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Larry Wilmore exposes disgusting Duggar hypocrisy: "I hate pedophiles but I love irony"

The Duggars' history of trans fear-mongering is just the tip of the iceberg

Colin Gorenstein
May 28, 2015 7:12PM (UTC)

Larry Wilmore used Wednesday's "The Nightly Show" to highlight some of the hypocrisy underpinning recent Duggar revelations -- including, but certainly not limited to, the family's history of trans fear-mongering.

"So you mean to tell me the family that goes around saying gay and trans people are pedophiles preying on America's young people actually has a pedophile that preys on America's young people?" Wilmore said. "I hate pedophiles, but I love irony."


TLC has since pulled “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule, but a decision is pending as to whether the series will be canceled. Advertisers — including General Mills and Walgreens — are swiftly abandoning the show in the wake of the molestation revelations.

“About 10 other advertisers have pulled out as well, which is ironic – because pulling out goes against everything the Duggars believe in,” Wilmore said.

Watch the clip below:

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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