19 Kids and Counting: Should TLC Cancel the Series in the Wake of Josh Duggar Sex Abuse Confession?

19 Kids and Counting Cancelled

Pressure is mounting on TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of eldest son Josh Duggar’s acknowledgement that he sexually molested underage girls — including, allegedly, some of his sisters — when he was a teenager. (UPDATE: TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule, effective immediately.)

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably, for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” the now-27-year-old said in a statement. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.

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“We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling,” he added. “I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life.”

A TLC spokesperson declined to comment.

The cable net has been down a similar road before, having axed Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in June following reports that Mama June was dating a convicted child molester.


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