Ashley Madison is a website that was created for the sole purpose of cheating on your spouse. Cheaters everywhere have been sweating since news broke that the site’s server had been hacked and tons of personal information had been compromised. Well, the hack has turned up its first celebrity:
That’s right, good old family values advocate Josh Duggar had not one, but two paid Ashley Madison accounts for two years, spending roughly $1,000 to maintain them.
Ironically, Duggar was the Executive Director of the Family Research Council, a DC-based conservative lobbying group whose mission is to “champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.” He was forced to resign last May after InTouch broke the story that he had molested five girls in his teens, and his righteous parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up rather than seeking help for the victims – four of whom were their own daughters.
Clearly the hack isn’t the worst scandal to ever rock this family, but you will see it all over the news, because once again- the hypocrisy is epic. What consenting adults choose to do on their own time is their own business, and the Ashley Madison hack is a huge breach of privacy. That won’t stop the internet from gleefully celebrating yet another fall from grace for the family made famous for procreating, denim, and openly fighting against every lifestyle that isn’t inline with their own. The Christian fundamentalist family carefully selects which parts of the bible they will adhere to faithfully while blindly ignoring others, so it comes as no surprise that a Duggar would also pick and choose which marriage vows to honor.
Gawker uncovered the data from the hack, which shows that Josh was paying Ashley Madison in order to find someone who would be interested in the following acts:
“Conventional Sex,” Experimenting with Sex Toys,” One-Night Stands,” “Open to Experimentation,” “Gentleness,” “Good With Your Hands,” Sensual Massage,” “Extended Foreplay/Teasing,” “Bubble Bath for 2,” “Likes to Give Oral Sex,” “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Someone I Can Teach,” “Someone Who Can Teach Me,” “Kissing,” “Cuddling & Hugging,” “Sharing Fantasies,” “Sex Talk.”
These interests read like something a character from the cover of a Harlequin romance novel wrote. Gawker also uncovered that when Josh opened his second account he paid $250 for something called an “affair guarantee”:
Customers who buy 1,000 credits for $250 receive a money-back “affair guarantee,” if they don’t have an affair within three months.
The user name for his first account was “Josh_the_man.” The user name for his second account was “ready4thisdc.” The second account was paid on a monthly basis until May of 2015 – the same month the molestation scandal broke. Oh, and his wife was seven months pregnant in May.
Twitter sleuths also uncovered an OK Cupid account that seems to belong to Josh. The OK Cupid user name “joesmithsonnwa” is exactly the same as Josh’s Ashley Madison email handle:
The photo is obviously not Josh, but Gawker points out that if you search “random guy” on Google, it’s one of the first images that comes up. Seriously? He grabbed an image from the first page of his search and just went with that? He’s barely even trying to hide his indiscretions. These are the actions of someone who clearly felt untouchable.
Two Ashley Madison accounts and an Ok Cupid profile for a man who lobbied for “traditional family values.” These are some seriously traditional throwback values! Lie and cheat while your wife stays home raising your children.
What’s next, Duggars?