Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

For approximately four days, the Gosselin website had an open letter "to our faithful fans who deserve an answer", which we discussed in this blog entry.

Now they've apparently had a change of mind and have removed their letter to their "faithful fans".

But don't worry, they haven't abandoned you -- now they have this sign posted to their "faithful fans" right in their own front yard. If you click on the link and still can't read the smaller print, it says:

STOP!

Do not stop in front of our house.

Do not take pictures.

Do not stop and talk to us.

200 comments:

NewMom08 said...

Again, how do you spell narcissism?
K-A-T-E G-O-S-S-E-L-I-N.
Guess your faithful fans don't deserve an answer, a photo or even a HELLO?
Nice, really nice.
Noticed in another post on another thread the note that their house is not really occupied, just being used as a set...so are they actually there or not?
My apologies to the poor neighbors, hopefully they'll be leaving soon..They sure have worn out their welcome I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if TLC made them take the "faithful fans" letter off the site?

Anonymous said...

Whether you like them or not, and whether they should have moved or not, you have to admit - it must be irritating to have people constantly stopping at your house, staring at your house, and taking pictures. It would freak me out.

Don't jump all over me and tell me that they should have moved. I agree. I'm just saying, looking at the the perspective of the traffic in front of their house.

Serena said...

Whether you like them or not, and whether they should have moved or not, you have to admit - it must be irritating to have people constantly stopping at your house, staring at your house, and taking pictures.

Of course it's irritating. That is exactly why "celebrities" do everything in their power to shield their children from the limelight -- the Gosselins have been shoving their children in the limelight since they were less than two years old.

Serena said...

Noticed in another post on another thread the note that their house is not really occupied, just being used as a set...so are they actually there or not?

That's not true. They were recently on vacation in North Carolina (with the production traipsing along for filming, of course), but they are back home now.

Angela said...

The funny thing is, lots of people will start slowing down to read the sign!

Anonymous said...

Full of themselves much ???

1. Do not stop in front of our house. (Your pathetic sign does not take away my freedom to be where I want to be. Rest assured, it is nowhere near you or your 'celebrity'.)

2. Do not take pictures. (Again, the arrogance and 'uppity' tone continues.)

3. Do not stop and talk to us. (Nothing would be further from my mind. Pointing and laughing at you and your husband - without the children present - and your sign, now that's another story.)

Anonymous said...

Whether you like them or not, and whether they should have moved or not, you have to admit - it must be irritating to have people constantly stopping at your house, staring at your house, and taking pictures. It would freak me out.

Don't jump all over me and tell me that they should have moved. I agree. I'm just saying, looking at the the perspective of the traffic in front of their house.

I agree, but you know how they really could have avoided traffic in front of the house, they could have avoided making it a stop on the studio tour. They've kind-of hit the "too little, too late" point of protecting the sanctity of their home.

Once they choose to film so many scenes in the driveway or the garage,generally ones that stripped the kids of personal privacy (potties et al.) they made it harder to protect their own privacy, as well as their neighbors.

Do the other kids on the street ever just want to play? Do they have to mind the set? If I lived there, I'd be thrilled to have them gone rather than showing them the care and concern they seem to feel they deserve.

Anonymous said...

That sign is just embarrassing.

They are the ones that chose to let the outside of their home be filmed (they are always playing out front, and heck, the opening credits!)

Oh, and sucks for you Kate, should have bought a home in a guarded and gated community.

Serena said...

I agree, but you know how they really could have avoided traffic in front of the house, they could have avoided making it a stop on the studio tour. They've kind-of hit the "too little, too late" point of protecting the sanctity of their home.

Exactly. But a narcissist like Kate never thinks ahead of the consequences because that would require them to be able to adopt a point of view outside of themselves and they are far too self-involved to do that.

minxie said...

I loved the neighbor's tidbit about
Kate getting a police visit because she left the scene of a fender bender. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when the cop talked to her! I'm sure she rationalized and blamed everybody else. She's KATE GOSSELIN, after all.

Anonymous said...

Curiouser and curiouser. I do have to admit that because of their popularity, they must be bombarded with looky loos and passers by who want autographs, pics, etc.
I also agree that they did bring this upon themselves in a way.
Now they are "celebrities". I just wish they would address this on their show. They go about showing their lives but it's a facade. We're not seeing "a day in the life of"....we're seeing a staged show.
I'd like to hear more neighbors comments and also I have a feeling there is soooooooooo much more to this story that people maybe cannot discuss at this time.

Anonymous said...

OMG, that is so strange! You can't have it both ways, pimping out your family and then crying foul when someone walks by and stares.

Serena said...

Do not take pictures.

Do they have a little footnote to that one saying, "Unless you're willing to pay us $20 (CASH ONLY!) for each one you take."?

sabrinasmom said...

I think Julie said the house is almost at the entrance to the subdivision, so people can't help but pass their house. It would be great if someone could get a picture of the signs.

Maggie said...

This is confusing. The sign says STOP! Who am I not to obey a sign? So to read my further instructions I am told Not to stop (in fine print). But they told me to stop.

I can't wave? Was I supposed to? I can't talk? Isn't that part of the rights that the founding fathers of this country gave me?

What is this, a crime scene? Ok, never mind.

Steph said...

Wow. How is she ever going to find replacements for all of her free helpers with an attitude like that? I mean, even if I was giving away organic eggs (as I plan to, to the neighbors, when we get our hens in the spring) I guess I would just skip on by her...she might throw my eggs back at me!
(I gave away some organic tomatoes to the neighbors today...no one has EVER said no to garden fresh organic food before...)

Atheist in a mini van. said...

There's more to this story...it gets better. INFINITELY better. I know a few of their neighbors and all of them are laughing their heiny's off at this sign. For one, as the poster said, Kate has never been what you would call friendly. It's quite ironic that she had no problem taking anyone's money or services or diapers/food/furniture, because she feels that "it takes a village". Yet...can't stand the village and tells them to kiss off?! Wow. The irony- it burns!

Two, the neighbors in direct proximity report that cars don't normally stop to gander at the house. Cars stop, mostly delivery vehicles, because they're close to the entrance for the subdivision and usually pull over to get their positioning correct. Even still, people don't stop and stare or point. Kate may not have much self-respect or esteem for her children's privacy, but most folks around here do.
Which brings me to the last comment from the neighbors: If you hate the attention, stop the parade. Pour a slab in the backyard,...put up some hedges (fences aren't always okay) or privacy screens and stay in your backyard. If you go on national television and pimp your kids out, then how can you cry foul when someone has the odacity to drive by the house where you're sitting in your throne watching everyone else take care of your kids. Give me a break, lady!

Public property is public property. Contrary to what I'm SURE Kate believes, people really aren't that concerned. Taking a drive out to see the Gosslein's isn't even within my top 100 list. Why should it be? You show us more than we want to see on television and you let half the town into your old house. I bet you'd let half the town into this one if they were going to add a few thousand square feet as an offering to your over-blown ego.

Jon has apparently told some people that he worries for the children's safety. Understandable! Completely understandable, but...let me just say that no one wants to try re-living Raising Arizona. If you truly fear for their safety, then maybe you should stop doing television shows that show your home and your neighborhood and the girls' school bus.

My thoughts: I think this is another ploy in the grand plan to get a big house in a gated community. Far be it from them to pay for it themselves out of the $25,000 per weekend income. No, no...it's much better to try and drum up pity and take more from the community that you can't stand. Maybe someone will feel just sorry enough to cut you a deal on your gated home, eh'?

miemic said...

It might be because I can't sleep, and I'm punchy, but you guys are cracking me up.

Anonymous said...

Putting up that sign is insane and the height of immaturity and arrogance. They really believe they are above everyone else, including the law given the fender bender incident! I think there are plenty of other neighbors who would love to speak out and share a thing or two and maybe now, with the sign up, more of them will come forward. Do these two not see how ridiculous they are???

Anonymous said...

Not, "Please respect our privacy...," but "Do not..."
Yuck. Basic manners seem to be beyond their capabilities.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, until I see an actual picture of the signs, I won't believe a word of this. This could be coming a total crackpot who may bear a grudge against Kate.

Anonymous said...

You'd think they would have taken this opportunity for further promotion and had EmTanner make the signs:)

Anonymous said...

WOW- another perfect example of how the Gosselins have screwed themselves again. Sorry faithful fans. I am sure this privacy issue could of been handled in a proper way with TLC. Maybe a respectful to the point signs like "private property", "closed set, no trespassing please". You can see these signs on Trading Spaces shows. I do agree that random people should not go and ring the door bell but if she lives on a public street- sorry Kate- anyone can take photos anytime they want. Unless the entrance into the neighborhood states "residents only" it is has public access. What is next- security guard? I guess kate has never thought about 1600 Pennsylvania Ave- The White House- you can take photos all day and night or even protest if you want. Kate have you ever been to Beverly Hills? You can by star maps which will show you where all the addresses are to the Rich and Famous. All the streets in Beverly Hills and Bel Air are public. Most of the houses are gated but you can sure stop to take photos of the house if they are visible. Sorry Kate- you wanted to be on TV so you have lost all privacy.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if TLC made them take the "faithful fans" letter off the site?

I'm sure having that letter on their site created more curiosity and increased the negativity towards them and their show. If I was a sheeple and I read that letter, I would've only wanted to scour the web to find out what they were referring to, thus finding out the truth. There's really no such thing as "faithful fans" anymore.

Anonymous said...

OK so people don't like J&K having their kids on tv and now that their trying to protect them a little and give them some privacy people don't like that either??

laura linger said...

A lot of communities have rules, also, about posting signs on your lawn. Did the Gosselins get permission to post their list of Gosselinlaws, or are they simply above that kind of thing?

And I believe every word of this.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:34am--check the link at the bottom of the post, photo taken yesterday is there.

Anonymous said...

link to picture of the sign:
http://www.cafemom.com/group/51286/boards/read/4616255/The_sign_out_in_the_Gosselins_yard
from same group where op was taken, different thread.

Anonymous said...

This is the one area I give them a full pass. Even though they agreed to do a TV show, I don't think that means they should have to give fans "total access" to their lives. They should be able to travel unmolested, and play in their yards without people bothering them if they choose. And if they decide not to wave to their neighbors that is their choice. It is pretty absurd to say she has to wave at/talk to everyone just because she has accepted help from the "community" (no assurances that it was even from that person waving). Kate has said in the past that she doesn't like people around, I suspect she is very shy also. It has to get very tiring to have people approach them, when they are out and in all kinds of moods, in front of their house when they just want to be left alone. I have always thought it was odd when people talked badly about celebrities who wouldn't talk to them. At the core, they are people and some are more privacy oriented, some are very open, some are more prickly, it takes all kinds.

This is just one where I can't blame Kate. Another thought--sometimes it can feel like you don't know why people are being nice to you (like with the neighbors). Are they doing it to get on tv? To get near someone with perks and money? This is the one area I'm willing to conceed.

Anonymous said...

This just may be it for my recently fragile fanship with J&K+8. I held on as long as I could. I've gone from "I worship the ground any Gosselin has touched" to "Lovely family of 10", to "Quirky Yet lovable family" to "Rather strange, but everyone is different", to "Disfunctional at best family, yet watchable" to "Have to turn away from the TV at least 3 times in a 1/2 hour show", to "This is getting weird" and now, at "These people are fucking nuts". Goodbye.

Anonymous said...

Pardon if this has been discussed elsewhere. Jon's profession is IT, he now works at home in the closet doing Gosselin PR and website. The NE story broke and within the hour, he had a notice up on the site and recently took it down quickly. On his site, the tups are still showing as 3, the picture page has been under construction for months, the site has become nothing more than an advertisement for their sponsors. Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Obviously they are setting themselves up to move to a larger house with property and a gate. When they buy the McMansion, they magically say 'security concerns' for buying a home with more property, a fence, and oh yes- another 3000sf.

Serena said...

Pardon if this has been discussed elsewhere.

It has, both in the opening paragraph of this blog entry, and also in this blog entry.

SammysMom said...

Oooh Ooooh! I just had a thought about where this all might be headed! Since the Tups are almost at Kindergarten age, and they're obviously (from the yard sign and site posting) trying to protect their "much put upon" privacy, how much you wanna bet Kate will decide to homeschool the Tups so they can still have lots of filming vs. Kate being able to get her much-needed sleep for her exhaustion and them having just hours of snoring on tape? This way in their big new house they can design a classroom, or even have an expert come in and (for free) deck the whole thing out! Or, even BETTER, on their next Oprah stint, they'll be "surprised" with a total home makeover from Nate Berkus!

How come I keep hearing the circus music whenever I think of where this show started to where it's now going?

JillyWilly said...

I feel bad for the neighbors. Can you imagine living next door to this freak show? TV cameras, people driving by, listening to Kate scream like a shrew on a daily basis. Kate is burning bridges on a daily basis. Once TLC is done with the Gosslins who will she turn to help her raise her kids. Certainly not her lazy unemployed husband.

Anonymous said...

I bet they go on this "vacation" and use the excuse of how they fell in love with the area and decide to move there. After all, they are going to have to give the sheeple a reason. It can't be, "TLC/Figure 8 is buying us a house so we can be closer to the them."

I always wondered why the neighbors who lived in the houses that are often showed on the show felt. If my house was on TV every week without my permission, I would be pissed. For instance, I can picture their next door neighbor's gray house. One would think there would be rules about filming in a suburban area like that.

Breanna said...

They took the letter to their fans down? Does this mean I still need their approval to know if what I read is true or not?

Anonymous said...

I think that someone should put a big sign in their yard (facing the house) that says "IF YOU DON'T WANT THE ATTENTION THEN PLEASE TAKE YOUR CHILDREN OFF OF NATIONAL TELEVISION!"

Or how about "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR"

Anonymous said...

"Here's your sign!"

Thats what I thought of after reading this entry. LOL

Awwww poor Jon and Kate and all the celebrity issues that they now have to face. Brings a tear to my eye. Ha!

Maybe they could contact Paris Hilton or sumting and she can give them some advise on stardom.

Anonymous said...

Do you think this is legit? I want to see a picture of the sign in the yard. I'm a little suspicious. I can't imagine TLC would let them do that. Don't they have a family attorney by now, that would tell them not to do things like this? Wouldn't building a fence and playing in the back yard take care of the privacy issue. I agree that they are setting themselves up for a McMansion with a gate. Ooohh, this is looking more and more like the McAuley kids. I feel so bad for these children.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I didn't click in the right place to actually see the sign. Wowsa! I apologize for doubting . . . What idiots they are!!

iluveeyore said...

You CAN see a picture of one of the signs. Click on the underlined words "Do not stop, etc." in the post.

Their chutzpah is just overwhelming. They have truly decided that they are deities.

As for the stupidity of putting up signs, why not just write:

HERE WE ARE!

(don't look at us? don't talk to us?) How bizarre.

Anonymous said...

I am all for the respecting of one's property and residence. But what did J & K expect would happen when they made the choice to expose their life and the lives of their children on a tv reality show? Did the $$$ signs blur any ability to think long term and take in to consideration the potential short and long term repercussion a show like this might have on their life and the lives of their small children? It is the duty and responsibility of a parent(s) to protect the well being and security of their children. Not just at the moment, but for every second of every minute of every day for years and years to come. J & K allow a film and production crew in to THEIR home and film , parade their children around in public with the name Gosselin in bold letters on the back of the children's shirts, accept gifts from complete strangers under the justification of 'who are we to say no', over the years have had a long list of helpers and volunteers in and out of their home, and have agreed to the filming of another 30+ episodes. The children have NO safe haven. Their home is a sound stage for filming complete with industrial lighting They have no privacy because mommy insists that they play on the driveway in view of the passing public . What dignity they did have has been exploited for all the world to see for the sake of entertainment. For J & K to say that they always put the best interest of their children first and "honestly nothing else matters" I am calling BULL SHIT on that one. It is so blatantly obvious that to J & K its all about the money and $$$$$$ comes first. If they truly had the welfare and safety of their children as priority they would have stopped this 3 ring circus that is now their life long before the need to put a sign in their front yard!!! But then again who are J & K to say no, even if it means infringing on the safety, privacy, dignity, well being and quality of life of their very own children.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know what Jon and Kate are gonna do in the coming DEPRESSION and the COLLAPSE of the US DOLLAR?

Make peace with FAMILY now so you have a place to stay when the back repoes your McMansion for defaulting on the Mortgage and Taxes.

Bicoastal said...

" Obviously they are setting themselves up to move to a larger house with property and a gate. When they buy the McMansion, they magically say 'security concerns' for buying a home with more property, a fence, and oh yes- another 3000sf."

BINGO! We can predict the episode now: "For the security of our children, we had to move. ... The haters were so bad we even had to put signs up at our old house, which we really loved because it had so many memories. ..." (If Kate is doing the talking, add-in mangled syntax while she looks knowingly at Jen.)

As the parents have said, they'd do anything for their kids even if it means moving to a way bigger house.

I know that church folk love their myths, but are they really going to buy this load about the new house?

Anonymous said...

I've never posted here before but after seeing the pictures of the signs I couldn't help myself. Those signs are FUNNY! It's human nature to stop and look at things that are out of the norm - three signs with that small of writing are going to attract anybody going through that subdivision.

You know I grew up in a suburb of a major metropolitan area. On my street 95% of the people knew everybody's kid, everybody's parents and knew who belonged on the street and who didn't. Even the house with a bunch of 20 something guys sharing it knew all the kids. If a stranger was talking to a kid - someone on the street knew it. If a kid felt in danger they had a house within 100 yards to run to. I just keep thinking by Jon and Kate taking the position in their neighborhood that they are - they are causing their kids to be in more danger from strangers. Neighbors don't know the kids and the kids don't know them. Neighbors don't know who those kids should be with and who they shouldn't. That's a dangerous situation especially with celebrity kids.

The Truth Will Set You Free said...

"This is just one where I can't blame Kate. Another thought--sometimes it can feel like you don't know why people are being nice to you (like with the neighbors). Are they doing it to get on tv? To get near someone with perks and money? This is the one area I'm willing to conceed."

I see your point, but everyone needs to remember that when J&K moved into the neighborhood, they weren't "celebrities". They hadn't even filmed the tummy tuck episode yet. The neighbors were very nice to them and actually got together and brought over meals for when Kate was going to be away. I don't remember her ever mentioning that on the show, but I do remember her "cooking marathon". She was going on and on about how she had to make all of the meals for when she was away. Even back in those early days, she refused to acknowledge any help or the kind people who reached out to them. She has always acted like she’s better than everyone else, so it has nothing to do with her new found “celebrity” status. Kate has been rude to the neighbors since they first moved there.

Dew said...

"it must be irritating to have people constantly stopping at your house, staring at your house, and taking pictures. It would freak me out."

First off, I don't believe for a second people are constantly bombarding them at their house. I lived in a celebrity community for many years, and I rarely if ever saw that happen except for the most famous of famous celebrities like Britany. Even then it was the paparazzi stalking them, not fans. In the real world, most people are quite respectful of other's privacy. Jon and Kate are D-LIST celebrities. They are so full of themselves they're about to pop.

Second, it must be irritating for this entire subdivision to have camera crews, strange and numerous cars, food trucks, production trucks, wires, and the like traipsing all through their neighborhood causing a bunch of noise and huge eyesores. And it must be irritating to see their own homes on T.V. every week and lose some of their own privacy against their will, which we do see nearly every week, watch the background shots. Some neighborhoods even have ordinances against large vehicles parked outside. But these neighbors quietly and politely put up with it and have for years. In fact we have barely heard a peep of trash talking from the neighbors anywhere. They're quite classy I must say. And these neighbors are some of the very people that bent over backwards helping Kate when she needed it, not to mention putting up with a movie set in their own neighborhood day after day after day, by Kate and Jon's own admission. No one will be dropping off paper towels on their doorstep after seeing a sign like that. I would be absolutely appalled if I were a neighbor to see a sign with as much pompous arrogance as this. Kate and Jon are absolutely beyond out of line here.

Anonymous said...

I hope they get the hell out of Pennsylvania because no one wants their money grubbing hands here!

"Don't talk to us?" WTF? Are they serious? Awwww are they mad because people have found out about their scam and now they are hiding out.

Hmmmm Somethings rotten in Denmark.

teach345 said...

"I wonder if TLC made them take the "faithful fans" letter off the site?"

I wonder if the importance of the letter decreased when they realized that there are no longer "faithful fans" out there?.

sistah2 said...

Yes I agree with all that suspect this is linked to the upcoming move. They know they are leaving the area soon, and want to give a big middle finger to all the folks around who have long figured them out. I read on cafemom's post this am (about the sign) that the scuttlebutt is that TLC has bought them a large parcel of land in SC. (NC?). If this is true, TLC must think they've got a long term cash cow here. The kids will be isolated and exploited even more for years to come. I am sure the new place will be outfitted to the hilt with the TV lights and technology. Its now a family vaudeville act. What a disgusting shame.

AG said...

As others have mentioned I see this as a(nother) ploy to get a new house with a gate or in a gated community. Jon and Kate will stoop to no low when it comes to angling for freebies. It disgusts me that they'll exploit their appearance in the NE as a reason for receiving a new house donation.

Do they think we're going to fall for this? I know they want to spin it as a security concern, but anyone can see that the Gosselins are the ones who put their kids at risk by filming their every moments on TV, broadcasting multiple times where one of them sleeps (away from the family), playing in the garage and front yards, showing their daughters getting home from school on the bus, etc. We're not stupid and not gonna fall for this one, J&K.

Anonymous said...

Imagine being a neighbor and trying to sell your house amidst that circus? I would be infuriated if someone in my neighborhood put signs like that in their front yard! Give me a break! I'm sure the neighbors will say "good riddance" when they finally move.

Anonymous said...

Full of themselves much ???

1. Do not stop in front of our house. (Your pathetic sign does not take away my freedom to be where I want to be. Rest assured, it is nowhere near you or your 'celebrity'.)

2. Do not take pictures. (Again, the arrogance and 'uppity' tone continues.)

3. Do not stop and talk to us. (Nothing would be further from my mind. Pointing and laughing at you and your husband - without the children present - and your sign, now that's another story.)


