TLC PULLS THE PLUG ON “19 KIDS AND COUNTING”
|| By FITSNEWS || The hit reality television show “19 Kids and Counting” has been cancelled in the aftermath of the child molestation scandal enveloping the socially conservative family of Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar.
“After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting,” the network announced. “The show will no longer appear on the air.”
Two months ago it was revealed that the Duggars’ eldest child – Josh Duggar – molested five minor children (four of whom were allegedly his sisters) as a young teenager. As if that weren’t bad enough, it appears as though the family went to great lengths to keep the scandal from surfacing as their reality television stardom grew.
We addressed the matter extensively in this post.
Of course TLC isn’t about to let all the attention from the scandal go to waste, announcing plans to air “a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse.”
In a statement on their website, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar thanked supporters for “the love, support, prayers and kindness extended to us.”
“With God’s grace and help Josh, our daughters and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward,” the statement read. “We are so pleased with the wonderful adults they have all become. It is our prayer that the painful situation our family went through many years ago can point people toward faith in God and help others who also have lived through similar dark situations to find help, hope and healing, as well.”
Of course they aren’t shying away from the limelight as a result of the scandal either …
“We look forward to working with TLC on this upcoming special documentary and hope that it is an encouragement to many,” the statement added.
Our view on all this hasn’t changed much. When the news first broke we felt sorry for the Duggar family, but then we dug into the facts of the case and realized just how far they went to cover up the abuse. We suppose a desire to keep a lid on things was understandable given the circumstances, but Jim Bob and Michelle’s efforts after the scandal broke to make it look as though they had “done the right thing” upon first learning of the situation were disappointing.
As were their attempts to shift blame.
Equally disappointing? Efforts by those on the far left to use the scandal as an excuse to bash people of faith – or to paint with the same brush all those who raise large families and/ or homeschool their children.
I’m surprised The Playboy Channel didn’t pick them up for this season.
Wouldn’t surprise me to see one of the Duggar girls at a college campus flashing their goods considering it goes against the Duggar “family values” for a woman to even go to college.
GOOD!!!! If it was good enough for Jenny Horne’s youngest daughter’s show, it’s good enough for them.
With this new found extra time they can catch up on their screwing.
But Caitlyn gets the Arthur Ashe Award for courage.
What a screwed up society you’ve created.
Well who should have gotten it? Josh Duggar? For bravely molesting a 5 year old?
Facts. You condone child molestation and incest?
Jim Bob Duggar, for showing the courage to not properly deal with his son molesting his daughters and the bravery of sweeping it under the rug to keep his sweet million dollar TLC gig going.
Just that you know about it made him money.
Will the family get the outpouring of support like the “duck quackers” received when they were threatened with cancellation? I never saw the appeal of either show, but there has to be something for everyone.
As long as the Robertsons keep their hands to themselves they won’t suffer the same fate as the Duggars and Honey Boo Boo.
“DAMN! Now whadda we do with all these damn kids?!”
Marry them off to family
1: Feed the hungry with the millions you made from that reality show.
2: Protect your daughters from molesters by actually involving police and qualified therapists.
3: Keep your crazy beliefs out of our law system.
Christian Thing to do= Stupid thing to do
Their Bible commands them to care for the poor and protect the weak. If they are going to refuse those commands then they shouldn’t play pretend Christians on their stupid show to build up their image, which the Bible tells them not to do.
If you want to enrich yourself at the expense of gullible masses and not follow Biblical teachings, go or it, but don’t call yourself a follower of Christ.
“Stop trying to sell God to people. If you want to sell something, sell shoes”
George Burns, in “Oh, God”
1. Love God above all things
2. Love your neighbor as yourself
3. Suffer thee not a Republican to live.
Now that the Diggers and the Flag are gone, we will all live in perfect harmony together.
So glad all that bad stuff is behind us.
Would people be interested in Christians on TV if they didn’t have a freakishly large family or look like redneck swamp people aka Duck Dynasty?
No. That’s why that Jesus show got cancelled too. Although, ‘God’s Not Dead’ is one the most unintentionally movies ever made.
You mean like Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye?
Or like Paul(RIP) and Jan Crouch?
..or Joel and Victoria Olsteen?
You forgot Benny Hinn
OMG – he was scary.
Kenneth and Gloria Copeland (I have a story to tell about a run in I had with Kenneth Copeland Ministries national gathering in 1994). I’ll have to write that out some day.
Damn lady, it’s a vagina, not a clown car!
after a while, the uterus starts to slip out when it’s used that much – it’s called prolapse… rules out a career as a porn star, I would think.
Legend has it that this exchange took place on Groucho Marx’s radio show in the 1940s…..
Woman: “I have 14 children, Groucho.”
Groucho: “You have 14 children? Why do you have so many kids?”
Woman: “Because I love my husband.”
Groucho: “I love my cigar, too, but I take it out every once in a while.”
Does Shifty Henry know you’re stealing his act? This is two in a row. (Cache a little Czech)
Good news, though. Reruns will continue to run in West Virginia.
Why are we worried about this? Really?!
Ma Duggar’s uterus and vagina just sent a thank you note to TLC.