Josh Duggar has had a difficult time making it back into the good graces of the TLC television audience. But even his own sister didn’t include him in her television special.
The Daily Mail reported that Jinger Duggar’s November wedding special had all of her siblings involved, but photos reveal Josh was banished behind the family in the second pew. He was at the opposite end of the pew from his family, as well. Sources within TLC explained that Josh was banned from being on air after his child molestation scandal. When his sister Jinger was walking down the aisle, Josh held his son Marcus in front of him so that his face was obscured from the cameras. The moment anyone was walking by Josh, cameras immediately cut away.
The Daily Mail notes that even crowd shots showing the friends and family at the ceremony only showed Josh’s head from the back. Avoiding Josh while showing other family members was made easier by the fact that all of the other family members were part of the wedding party.
Jessa served as Jinger’s matron of honor and bridesmaids included her sisters Jana, Jill, Joy-Anna, Johannah along with Josh’s wife Anna. Jinger’s groom Jeremy had John-David as a groomsman, while family members Joseph, Josiah, Jedeidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin and Jackson were his ushers. Only two other Duggar siblings were excluded from the ceremony: Jennifer and Jordyn-Grace. They did see camera time, however.
As the bridesmaids walked down the left and right aisles of the church, the cameras cut back and forth between them, avoiding Josh, who could be seen when they went down the right aisle. When it was time for Jinger to make her big entrance, she did so from the left aisle, which was far away from Josh.
The most clever moment came when the mothers of the bride and groom came to the front of the church to extinguish the individual candles. It forced them to walk directly in front of Josh. That’s when he lifted young son Marcus in front of him to hide his face once again.
You can try and spot Josh in some of the videos below: