The hardest part of listening to Michelle Duggar saying absolutely crazy and inane things during interviews, is that she sounds so rational and levelheaded when she’s speaking. She’s perfected the slightly condescending interview voice where she flips questions around, makes you feel “awful silly” and then ends the conversation so pleasantly that you’re just waiting for her to reach through the screen and offer you a cookie for good behavior.
Her voice is the equivalent of a beautiful love song that describes violent S&M sex. At first you’re like this is so sweet and lovely, let’s turn it up so everyone can listen. Then you actually listen and you’re like oh my god, where did the whip and a third guy come from!?
And that’s the basic tone of her interview on the Christian Broadcasting Network where she explains to a reporter that overpopulation simply isn’t a problem. In fact, she says, “‘Well, first off, the idea of overpopulation is not accurate because really the entire population of the world, if they were stretched shoulder to shoulder, could fit within the city limits of Jacksonville.”
Which is simply not true. Not true at all. I believe her whole family could fit within the city limits of Jacksonville, without even standing shoulder to shoulder. But 7 billion people, highly unlikely.
Then she goes on to make up more facts about overpopulation and says there can never be too many children on this planet, because children bring joy. Except she forgot the part where they don’t bring joy because they’re born into a destitute family without the means to feed them or provide them with necessities like clean water. What she probably meant was her children bring joy to TLC producers, because nothing says ratings (and payday) like Michelle Duggar being pregnant again.
Watch the whole calm-yet-insane interview below: