TLC lastly cancels “Counting On” starring the extraordinarily problematic Duggar household
You might recall that again in 2015, it got here to gentle that Josh Duggar, eldest baby of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, had molested a number of of his youthful sisters when he was a teen. When it grew to become recognized that JB and Michelle hadn’t finished a lot of something to guard their daughters from their predator son, the general public appeared to lose their style for the household. That’s when TLC cancelled their present and the world thought they have been finished with all issues Duggar.
But in fact, TLC should’ve realized the income stream they’d be lacking out on by not letting the world gawk at these individuals so that they got here up with a Josh-free spinoff known as Counting On. Now, in gentle of the costs introduced towards Josh for “receiving and possessing child pornography,” the community has parted methods with the household solely. For now. I don’t consider for a second that this would be the finish of it as a result of, causes.
Before we dive in, a fast and essential editorial notice: regulation enforcement makes use of the time period “child pornography” to explain costs introduced towards Josh however based on Interpol, the right terminology is “child sexual abuse.” When we use the phrase “child pornography” it’s solely to make correct notice of Duggar’s formal costs introduced up by regulation enforcement. The time period itself is repulsive and wishes to alter. We will check with it as baby sexual abuse in any wording exterior of direct quotes from courtroom filings associated to Duggar’s authorized state of affairs.
In an announcement to PEOPLE, the community explains their determination to cancel the present. “TLC will not be producing additional seasons of Counting On,” the assertion reads. “TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.”
There’s additionally the small matter of not giving cash and an enormous platform to a set of fogeys who apparently didn’t do something significant concerning the sexual abuse their very own daughters suffered by the hands of their repulsive oldest son. According to the Washington Post, on the time of the abuse, Josh acquired a “stern” talking-to from a police officer who’s now serving many years in jail on his personal baby sexual abuse materials costs. I imply. You can’t even make this shit up. How on earth this household ever acquired a second present as soon as that information hit is past me. How anybody watched it figuring out what occurred is even additional past. How anybody is continuous to defend Jim Bob and Michelle is just out of this orbit.
Counting On adopted the older Duggar children (not Josh) and started airing episodes in 2015. Aside from Josh’s horrific baby sexual abuse costs, the household itself is extremely problematic in numerous methods and in my humble opinion, their dangerous views by no means deserved a platform within the first place. Girls and ladies aren’t given a lot selection in life and are coached by their very own mom to at all times be “joyfully available” for his or her husbands. They aren’t even purported to put on pants. This isn’t some cutesy different life-style — it’s an abusive cult. The much less the general public sees of this horror present, the higher.