The 19 Kids and Counting advertiser boycott is growing as two more companies have announced that they will not buy ads on future airings of 19 Kids and Counting.
Payless Shoe Source confirmed via Twitter that they will no longer be buying ads on 19 Kids and Counting:
@MaumeeMom Payless ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy with TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes.
— Payless ShoeSource (@PaylessInsider) May 26, 2015
In response to pressure, Choice Hotels announced that they will no longer be advertising on the show:
Payless and Choice join General Mills as advertisers who have already decided that they will not buy ads on 19 Kids and Counting. TLC is refusing to cancel the show, and is even weighing options for going forward with the program without self-admitted molester Josh Duggar. The three advertisers that have refused to buy ads on 19 Kids are a good first step, but there is a large of advertisers like Walgreens and Keurig who have issued statements that are non-committal about their future advertising on any Duggar programming.
TLC and the corporate giants who advertise on 19 Kids and Counting are trying to ride out the storm by pulling the show for now. Pulling a program from the schedule is not the same as cancelation. TLC and corporate America are willing to turn a blind eye to child molestation in the name of profits.
It is up to viewers to keep pressuring TLC and advertisers to do the right thing and cancel 19 Kids and Counting. You can do your part by signing our petetion telling TLC to cancel the show.
Here is list of companies and brands that advertise on 19 Kids and Counting:
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Pure Leaf Iced Tea
State Farm Insurance
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Arm & Hammer
Lowe’s Home Improvement
The brands listed above need to know that there is a price to be paid for supporting a television program that features a molester and his parents who covered up the crimes. These companes need to understand that advertising on any Duggar related programming will be viewed as support for sexual abuse against children.
TLC and advertisers guessed wrong the storm clouds are growing darker, as advertisers are beginning to abandon 19 Kids and Counting.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is 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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