Should TLC Cancel '19 Kids and Counting'?
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  • Darita - 6 years ago

    I am not God,and i don't judge no one.But for a family that's on T.L.C. Because it's suppose to be great Christian family,with 19 kids.And all the years it's been on,act as if the children had never been kiss or had any kind of sex.Can only date someone if the parents say it's o.k. Can't do nothing but side hugs with a date. Josh do the things he did to his sisters ,then tells his parent's,not one time but two times he been doing it.This is'nt a family to be on T.L.C.,to have children or parent's watch,teach us about a good Christian family life.And i did watch the show,but will not watch it if it dose return,even if Josh is took off.Because if one child did this,and the parents let it.Who knows if some of the other children or doing the same thing.These children or home school,always have to be with one or more of the family at all times.I think that after this the children should have to be took out home school and put in school,or someone{not a family friend},have take one child at a time every month and talk to,see what's going on in this home.Preach repeatedly about perverts,other sin's.But it look's as if this family see nothing wrong with incest.That's bull shit that he did'nt know it was wrong because he was just 14 years old at the time.Sorry i was 14, so think back when you was 14.Any 14 year old boy or girl knows incest is wrong.Even if you or not a Christian family,which i am not.Yes i have Bible's in my home,i know to many people who act like good Christian people that or not.And i don't want to be like that,hope one day i wake up say God i not going say or think no more real bad words,please forgive me for all the one's i said in the past.Know He would,Know if Josh did asked him to forgive him i know God did, just hope he has really change.But still think that he should have to be put on the list as a sex offender,Don't care how many years it's been,one reason Jim Bob and Michelle waited 3 years to report it so nothing could be done to him.Think it was the right thing to let people know about it,in case he dose try it with someone again.Hate that his sister's are being hurt again over what he did. He was the older brother he should of been keeping perverts away from his sister's,not being one.T.L.C. keep it off the air,change the name to "The Dugger's Incest-Sidehugs", That way every one will know it's like the Honey Boo Boo Show,you wanted a house full of nut's,why you had it on.

  • Ruby - 6 years ago

    Do not cancel this show it is one of the best shows on the . air An i am not defending the trust that josh broke with his actions. If you heard the interview from the victims they said that they did not even know anything had happened. Their parents had to tell them . not to take anything away from them but I am thankful they don't have to live with a nightmare.as a victim myself I have had to live with a nightmare for 40+ years an as an 8 year old I remember to this day how terrified I was an how I felt that thing was so big that he was rubbing on me. Josh is not a PEDOPHILE that is an adult that that prays on children. I also got to experience that to from age 11 to 14 1/2. This story has brought all these emotions to the service. I so respect this family that they took care of this an Josh as a child himself felt in his heart that brushing a clothed breast was wrong. I don't know any 14 year olds that would even go tell anybody of such thoughts. Josh has grown up to be a respectful young man with a wonderful wife an 4 great kids. Don't know what this world has come to that the media an people want to crucifie a young man for something that he felt was wrong as a child. Please don't cancel this show . I have talk to 40 + people about this an we all fill this has just been blown up an so many lies told its unreal. Anybody can read that juvenile record on line an it clearly shows theses were minors including Josh an all the victims did not even know anything happened. Anybody with a brain that speaks volume. Let's hope that none of your kids juvenile records are never made public. I know it wouldn't be national news but it could be devastating in your home town.

  • Ruby - 6 years ago

    Do not cancel this show it is one of the best shows on the . air An i am not defending the trust that josh broke with his actions. If you heard the interview from the victims they said that they did not even know anything had happened. Their parents had to tell them . not to take anything away from them but I am thankful they don't have to live with a nightmare.as a victim myself I have had to live with a nightmare for 40+ years an as an 8 year old I remember to this day how terrified I was an how I felt that thing was so big that he was rubbing on me. Josh is not a PEDOPHILE that is an adult that that prays on children. I also got to experience that to from age 11 to 14 1/2. This story has brought all these emotions to the service. I so respect this family that they took care of this an Josh as a child himself felt in his heart that brushing a clothed breast was wrong. I don't know any 14 year olds that would even go tell anybody of such thoughts. Josh has grown up to be a respectful young man with a wonderful wife an 4 great kids. Don't know what this world has come to that the media an people want to crucifie a young man for something that he felt was wrong as a child. Please don't cancel this show . I have talk to 40 + people about this an we all fill this has just been blown up an so many lies told its unreal. Anybody can read that juvenile record on line an it clearly shows theses were minors including Josh an all the victims did not even know anything happened. Anybody with a brain that speaks volume. Let's hope that none of your kids juvenile records are never made public. I know it wouldn't be national news but it could be devastating in your home town.

  • SAC - 6 years ago

    Cancel the show. No one, I repeat no one, should be able to be on tv after what happened in this family. I don't care what religion you are, or if you're an atheist or any other religious background, this was wrong. Take these hypocrites off the air. Don't allow them to expose the public to their sickness.

  • Lexi - 6 years ago

    People make mistakes

  • Linda - 6 years ago

    No, I do not think the show should be cancelled. The family is one of the best examples of courageous living I've seen because they live their convictions in front of the world, knowing that they are in the minority and will be misunderstood. I don't know if they handled the situation with Josh correctly or not, but I understand that for them to be confronted with this was a shock that would turn any parent's world upside down! But for sure the faith they have in Christ was shared with Josh and it seems that he saw the sin for what it was and repented of it choosing to pursue a route that would give him a family and a purpose for his life. As far as the comparisons to The Honey Boo Boo show, one would have to ask why TLC ever lowered themselves to that level to run it in the first place, as well as some other shows that they have produced and that I don't choose to watch.

  • Cheryl McGrath - 6 years ago

    I loved the show and find this very upsetting. If we can remember the story in the bible where they wanted to stone the prostitute, and Jesus replied if anyone hasn't sin may throw the first stone. Everyone dropped there rocks and left. Jesus forgave her. We all make mistakes some small, some large but we try to make things right and move on.
    Josh was a minor himself when this happened and the entire situation was taken care of years ago. He made a mistake and got help. No One has the Right to Judge Others.
    TLC will be making a big mistake taking 19 Kids and counting of the air, there are very few programs on the air that are worth watching. They Are!! There is a lot of trash out there and it was nice to sit back and watch 19 Kids and counting.

  • scott - 6 years ago

    They Should Cancel the show !!!!!!

  • Rebecca - 6 years ago

    First off everyone isnt perfect you think his parents knew what was going NO and everyone should use more good and pure and God in yall life because yall need it and hes said hes wrong okay I think Josh should be just taking off of the show because it does help them make money so and My cuzin met JIM and Michelle Duggar and they are as sweet as they are on tv so I promise if yall have God in yall's life yall would be more happy and sweet and all that like them but I will be praying for Josh and the family for what everyone is going thru.

  • Margaret - 6 years ago

    If this program is to continue, I do not believe that Josh Dugger should be a part of the programing.

  • Hayley - 6 years ago

    I don't think that the show 19 kids and counting should be canceled. I believe this because what josh did happened 12 years ago and the police already addressed it people are just mad because he didn't get charged. He was 14 a minor him self and they all went through therapy. If his sisters we tramatized by what happened it would be very apparent and it's not. People are just diggin up the past and blowing something out of poportion that has already been done and over with

  • Trishelle Sumner - 6 years ago

    I don't think the show should be cancelled from something that happened 10 years ago josh admitted to it he has been forgiven plus its none of our business imagine if you did that would you want the whole world to know that you did that image how embarrassed josh is he had to quit his job for all the people that voted yes do you really want josh to feel bad about him being the reason why the show got cancelled we need to be great fans to let him know that we support him and love him no matter what he did in the past the past is the past what if you did something ten years ago and people still tease you about it?

