Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Duggar Bummer


I wouldn't normally post about this type of subject matter but I am today because I'm mad. I wish I could take back every minute I spent watching this family on TV! 

Yep.. I had always liked the Duggar family and their show 19 Kids and Counting. I liked seeing their family values and how positive they all were.. it was a great family show. The religious Duggar kids would wear denim skirts to their ankles and weren't allowed to kiss or even hug before marriage, so it was interesting to see them date or get married. They seemed like a "perfect" family- they never complained, were always upbeat, and always had the right answer for everything. But as you most all know by now, thanks to InTouch Weekly, this family is not what we all thought. 

Josh Duggar, 14 or 15 years old at the time, and the oldest of the 19 Duggar kids, was actually questioned by police for molesting at least 5 victims in 2006- and many of them (or possibly all the victims) were his siblings. Hours after InTouch exposed the story on May 21, Josh Duggar admitted that the facts were true.

TLC needs to permanently pull the show off the air and act like that show never existed. Seriously. These girls were victims of horrible crimes and never should have been put on TV. 

Josh Duggar has been a major character on the show- his marriage and the births of his three children were all featured on the television series. 

Worst of all, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar knew about these crimes long before they agreed to televise their show on television for all to see! That is what I find the worst about all of this. 

They knew their son had problems and that their daughters were victims, but they still signed them up for TV! For years they've been on television pretending like they are the perfect family. Horrifying.

Don't ever put that show back on the air, TLC. Let the Duggars go on with their lives and try to find some normalcy. Don't even have any spin-off shows- the family has made enough money by now and their image is now completely ruined. I hope that Josh Duggar will now be punished for his crimes.. or at least the victims won't have to see his face on TV anymore. 

Thank you to Oprah's network for getting the investigation rolling years ago. Thank you to the person who found a secret letter about the incident in a book and wrote this cryptic email to Oprah's network Harpo Studios in 2006:

And finally, thank you to InTouch for getting this out in the media so an investigation can possibly be reopened. What do you guys think about all of this?

Such a bummer! Feeling disappointed in humanity,

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