’19 Kids & Counting’ Loses More Advertisers
Advertisers continue to distance themselves from TLC's 19 Kids & Counting in the wake of news that eldest child Josh Duggar was accused a decade ago of allegedly molesting young girls while he was a teenager.
"We are removing the show 19 Kids and Counting from our advertising schedule until further notice," ConAgra Foods said in a statement Wednesday, one day after Walgreens, Payless Shoes and General Mills announced that they also would be removing their commercials from the show, which TLC has indefinitely removed from their lineup.
Other advertisers who dropped out Wednesday include H&R Block, Keurig and CVS, who released the following statement: "CVS Health did not specifically purchase advertising to air during the 19 Kids and Counting program. Our current ad campaign does include the TLC network and we are working to ensure that our ads do not air during any future episodes of this particular program."
Keurig also issued a statement which read, "Currently, we are not advertising on TLC, and have no intention of buying advertising on the show 19 Kids and Counting."
Josh Duggar has since apologized for acting "inexcusably" and that he was aided in seeking counseling by his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.