The Duggar family is filming a new TV show in a bid to revive their tarnished brand, as fans slam them for not embodying proper family values or good Christian conduct.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and several of their children were recently photographed being followed around by cameras while going grocery shopping in Springdale, Arkansas. While this is good news for the publicity-hungry Duggars, their neighbors are furious that the scandal-plagued family continues to hold itself out as good Christians, as Examiner previously reported.
The Duggars’ neighbors and many TV fans say the family should not be allowed to exploit their shocking sex scandals for profit. Neighbors and fans are especially furious that the Duggars claim to represent Christian principles and family values when they’re nothing more than money-grubbing hypocrites.
“These people give Christians a bad name,” wrote one fan. “They need to go away.” Another fan agreed, and criticized TLC for enabling the Duggars to profit from their sins.
The Duggars need to go live in private and stop sharing their extreme cult way of life to make money. No one likes to see girls uneducated and constantly pregnant like Michelle.
Sad that these children are exposed to this cult filled with child abusers and pedos and TLC still wants to give them a platform to spread their vile message.”
“19 Kids and Counting” was canceled in July 2015 after news surfaced that Josh had sexually molested five underage girls — including four of his sisters — when he was 14. Soon afterward, Josh was outed for cheating on his wife Anna using the adult website Ashley Madison. Josh also admitted having sex with porn star Danica Dillon, who later sued him for sexual battery.
Josh has been hiding out in sex-addiction rehab since August 2015, so it’s uncertain if he’ll be featured on the new TV show. His wife, Anna, who’s reportedly pregnant with their fifth child, recently stepped out for the first time in months amid news the Duggars will return to TV, as Examiner reported.
The Duggars are desperate to regain their TV fame and fortune after earning $25,000 to $45,000 per episode of “19 Kids and Counting.” When the show was canceled, the Duggar family reportedly lost over $25 million on lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements.
The Duggar children also can’t wait return to TV, saying they miss being famous. With their new show, the Duggars are well on their way to rebuilding their lucrative TV empire.