Following Josh Duggar’s confession to sexually molesting underage girls and some of them were his sisters, “19 Kids and Counting” has started to scare off advertisers as a huge number of them are pulling out.
Among the companies that are pulling out is Walgreens, the biggest drugstore chain in the country, Pizza Hut, General Mills, etc. Pure Leaf Iced Tea even took to Twitter to announce that they are pulling out, “Please know that we will no longer be advertising on ’19 Kids and Counting.’
Crayola also shared, “We share your concern for the safety of children and have no plans to air Crayola commercials during future episodes.”
The scandal being widely known all over the Internet has urged these advertisers to pull out. With many of the advertisers backing out, TLC has decided to withdraw all the episodes of “19 Kids and Counting.” It is still not clear whether the show has been cancelled or not. The network hasn’t commented on that particular matter yet.
“19 Kids and Counting” has been one of TLC’s top shows ever since it started in 2008. This is not the network’s first source of embarrassment from a TV show because just last year they cancelled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” after the show’s matriarch June Shannon is revealed to be a registered sex offender who was imprisoned for child molestation. They also had “Jon and Kate Plus 8” but the show went on a hiatus when Jon and Kate separated. However, the series was renamed “Kate Plus 8.”
The network is at such a high risk of airing such TV shows that often run into trouble and if they keep at this, they are going to start losing viewers and lose their business as well.
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Photo source: Official Facebook Page – Duggar Family