This is one of the reasons why I thought the Roloffs, if for no other reason (and there are a lot of other reasons!) should have made more of an effort to deal with the National Enquirer article that called Jeremy Roloff "The Big Bigot In The Land of the Little People", regarding his use of racist and homophobic slurs online.
An article by Richard Lawson at tv.com referenced the Jeremy scandal in an article about Kate Gosselin and how TLC's once stellar repuation as providing educational programming as been sullied by scandals and bad behavior by their stars. Matt's DUII arrests (he was acquitted of the more recent one in 2007) were also mentioned.
"Everyone knows TLC now, not for being the domain of upbeat, affirming, sometimes even educational programming. No now it's the new, cynical American downward spiral version of that. It's upbeat, affirming, sometimes even educational material that quickly curdles into terrifying cultish behavior, drunk driving arrests, allegations of racism and homophobia, and now extremely public divorce. So if TLC's good name has been sullied a little bit, well that seems to be a trade they're willing to make for buzz."