19 Scandals & Counting: The Duggar Family's Most Shameful Moments

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These days, the name Duggar is synonymous with scandal.

It's something of an ironic turn of events, as the family was initially marketed as the most wholesome thing on television.

Josh Duggar's sex crimes are obviously chief among the awful acts that the Counting On clan has been associated with.

But that ugly episode was neither the first or the last time that the Duggars would endure some serious damage to their squeaky clean reputation.

Take a look:

1. All Too Human

All Too Human
The Duggars often take pride in their moral virtue, but as longtime fans know, they're not always as ethically flawless as Jim Bob would have us believe.

2. The Worst of the Lot

The Worst of the Lot
First up is the now-infamous Josh Duggar sex scandal. In May of 2015, the world learned that Josh molested five young girls -- four of whom were his sisters -- while still in his teens. To make matters worse, his parents helped him evade prosecution.

3. More From Josh

More From Josh
Shortly after that scandal went public, Josh was busted using an affair-facilitating website to try and cheat on his wife. What a guy.

4. Consent? The Duggars Don't Know the Meaning of the Word!

Consent? The Duggars Don't Know the Meaning of the Word!
Perhaps behavior like Josh's is inevitable in a culture as relentlessly patriarchal as the one the Duggars live in. In 2016, Michelle Duggar penned an open letter in which she basically said women need to have sex with their husbands on command, even when they're "exhausted" after a long day. "Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that [...] need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls,” Michelle wrote.

5. A Heavy Hand

A Heavy Hand
Not only have the Duggars advocated extreme corporal punishment such as blanket training, a police report from the Josh investigation noted that Jim Bob and Michelle admitted to hitting their kids with some frequency.

6. Speaking of Hands ...

Speaking of Hands ...
Remember when Jim Bob and Michelle got all handsy on a mini-golf course so they could demonstrate the joys of marriage to their kids? If not, it's probably best to keep it that way.

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Duggar Family Quotes

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex