Michelle Duggar, a mom of 19 children who is featured in TLC’s "19 Kids and Counting,” said overpopulation is "a lie" and the world is "not anywhere near being overpopulated," according to the New York Daily News.
The Earth currently holds a record 7 billion people, the story notes.
"The idea of overpopulation is not accurate because, really, the entire population of the world, if they were stood shoulder to shoulder, could fit in the city limits of Jacksonville," Duggar said, according to the story. She made her comments to the Christian Broadcasting Network, the piece adds.
"We’ve had other countries coming to our doorstep asking us to please let their people know that they need to have more children because their death rates are outnumbering their births rates and they’re in crisis," she said, although she didn’t identify which countries have asked for her help.
Duggar miscarried her 20th child in December.