  • cj - 6 years ago

    For years this family was preaching God and family. Their children were homeschooled so that they would not be "contaminated" by other children. They preached their goodness and sexist attitudes.....no kissing before marriage, yet they covered up the abuses that their son committed against young girls. I guess they were not as Christian as they seem....lying all the time just to make money.....How holy are they really.....is the father a predator also?

  • marian - 6 years ago

    Absolutely NOT. He confessed, he was a youngster. True it was wrong but he repented. There is lots to be learned that is good from this family. If they are pulled, let,s start wedding out the Kardashean crowd, the over exposed females, the fowl language, the crime none of which makes an contribution to anyone. Leave the Duggars alone.

  • Abby - 6 years ago

    No they should not cancel the show 19 kids... Is an amazing show and teaches people about Christ and the lord, I know that josh dugger had made a big mistake but there are bigger things to worry about then something that happens 12 friggen years ago so all those people who think the show should be cancelled go screw off because many people like this show and 12 years ago no 12 days ago so please do not cancel the show they a Christian family and if God forgive them then so should you

  • Caitlyn - 6 years ago

    Stop stoning an entire family for one person's misconduct! America is sure fickle about who they are loyal to and who they turn from. If you are a fan of this show then you should realize this is a time of crisis for this family and should stand by them. I understand TLC as a company needs to act on this but pulling the show is not standing by these people who have made a lot of money for the network. Please keep the show on, however you'll have no other course but to remove Josh from future shows to keep the vultures appeased.

  • Andrea Robinson - 6 years ago

    Yes the show should be canceled. He molested children! Some were his family members aka sisters so that is also incest. How in the world can TLC cancel the Honey Boo Boo show and not cancel this show? I don't care how old he was, the saddest part of this is that his parents covered it up for over a year and didn't make him go into some sort of therapy/counseling. The victims may forgive but they will never forget. Abused victims NEVER forget. I would think the decision for TLC would be simple. Why would anyone watch a show that is based on a family who supposedly are very Christian that is until it comes to their son molesting girls and then they have to re-define Christianity to justify their actions. Shame on them! Shame on TLC if they don't cancel their show!

  • Alyssa - 6 years ago

    Yes, what Josh did was terrines but he was only 14 years old and when your a teenager you do stupid things. The Duggar family believes sins can be forgiven and even though Josh has done somthing outrageous you should not cancel the show. "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Please don't cancel the show. So much has happened this season. If we really need to cancel it just don't show Josh, Anna, Makenzie, Marcus, and Michel... (and the new baby.) but once again he was young and I really think he should be forgiven. I will pray for the family, especilly Joshes.

  • Kathryn - 6 years ago

    I am deeply saddened by this story. He was a minor. It's doubtful he would have received any jail time for his actions. Why weren't these records sealed? One victim does not want her name released, so they will be destroying everything related to these cases So what purpose did any of this serve? I don't want to see the show cancelled. I hope that TLC lays low for a while and eventually brings it back. If they don't, I hope it is picked up by another network. This story didn't just bring more hurt and embarassment to the family. The production crew is now out of a job. In the last episode, the crew said the love working with the family. Some have been with the show since the beginning. Now they are suffering too.

  • Connie - 6 years ago

    I agree Josh made a poor judgement call at 14 years old. Last time I checked, there has been only one person that walked on water. Forgive those who trespass against us. Jesus died on the Cross for all our sins. Josh has repented of his sins, and asked The Lord to forgive him. I'd like to the meet the First who has never sinned, through the first stone. No, show should not be cancelled.

  • TMI - 6 years ago

    I don't think 19 kids and counting should be cancelled. It was in the past just cause it came out now doesnt mean it needs to be cancelled it's a wonderful show and I like it very much

  • Donna - 6 years ago

    I believe he who has no sin should cast the first stone. I feel sad that this has happened for all the girls and for Josh. He will have to live with this act the rest of his life. He was a child that took the wrong road, but God has forgiven him and he has turned his life around, God is the center of is life now and he has confessed to the world of his sin. Now leave him and everyone involved alone and get along with your own life and may God Bless and forgive you too.

