Michelle Duggar is not going down without a fight!
The matriarch of TLC’s series 19 Kids and Counting is countering a petition that was created to get the show pulled off the air.
Recently, Michelle and her husband Jim Bob Duggar issued a kissing photo challenge on Facebook where couples posted pictures of themselves sharing a kiss. The only rule was that the couples had to be married. However, when a gay married couple posted a picture of them kissing, Michelle and Jim Bob immediately deleted the photos.
Many were outraged that the photos were deleted and said that the Duggars were anti-gay. They formed a petition on Change.org to have the show removed from TLC’s lineup.
“End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars,” the petition reads. “The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show.”
So far, the petition has garnered 170,291 signatures, well surpassing their original goal of 100,000.
In a counter act, 19 Kids and Counting fans created their own petition to save the show. The petition, created on LifePetitions website, urges those to keep the beloved family show on the air.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggarwon't ever back down from their values. See the passage they posted on Facebook earlier: http://t.co/ihJsz4A40F
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) November 14, 2014
“Rather than being extreme, the Duggars represent the majority of people in state after state who have stood up for the traditional family,” the counter petition reads. “The real extremists are those who are demanding that a TV network penalize America’s beloved family because they support the truth about family, which they have always expressed in a loving, compassionate fashion.”
Currently, the LifePetition only needs 50,398 signatures to reach their goal of 250,000.
Michelle reportedly has her own petition as well that is trying to keep TLC from removing their show.
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