I have never watched that insipid 19 Kids and Counting Show, featuring that sappy sweet and devout Christian Duggar family. I’m not much for reality tv, except for the occasional RHONY/BH because who can look away from women with too much plastic surgery and too much money going cray cray?
Reality tv is anything but reality. It’s scripted, it’s packaged, and it is, at the end of the day, all about ratings and sponsors, which is to say, money. The oldest Duggar dude has just been outed as having molested girls, not a girl, mind you but girls. He has admitted it to be true, and has apologized, but TLC has pulled the show, and it looks like Momma Duggar may have to do something like give birth to a set of fully grown quintuplets, to get it back. Child molestation is not one of those things you can sort of forget about. This is some serious shit.
And it’s just one more reminder that nobody is perfect, especially if they appear to be perfect. Grateful to know it. Once upon a time something like this revelation would have surprised me, but I’ve learned that while reality tv isn’t reality, the reality of being human is that you make mistakes.