Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar Respond To TLC’s Cancellation Of “Counting On”

July 4, 2021 / Posted by:

All in all, it’s been a good year for punting longstanding, depressingly popular, reality-family freak shows off the air. Society finally managed to rid itself of the vapid, 20-season, shrieking shrew-fest that was KUWTK, and now we learned earlier this week that TLC has stepped up and shoved a rusty IUD and day-late, dollar-short condom on the busted Duggar birthing machine that was Counting On. The serial-birthing architects of this Quiverfull-driven empire, Jim Bob Duggar and his wife, Michelle Duggar, have now issued statements in response to the show’s cancellation.

But first, Counting On began littering TV screens in 2015 as a damage-control rebrand of the Duggar clown-car vehicle, 19 Kids and Counting, in light of cretinous jizzwad son Josh Duggar‘s child-molestation scandal. Fast-forward to the present day, and Josh has been arrested and charged with receiving and possessing child pornography, so TLC finally canceled the show. Jim Bob and Michelle’s full statement can be found here, if you’re in the mood for more meaningless, infuriating, side-stepping fuckery. But here are some excerpts from their delusional fluff piece, via People:

Less than a week after TLC confirmed that the show had ended after 11 seasons on air, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar released a statement on Saturday on behalf of the entire family, in which they addressed the cancellation news.

“It is hard to believe that more than 17 years have passed since we were first contacted by a production company wanting to do a one-hour documentary about the logistics of raising 14 children,” their statement began. “Our family has grown (and grown up!) before our eyes and on national television, and the journey has been miraculous—following God is an exciting adventure!”

They went on:

In their statement, Jim Bob, 55, and Michelle, 54, referenced filming “difficult and painful moments” over the years.

“Since we began filming so long ago, we’ve had the amazing honor to share our lives, our faith, and our story with you—including some of the most difficult and painful moments our family has ever faced,” they said. “We are full of deep gratitude for the love shown to us and the prayers of so many who have sustained us both now and through the years.”

By “difficult and painful moments,” they must be referring to the heart-wrenching decision of sending Josh to stay at his friend’s house instead of getting actual counseling after he’d admitted to molesting some of his sisters, among other girls.

“We look forward to all the new adventures and endeavors that may come our way, and with so many grown children and wonderful grandchildren, we know our love will only continue to multiply!” the statement concluded. “We are forever grateful for our film crew and so many others behind the scenes who have become like family to us over the years. The wonderful experiences that filming has provided us will be treasured always, and we look forward to discovering what’s next for our family and sharing more with you along the way!”

Josh’s once-again-pregnant wife, Anna Duggar, is predictably staying supportive of her pedophile husband and remains in sweet denial of the gravity of the charges.

As for what’s next for Josh, a federal judge has pushed his criminal trial from July 6 to November 30. If convicted of his child pornography charges, which he has so far denied, he could be sentenced to 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. So Jim Bob, Michelle, and Josh have a lot of praying to do, but then again, it’s a pretty safe bet that God noped out of this clusterfuck of a family decades ago.

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