And this is why Jon and Kate have no one to blame but themselves. They (Kate) believe that they have to lecture the world like they would their children. Would this even be a topic of much conversation if they had placed a sign up that said something like, "Please respect the privacy of our family by refraining from loitering and flash photography. We appreciate your interest but want to create a peaceful environment for the family and our neighbors." Or something to that effect... Kate is her own worst enemy because she is completely ungracious and brings the vehement response she gets on herself. She missed her calling as a prison warden instead of the mother of 8 children. She's mad because people are interested in seeing the home of their "favorite family" on TV instead of accepting this as a reality. I mean, has the woman ever watched Lucy and Ethel in California episodes??? What did she think would happen when she became the subject of a popular TV show???

Anonymous said...

"Whether you like them or not, and whether they should have moved or not, you have to admit - it must be irritating to have people constantly stopping at your house, staring at your house, and taking pictures. It would freak me out."

Live by the camera, die by the camera. Pick a lane, Gosselins: Do honest work and keep your privacy or be "celebs" and lose it.

Anonymous said...

I have to say they sure have done a good job of keeping secret where this new mansion they are building is and when they are moving to it. No one on any of the forums I have read seem to know anything about it or at least no one is spilling the bean! Now that is the info I am waiting for!!

Aduladi' said...

I used to help feed the babies from when they were first home from Hershey until Christmas of their first year. Having a new baby myself at the time, Kate and I chatted once about our favorite diaper cream and even way back then she got all excited and said that she should write them and see about having her endorse the brand publicly. It never happened, but I am sure she tried it. This did not just fall into her lap, I am sure the wheels were spinning about promotion from the start.

As for the homeschooling comment...

"Oooh Ooooh! I just had a thought about where this all might be headed! Since the Tups are almost at Kindergarten age, and they're obviously (from the yard sign and site posting) trying to protect their "much put upon" privacy, how much you wanna bet Kate will decide to homeschool the Tups..."

...she was planning on homeschooling Cara and Mady, but once the babies came she said it would be too much. I cannot imagine her keeping them home all day.

Sassy said...

I was going to wait until Jon and Kate told me that there was a picture of the signs before I believed it. But I was feeling naughtily independent and decided to click on the LINK without Gosselin permission. Now I'm confused. Do I believe my eyes, or wait for the official Jon and Kate thought instructions?

Anonymous said...

I just keep thinking about the twins.

I adore Maddy tho' it makes me sad to see her valiant attempts to "Rage Rgainst The Machine." It seems Cara keeps her head down, hoping to survive the whole debacle. Bless 'em both. I hope someday they can get the love and support they need.

The Sextuplets still live in the isolation that is so important for J&K to enforce to keep the scams rolling, but these girls have to go to school and interact with teachers and other children.

Sadly,I bet other kids have overheard LOTS of parental opinions about these two shameless exploiters.

The trickle down to the girls can't be pretty.

aly,benji n siennas mom said...

WOW! A lot of shit has gone on in a week! Damn why did I take a family vacation LOL.

This last episode was DISGUSTING! POINTLESS! What in heavens name was TLC thinking! Maybe they are trying to get cancelled?
The way she was scolding Jon you would think he was a five year old! And he just took it. I know I’m no where near perfect and I could bad talk my husband and get loud sometimes but never NEVER in a million years would I do it in front of people yet alone on NATIONAL TV!!!! Even my mother-in-law saw how ugly of a person Kate really is and she has never seen the show before!

I respect my better half because he respects me. If I’m wrong I’ll fucking admit (even if it hurts me) I step up to the plate and own up to my mistakes we are HUMAN.
OOOOOO but not miss Kate she never said sorry, or anything near it. She tried blaming Jon for her childish antics in Toys'r'us and Disney. WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with this woman?????
This family is going downward and FAST the parents are taking those poor kids down such an ugly path it is just too hard to watch anymore.

Then there was their post on the website (I didn’t get to see since it was taken off but thankfully it was posted on the site) the National Enquirer article and now the neighbor who is breaking the silence. Kate and Jon needs to see a Psychiatrist/Psychologist FAST!!!! I’m telling you that this WHOLE THING is going to end soon and the ones who will be hurting are those poor innocent children. It is so sad.
I don't think i could watch the show anymore (so I hope to read some great re-caps here LOL). My heart goes out to those kids.

Anonymous said...

Sistah2 said: read on cafemom's post this am (about the sign) that the scuttlebutt is that TLC has bought them a large parcel of land in SC. (NC?). If this is true, TLC must think they've got a long term cash cow here. The kids will be isolated and exploited even more for years to come. I am sure the new place will be outfitted to the hilt with the TV lights and technology. Its now a family vaudeville act. What a disgusting shame

I cannot see how pulling Mady and Cara out of their school - uprooting them - and moving to a mansion where they will be further isolated is "making our kids our top priority." Not to mention the tups - yes, she probably will hire a pre-school teacher to come to the mansion for hours of tup footage. J and K's exploitation and pimping is escalating to a whole new level. At what point is someone actually going to step up and put their foot down, say this is WRONG and make them stop???? Can't Kate's family do an intervention? She is seriously disturbed and those kids are at risk. Just because J and K don't beat them to a pulp does not mean that the kids are not abused. They are abused emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. It's a shocking, shocking tragedy.

Anonymous said...

You people here have to understand. I dont know where your information is coming from. But my own aunt lives on that block. I have to say that the situation got really bad on that street at one point. I was told that on off days when there was no filming the cars and the weird looky-loos were making my aunt very nervous and upset. She tells me that the cars drive by slowly. Stop to take photos (like this one did geeze) and a few have even knocked on my aunts door wondering where the family was and why they werent home. They have had such problems with people having the audacity to ring the door bell and ask for autographs. The neighbors started to get really upset that they didnt feel safe letting their own kids play outside with the way people frequent that house. I live in New York and the Amityville house still has police security. You people see no problem judging, but there are neighbors that love the family, but do want them to leave simply to have their street back. Yes this included all the cars for filming as well!

iluveeyore said...

Aside from the lighting, vehicles, cameras, and extraneous people being a nuisance in the neighborhood --

some neighborhoods have ordinances about running a business in the home. Forget Jon's "business," the Gosselin Family itself is a business. I wonder if they have any kind of business license(s) or community approval.

Chela429 said...

I have read every post in this blog before ever posting a comment, this is my first so please be gentle...

I am more than a little disturbed by the situation as a whole. I do not place all the blame on Kate, although I feel she deserves the burnden of it.

My family is very deep rooted in their beliefs and would never walk away from a situation, no matter how much you may argue with the principal. So I believe some blame lies with the grandparents for having too much pride and not staying for the children sakes, same goes for other siblings on both sides.

Secondly I feel that Jon should step up more. I do think that both parents love their children, yes even Kate, but he should be more forceful with his opinions and more push harder for more constructive time with children. There should be more hugs from both parents and he knows it, there should be equal treatment of the children and he knows can teach that to Kate. Do I think there are issues in their relationship? Yes. Mostly I believe that if they spoke to each once the kids are in bed and discussed issues and how to resolve them better, it would help their relationship tremendously. Sometimes it feels like the first time they discuss certain issues is at the producer's prompting in their 'love seat confessionals' (as I like to call it.

Lastly, TLC and the production crew, along with Jon & Kate need to set up new rules regarding how things are filmed, produced, etc. I feel that because Jon & Kate don't have as much say that's why they are portrayed so poorly, but that's what causes people like us to blog about them and watch more.

Personally I loved just watching them day to day and the cute things kids say and do. This show will either disgust all it's viewers eventually (which I doubt) or it will implode upon itself leaving the children hurt. They may be accustomed to the cameras but it doesn't mean it's right.

Btw, Maddy, Alexis and Collin are my faves.

Anonymous said...

She tells me that the cars drive by slowly. Stop to take photos (like this one did geeze) and a few have even knocked on my aunts door wondering where the family was and why they werent home. They have had such problems with people having the audacity to ring the door bell and ask for autographs.

J&K are celebrities, it comes with the territory. To them I say GET OVER IT. To your aunt and other neighbors I say, I feel sorry for you!

Anonymous said...

Didn't the Gosselins get "run out" of the town they first lived in when the tups were born? Now it appears they're getting run out of this one as well. How many times are they going to blame their problems on someone else?

It's really sad that they're turning their backs on the people who helped them when the tups were babies. Their self-importance knows no bounds.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:18

Who created the situation that makes your Aunt "very nervous and upset?" The Gosselin Two, that's who...

As for the "audacious" folk and the "lookie loos", put a few bucks in their hands and they would be the 'faithful fans'.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

LordyBe! said...

For the life of me I can't understand why these two goobers would put STOP as the first words to this sign....LOL

Helllllloooooo lets everyone stop and read the sign!!!

How silly these two are. Talk about a written invitation to stop and LOOK.

But hey, don't talk to them.

Anonymous said...

Truth said: Kate has been rude to the neighbors since they first moved there.

To be honest, I have never spoken to or waved at my neighbors. I'm not sure we should villify her for that (or Jon, for that matter since it seems he is the same way--it is just that Kate bears the brunt of the hate). I would hate it if people approached me in the supermarket, or the airport, even the neighborhood. I'm shy and insular (which comes off as abrupt and harsh sometimes) so I see where they come from on this one aspect. Don't get me wrong, I think they do A LOT wrong, but wanting to be able to lead your life without being disturbed is not an unreasonable request even for a celebrity (I use the term very loosely).

I also don't agree with the sentiment that they asked for it they should get over the fact that people approach them. We have developed into a society where there are no boundaries, people think that the people they see on TV are their property, which they aren't. People tend to think that because J/K have given us limited access to their private lives we should have total access on demand, which I don't agree with. It is probably a larger discussion than should be entered on a Jon and Kate blog, but I wanted to point that out. Again, this is the one area I give them a pass on, probably because I have a problem with the celebrity "stalking" as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps an incident occurred where the sign is a reaction, or could it be a ‘big fu to the neighborhood as they are moving shortly’, I think it is hard to determine. I completely agree with most things written here, and do believe that the family is at fault for whatever comes their way.

That being said, intelligent people sometimes do not realize how generally obtuse some people can be. I certainly believe people have rung doorbells, stopped and taken pictures on the front lawn, and even approached the family while in the driveway. In my own experiences, as I have also been featured in print and television, occasionally you do encounter someone who cannot discern between a person in a public forum such as television and the person in a private setting. For every thousand normal people who do not care about you or would never even think of ‘stopping by’, there is that one idiot who will act unconventionally and treat you as though there are no boundaries. Just because you and your house are on television, does not give me the right to physically be in the front yard. Think of how many times they must go through this on a daily basis, and hear the same things day after day after day. Factor in eight children, cameras, an empty marriage, as well as constant scrutiny about every word that comes out of their mouths; and signs like the one on the front lawn are minimal. I am surprised something more serious has not occurred. But again, they need to take accountability for the circus that has become their lives.

If I had eight kids, made millions of dollars per year, and enough money to hire a PR Firm, Manager, chef, gardener, assistant, etc; then where the hell is the security? Perhaps they have it some form or another, but wouldn’t you (or production) be paying some behemoth dude full time to discourage people from this behavior rather than putting a plastic sign in the grass? Again, priorities seen to be evident.

With all the speculation that the sign is preemptive as to them ‘purchasing’ a home somewhere else and moving- if that is the case, then so what? I see why people would have an issue if the home itself is tailored like a sterile laboratory specifically to ‘document their lives’. I also understand the general idea that the children are being pimped for a bigger pad. But I do not see an issue with them moving simply for more space and because they have more money. It happens everyday, and the alternative to stay in a home that attracts attention with neighbors that hate you seems pointless.

Anonymous said...

Let's say they really do have people stopping all the time to look, talk, take pictures, and *gasp* wave. A sign could be much more polite:

"Private Property. Please respect our privacy. Thank you!"

Anonymous said...

Is the issue really that people are coming up to take pictures and ask for autographs? The fact that people are knocking on the door? I don't think so...it's because they are not getting PAID to have pictures taken, and because Kate is not "on" for the cameras and it's catching them off guard. Comes with the territory people, comes with the territory.

A few episodes back, Kate made a comment about the kids playing in the driveway, and as long as there was noise and crying she knew the kids were okay. That statement was INSANE by itself! But she can't leave the children alone so that she can cook or take naps is probably bothering her. Who leaves 3 or 4 year olds in front of their house by themselves anyway? Near the road? TV or no TV, that's just not right.

It's definitely a set up for the new house and move. The only problem is people are still going to find out where they live because of their "celebrity" status.

AmandaT said...

I can completely understand wanting privacy and respect for your family. However, there is most certainly a graceful way to do it. Some great examples of how to state their request politely have been mentioned above.

My husband rarely watches the show (he gets upset with how the J&K treat one another). He was home when the ski trip episode was on, while Kate was placing tape over the kids names on their backpacks. They were talking about the danger of a stranger seeing the name and saying, "Hey Alexis! Come over here ... " Not really thinking, I said, "That's wise. That's the same reason we don't have any clothing/accessories with [our son's name] on them." My husband quickly reminded me, "Do you think that people don't know their names from TV? There are probably some creepy people out there who have memorized their names and think they know the kids. They don't need a name on a backpack to try to lure the kid away."
Duh. We do see this with some psych patients we have taken care of - they lose sense of reality and think that people on TV are talking to them, that they know them, become obsessed. Yet another reason to NOT put your children on television.
I feel that this is something they brought upon themselves, and that the sign only makes them that much more conspicuous. A good idea would be to stop the show, and move to an undisclosed location.

Anonymous said...

To keep doing what they are doing using their children as cash cows they are moving away. Moving away from friends and family who love those kids dearly so they can further isolate their children from the real world is criminal.
My heart hurts for those kids.

Anonymous said...

I think the loyal fans will buy the the need for the Gosselins to move, and the signs reinforce it. I'm sure the current neighbors will be thrilled to see them go. Perhaps their new home will be built as a professional studio, deep in the woods, surrounded by fences. They're celebrities, don't you know! The location will get out anyway. There's just no hiding when you've got your hand out all the time.

Anonymous said...

These people are unbelievable. I suppose if Kate's ever low on cash she can bottle some of her nerve and try to sell it. I will no longer watch TLC as long as they promote this family.

Anonymous said...

I know plenty of families who watch little to no tv (some don't even have a tv) so what would happen if one of my friend's famiels were to move near J&K and try to make friends with their new neighbors (of course unknowing that they are 'celebs') would they get the door slammed in their faces? I kinda think they would. Well, that's if the door would be opened at all.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere:
Why hasn't Mady covering herself up with blankets while talking to her mom (one must assume to escape the cameras) during the "Jon Cooks Korean/Asian/South Pacific/American" episode? Sure she dropped them right after her mom told her that she would do something to make her happy (chopstick bun), but clearly she didn't want the cameras to film her when she was upset or throwing a fit or whatever was the situation.
I am really starting to feel for Mady - moreso than the others, because the 4 year olds seem to be too young to know better and Cara keeps a low profile.
If someone were to say to Jon and Kate, "This is really affecting your kids," what would be there response?
"No it isn't."
"I know, but we need/want the money."
"It will be better for them in the long run."
"The show allows us to stay home instead of work like the rest of the world."