  • Yvonne - 6 years ago

    I am sorry for the children who were victimized by Josh's molestation and for the Duggar family. While I am saddened the show has to end on this note, they can be thankful for having a good run.

  • Becky - 6 years ago

    Yes it should be cancelled. Those that are saying this was a "mistake", fondling the genitals of young girls that are sleeping (and awake), is not a "mistake", it is a perversion. While what he did was 10 years ago, the effects of being molested will last a life time for the victims. For those that have never been sexually abused/molested, the victim's self-esteem plummets. They go through self-blame, shame, and guilt over what has occurred, even though they are not to blame. Their ability to fully trust is diminished, because someone that was in a trusted position violated them. They may suffer with PTSD, very similar to what POWs experience. They believe they are not good enough, that they are somehow tainted or evil to have had that happen to them. And they will struggle through most of their life with these issues. Now to the perpetrator. Pedophilia is not curable! For someone as young as he was (14) when he admitted to it, can be treated but the treatment is intensive therapy, which Josh Duggar did not receive. Their counseling was having a police officer talk with him, who was later convicted of child pornography, and to send him to a friend's home to help him with his contracting work. This will not address the underlying issues that caused Josh Duggar to perpetuate the abuse in the first place. This show should be cancelled. The time for him to have been treated is long past. Once a pedophile reaches an age of more maturity, and they have acted on the impulses that drive them already, the likelihood of relapsing and victimizing another girl is increased dramatically. The girls need love and support and therapy to help them through their experiences, and Josh needs to not be trusted around young girls.

  • Blair - 6 years ago

    OK so they are anti-gay but there son is a pedophile -- something wrong with this picture. Do us all a favor and cancel the show. All they do is preach, have babies and arrange marriages.

  • Elizabeth - 6 years ago

    No don't cancel he was young and foolish is their really anything else worse that teens could watch these days? The answer is NO!!!!! Stuff these days are twice as bad he is young and we don't know what happened. You just want to create more drama... DONT CANCEL IT!!!!

  • Crystal - 6 years ago

    I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU ALL HAD THE AUTHORITY TO JUDGE PEOPLE!!

    IS JESUS HIRING?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Delia - 6 years ago

    Some of the comments I'm reading are so foolish and absurd. He molested young girls that's not a mistake. He did it repeatedly and I'm sure none of you would be signing the same tune had it been your daughter that was violated. Fact is his family covered for him so yes they too should pay the price for hiding this monster from the world. He preached that homosexuals are perverts, yet he is the true pervert. This kind of perversion should not be taken lightly.

  • Delia - 6 years ago

    Some of the comments I'm reading are so foolish and absurd. He molested young girls that's not a mistake. He did it repeatedly and I'm sure none of you would be signing the same time had it been your daughter that was violated. Fact is his family covered for him so yes they too should pay the price for hiding this monster from the world. He preached that homosexuals are perverts, yet he is the true pervert. This kind of perversion should not be taken lightly.

  • sheryl - 6 years ago

    He admitted to molesting children and some of you are taking a forgive and forget approach. He probably did it long before he got caught. He never received treatment or counseling, just a talking to by a convicted child pornographer and manual labor. If you think he hasn't done it since, you are crazy. If it was your children would you be so quick to forgive and forget? The family preaches values and honesty and yet they lived the opposite when it came to protecting their daughters. Why continue to make them rich? The whole family need help.

  • Hudler Cee - 6 years ago

    Damn right you should cancel it! If for NO other reason than that Honey Boo Boo mess not being allowed on because of a child molester situation. You set a precedent now STICK TO IT.

