Walgreens Becomes Latest Major Sponsor to Drop the Duggars’ Show

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Walgreens is the fourth major retailer to pull its ads from the damaged Duggar family’s reality TV show,19 Kids and Counting.

But as of Wednesday, more than a dozen other advertisers had abandoned the show and the TLC network, including Sherwin Williams, CVS pharmacies and food giant ConAgra Foods.

Like General Mills, Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels before it, the Walgreens drugstore chain disclosed its move in tweets to customers and on its Facebook page.

Similar tweets were posted by ConAgra Foods.

CVS told customers, “Thank you for reaching out. While our current advertising campaign includes the TLC network, we have not and will not advertise during the ’19 Kids and Counting’ program.”

Critics of the network and the Duggars online have been keeping pressure on advertisers and keeping tabs of who’s pulling ads or vowing not to advertise.

Coffeemaker Keurig tweeted it does not and will not advertise on the show.

Earlier this week, Walgreens had told concerned customers it would continue to “monitor” the crisis over the Duggars, whose conservative Christian family-values brand has been undermined by a sex-abuse scandal.

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SOURCE: Maria Puente
USA TODAY

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