Save Mady! And Cara! And Joel! (<---see, I didn't forget the forgotten one!) And Collin! And Aaden! And Leah! And Alexis! And Hannah!
They are being ruined by their parents, not by the ice cream on their shirts.

Anonymous said...

"Kate has been rude to the neighbors since they first moved there."

Honestly, I don't think people should be hated because they don't want to be friendly with the neighbors. Some people are just like that--my family always was. Kate has said on the show that she doesn't really like people around her, and from what has been said about when she is approached I tend to believe that. For all she does wrong, I don't see this as one. I see this more as a personality quirk.

I also don't think we should villify them for wanting to walk through an airport unmolested. They should be allowed to travel, shop, and live their lives without people approaching them. They have given the public a limited look at their private life, and for some reason people think that means they should be able to approach them any time and any where. I think things like reality TV blurs boundaries and what is appropriate. That's a good reason to not do a reality show, but that doesn't (and shouldn't) give the public license to have total access to their lives on demand.

moi said...

She tells me that the cars drive by slowly. Stop to take photos (like this one did geeze) and a few have even knocked on my aunts door wondering where the family was and why they werent home. They have had such problems with people having the audacity to ring the door bell and ask for autographs. The neighbors started to get really upset that they didnt feel safe letting their own kids play outside with the way people frequent that house.

Sounds like it's time for just a yearly update, then, huh? It's not rocket science, folks.

Anonymous said...

I know where J&K live and have been by their home before (yes, admittedly out of curiousity!) However, I have never seen a heavy on set of traffic. A few cars in the driveway, but never lots of traffic. Also, they do live very close to the entrance of the development, so cars are bound to drive by their house regularly. I believe that these signs are just going to CAUSE more people to slow down and see what the hoopla is all about! Not a very smart move, if you ask me!

Beth said...

First of all the sign looks fake. The picture taken is not clear at all and could of easily been edited in.

However, if it is "real" then I don't really blame the Gosselins for putting it up. I too have heard many of the neighbors voice concern about the traffic that stops in front of the Gosselin's house, and even Jodi was approached in front of her house ( Julie has said). I have
also read numerous posts on the web from people saying that they planned on emailing Kate to see if they could stop by and say "hi" while in town, or people who said that they were going to drive by etc....creepy!

I think it is one thing to watch the show, to have opinions of the show and to blog about it, but to drive by their house?!?!? That is crossing some boundaries. Yes, they decided to be on TV and with that comes a certain amount of loss of privacy. But that shouldn't mean that they are obligated to wave to gawking people at the end of their drive, neighbors or fans alike!

Anonymous said...

J&K are celebrities, it comes with the territory. To them I say GET OVER IT. To your aunt and other neighbors I say, I feel sorry for you!

Um, no. While I agree that stars should deal with paps and curious onlookers to an extent, that does NOT extend to harrassing them at their homes. The same goes for interrupting a celebrity's dinner. If you see someone on the street, sure, go ahead, ask for an autograph. But you do not stake out their house and do the same thing, and you certainly do not then begin to harass the neighbors. That's just reaching stalker-level -- and that goes for the person who took the trouble to snap the photo of the sign in the first place.

Anonymous said...

quoting from earlier poster: "Please respect the privacy of our family by refraining from loitering and flash photography. We appreciate your interest but want to create a peaceful environment for the family and our neighbors."

That is awesome. I would not have been offended by that at all. Truly.

On another note, I wonder if the subdivision has restrictions about signs in the yard. My subd. is not exactly fancy, but we do have restrictions about signs. Ex: you can only have a sign that says "new roof by so-n-so company" for X number of days. And, you can only have political signs up for X number of days prior to an election. I wonder if their subdivision could have the signs removed. If/When they do, that will be all the justification the G's need to move.

I'm sure the neighbors will say good riddance!

This is really an implosion. Poor kiddos. Honestly, it makes me opposed to IVF or IVI or whatever they call that procedure she had.

Anonymous said...

The sign in the front yard, confirms that they do have a gardner. We know Kate would never do yard work, it is nasty dirty, just like men and boys, I also don't see Jon taking the time to make it look that nice.

It is funny that people are taking pics of their sign in the front yard, now that Kate has posted NO pictures! I wonder if she claps her hands at people who don't obey the new rules.

Jon may be worried about his children's safety, but I don't see them doing much about it. They allow their children to be seen doing what should be private things, such as bathroom stuff. They show the layout of the house and even have said, turn right at the top of the stairs to go here and left to go here. They have also told the world that their daughter sleeps in the basement alone. Sure they don't want anything to happen to these kids, but they are still willing to sell out the children's safety anyways. Shame on them.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's all that "creepy" that curious people drive by their house. Would I do it? No. But, they're pseudo-celebs and with that comes natual curiosity.

I think it's really pretentious that yet again J&K want their cake and to eat it too (unlike the 'tups who don't get cake...even on a special birthday outing).

Anonymous said...

I keep reading complaints about the traffic and cars in the neighborhood. I think this is thier attempt to get rid of some of the traffic in the neighborhood. The neighbors will be thanking them in a week. Also, if this is what they feel they need to do to protect thier children from passer-by strangers then I say more power to them. Besides, who are we to judge. I am sure some of you have ducked out of the grocery store isle to avoid someone you did not want to see or even pressed ignore on the cell phone when a very winded friend or neighbor calls. Does that make you a bad person? If I did not want some stranger taking pictures of my home and my kids I think I should have every right to tell people to move along and I hope that they would respect my decision instead of being a jerk and protesting against me. I know every one has thier rights, but it doesn't hurt to have a little respect for others.

Chill out folks, they are just regular people even if they are on TV.

Darcy said...

They should be allowed to travel, shop, and live their lives without people approaching them.

This is what happens when you sell your soul to the public. Ask any celebrity! Sorry, but they don't get to have their cake and eat it too. Either they want to have the show or they want privacy. There are people in the world with much bigger problems than this, I just can't work up the tears for them and their sad little sign.

Darcy said...

I think this is thier attempt to get rid of some of the traffic in the neighborhood. The neighbors will be thanking them in a week.

If they think this is going to do anything but bring in MORE attention to see the famous signs they are KIDDING THEMSELVES. They have no right to say who can and can't drive on a public road. I doubt their neighbors will ever be thanking them.

Anonymous said...

It has been said several times that Kate may be shy, and she actually has said she doesn't necessarily like being around people. Hmmm. Do "shy" people draw attention to themselves and insist on having cameras around? Do shy people document their pregnancy for their own enjoyment, and let everyone see the pictures and film for money? Do shy people put signs in their lawn making demands for others to leave them alone? Do shy people scream at their spouses in public places in front of everyone (at the farm picking pumpkins, at Crayola, the toy store)? Would a shy person put a sign on their twins' stroller pointing out that they were twins and having people look in their direction? Do shy people show their dog jowls tummy, pre-tummy tuck? (You get the idea, no need to go on).

If this is shy, what would she do if she were outgoing? Flash her boobs? Porn? What? (Side note: "Jon and his eight that Kate takes" or something equally sleazy could be a porn title! Sorry, that was out of line).

bigsis88 said...

"I think it is one thing to watch the show, to have opinions of the show and to blog about it, but to drive by their house?!?!? That is crossing some boundaries."

