With child molestation allegations swirling around Josh Duggar, some major advertisers reportedly say they will no longer advertise in the program featuring the Duggar family, TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.”
Currently TLC is not running any reruns of the series. However, the network, part of Discovery Communications, has not said whether it will renew the show for another season, or whether it will air reruns in the future.
TMZ reports that the companies who have said they will not air in the show if it comes back on the air are General Mills, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels.
The reports notes: “Several customers voiced complaints to Payless and the company responded by saying, ‘Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy w/ TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.’ Choice Hotels said, ‘We have decided to remove our advertising from the show.’
“Walgreens, another major advertiser with TLC, posted a response saying that they were continuing to monitor the situation.”