The Bates Score Another Reality Show

The Bates Score Another Reality Show November 20, 2014

batesIn the middle of the controversy over the many homophobic actions/statements by TLC’s Duggar Family it was announced that Duggar family friends, the Bates family, is getting another reality show. They were last seen on TLC show, “The United Bates of America” and are now moving to UP network ‘Br1n9ing Up Bates’ according to E! Online – Move Over, Duggars! Meet the Super-Conservative Bates Family! – Including Their 19 Kids.

The gauntlet has been thrown in the big families on television sweepstakes. Of course with all the outrage and tons of signatures on the  petition to remove the Duggar family from television it could be that the Bates will be the only Quiverfull family on television in the near future.

Interesting also to note how much the Bates family has eased up on how they make the girls dress. They’d modernized as they’ve been exposed to the real world, just like the Duggar girls have. When the Bates first appeared on the Duggar show the girls wore cotton calico dresses with pinafores straight out of ‘Little House on the Prairie’. The photos have even been scrubbed from Google, I guess they must have taken a lot of abuse over the prairie dresses.

You can sign the petition at ‘End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars’ at Change.Org

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  • Independent Thinker

    Gil Bates is currently listed on the Board of Directors at Gothard’s Institute In Basic Life Principles. I wonder how long the Bates will be able to skirt this issue. The Gothard affiliation has definitely put a dent in the Duggar fan base.

    http://iblp.org/about-iblp/corporate-information/board-directors

  • zardeenah
  • Saraquill

    How about we place a wager to see how long it is before the Bates get a whiff of scandal based on their words, actions or affiliations? I’d rather bet cookies than cash though; much more satisfying.

  • Nea

    I wonder if the Bates parents will have the sense to stay out of politics — or if it’s already too late for them. If they can be tied to Gothard – and apparently that won’t be hard — it’s not too late to tie them to his sex scandals and scuttle the show.

    Time to crank up the sound machine and start getting “Gothard” and “sex scandal” tied to Google hits of the Bateses…

  • Nea

    They won’t be able to skirt it long if people start asking pointed public questions about it on social media.

  • Trollface McGee

    That’s… wow… depressing.

  • Oh, Lord High Gothard…still ruling, from behind the curtain in the Land of Oz. So darn many people don’t even know who Gothard is.

  • ra246

    Particularly when you compare the parents on the left (who look fairly normal) with the children on the right.

  • yulaffin

    They’re only doing this for the money. So I think they’ll ride the gravy train for as long as they can, especially since Gil Bates prefers to leech off his son, Lawson, rather than get a real job to support his family.

  • Astrin Ymris

    Whoa! “They all have the same kind of personality”!?!?

    PLEASE tell me that’s NOT a quote from one of the parents talking about their brood!

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    What does his son do for work that makes him enough money for his dad to siphon while avoiding getting a job of his very own?

  • Astrin Ymris

    He’s a musician– he sang the song that the Duggar/Bates lipsynched to in their “music video”.

    I guess he’s somewhat famous in fundgelical circles. He doesn’t seem to have crossover appeal, though. Maybe the Duggar Music Video was meant to bring him to the attention of a wider audience?