Three advertisers drop TLC’s ’19 Kids and Counting’
TLC hasn’t officially pulled the plug on “19 Kids and Counting”, but if it does come back, it won’t be worth quite as much as it was. Several companies have decided to yank their advertising.
General Mills did it last week, and now Payless shoes, Walgreens, and Choice Hotels are following their lead.
There’s talk that TLC might keep the show but get rid of 27-year-old JOSH DUGGAR, who molested several underage girls as a teenager, including his own sisters.
It’s not likely that would silence the critics though. Especially since his parents JIM BOB and MICHELLE DUGGAR knew what their son did and kept it quiet . . . deciding instead to deal with it privately, rather than turn their son in.
It was only after the secret got out a few years later that they had to admit it to police, and by then the statute of limitations had run out . . . so Josh never got in any legal trouble.
And they just keep looking worse as people point out how hypocritical some of their past statements and actions look now. Like when Jim Bob was running for Senate in 2002, and said incest should be punishable by DEATH. For the record, Josh is still alive.
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