  • Donna - 6 years ago

    I feel that with their standards holding hands, kissing , straight on hugs is wrong and we dont know that might have been all that took place. Its a great show and people are judging him and they have no idea what happen. The show is about 19 kids not just 1 so there is plenty of others there that had nothing to do with what just 1 person did. Why cancel the show if you feel Josh is a problem ( which I dont without facts) remove him not the whole show

  • Holly Padron - 6 years ago

    WITH ALL THE BAD STUFF ON TV THESE DAYS THAT EVERYBODY OR THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WATCH....19 KIDS AND COUNTING IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS TO WATCH THEY SHOW HOW YOU CAN LEAN ON THE LORD IN TIMES OF TROUBLE AND HAVE A POSITIVE EXAMPLE....AND YES I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS SEX THING HAS HAPPEN......10 PLUS YEARS AGO.....BUT LOOK AT THE STUFF ON TV TODAY.....ITS JUST AS BAD BAD AS STUFF LIKE THIS.....BUT NOBODY IS COMPLAINING ABOOUT THAT ARE THEY......I THINK 19 KIDS AND COUNTING SHOULD STAY ON TLC......

  • Hollybird - 6 years ago

    Of course the show should be cancelled, if only for the reason that the family (Ma-and-Pa-the-Righteous) and friends/elders etc allowed this information to be suppressed; I can assume that the suppression was only to be sure that they earned lots more lovely lolly for showing off their "side-hugs" and pretending that everything was chaste and pure (???)

  • Tiffany - 6 years ago

    I do not think the show should be cancelled. I agree with the other comments. He was a child, he has learned from his mistakes. Why cancel a show that EVERYONE loves for a minor mistake? he has learned from it, and has grown. DO NOT cancel the show!

  • Tiffany - 6 years ago

    I do not think the show should be cancelled. I agree with the other comments. He was a child, he has learned from his mistakes. Why cancel a show that EVERYONE loves for a minor mistake? he has learned from it, and has grown. DO NOT cancel the show!

  • Dee - 6 years ago

    To the people who say don't cancel the show because of one persons actions, I say this... It was not one person it was many more. The "church elders" , law enforcement friend (also a convicted child porno inmate), family members and HIS MOM AND DAD knew of this and did not promptly report and remove him from all contact with his many sister many of whom were molested by Josh. Why did they not act to protect their girls???? They hid the disgust. God is a forgiving God, but that does not change the fact that this family is only on television because they portray the "great, impeccable, family" that claim to live pure lives. Since this in not the case they are a lie a big fat lie and should not have a TV show claiming to be otherwise.

  • Shelly - 6 years ago

    I DO NOT think the show should canceled for something that happened 10 years ago! He was a child and ALL people make mistakes and should be forgivin. No one knew about the thing and it affected nothing so why make it affect now. If u feel the need to cut him off the show but don't cut the whole show because a a mistake he made a long time ago. Remember people deserve second chances!!! So give him one!!

  • Shelly - 6 years ago

    I DO NOT think the show should canceled for something that happened 10 years ago! He was a child and ALL people make mistakes and should be forgivin. No one knew about the thing and it affected nothing so why make it affect now. If u feel the need to cut him off the show but don't cut the whole show because a a mistake he made a long time ago. Remember people deserve second chances!!! So give him one!!

  • Joe - 6 years ago

    16% of the people polled are supporting pedophilia... Sickos

  • robert berthold - 6 years ago

    my wife and i enjoy the show .young people make misstakes .to cancel18 people over what a young person did 10 years ago to me is unreasonably. we have learned from tho show.

  • Sandy - 6 years ago

    The camera should come off Josh; however, the other 18 should not be penalized for his actions. I wish the series had begun when he was young w/the tv crew present, then I doubt he could have done this. I admire the parents for believing, going to the authorities and getting counseling for all involved. THIS GOES ON IN ALL OUR COMMUNITIES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WHETHER SIBLINGS, PARENTS, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC....I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, AND IT IS KEPT SECRET!! So to all those who voted yes to cancel the show, think again before you heap on judgment and condemnation to those who are innocent and need to be built up not torn down for what the guilty party did!!!

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