“19 Kids and Counting” has been pulled from TLC and Hulu after reports surfaced that Josh Duggar had molested girls as a teenager.
“Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time,” TLC said in a statement.
TLC and Hulu has also removed 19 Kids and Counting from its website.
This is another blow to the Duggars as we reported yesterday, General Mills, one of the shows biggest supporters, pulled its advertising immediately after news broke. On Tuesday, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels also ceased its advertising with the show as well. As of today, more than a dozen other advertisers have abandoned the show and the TLC network, including Sherwin Williams, CVS pharmacies and food giant ConAgra Foods. In total, 33 retailers have now withdrawn their sponsorship from “19 Kids and Counting.”