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More Marketers Flee ’19 Kids and Counting’

May 25, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The list of advertisers who are bailing out on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” amid a child molestation scandal is growing.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Walgreens is the latest major marketer to pull out from the reality show, which has been dropped from TLC’s current schedule after Josh Duggar, one of the show’s stars, reportedly admitted to inappropriate conduct with minors.

As we reported previously, General Mills, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels have already pulled their advertising from the show. The list now also includes Pure Leaf Iced Tea, the Times reports.

This is the second child molestation controversy for TLC in the past year.

“In October 2014, the network came under fire for its popular reality show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ after a report surfaced that matriarch June Shannon had rekindled her relationship with a convicted child molester who moved into the family home,” the Times notes. “Subsequently, TLC canceled the series.”


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