JEREMY Vuolo tweeted an "insensitive" drowning joke about the Duggar family matriarch on Twitter that he has since apologized for.
The 32-year-old was slammed on Twitter for joking about the death of grandma Mary Duggar, who accidentally drowned last June.
Here is more on the former professional athlete and his joke gone wrong.
Who are Jeremy Vuolo and Jinger Duggar?
Vuolo, 32, is a former Major League Soccer player turned reality TV star.
In 2016, he married Jinger Duggar, 26, one of 19 Duggar children who star on the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting.
Duggar is the fourth daughter of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar.
The couple now appears in a spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting called Counting On.
What was the joke Jeremy made?
Vuolo shared a video clip of a dog using its mouth to rescue a grasshopper from drowning in pool.
“Would you rather: a) Drown in a swimming pool; or b) Be crushed by the jaws and teeth of a massive dog-like creature that is 4000x bigger than you. I know, it’s a tough one,” Vuolo wrote.
Duggar family fans blasted him for his insensitive post, which he swiftly deleted – but not before eagle-eyed Reddit users captured a screen grab.
Vuolo soon realized that Mary Duggar had died at age 78 last year after apparently falling accidentally into the swimming pool at her home in Arkansas.
Vuolo tweeted an apology to his wife and her family.
“Yesterday, I retweeted a nature video & made a comment about a grasshopper drowning in a pool. I was not thinking about what happened last Summer and, as soon as I realized how insensitive it was, I took it down,” Vuolo tweeted.
“I asked my wife & in-laws to forgive me & I hope you will, as well!”
What did Jinger Duggar say?
Duggar has not said anything publicly about her husband’s tweet or request for forgiveness.
She mourned the death of Grandma Duggar on June 9, 2019, and the family released a statement on the death and thanked fans for their support.
“Grandma Duggar has had two strokes over the last year and some other medical issues and it’s our understanding that Grandma Duggar had slipped and fallen and passed by the time her daughter found her in the pool,” a representative for the Duggars told Us Weekly at the time.
How many kids do they have?
Vuolo and Duggar have one child, Felicity Nicole Vuolo, who is 2 years old.
The couple are expecting a second child, after Duggar suffered a miscarriage.
What is Counting On?
Counting On is an American reality TV show that debuted in December 2015 and airs on the cable channel TLC.
It stars the Duggar family including Jinger Duggar, Jessa Seewald and Joy-Anna Forsyth and their 16 siblings.
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