Duggar Family Thanks Fans For “Love” And “Support” After ‘19 Kids And Counting’ Cancellation
The Duggar family released a statement on Thursday thanking fans for their “love” and “support” shortly after TLC announced it was officially cancelling “19 Kids And Counting.” The network made its decision more than a month after news broke that Josh Duggar had molested five minor girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa Duggar.
“With God’s grace and help Josh, our daughters and our entire family overcame a terrible situation, found healing and a way forward. We are so pleased with the wonderful adults they have all become,” the family wrote on its website, adding, “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.”
The Duggar statement continued, “We appreciate the love, support, prayers and kindness extended to us by many of you. You have deeply touched our hearts and encouraged us, during this time…. We know Who holds the future and are confident that He will work all things together for good. We love each of you and look forward to unfolding the future with peace and joy.”
As Gossip Cop reported earlier on Thursday, TLC said in its own statement that it was “concerned for the victims in this situation,” and wanted to use this “moment to address the issue and make a positive impact.” Even though the show is cancelled, TLC and the Duggars have decided to partner together, along with two organizations, Darkness To Light and RAINN, for a documentary that will focus on victims of child abuse. Jill and Jessa are expected to appear in the hour-long TV special slated to air in August.