AMY Duggar has dished out some “real talk” to fans where she argues having a drink won’t make someone “an alcoholic” in a strong departure from her family’s strict views.
The Counting On star – who does not adhere to the Duggar family’s strict dress and lifestyle code – took to her Instagram Stories for the first installment of her new series dubbed “Real Talk with Amy.”
Speaking to the camera wearing a blue patterned dress with a plunging neckline, Amy said: “I’m going to tell y’all something that will hopefully help you.
“So here’s the first one, cause I’m feeling a little salty today – you can have a glass of wine, a glass of whiskey, some Bourbon, a shot, a cocktail, and still be a good person.
“Just because you have a drink does not mean you’re going to become an alcoholic.
“It doesn’t mean you’re going to burn your family and you’re going to make terrible, bad decisions OK?”
In her straight talking monologue, the 19 Kids and Counting star added: “My gosh, everything in moderation. Seriously people.
“Stop judging something you don’t know.
“I don’t know why on my page I’m getting so many haters lately, which is fine as I know they exist and whatever, but who has time for that?
“Go live your life – there’s a beautiful world out there and not everybody needs your opinion, for sure.
“We are all different and that’s what makes the world go round.”
Amy, who is married to Dillon King, was holding son Daxton as she went on her rant.
The Duggar family has observed a strict dress code that allows women to dress modestly and to wear only long skirts or dresses.
One of these inflexible rules includes not allowing women to show their legs or dress in a revealing manner.
Last month, the boutique owner showed off her cleavage in a low cut top, as she continued to defy the code.
The businesswoman previously exclusively told The Sun she was “not surprised” Counting On was cancelled following her cousin Josh’s arrest for child pornography charges.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Amy admitted she is “not surprised” with the network’s decision to cancel the long-running reality show.
Amy said: “I’m not surprised that the show got canceled. There’s nothing I can say about Counting On being canceled except ‘thanks for the memories.’ Lots of memories.”
Amy is on the outs with her uncle Jim Bob and aunt Michelle.
Amy has been open about her non-disclosure agreement refraining her from talking about her famous family.
Yet she turned to her Instagram Story recently to ask: “Question for anyone out there who is a lawyer, aka Derick. Once a show is canceled does that mean if anyone has signed an NDA – is that canceled since there’s no show to protect?”
Amy continued: “Hmm. Just a question. I have a feeling that things are going to get very interesting.”
Amy told The Sun there are “some things” she would like to “share” if she could get out of her NDA.
Teasing there could be more to the situation, she added: “Let’s just say we’ll just have to see.
“I’m tough, I have to be. At the moment that’s really all I can say.”