Mike Huckabee got into a screaming match at a campaign stop in Iowa earlier this week when a woman asked him about his continued support for the Duggars. Mike Huckabee’s response? About five straight minutes of him yelling “You don’t know them!” over and over and over again.
Matthew James McCarthy is a DJ/producer living in Hollywood and looking to make a name for himself. He is not, in fact, scandal-plagued reality star and former lobbyist Josh Duggar who made headlines last week after his name turned up in the Ashley Madison dump. But good luck telling that to McCarthy’s former high school teacher.
In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which seeks “to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.” During that time, he also maintained a paid account on Ashley Madison, a web site created for the express purpose of cheating on your spouse.
The Associated Press reports that after many weeks of deliberation, TLC has finally decided to cancel 19 Kids and Counting. The show “will no longer appear on the air,” the network said. This decision comes after it was revealed in May that the eldest Duggar son, Josh, molested several underage girls when he was a teen—including four of his sisters.
Hulu has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting “for the time being,” according to CEO Mike Hopkins. He says the company is just following TLC’s lead in the wake of Josh Duggar’s recent admission that when he was a teenager, he molested some of his sisters. TLC pulled 19 Kids from its lineup last week.
Though he shares a similar love of Christ and fear of transgender people as the reality TV family, presidential hopeful and major dick Rick Santorum is finally distancing himself from the Duggars. He told Good Morning America yesterday that he is “sickened” by Josh Duggar’s admission that he molested some of his sisters.
In the past week, the Duggar family scandal has fully rocked the nation. Who could have thought that an extremely religious family with 19 children that believes women should obey men’s orders might have some gross secrets? Anyway, you can’t fully understand the Duggar scandal until you’ve had your name Duggar-fied. What’s your Duggar name? Find out with our handy tool below, created by our in-house tool jenius Adam Pash!
Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
TLC has removed 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule after one of those kids, Josh Duggar, confirmed that he molested four of the others, his sisters, as a teenager. “The fate of the show is uncertain,” a source told TMZ Friday. The network had just run a 19 Kids and Counting marathon the previous day.