No matter how hard they try, it looks like the Duggar family just can't shake off the stigma from Josh Duggar's multiple sex scandals from last year. And even though they have managed to stay on their air with their spin-off show, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, advertisers are pulling out as they don't want to be associated with the reality television family at all.
According to Fox News on Friday, many big name companies such as Wrigley, Choice Hotels and UPS have all confirmed that they don't want to be advertised during the show and worse, have also learned that they have already appeared on the show without their knowledge.
"Wrigley no longer advertises on television programs featuring the Duggar family; and any ads that have recently aired during TLC shows featuring the Duggar family were done so in error," Wrigley said in a statement. "It is never our intent to endorse content that could offend our consumers."
Choice Hotels released the following statement: "Thank you for sharing your concerns. We are not a sponsor or an advertiser on any TV shows or specials about the Duggars. If any ads run, it is an error of the network as our advertising agency has directed them to remove our advertising from the show."
UPS meanwhile has confirmed that they are not a direct advertiser.
So far, neither the TLC network nor the Duggars have made any comments about the report. Yet there have been rumors indicating that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are worried about their family's current financial situation as they've lost millions of dollars since their show, 19 Kids & Counting was pulled off the air last year.