I do think everyone, celebrity or not deserves privacy, but J&K must realize that they can't pick their fans. In every group of adoring, money donating sheeple there will be some "crazies." Last I checked, child molesters and stalkers were allowed to watch TLC. It's hypocritical to ask for privacy that you voluntarily surrendered.
I also agree with the above posters who mentioned more polite ways for the J&K sign to be worded. Biting the hand that feeds them only stirs up more negative criticism, and they should be ashamed of shunning the neighbors who were kind enough to help them with no strings attached.

Anonymous said...

Is this THE Beth??

If not, how do you know the Gosselins?

While I understand the outrage expressed by the good people on this thread, I think they have to understand that Kate is not playing with a full deck so it may not be productive to take everything she says and does so literally. She is a master of manipulation. She is crazy. She is a narcissist. She always has to up the ante of her actions that will create shock value and her mind always moves on to what she can get next and what excuse she needs to employ to get it. She has been doing that since day one when the sextuplets were conceived. Undisturbed by feelings of empathy or ethical considerations, her mind is always acquisitive and always looking to get something for nothing. I am sure that when she scores the next prize it is a little rush for her, like a gambling high. The problem is, her wants will become bigger and bigger and nothing will ever be enough.

This sign is a ploy to create the impression they are being hounded and harrassed. She wants a new gated mansion. This is her newest manipulation to get it.

Anon1967 said...

Dew, I'd go a little further and say they aren't even D-list, we need to make up a new one for them, E-list? (I figure the E would be good for "exploitation" too)

SmartyQ said...

However, if it [the sign] is "real" then I don't really blame the Gosselins for putting it up.

Ooooookay, but why couldn't Kon put a polite sign on their lawn, which, BTB, looks great? It appears to me that their sign is guaranteed to be noticed - a big Katie Irene 'helloooo' to everyone.

I grew up on a farm, and I've seen goats with more sensitivity and social grace than Kon. They can acquire millions of dollars, but they'll never have a dollop of class.

sistah2 said...

I dont think anyone is saying its "okay" or "cool" to take pics, ogle or pass by the house to peek. We all agree that is weird behavior. I think some basic points are:
J&K's sign was worded rudely, ironically calling more attention to them (imagine that!);
If said "stalkers" had cash to fork over, they'd be "faithful fans";
Like it or not, when you choose to live your family's life for the reality TV audience, you cannot be very surprised.
also- when Julie said that Kate was rude to the neighbors, I dont think it meant just that she did not wave enough, and was "shy". I believe that rudeness came about when those neighbors were offering to help in some way.

Anonymous said...

OH something just clicked for me!!

this may not just be angling for the huge free mansion, that is probably a done deal, ..but it is probably setting the stage for their lame explanation to the public as to why they moved to a private mansion.

After all the handouts and love offerings and college funds they have begged for, how nice would it look if they moved to some pimped out pad with luxuries in the span of a mere year? It would look pretty darn fishy, especially since I am sure they want to continue the love offerings (oh excuse me, they are now called "Speaking Engagements") and be viewed as sympathetic. I would not be surprised if TLC bought them a gated compound with a separate "set" house that they can use for shooting to keep up the "normal family with a small income" facade. After all, their livelihood depends on that image. The sheeple have and want to identify with them.. a good, simple Christian family that values home and family, and are pro life even if it gets them a gaggle of kids, and that can only survive on the kind offerings of sheeple, I mean people, like them. Unbeknowest to their sheeple, they will really be living in a gilded palace with an army of staff to serve Katie hand and foot. So that she wil have the "energy" to appear EXHAUSTED for TV!!

But they need an excuse as to why they moved to a gated compound. Oh yes, they were baing "harrassed" in the old neighborhood! In fact it got so bad Katie Irene had to put up signs! Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

The only ones responsible for making Jon and Kate Plus 8 a tourist attraction are Jon and Kate.
It's hard to have any sympathy for them. Even if they move, it will not change anything.
There are quite a few "faithful fans" that pride themselves on knowing the most minute little details about them - like what color buttons so-and-so's shirt had on this or that episode. It is really obsessive and stalkerish.
I feel it is these people, the ones that claim to defend and support them NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY OR DO, that they have to be most fearful of - we all know it's a pretty sick world out there.

Bicoastal said...

Who's the type of person that would go up and knock on Jon & Kate's door? I would guess a devoted Gosselin-family fan; some teenage girl or young mother (likely religious)who adores the family and thinks everything on the show is "real."

I picture many of Kate's fans as scrapbook devotees. If you're unlucky enough, you've likely been dragged to a scrapbook "party" consisting of oddball moms that think scrapbookin' is fun!

Fast forward to now; PR agent Julie May needs to market Jon and Kate beyond the Scrapbook Moms. Much tougher sell. The mega-conferences where Miss Julie books her "talent" are attended by a more discerning group. Gosselin lore about coin-digging in the old sofa interspersed with scripture quotes probably won't play as well the further Jon and Kate try to move-up the food chain.

Can't wait for Miss Julie to inform the media on the book tour that certain topics are off-limits (e.g. jobless Jon, missing family, Kate's wonky eye). Wonder how this PR pro plans to get around skeptical reporters?

Anonymous said...

Why did they do this TV show again?
OH Yeah....for the FAME & $$$$

How dare they.."let's open our homes to a million + people but don't look or talk to us when you see us in person..because you are just jealous that we are better than your family"

I think TLC need's to cancel there show...

Confused by Kate's Duality said...

If Kate is so worried about throngs of people driving by, taking pictures and talking to them - to the point that she had to put up rudely worded signs, WHY is she letting the boys play in the driveway UNSUPERVISED.

(Cupcakegate - "I guess if they are yelling that means they haven't been abducted or killed." (paraphrased)

Anonymous said...

Well, she did say people want to look in their windows.....*chuckles*

my3girls said...

In an earlier post someone said that Jon worries about his children's safety...

To add to that person's comment.. then WHY?? would you advertise the name of the castle park where your family always plays. The park is a public park.. its not like they need to say the name for product placement purposes.

Anonymous said...

Oh it's funny, the link to the picture showing the sign on the lawn...I was looking at how nice the house looks and then noticed the blinds in the window and couldn't help but remember the hanging of the blinds episode. LOL How embarrassing for those 2 guys to be told how to hang up blinds by that idiot.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Well, she did say people want to look in their windows.....*chuckles*

July 23, 2008 12:35 PM

LOL. We the People don't have to look in J&K windows. We are invited in every week (in fact several times a week) to watch the kids most private moments etc etc etc. Why bother with curtains. We already know the entire layout of the house and who sleeps and peeps where. Sickos....

Anonymous said...

How's this for a sign:
Stop. Stay away from us. We know our fans love us and want to knock on the door, take pictures, and wave and talk to us, but NO. Not allowed. Move it along, people.

Don't worry, though. We know you need to see us. We will be coming to your town very soon. Then you can pay to see us and give us a love offering. Feel free to ask us any question you want (that we have preapproved.) We will even sell you pictures of our family (3 years ago) for CASH only. So don't worry. You will get a chance to love us.
And Remember: nothing you read or see on the internet is true unless we say it is.

Nah, too long for a sign. People would stop too long to read it.

LALA said...

I can't help but ask, why now? Why the lawn signs now? Are they just now having traffic/security issues? I just find it very peculiar that the signs were placed in the lawn the same week as the open letter to their faithful fans. IMO, something else may be going on and not just the move to the McMansion.

Anonymous said...

Now Kate has the perfect excuse for moving to a bigger and better house. "It is not safe for my children anymore with our new celebrity status! Anyone can stop by and take pictures of our house!"

