Angry fans plan to boycott TLC when the Duggar family returns to TV for a full new season of “Jill & Jessa: Counting On.” The show will focus on Jessa, Jill, Jana and Anna, but won’t star Josh Duggar, who’s still hiding out in rehab.
While many TLC fans are glad the family will return to TV, others plan to boycott TLC because the Duggars do not represent Christian or family values, as Examiner has reported. “Many people do not want any of this sick family back on the air,” wrote one woman.
Shame on TLC…They don’t care about morals…they only care about the almighty dollar. I’m sure there are boycotts to keep them off the air. I will be looking to sign them.”
Another furious fan said Josh’s sisters lied about his child molestation scandal and downplayed it so they can be back on TV. “19 Kids and Counting” was canceled in July 2015 amid news that Josh had sexually molested five underage girls — including four of his sisters — when he was 14.
Two of the Duggar girls who were molested — Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard — blamed the media for sensationalizing the controversy, and insisted Josh was not a rapist and they had forgiven him. However, some fans say the girls are complicit in the Duggar conspiracy to minimize child molestation, as Examiner has reported.
“Many argue that the ‘girls’ did nothing wrong and shouldn’t be punished because of what Josh did,” said one commenter. “To this I say “Bullschizz!” They went on TV and basically lied and downplayed what had happened to them. Then they facilitated in getting the [police] reports destroyed.
Going forward they have proven that they are grifters, liars, and even bigger hypocrites than one would think. Boycott TLC. Boycott the show.”
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.” In 2015, the Duggar family reportedly lost over $25 million on lost book deals, endorsements and speaking engagements.