These Companies Want Nothing to Do with the Duggar Family

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Those who watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On online do not need to deal with many advertisements.

And those who watch Jill & Jessa: Counting On on television may soon be dealing with far fewer.

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Several months after TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting in the wake of the Josh Duggar sister molestation scandal, In Touch reports that multiple companies are upset that their commercials were played during episodes of the show's spinoff.

They don't want it to happen again.

Representatives for Cici’s Pizza, The UPS Store, Pure Michigan, Whitewave Foods, Choice Hotels and Mattress Firm all told the magazine they were unhappy to discover their ads aired during the premiere of this TLC reality series.

"Cici’s prides itself on being a family-friendly restaurant," a spokesperson for that chain says.

"We recently made a large advertising buy on cable television that spanned several networks but did not target any particular program.

"When we learned one of our ads was placed adjacent to controversial programming, we took immediate action to stop it."

Choice Hotel, meanwhile, made a point of saying it wants nothing at all to do with Jill, Jessa... or any members of this controversial family:

"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."

TLC, of course, pulled the plug on 19 Kids and Counting after Josh Duggar admitted last spring that he had inappropriately touched five young women when he was a teenager.

Two of these women were his sisters, Jill and Jessa.

The family was aware of the incident back in the day and chose not to report Josh to the police.

Jill & Jessa: Counting On is meant to chronicle these siblings in the wake of their brother's disturbing scandal.

Nearly two million viewers tuned in for the Season 2 premiere on March 15, so interest in the family clearly still remains.

But now there's a new Duggar scandal brewing, so we'll see if ratings hold up going forward.

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