Joy-Anna Duggar slammed for putting daughter Evy, 1, in 'scary unsafe' tree swing fans think 'could easily break'

JOY-ANNA Duggar has been slammed for putting her one-year-old daughter Evy in an "unsafe" tree swing.

The Counting On alum, 23, faced backlash for hanging the swing from a "weak" branch that critics thought could "easily break".

Joy-Anna sat on the end of a crane to haul herself up to the desired branch of the tree and tie several ropes around it.

She wrote: "Yes, that's me up there… and no, it wasn't my idea! It's just how we do things here in the country."

Her husband Austin then fitted the swing to the ropes and placed Evy in it.

The toddler giggled as she swung back and forth in the swing, before her three-year-old brother Gideon had a go.

Joy-Anna wrote in the video: "Hours of memories and laughter are already being made here. I love our family."

She shared the clip on Instagram and captioned it: "Surprising our kids with a tree swing… to the sky!"

Critics branded Joy-Anna and Austin "irresponsible idiots" for hanging the swing from such a "weak" branch.

One wrote on Reddit: "All of this is scary unsafe. But that branch they used looks weak as f**k. That's not a tree you hang a swing from."

Another agreed that the branch was dangerous, posting: "That little branch to hold a baby swing?"

A third warned: "It’s all fun and 'out in the country' until you get seriously injured."


This is not the first time Joy-Anna has been called out over her parenting skills.

Earlier this month, she was slammed for giving Evy two kittens for her first birthday.

Joy-Anna opened up a shoebox to reveal the baby animals at Evy's birthday party.

The toddler excitedly grabbed at one, while Gideon picked up the other, before everyone started taking turns petting and cooing at the animals.

Critics feared for the kittens' welfare and said it would've made more sense to get stuffed toys for a young child.

Meanwhile, Joy-Anna recently returned to social media after a short hiatus and quickly proceeded to defy her parents' strict rules.


She turned heads by ignoring her parents Jim Bob and Michelle's strict dress code by wearing a skintight black skirt during a trip to Nashville.

Joy-Anna, who recently dyed her hair for the "first time," showed off some skin while posing with her friend Carlin Bates, who she jetted over to see for a "spontaneous" getaway.

The mother-of-two also wore some short shorts on the golf course with Austin upon her return to social media after some time off.

The women in the controversial family are urged not to show their arms or legs or wear revealing styles.

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