Turns out molestation and cheating scandals aren't so family friendly…
Jill & Jessa: Counting On is mathematically about 1,000 times less problematic than its predecessor 19 kids & Counting, but that doesn't mean it's without its flaws by any means.
While Josh Duggar is no longer allowed to appear on the TLC docuseries, that didn't stop more than a dozen advertisers from pulling their funding for Season Two due to his litany of legal troubles.
Related: Anna Duggar Tries To Move On From Josh's Scandals!
However, following his siblings' premiere two weeks ago, we're hearing that FOUR MORE companies have dropped Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald as well!
According to reports, Gerber Life, Hotwire, Trivago, and Thumbtack.com, and have all removed their commercials from the controversial reality TV show, claiming:
"The Gerber Life ad was inadvertently shown during the premiere of Counting On. We have been assured that Gerber Life ads will no longer be shown during this program."
"Hotwire's ads appear on many cable networks including AMC, Bravo, HGTV, TNT, TBS, USA, as well as TLC Network. While we are able to select which cable networks air our ads, we do not select the specific shows. After further consideration we have decided to remove this network from our plan."
"We did not have control over when the advertisement ran, as it was a direct response buy. We did not purposely intend to advertise during any specific TLC program."
"At this time, we are not buying TV ad space for particular programming or programs, rather for networks or groups of networks in aggregate… However, [we have now] opened a discussion internally on this topic."
We guess TLC can't count on Counting On for profit anymore…
The network has opted to air promos in place of the pulled plugs, which means the series is actually costing them money now!
Do U think this means no Season 3 for Jill & Jessa: Counting On??
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