The website, which is co-owned by
The Hulu news comes after a backlash against the program following reports that Josh Duggar, one of its stars, had inappropriate conduct with minors when he was a teenager. The scandal ignited a social media firestorm, with many expressing anger and disappointment toward the large Arkansas family featured on the show.
Using the hashtags "#CancelTheDuggars," "DitchTheDuggars" and "#BoycottTLC," many people took stands on social media. A handful of companies, including Walgreens, Payless Shoe Source, Choice Hotels, Pure Leaf Iced Tea and General Mills, said they plan on removing their ads from the show.
Now available in about 94 million homes in the U.S., TLC is the second-most-widely-viewed channel owned by
Though TLC said last week that it was yanking repeats of "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, it has yet to officially cancel the show. The network declined to comment.