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'19 Kids and Counting' Advertisers Bail Over Scandal

By    |   Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:23 PM

Advertisers are fleeing TLC's popular reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" after the family's oldest son, Josh Duggar, confessed to sexually molesting children as a teen.

According to TMZ, Walgreens became the latest advertiser to pull its support of the show, which it announced on Facebook late Tuesday.

Prior to Walgreens' pullout, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels on Tuesday each announced on Twitter that they would be taking steps to remove their ads from the show.

General Mills pulled its support on Friday, the day after Duggar, 27, released his statement of confession. That same day, TLC suspended the show from its regular broadcast schedule. It now remains to be seen if the show will be canceled altogether.

In addition to the show's suspension, Duggar stepped down from his high-profile position with the Family Research Council, a socially conservative lobbying outfit.

Duggar's wife Anna said that her husband told her of his misdeeds roughly two years before they married.

The statute of limitations has passed since Duggar's assaults, meaning he is very unlikely to be criminally prosecuted.

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Advertisers are fleeing TLC's popular reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" after the family's oldest son, Josh Duggar, confessed to sexually molesting children as a teen.
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