Walgreens, Payless, Choice Hotels Dump ’19 Kids and Counting’ Over Duggar …

27 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

’19 Kids': Josh Duggar’s Politico Dad Advocated Death for Rapists.

It shouldn’t come as any surprise that TLC, the most socially irresponsible channel on the planet – and growing! – has yet to officially cancel 19 Kids and Counting, another of its dubious creations to find itself in trouble.Advertisers are walking away from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” after eldest son Josh Duggar admitted to inappropriate behavior with young girls – including his sisters, according to reports – when he was a teen.

The comments by Jim Bob Duggar, which were first reported by the Gawker site Defamer, were made in a Q&A section of the web site his campaign put up for his 2002 run for the U.S. Where other channels or companies might think that the stink and heinous implications of a sexual molestation “problem” involving someone on their TV show would be the perfect time to run in the opposite direction, TLC is about as worried about public opinion as it is whether the shows it peddles are reprehensible. The hotel chain told a Twitter user on Monday that it shared concerns about what was unfolding with the Duggars “and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show.” Payless said its ads on the show ran as part of a “larger buy” on TLC but that company is “taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.” Before Tuesday, Walgreens had said that it was monitoring the situation with the show, but that stance wasn’t good enough for some folks. On Friday, a General Mills spokesperson confirmed that the company had removed the show from its advertising schedule, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” he wrote. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. Then he adds: “Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.” Josh Duggar, 27, last week admitted that he “acted inexcusably” after a 2006 police report emerged alleging that he’s fondled five underage girls in 2002 — the same year his father made the rape comment.

We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.” Since the news broke, the Kansas police have destroyed all copies of the investigation. You might remember that TLC not only put on Toddlers & Tiaras, a train wreck of bad parental decisions involving their children and the exploitation thereof, but the far worse spin-off, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was child exploitation taken to a new level, where the show managed to laugh at fat people, rednecks, the South, personal hygiene, ignorance and, well, what’s left? A spokesperson for the Springdale Police Department confirmed to Us Weekly that a local circuit judge approved having the 2006 offense report expunged. The show worked until Honey Boo Boo’s mom, known as Mama June Shannon, was reportedly dating a convicted child molester who allegedly abused her daughter, Anna. Duggar has since resigned from his position at the Family Research Council, and has canceled a scheduled appearance to speak at a home-schooling convention in Sandusky, Ohio.

General Mills — maker of Cheerios and Lucky Charms cereals, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury baking products, Progresso soups, Häagen-Dazs ice cream and hundreds of other products — said Monday it was pulling its advertising. The Duggars have regularly gone out of their way to rail against other people not living up to their “traditional family values,” which looked like a freak-fest on the very surface but was apparently so much more ugly underneath. TLC is or was home to My 600-lb Life, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, America’s Worst Tattoos, Breaking Amish, Gypsy Sisters, Hoarding: Buried Alive, Kate Plus 8, four shows about “Little People,” My Five Wives, My Strange Addiction, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Sex Sent Me To the ER, Sister Wives and, well, a colossal collection of other crap. Once you get in the business of producing shows like that — shows meant to be little more than a televised circus — perhaps you lose the capacity to know when it’s time to pull the plug on one where sexual molestation and perhaps incest have taken place, right under the series’ mantra of pure conservative values.

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