TLC Loses More Advertisers Over Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Scandal During Premiere of Daughters’ New “Counting On” Reality Show


Advertisers have continued to abandon TLC after they aired the premiere of their latest series involving the Duggars.

More than a dozen companies have already pulled their commercials from the network in the wake of Josh Duggar’s child abuse controversy.

Now four more firms have released statements saying they were surprised to see their spots aired during the season two premiere of Jill and Jessa: Counting On.

According to InTouch; Geber Life, Trivago, and Hotwire have joined a list of businesses who have ended their relationship with TLC.

In a statement to the magazine, a Gerber Life spokesman said:  ‘The Gerber Life ad was inadvertently shown during the premiere of Counting On.

‘We have been assured that Gerber Life ads will no longer be shown during this program.’

Representatives from Trivago stated: ‘We did not have control over when the advertisement ran, as it was a direct response buy. We did not purposely intend to advertise during any specific TLC program.’

A spokesman from added: ‘At this time, we are not buying TV ad space for particular programming or programs, rather for networks or groups of networks in aggregate.’

Someone from Hotwire said: ‘Hotwire’s ads appear on many cable networks including AMC, Bravo, HGTV, TNT, TBS, USA as well as TLC Network.

‘While we are able to select which cable networks air our ads, we do not select the specific shows. After further consideration we have decided to remove this network from our plan.’

Revelations that Josh Duggar had molested four of his sisters and a babysitter and had been a member of Ashley Madison led to the cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting on July 16, 2015.

But the Duggars are still featuring in reality TV. The new series of Jill, and Jessa: Counting On began on August 23.

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SOURCE: DailyMail
Wills Robinson