Breaking: TLC Pulls 19 Kids & Counting

Posted: May 22 2015, 1:52pm CDT | by , in Latest TV News


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Breaking: TLC Pulls 19 Kids & Counting
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The station pulled all reruns of the show from its current rotation.

Just yesterday we brought you the news that Josh Duggar was arrested and charged for the molestation of underaged girls that occurred when he was a teenager. The 19 Kids and Counting star quit the show and left his job once the news was released.

However, amid a public outcry, TLC has had to make a swift decision similar to the one that they had to make about a year ago with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

Within the last few hours, TLC has taken episodes of the show — which had its latest season finale on Tuesday — off of the air, according to Time.

The network seems to be responding to the outrage on social media Thursday night after airing a marathon of the series following Duggar's admission.

Mama June, the star of another of TLC's former hit shows embroiled in a similar controversy, has publicly called for the series' cancellation. Given her show's fate, it's safe to put 19 Kids on complete death watch unless the family has something up their collective sleeves.

But even worse, if the show wants to come back on the air, they will face some pretty stiff complication. A rep for General Mills, the cereal giant, has told TLC they have already blacklisted the show and removed it from their company's current advertising schedule.

The family is not exactly new to public outcry, however. In November 2014, more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for TLC to cancel the show after Michelle was featured in a robocall telling Fayetteville, Ark. residents to opposite an anti-discrimination ordinance that many critics deemed as anti-gay.

It seems like the Duggars should have looked within before they started casting the first stones.

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