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Advertisers Can’t Get Away Fast Enough From New Duggar Reality Show

Jill & (but not AND) Jessa: Counting On advertisers are dropping like flies


#HellToTheNo The Duggars may have raised a child molester, serial adulterer and covered up his molest-y past but they didn’t raise no dummies. Rather than offer their family some healing and fade away into denim-skirted anonymity the Duggar family and TLC have doubled down (and cashed in) on a spinoff show starring newlywed daughters Jill and Jess in the cleverly titled Jill & Jessa: Counting Our MoneyCounting On

While TLC and the Duggars continue to ignore the fact that Americans are strangely turned off by child molesters and their enablers, a number of advertisers have done what the Duggar men should probably practice more and pulled out. After fielding complaints from customers about their ads being placed during the spinoff, Wrigley immediately issued a statement telling it’s customers the ad was a mistake:

It is never our intent to endorse content that could offend our consumers,” a rep confirms, adding that “any ads” aired during “shows featuring the Duggar family” were an “error.”

In Touch Weekly reports other companies that also claimed their ads were running during the show as the result of a “mistake” so far include:

  • Combe Inc.
  • Credit Karma
  • RCN Corporation
  • X Out
  • Chattem Inc.
  • CiCi’s Pizza
  • UPS
  • Whitewave Foods
  • Choice Hotels
  • Mattress Firm
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Pure Michigan

Those are a whole lot of mistakes, the biggest being that TLC thinks they can keep the Duggar family marketable past their expiration date.

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