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Duggar Show Pulled From TLC Schedule, Could Be Canceled

Duggar Show Pulled From TLC Schedule, Could Be Canceled


TLC weighs the future of 19 Kids and Counting following a molestation scandal involving its stars.

The TLC network has pulled all airings of its reality show 19 Kids and Counting in light of a molestation scandal involving one of the show's stars.

Josh Duggar, the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, admitted to having "acted inexcusably" as a teenager after it was revealed that he was accused of molesting girls -- including, according to reports, some of his sisters -- in his teen years. Now 27, Duggar headed the lobbying arm of antigay Family Research Council; he resigned Thursday.

While 19 Kids is not currently airing, no definitive decision on cancellation has been made by TLC, according to TMZ. The network recently canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after that reality show's matriarch entered into a relationship with an accused child molester.

No one on Honey Boo Boo espoused antigay values, though. The Duggars are well-known for their antigay views, having, among other things, campaigned against an LGBT rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., passed by the City Council but then repealed by voters. A robocall Michelle Duggar recorded for the campaign cast transgender people as child predators. By the way, Michelle Duggar has a lesbian sister, Evelyn Ruark.

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