19 Kids And Counting Loses 7 More Advertisers In Wake Of Josh Duggar Scandal
“19 Kids And Counting” has lost seven more advertisers in the wake of Josh Duggar admitting he sexually assaulted underage girls when he was a teenager. On Wednesday, a slew of companies, including Ace Hardware, Behr, Jimmy Dean, David’s Bridal, ConAgra Foods, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, and Party City, all announced they were pulling their ads from the TLC show.
Additionally, H&R Block, CVS, Keurig, and Ricola said they would similarly pull their ads, if TLC brings back “19 Kids And Counting.” As Gossip Cop reported, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels announced earlier this week that it was cutting all ties with the show. Payless said in a statement, “Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy with TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.” And Choice Hotels also said it had “decided to remove advertising” from “19 Kids And Counting.” General Mills was the first company to bail on the Duggar’s family show after news last week broke of Josh’s sexual assaults.
As Gossip Cop noted, Duggar apologized for molesting five minors, which allegedly included some of his sisters. He said in a statement that his actions were “inexcusable.” What do you think about Jimmy Dean, Party City and other advertisers pulling their commercials from “19 Kids And Counting?”