May 29, 2015 3:00 pm -


40adsandcountingNews of sponsors jumping ship from cable outlet TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” in the wake of the scandal surrounding Josh Duggar’s molestation of at least five girls (including four sisters) first emerged Tuesday, and the number has grown in subsequent days. A good deal of credit goes to social media, including Twitter’s #canceltheduggars campaign.

Back episodes of “19 Kids” have also been pulled from Hulu.

And those wags at Funny or Die have posted a scathing, no-holds-barred faux “response” from the Duggars:

Here are the 44 companies that have so far pulled ads:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Allstate
  • Arm & Hammer
  • Behr Paint
  • Bertolli
  • Choice Hotels
  • Clorox
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Crayola
  • CVS
  • David’s Bridal
  • Discover Card
  • Estée Lauder
  • Firehouse Subs
  • General Mills
  • H&R Block
  • Haute Look
  • Hidden Valley Foods
  • Ikea
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Keurig
  • King’s Hawaiian
  • Kohl’s
  • Life Alert
  • Lysol
  • Macy’s
  • Mucinex
  • Nestlé
  • Nivea
  • Party City
  • Payless Shoe Source
  • Perdue Foods
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pure Leaf Iced Tea
  • Ricola
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Skinny Cow
  • State Farm
  • Stouffer’s
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wyndham Hotels


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Duggars Have Lost 19 44 Sponsors… And Counting!

  1. anothertoothpick May 29th, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Putting aside for a moment the criminal sexual activity, why would anyone, anyone spend anytime watching these incredibly lame shows?

    • BigDumbWhiteGuy May 29th, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      Because, for the most part, people are nosy.

    • dave-dr-gonzo May 29th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      They are worth watching as an anthropological study of primitive peoples.

  2. Suzanne McFly May 29th, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    That video was a perfect summation of how I view these people, never watched the show I need what little IQ I have left. But that is exactly how they are portrayed to people who do not watch the show but know have heard about the actions of their son.

    • BigDumbWhiteGuy May 29th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I saw a clip of the show last night on Dr. Drew. Something about how when the family is out in public and they see a female dressed immodestly (which I’m guessing is anything more risqué than a burlap sack in Duggarland) they say the code word “nike” to alert the males to avert their eyes. Weird, just weird.

      • Suzanne McFly May 29th, 2015 at 9:16 pm

        How sick are they? How healthy is it to deny a person every desire they have? You have to look, act, be, learn, express yourself, and live a specific way 24/7, I would of gone nuts when I was still in the crib.

  3. arc99 May 29th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Let the free market decide.

    Righties, careful what you ask for.

    You just might get it.

  4. F_cons May 29th, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I’m sad, I want someone to watch these xtian perverts and report on them. I won’t watch that crap but I enjoy hearing about their following their Dogs teaching.

    • dave-dr-gonzo May 29th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Now, if a serious, documentary series on the family’s crimes were to run on TLC… hmmmmm… “19 Indictments and Counting!” Now THAT would be some must-see tee vee!

  5. lynchie May 29th, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    But they will be right back if the show goes back on the air

    • dave-dr-gonzo May 29th, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      Probably not. Josh has made the show a little too molestey and rapey for serious advertisers.

  6. robert May 29th, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    44 sponsors not to invest in as far as im concerned

    • lynchie May 29th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      I agree some responsibility for the crap on tv has to rest with the advertisers. They provide the money to keep this shit on the tube. The Kardashians is another example, they are millionaires by being whores, how come the right doesn’t go after them. Advertisers need to do some due diligence and find out why anyone has 19 kids,home schools and why they are put up as examples to the rest of the country. I for one have the list and will never shop there

      • robert May 29th, 2015 at 8:48 pm

        it just goes to show you people with money dont care who they invest in just as long as they come out of it with a huge portfolio. the kardashians first made their loot off oj simpson as history proves to this day still dont know how to conduct themselves and are great examples why high attorney fees are trashing this country.

        its all one big vicious cycle

    • Gindy51 May 30th, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Or buy a damned thing from either..

  7. thinkingwomanmillstone May 29th, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Now post a list of those advertisers who have NOT dumped the show. I’d like to “reward” them for their support of Duggarism…not one more cent.

    • StoneyCurtisll May 30th, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Thats a beautiful cat…

      • thinkingwomanmillstone May 30th, 2015 at 4:11 pm

        Thank you…she’s very vain and bossy…and gets away with both.

  8. CandideThirtythree May 30th, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    See the thing is… none of them should have been supporting those freaks in the first place. Everyone knows that cults are dangerous and the stuff going on on that show was making those kids mentally ill and no one cared!