TLC yanks ’19 Kids’ from schedule amid Josh Duggar molestation confession

TLC yanks ’19 Kids’ from schedule amid Josh Duggar molestation confession

TMZ reports:

TLC has just pulled all airings of “19 Kids and Counting” from its lineup … TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there’s now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar’s molestation confession … the network had to make the decision.

We’re told they absolutely have not made a long-term decision, but it’s clearly a bad sign for the show.

And there’s this … a rep for General Mills tells TMZ, they have already blacklisted the show and removed it from their company’s current advertising schedule.

The network posted this statement on its Facebook page on Friday afternoon:

Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.

On Thursday, Duggar resigned from his position at the Family Research Council after reports became public that he had been accused of, and admitted to, molesting five underage girls as a teen.

Duggar, 27, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” joined the Family Research Council (FRC) in 2013 as Executive Director FRC Action, the organization’s legislative affiliate, where he has actively campaigned against marriage equality and LGBT rights. He is married with three children.

Full report on the Duggar allegations here

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