More advertisers ditch Duggars’ show after Jim Bob and Michelle make an appearance

If Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were counting on “Counting On” to mark their return to television, they may have to think again.

The TLC show which stars Duggar daughters Jill & Jessa (as well as Jinger and other family members) returned to airwaves last week for season two, but not without controversy.

According to several reports, the Duggar clan are battling over the show. Jim Bob and Michelle are allegedly angling for son Josh Duggar — who has completed faith-based treatment for sex addiction (he was accused of molestation and addiction to porn) — to return to the show. His sisters are reportedly against this plan.

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 17: Michelle Duggar (L) and Jim Bob Duggar of The Learning Channel TV show "19 Kids and Counting" speak at the Values Voter Summit on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The annual summit drew nearly two thousand people to advocate for conservative causes. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – SEPTEMBER 17: Michelle Duggar (L) and Jim Bob Duggar of The Learning Channel TV show “19 Kids and Counting” speak at the Values Voter Summit on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The annual summit drew nearly two thousand people to advocate for conservative causes. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

In the meantime, Jim Bob and Michelle aren’t exactly crowd pleasers among the fans. When the couple made a cameo appearance on the season premiere, some of the 2.5 million fans on the show’s official Facebook page announced their displeasure.

“Are they slowly working the lowlife parents back into the show after they slapped Josh on the hand for his wrongful behaviors and then lying about it??” wrote one viewer.

“Don’t bring the parents back,” said another.

It didn’t take long for more advertisers to announce plans to ditch the show, joining at least a dozen other brands who did the same in the previous season including the UPS Store, the Mattress Firm, Cici’s Pizza and more. Now other major brands like Gerber are also declining to run ads during the show.

“The Gerber Life ad was inadvertently shown during the premiere of Counting On,” a company representative told In Touch magazine. “We have been assured that Gerber Life ads will no longer be shown during this program.”

Hotwire.com also told the publication that the company will be pulling its advertising from TLC Network. The company purchases advertising on a range of cable networks but does not select the specific shows on which their ads air.

At least one other company has said they are reviewing advertising plans internally and discussing how to move forward.

TLC fills the empty ad space with promos for other TLC shows instead of paid advertising. “Counting On” airs Tuesdays at 8 pm ET.

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38 comments
Jane DoeUH
Jane DoeUH

The Illuminati should do away with this family.

Jane DoeUH
Jane DoeUH

Dont watch anything on TLC anymore. Blocked that chanell on mt dtv.

Natasha Bailey
Natasha Bailey

The Learning Channel! \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602

Natasha Bailey
Natasha Bailey

Jim Bob...who goes by that? It's either Jim or Bob, not Jim Bob ugh! Gross!

Nay Hearn
Nay Hearn

I'm sorry the entire hypocritical ignorant bunch can just stay in bumb fark Ar, keep breeding and STFU, at anytime.

Sandy Schafnitt
Sandy Schafnitt

I totally agree with the advertising. JimBob is a very controlling person who I do not want to see on the show. They've coddling Josh and bailing him out of messes when should have been serving time and registered as a sex offender is unreal. The girls deserve better then this.

Latoya Foster
Latoya Foster

I will not watch TLC until they remove that show.

Ann Foote
Ann Foote

They never aknowledged the first child by the wife that is black.

Phil Dreer
Phil Dreer

These people and their sick death cult are disgusting.

Laurie Schappert
Laurie Schappert

Is this show still running? If so, that's just pathetic. Americans love their car wrecks.

Debbie Murphy
Debbie Murphy

Good for these businesses Nobody should sponsor or even watch a show that glorifies and excepts incest and molestation and covering it up!!

Shanay Finley
Shanay Finley

Why was the mom popping out all those babies geez

Msk Walls-boston
Msk Walls-boston

I just never liked how the older daughters had the most responsibility of the younger kids.

Cassandra Bennon
Cassandra Bennon

Well seems like the mom was constantly on her back popping out 25 kids. Someone had to take care of them. I wonder do they feel.as if their childhood was taken.

Cory Jobe
Cory Jobe

All those stolen childhoods... What a travesty... All those children brainwashed... And all the stupid, ignorant, "Christian" people who fueled it...

Msk Walls-boston
Msk Walls-boston

I think I read they don't use birth control due to religion. But the responsibilities of taking care of small children will provide natural birth control if they would have taken care of the kids themselves vs shifting it to the older girls, they would have been too tired to keep making more babies.

Tauna Lynn
Tauna Lynn

Oh TLC tried to sneak em back on and didn't think folks would notice.

Julianna Rush
Julianna Rush

but you LOVE the idiot child molester Lena Dunham right??

Tauna Lynn
Tauna Lynn

Nope don't love her or the Duggars. I've wachted the Duggars a few times but I have never watched Lena Dunham's show and I got the premium channels,I don't even know which one it's on.

Jeannie Casey
Jeannie Casey

I know she is a horrible person, but a child molester? Did I miss something?

Tabitha Lynn
Tabitha Lynn

Good. The guano crazy quiverfull loons need no attention.

Jenn Gardner
Jenn Gardner

Do not reward molestation and the subsequent cover up.

Brandi DeMarco
Brandi DeMarco

Well the sisters and other family are victims so they shouldn't be shamed but these two idiots \U0001f621\U0001f621\U0001f621\U0001f621

CTATTER
CTATTER

Why did you waste journalistic space with this crap?  Those lowlifes need to live in an outhouse.  Delete the TV show posting.