Advertisers Rapidly Dropping ’19 Kids And Counting’ – Will TLC Cancel Duggars?

 
 

As soon as the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal began, advertisers started to drop their sponsorship of TLC's now-toxic conservative Christian family reality TV show. Can the show survive?

Almost as soon as the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal hit the headlines, General Mills dropped its sponsorship of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting."

Despite the fact that TLC, the company that airs the once-popular now highly-controversial reality TV show about a family of conservative Christians, and its parent, Discovery Communications, have said almost nothing publicly, advertisers saw the social media firestorm explode. TLC pulled all episodes of "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, but has refused to respond to questions if it will cancel the show.

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TMZ today reports "Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels both say they're cutting ties with all future episodes of the TLC program." The celebrity gossip site said advertisers are "dropping like flies."

The Hollywood Reporter adds that "Walgreens said they planned to 'monitor the situation,' according to it's official Facebook page. However, a spokesperson for the chain said late Tuesday that 'in the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the 19 Kids and Counting program.'"

LGBT activist and founder of Memeographs, Scott Wooledge today has been hard at work trying to convince advertisers to drop their support of the show.

Will TLC cancel its high-rated cash cow? Or will they wait for the anger from across American to settle and quietly put the show back on the air?

 

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