Last week, the TLC reality series “19 Kids and Counting” was in the midst of its 10th season, merrily chronicling the exploits of the extremely large Duggar family, as it had done without incident for seven years. Then, 27-year-old eldest son Josh Duggar publicly acknowledged that as a teenager, he had molested five girls. (Reports later suggested his sisters were among his victims.) To say that the revelation caused an uproar is putting it mildly.
Great efforts were quickly made by sponsors and the network to distance themselves from the calamity. On May 22, TLC pulled all episodes of the show from the air, and on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that further sponsors, such as Payless ShoeSource, Choice Hotels and Walgreens had joined General Mills in jumping ship and pulling their ads. On Thursday, Hulu also pulled all episodes from the site.
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