TLC’s 9 Biggest Scandals
TLC is a far cry from what it was when it was first created in the early ’70s. Back then it was advertised as a Learning Channel for American audiences. In the 1990s, it began losing viewership so they revamped the network to focus more on reality based shows like Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars and things like A Wedding Story. It was eventually bought by Discovery Communications and is now notorious for airing reality shows riddled with controversy. These controversial shows are a breeding ground for scandal and TLC is no stranger to that as of late! Here’s a look at TLC’s 9 biggest scandals:
9. Gypsy Sister
In 2015, Gypsy Sisters star Mellie Stanley was embroiled in a animal abuse scandal. She reportedly got into a fight with her husband and it got so out of control he allegedly killed her dog. Cops were called to their home on July 10, 2015 to settle a dispute between Stanely and Randall Scott Vuncannon. According to police reports, she was found beaten in the street and told officers that Vuncannon “went crazy, picked up the dog and slung her across the kitchen as hard as he could.” When they entered the house, the dog was found dead in the living room. He was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. Not long after, TLC announced Gypsy Sisters was cancelled due to low ratings.
8. Jon & Kate Plus 8
We all remember when the loveable family known as Jon & Kate Plus 8 was introduced on TLC nearly 10 years ago. A lot has happened since then! Ever since their divorce back in 2009, Jon and Kate have both been slinging mud at each other in the press as they tear each other’s parenting skills down and Kate has even accused Jon infidelity. Jon has been seen with several different girlfriends during their separation and since their divorce including the daughter of Kate’s plastic surgeon, who was 10 years his junior, and then Liz Janetta. The show was eventually cancelled and revamped to be Kate Plus 8, but it never drew the same audience it once had when they were a happy family. Their family name has been forever tarnished with bad press. Just recently the Gosselin family resurfaced because one of their sextuplets, Colin, is living away from home at a learning facility. Jon claims he has no idea where his son is and that Kate is withholding information on Colin’s whereabouts from him.
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