TLC Cancels "19 Kids And Counting"
In the wake of the Duggar family's admission that Josh Duggar (one of the eponymous 19 kids) molested young girls (including some of his sisters) in his past, TLC has pulled the plug on the network's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting.
TLC has just pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup ... TMZ has learned.
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 we reported, TLC ran a Duggar marathon Thursday, prominently featuring Josh. There was big backlash, not the least of which came from Mama June, who felt TLC was giving the Duggars a pass for far worse conduct than hers, which caused TLC to pull the plug on 'Honey Boo Boo.'
On Thursday, Josh resigned from his post with the anti-gay hate group the Family Research Council. During his tenure with the homophobic activist group, he took a page out of the family book by regularly villainizing all gay people as pedophiles who molest children.