AceShowbiz - TLC hasn't taken significant action on "19 Kids and Counting" following child molestation accusations involving of the cast members, Josh Duggar. The network even still aired a marathon of the reality TV series on Thursday night, May 21 from 7:00 P.M. until 12:03 A.M.
The cable channel refused to respond to requests for comment on the future of the reality TV series in the wake of Josh's statement of apology for his "inexcusable" behavior. Josh has also resigned from his position at the Family Research Council after reports emerged that he sexually molested minor girls as a teen.
Josh's parents Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar remain supportive though, saying in a joint statement, "Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before."
June Shannon a.k.a. Mama June, whose family was hit with similar issue when she dated convicted child molester Mark McDaniel, is angry that TLC hasn't canceled "19 Kids and Counting" despite the scandal. She notes that the network pulled the plug on her show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" within hours after her picture with Mark landed online. She tells TMZ that she will sue the network for "blatantly unfair and inconsistent treatment" if the Duggars' show keeps airing.
Honey Boo Boo's mom reportedly claims that the Duggar family is worse than hers. She says, "I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other. So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no."