The antigay Duggars are probably freaking out right now. TLC just canceled their show 19 Kids and Counting… and they’ve got 19 f-ing kids to feed!
The cancelation comes after it was revealed that the Duggars eldest song, Josh, has a history of molesting little girls, including two of his own sisters. The 27-year-old former executive director of the antigay Family Research Council Action admitted to forcibly fondling his sisters 12 years ago in a statement released back in May.
“After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting,” the network said in a statement released earlier today. “The show will no longer appear on the air.”
TLC also announced that it’s partnering with the child-protection organizations Darkness to Light and RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) in a new campaign designed to raise awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse.
“TLC will work closely with both groups and with the Duggar family on a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse,” the network said in the statement.
The Duggars have a slightly different spin on things, however.
Just as they like to deny things like evolution or the fact that gay people exist, they also appear unwilling to admit their show has, indeed, been canceled. Instead, they released a statement saying they will simply “not be filming new episodes of 19 Kids and Counting.”
“Over the last several years people have said to us, ‘We love your show!’ We have always responded, ‘It’s not a show, it’s our lives!’” the family said. “Our desire in opening our home to the world is to share Bible principles that are the answers for life’s problems.”