Duggars in Hot Water Over Failed Social Media Campaign for 'Counting On'

Another day, another Duggar controversy. This time, the stars of Jill and Jessa: Counting On have been accused of starting a petition to bring the Duggars back to TLC. It's been a month since the season finale of the 19 Kids and Counting spin-off, but so far there's no word on whether or not the network will renew it.

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TLC canceled 19 Kids after 10 seasons last summer, after it was revealed that Josh molested four of his sisters and another underage babysitter when he was a young teen. Several months later, he was caught in the Ashley Madison hack, and confessed to using the infidelity site to be unfaithful to his wife Anna and their four children.

That's when the network decided to run a three-part special, focused mainly on Jill and Jessa Duggar beginning their new lives as married moms, but also heavily featuring Anna and how she was coping with life after Josh's devastation.

TLC decided to opt for an entire season of Jill and Jessa: Counting On, but they failed to foresee just how upset much of the public still is at the extremely conservative family. Advertisers pulled out of the show in droves, claiming that they wouldn't support the Duggars.

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Since there's been no word on renewing the series, the hashtag "#BringtheDuggarsBack" showed up on social media this week in an effort to get TLC to give it a green light. However, the rumor is that family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar started the campaign himself!

Even if it was started by loyal fans, the tag failed to trend on either Twitter or Facebook ... which could mean bad news for the reality stars. If there isn't an interest in watching the family anymore, TLC is likely to drop them altogether. 

 

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