Friday, May 29, 2015

12 More Companies Pull Ads from '19 Kids'


Walgreens, General Mills, Choice Hotels, and Payless ShoeSource recently announced that they will no longer be advertising during episodes of 19 Kids and Counting. A dozen other companies followed suit, as the media continues to sensationalize the accusations against Josh Duggar.

Contact information for each organization is provided below. (Links are in blue.)

Pure Leaf Iced Tea 
Contact Customer Relations at 800-657-3001 or via the contact page

ConAgra Foods
Visit the company's contact page

Party City
Visit the company's contact page

Sherwin-Williams
Call 800-4-SHERWIN or fill out the company's feedback form

Crayola
Fill out the contact form on the company's website

Allstate Insurance
Fill out the contact form on the company's website

King's Hawaiian
Contact Customer Care at 877-MY-KHCARES or via the company's contact page

Pizza Hut
Call 800-948-8488, or visit the company's contact page

Firehouse Subs
Contact Customer Service at 888-289-6185 or via the company's contact page

Ricola
Fill out the contact form on the company's website

BEHR Paint
Contact BEHR Corporate Headquarters at 714-545-7101

Ace Hardware
Contact Customer Service at 866-290-5334 or via the contact form on the website


Photo courtesy of TLC

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tony Kornheiser: "He Was a Kid!'

ESPN radio personality Tony Kornkeiser shared his thoughts on what the media is calling the "Duggar scandal" on The Tony Kornheiser Show. Tony is by no means a 19 Kids and Counting fan, but he weighed in on the situation in support of the Duggars.

"My sense of the Duggars is ... they are a very politically astute family," said Kornhesier.

The ESPN talk show host said he does does not condone Josh's behavior, but he admitted he does not understand why the tabloids are out to destroy his reputation over something that was dealt with 12 years ago.

"I'm not even sure that it's reasonable for this guy to be driven from his job," stated Kornhesier.
"Wasn't it addressed a while back? And the only reason he's quitting his job now is because ... it became public."

Kornheiser also made it clear that he does not agree with those accusing Josh of lying to viewers simply because he did not reveal his wrongdoings sooner. According to Kornheiser, the Duggars had the right to address the situation privately.

You don't have to go out and confess everything you have ever done to everyone in the world!" exclaims Kornheiser. He was a kid!"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Corporations Pull Ads from '19 Kids'

Following the release of the 2006 police report containing accusations against Josh Duggar last Thursday, TLC removed 19 Kids and Counting from its lineup for the foreseeable future, and at least four major corporations decided to stop supporting the show.

General Mills, Walgreens, Choice Hotels, and Payless ShoeSource caved to customer complaints and the media but announcing that they will not longer be advertising during 19 Kids and Counting. We have provided contact information for each organization below. (Links are in blue.)

General Mills
Fill out the contact form on the Consumer Services page

Walgreens
Email Walgreens Corporate using the contact form on the company's website

Choice Hotels
Call Customer Relations at 800-300-8800, or email grdesk@choicehotels.com

Payless Shoe Source
Email Customer Service at CustomerService@csr.payless.com

TLC Cuts Back '19 Kids' Web Presence

Last Friday, TLC revealed its decision to pull 19 Kids and Counting from its lineup for the foreseeable future. Since that announcement, the Duggars' web presence on the TLC website has been significantly decreased.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their children have developed a close relationship with TLC/Discovery and the 19 Kids and Counting crew since filming for the family's first special, "14 Children and Pregnant Again," began more than 11 years ago. The crew has faithfully stood by the Duggars' side through the ups and downs, and Jim Bob and Michelle have said many times that they are like family. 

The network has not officially canceled the show, so there is still time to make your voices heard. We urge you to continue posting comments to our blog and to contact the TLC/Discovery Viewer Relations Department. (Click here to visit the Viewer Relations contact page.)

You can also go to the 19 Kids and Counting page, click the red "Feedback" button in the bottom right corner, select "Show or Network Feedback," and then enter your comments. As fans and viewers of the show, your opinions matter.

 Justin Duggar and Jedidiah Duggar with "Uncle Jim," 
a long-time member of the 19 Kids and Counting crew


Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ark. State Senator Backs the Duggars

According to KFSM Channel 5 News in Northwest Arkansas, State Senator Bart Hester is calling for the dismissal of Springdale Police Chief Kathy O'Kelley.

O'Kelley, along with Springdale City Attorney Ernest Cate, released the 2006 police report containing the accusations against Josh Duggar to In Touch Weekly. It was posted to the magazine's website last Thursday. By the end of the day, Washington County Juvenile Judge Stacey Zimmerman had issued a court order that the document be destroyed and expunged from the public record, reported KFSM.

"The law to protect minors’ identities is not a suggestion," Hester told KFSM. "So sad to see the person charged with protecting the community being so reckless and irresponsible. I believe it is unavoidable that the Springdale police chief should be terminated. She has re-victimized these young ladies."

Hester is concerned that O'Kelley will release police reports containing the details of other similar cases with juvenile victims. This incident occurred just two weeks after O'Kelley announced that she would be retiring at the end of June.