TLC still has not issued a comment on Josh Duggar’s molestation confession, but advertiser General Mills has blacklisted 19 Kids and Counting and pulled their ads from future airings of the show.
TMZ reported that TLC has temporarily taken show off of the schedule, but General Mills has blacklisted 19 Kids:
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.
As liberals and progressives learned from the Glenn Beck advertiser boycott and the Rush Limbaugh advertiser boycott when corporate giants pull their ads, they don’t come back. Glenn Beck’s Fox News show was killed off because the network could not sell advertising on his show. Rush Limbaugh is being dropped by radio stations around the country because they are losing money by airing his show.
Unbelievably, TLC is refusing to let go of their Duggar cash cow. Advertisers are starting to bail. Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling on the network to cancel the show.
Taking the show off the schedule is a desperate move to hope that viewers will suddenly forget that one of the stars of 19 Kids and Counting molested his sisters and other girls. Corporate America is finally beginning to learn that there will consequences with consumers if they support the Glenn Becks, Rush Limbaughs, and Josh Duggars of the right-wing world.
The outrage is not dying down. There is only one way out for TLC. They must cancel 19 Kids and Counting.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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