Jill and Jessa Duggar’s new reality show on TLC is already facing major backlash, but not from fans.
Starpulse reports that over 600 advertisers have vowed not to allow their products to be marketed during the program Jill & Jessa: Counting On, which is slated to premiere this December.
It seems that social media has once again shown its power, because a lot of the advertisers reportedly pulled out. Online campaigns urging TLC to cancel the show have gained some serious traction.
And while Jill and Jessa clearly aren’t responsible for their brother Josh Duggar’s actions, which led to the Duggar downfall, they have been accused of minimizing the severity of his actions after they defended him when it was revealed they were included in the victims of sexual molestation.
“None of the victims were aware of what happened until Joshua confessed,” Jessa previously said in an interview on Fox News. “The extent of it was mild — inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims, most of it while [the] girls were sleeping.”
But In Touch pointed out that Jessa failed to mention that her sister was, in fact, awake when 14-year-old Josh “touched her breasts and vaginal area,” according to a police report. The girl was just 5 years old at the time.
Others were less concerned with the Josh Duggar scandal and more concerned with the example Jessa and Jill presented for impressionable young girls.