Former Counting On stars Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo are being called out for blatantly promoting harmful stereotypes. The couple’s latest project has left fans concerned. Keep reading for all of the details.
As TV Shows Ace reported, Jinger and Jeremy’s new children’s book hit the shelves on Tuesday. They previously revealed to fans that they had written a book and that it was available for pre-order.
The book is titled You Can Shine So Bright! Talking about the book, Jinger said, “We want young kids, like our two little girls Felicity and Evy Jo, to know that they have been created by God with a special purpose!”
Below, you can see the announcement post that Jinger shared on Tuesday.
Though some fans are very excited to read this picture book from Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo, others have discovered a few issues with the story and its illustrations.
Jinger & Jeremy Vuolo Blatantly Promote Harmful Stereotypes
Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball picked up a copy of Jinger and Jeremy’s new book. After reading You Can Shine So Bright, she pointed out many of the book’s flaws. In an Instagram post, Katie noted:
“A lesson on Self Control also feels less inclusive. A Black girl wanting to steal a balloon and disobey the rules. Given the socio-political environment for BIPOC this lesson felt tone-deaf.”
Then, she added, “White children are used to exemplify positive traits goodness & faithfulness. Additionally, white children are also the ones to be kind, play or share with a Black girl, an Asian boy, and a boy with a disability.”
Katie Joy points out that Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo’s book is not a good one to purchase if parents want to promote diversity or teach their children about all different types of people.
It sounds like this all could have been avoided by switching some of the children’s roles in the book to show that all types of children can have these positive traits.
Because these things appear multiple times throughout the book, it sounds like Katie doesn’t think it’s a coincidence. You can see the illustrations in question here.
So, does it shock you that Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo’s book seems to promote harmful stereotypes? Will you be buying this book? Sound off in the comments section below and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Duggar family.