The Duggar drama is not another Hollywood situation where it’s expected to die down anytime soon. In fact, the accusations surrounding Josh Duggar are only growing and gaining increased attention of former viewers, new haters, and various Christian groups.
When disturbing news broke last week that the eldest child of the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, Josh Duggar, was facing molestation claims from when he was a teenager, the Duggar family and Josh’s wife, Anna, were quick to defend their honor and own up to the faults enacted by Josh as a young boy.
Although the family has asked for compassion, there are a number of fans and advertisers who are not eagerly jumping on the forgiveness bandwagon. Companies like General Mills and Walgreens have pulled their ads from the TLC hit show, and Hulu is no longer airing any 19 Kids and Counting episodes on their site.
Last Friday, TLC pulled the show from future scheduling, although it did not make any announcement on the fate of the entire program. While some are saying that the show will continue without Josh, others are speculating a spinoff series starring Jessa and Jill Duggar and their new husbands – the show would focus on the young couples starting their lives together.
Others want the program cancelled from the network forever.
After the WomensForum coverage of the Josh Duggar scandal last weekend, hundreds of our readers shared their opinions on whether the show should remain on the air or be cancelled.
Bonnie Zukor-Proctor asked on Facebook, “I would like to know why he is not in jail for molestation.”
On the contrary, Catherine Barrett posted, “Those of you who say cancelled… are victimizing the girls all over again.”
And Michelle Hoenig added, “I think it’s time for them to truly focus on their family without publicity. Time for them to be private now.”
While TLC remains in the decision-making process of this crisis situation, the Duggar buzz continues gaining national attention.