Josh Duggar's Apology Is Too Little, Too Late

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You'd think that in the midst of Josh Duggar's molestation allegations, TLC would be walking on egg shells in terms of how they deal with their juggernaut show, 19 Kids and Counting. But, nope! Instead of pulling the reality show -- temporary or not -- TLC went and aired a 19 Kids and Counting marathon. A bit crass? I, and many others, would say so.

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During the marathon all hell broke loose on Twitter, slamming the network for their distasteful decision. A few reactions included:

I certainly would agree that this was in extremely poor taste. They should be cancelling the show, not celebrating or cashing in on it.

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Since the shocking news broke about the sexual allegations against Josh -- which, FYI, may have included his sisters -- the reality star has since resigned from his position as a lobbyist for the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. He also released a lengthy statement on the Duggar family Facebook page, expressing his regret for his alleged actions. "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends," he wrote. "I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life." A little too little, too late, if you ask me. 

Being that TLC canceled Honey Boo Boo for a similar situation, I don't how on earth they could possibly justify keeping 19 Kids on the air. Josh confessed to something truly horrific. How could TLC in good conscience keep this show on their network? Sure, it gets great ratings, but how about some morals?

From looks of things online, many people want to see the show canceled, so even if TLC does keep it on the air, not so sure how many people will be tuning in. It's one thing to want to watch train wrecks on reality TV shows, it's quite another to watch someone charged with molestation. 

Will you still watch this show?


Image via Josh Duggar/Instagram

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