These Are the Brands That Are Backing Away from ’19 Kids and Counting’

Washington Post
May 28, 2015

At least 20 advertisers have backed away from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” after Josh Duggar apologized amid child molestation allegations.

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The popular program was yanked from TLC’s schedule Friday, a day after Josh Duggar — the oldest of the 19 Duggar kids — said he had “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing” when he was “a young teenager.” Duggar, 27, also resigned from his high-profile position with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization.

The latest season of “19 Kids and Counting” concluded May 19. But TLC had reruns on its schedule until Friday’s announcement.

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General Mills started the advertiser exodus last week, when the company said it was taking “19 Kids and Counting” off of its advertising schedule. Others soon followed suit.

Right now, the list of companies that have released statements saying they’re not interested in advertising with “19 Kids and Counting” in the future include:








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