TLC Capitalizes on Duggar Molestation Story with 19 Kids and Counting Marathon


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How has TLC responded to the revelation that one of its reality stars, Josh Duggar, has confessed to numerous counts of molestation? Apparently by moving ahead with a scheduled marathon of his family’s 19 Kids and Counting show.

When viewers noticed that TLC just happened to be airing its marathon the same night that Duggar and his parents had issued apologetic statements to the press, they started tweeting angry messages at TLC, some of which contained the hashtag #CancelTheDuggars.

Below are some of the tweets that appeared last night and this morning:

Some scheduled episodes on Friday appear to have been replaced by other programming. But so far, TLC has only linked to the Duggar family’s statement on its Twitter account and has not issued comments to the press:

Watch a recent clip of Josh Duggar and wife Anna revealing the gender of their fourth baby, via TLC:

UPDATE — 2:15 p.m. ET: TLC has now decided to pull all upcoming airings of 19 Kids and Counting reruns from its schedule. The network has not announced whether or not they plan to move forward with new episodes.

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