Of course the Jennings and the Duggars are on the same cable channel. People watch both shows because they're 21st century freak shows. The Duggars are weird and creepy, as are the Jennings. Just for different reasons. People that relate to them or admire them are shitty people. But so are all the viewers. This is just about watching dysfunctional families self-destruct as the years go by.
So here is what is so tragic about Jazz Jennings- he truly believes the whole reason he is doing this is to be an ambassador for trans people. Someone who informs an ignorant public. An educator. He's making life easier for the next generation of trans kids. Leading America to be more accepting and kind.
He doesn't know that the real reason he's been in front of a camera his whole life is the freak factor. Otherwise TLC wouldn't bother with him. Freak show = $$$$. It's not representation. It's all about ratings.
The whole show educates no one, since it only spreads misinformation. Well, it does educate people, in a way, because we can see all the abuse and pseudo-science before our eyes.
What's most disturbing is that a lot of people who are mentally fit, not delusional, not religious fanatics, made the decision to push the show forward. For sheer profit, they've told this kid that many trans kids all over the world were counting on him to make people aware of their plight.
It's all beyond any horror movie I can think of.