’t live under man-made laws,” Amy then remarked during the TikTok video.
“And,” she then affirmed, “that’s total nonsense.”
Good for her!
The Duggar family’s toxic and misogynistic rules are mostly infamous for being sexist, unfair, and rooted in rape culture.
But we can also acknowledge that they’re just plain uncomfortable.
Especially in searing Arkansas heat.
Many of the replies that Amy received echoed the sort of mockery that people give to similarly absurd school dress codes.
Simply put: it is ridiculous that anyone should have to cover up their shoulder. This is true at home and at school.
Yes, people can have very attractive shoulders. People can also have attractive jawlines, cute noses, or photogenic hands. That is no reason to fear these body parts.
And other commenters speculated that perhaps Amy is itching for a fight.
Certainly, she seems eager to speak out against Jim Bob — at least, where her infamous NDA allows.
Perhaps by “vaguely” discussing these moments, while not revealing any new information, she is able to safely vent.