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Jim Bob Duggar Of 19 Kids And Counting Says Petition Gives Show “More Exposure”

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:04 p.m. ET

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Well, that’s one way of looking at it! Instead of letting a petition against his family show get the best of him, Jim Bob Duggar of 19 Kids And Counting said it only helps them—and makes them more famous!

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Well, that’s one way of looking at it! Instead of letting a petition against his family show get the best of him, Jim Bob Duggar of 19 Kids And Counting said it only helps them—and makes them more famous!

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Last month, an online petition on Change.org called for TLC to cancel the reality show, accusing the super religious family of being “anti-gay.”

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But according to Jim Bob, the petition only helped the show get even “more exposure.”

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"They won't succeed," he said. "Our show is the No. 1 show on TLC. It's a small group creating this fuss. All it has done is give us more exposure."

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Instead, Jim Bob added, it actually garnered an additional 50,000 “likes” on the Duggar family Facebook page!

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But just as there are detractors, there are fans, too! A counter petition was also started urging the network to keep the show on the air amidst the backlash.

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"The Duggar Family is under attack from anti-marriage advocates for standing for traditional marriage,” Michelle Duggar wrote on Facebook. “We commend The Duggar Family for their brave stand in defending marriage as ordained by God between one man and one woman. No individual's sexual behavior and chosen lifestyle has the right to redefine marriage."

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