After the scandal involving their eldest son Josh broke a couple weeks ago, the Duggar family faced backlash from thousands online, causing TLC to take their show, 19 Kids and Counting, off the air. They’ve finally made a TV appearance to explain their side of the story, and to be honest, I don’t think this will improve public opinion.
During an hour-long exclusive interview on “The Kelly File,” the Duggars outlined what happened from the time Josh, then 14, came to his parents crying “and said he improperly touched some of our daughters.”
Jim Bob recalled, “He said he was just curious about girls, and he had gone in and basically just touched them over their clothes while they were sleeping.”
In the interview, they seemed to think the public persecution they are currently facing was the real crime in this situation and that their daughters were not aware the molestation took place.
The Duggars say the real crime is that people found out their daughters were molested, which tells you all you need to know about them.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) June 4, 2015
This is written by a woman who was raised under the same faith as the Duggar’s. It’s an abusive cult, not religion. pic.twitter.com/i6lTqG8m4r
— Miranda Killgallen (@WillBrianna) June 4, 2015
In any case, I doubt we will seem them on TLC for a very long time, if ever. The network has even began hyping another supersized family of musicians, The Willis Clan. However, they’ll have to be much more careful now.
— Edita (@EditaMars4) May 28, 2015