19 Kids And Counting was pulled by Hulu after the Josh Duggar molestation scandal broke, but will the popular streaming site keep the show off of their programming menu for good?
According to Us Weekly, Hulu made the decision to take the show out of their lineup for the time being, suggesting that it could come back in the future. Chief executive officer Mike Hopkins said that Hulu and TLC are “partners,” and that Hulu made the move because that’s what TLC did. This seems to imply that if TLC decides to bring back 19 Kids in any form in the future, Hulu will likely do the same thing.
At this time, TLC has not announced whether or not they are canceling the show. The network has pulled the show from airing, temporarily, until a final decision is made.
While Hulu pulled 19 Kids And Counting temporarily, other Duggar sponsors have already pulled the plug on the famous family.
“Advertisers have taken action with many announcing on social media that they would no longer advertise on ’19 Kids and Counting.’ Those companies include Walgreens, Crayola, David’s Bridal, CVS, Ace Hardware, General Mills, and more.”
According to dbTechno, Josh and his wife, Anna, are expecting their fourth child together. They recently purchased a foreclosed home in Arkansas for $55,000, and were getting help from the family to fix it up. Losing the reality show will mean a major financial blow, and this could change things for the ever-growing family. While they live very low-maintenance lives, it does cost money to raise a family, and now that many of those 19 Kids are having kids of their own, that money is pretty important.
So, how did this all start?
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Josh Duggar molested young girls when he was a teenager. Some reports indicate that these victims included his sisters. He has since released an apology for his actions, focusing on the fact that he was a teenager when these things occurred, over a decade ago.
“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life,” Josh Duggar told People Magazine in a statement.
Since 19 Kids And Counting has been pulled by Hulu and TLC, many have been debating whether or not the show should be canceled for good. What do you think?
[Photo via Josh Duggar / Instagram]