Anonymous said...

STOP!

LOOK AT ME!

No DON'T!

LOOK AT ME!!!

STOP Looking!

GIVE ME MONEY!!

I DON"T KNOW YOU! Stop harrassing me!

LOOK AT ME! I HAVE SEXTUPLETS! I HAVE A MAGICAL UTERUS!

Why are you looking at me? LOSERS!

NEVER STOP LOOKING AT ME!!! Especially when I tell you to STOP!!!

Anonymous said...

I have a little sympathy for real celebrities (you know, some actors that work for a living and don't sell out their personal lives, not reality stars), at least some of them try to keep their kids from being filmed or photographed, they try to keep their kids out of the public eye.

And then there are Jon and Kate, who willingly and happily put their kids on tv for anyone (normal viewers, obsessed fans, molesters, etc) to be able to watch almost every day of the week.

They are the ones who have put their kids at risk and turned themselves and their kids into celebrities(albeit d-list or lower) who may at times be bothered by the unwashed masses, If they really cared about their kids' privacy and safety they wouldn't have them on tv every week.

So sorry, I can't muster up any sympathy for Queen Kate and her manservant, but I do feel very sorry for those kids.

Anonymous said...

This is off the topic but Jon deleted his Facebook profile.

Anonymous said...

I think what bothers me most about Jon and Kate is that they seem to see themselves as celebrities. Most celebrities have accomplished something in the way of a talent, an accomplishment, an elected position, etc. While initially I thought it was quite an accomplishment for them to cope with having twins and sextuplets, I think that time has passed and it sounds like their coping is done with the help of paid employees and others. Otherwise, what else would justify celebrity status -- Kate's uterus, infertility treatments, etc.? Now what they have accomplished is the violation of their childrens' privacy, dignity and respect by allowing the filming of the details of their family life. In my opinion, that reflects their desire for fame and fortune which should not warrant celebrity status.

Since I am finally doing this, the other thing that I find appalling is that not only do the children get to witness first hand their parents' awful behaviour (and Kate's nasty comments about Jon such as "Pay no attention to Daddy" for various reasons), they also get to watch it over and over again via dvds at nap time. They never get a break from it! To boot, they will be followed by these episodes for the rest of their lives.

And now according to this blog, they may get further isolated from anyone outside of the immediate family and paid employees (and a remotely normal life) by moving into a remote compound. Great ... what a life they have.

Anonymous said...

Jon may not have deleted his profile, but may have gone into "invisible mode" where his profile is only viewable to hid "friends" but non friends won't be able to even see he has one.

Anonymous said...

What else does the sign say? I can read STOP Private Property but there are a lot of lines i cannot read.

Do tell!!

queenie said...

STOP!

LOOK AT ME!

No DON'T!

LOOK AT ME!!!

STOP Looking!

GIVE ME MONEY!!

I DON"T KNOW YOU! Stop harrassing me!

LOOK AT ME! I HAVE SEXTUPLETS! I HAVE A MAGICAL UTERUS!

Why are you looking at me? LOSERS!

NEVER STOP LOOKING AT ME!!! Especially when I tell you to STOP!!!


This could also be a transcript of Kate's pillow talk to Jon.

Anonymous said...

I picture many of Kate's fans as scrapbook devotees. If you're unlucky enough, you've likely been dragged to a scrapbook "party" consisting of oddball moms that think scrapbookin' is fun!

OUCH!!! I am an avid scrapbooker am in no way typical of a Kate fan ;-)

Seriously though, it was mentioned on a now defunt J&K board that the mcmanion they are building is in NC. This was prior to the edge-of-your-seat "new carpet episode". I remember after reading it, and later seeing that the G's were getting their home ready for sale that someone had some inside info.

Incidentally, that post was later removed. Hmmmmmmm.

I also have to say that I AM very shy and don't wave to my neighbors because I am in fear of ending up in conversation and making a fool of myself.
This is obviously NOT Kate's problem. Kate is not shy, she is aloof and thinks she's better than everybody else.

Look at who she makes friends with, the plastic surgeons wife and multi-millionaires Beth and Bob.
In her mind, THOSE are her equals.

Anonymous said...

"Look who she makes friends with, the plastic surgeons wife and multi-millionaires Beth and Bob.
In her mind, THOSE are her equals."

Kate has standards, nothing wrong with that!

Deb!

Anonymous said...

And to prove they're not the brightest bulbs in the chandelier, if they don't want people to stop, then why is the word STOP in red caps? It basically encourages everyone who sees it to STOP and read it.

SmartyQ said...

Anon July 23, 2008 4:11 PM: Look who she makes friends with, the plastic surgeons wife and multi-millionaires Beth and Bob.
In her mind, THOSE are her equals.


Anon (Deb) July 23, 2008 4:23 PM
Kate has standards, nothing wrong with that!
No, Katie Irene has a criterion: money. Good thing Mother Theresa is dead because they never could be friends. Queen Elizabeth's living, but I don't think she's looking for new pals.

Anonymous said...

I see that the "bird's eye view" of J&K's house has been removed from the zillow.com site. The high aerial view of their house and the neighboring houses is still up. Back in May, the house was on the market according to the zillow.com posting status. Now, no indication of being up for sale. Very interesting that the photo has been removed. Zillow is a real estate site that has a photo of everyone's house on it - even my little tract house. I wonder if J&K's henchmen got it taken down.

Anonymous said...

The lawn signs are pure genius. Perhaps the syntax-challenged PR woman is more on top of this situation than we think. Jon and Kate MUST explain the need to move from the suburbs to an estate; we can assume that many of the upcoming episodes will focus on the building and furnishing of the macmansion. Got to keep those love offerings coming in.

Anonymous said...

Dew, I'd go a little further and say they aren't even D-list, we need to make up a new one for them, E-list? (I figure the E would be good for "exploitation" too)



How about the R-list? R for reality star.

Nancy said...

First of all the sign looks fake. The picture taken is not clear at all and could of easily been edited in.

No, Beth, it doesn't look "fake" to anyone else. Trust me, the sign is REAL. The picture was taken from a moving car.

iluveeyore said...

As stated on this post (where the link to the sign is), the sign says:

Do not stop in front of our house, do not take pictures, and do not stop and talk to us.

IIRC it truly says that!

Bicoastal said...

Deb! said "Kate has standards, nothing wrong with that!"

Yes, but the standards are used and Kate wanted new, matching standards. So now she has to sell the used standards at the consignment store ... oh, wait ... Kate doesn't use consignment stores any more because they're -- how would Kate say it? --- purposefully unneeded by I and Jon.

Dew said...

"People tend to think that because J/K have given us limited access to their private lives we should have total access on demand, which I don't agree with."

I don't want access to their lives at all, I simply don't want to be told that I can't drive by someone's house and I can't take a picture from a public street. Whether you think that is rude or not, it is a free country. Entire paid tours in Los Angeles are based around the concept of driving by someone's house on a tour bus and taking a picture. It comes with the territory of being a celebrity. If you don't want that, don't be a celebrity. If they have a specific fan or two giving them real problems, they are welcome to go to court and file a restraining order. Otherwise, they need to deal with this. Too bad.

Let's not forget THEY are the ones who put themselves in this situation, exposing their house, their daily lives and routine, and every aspect of the children on national tv. I can name about a dozen celebrities right now whose young children we never see. Mel Gibson for one. It can be done. You can protect your children even if you are in the public eye. Jon and Kate have willingly not done so and are suffering the consequences.

green said...

I cannot help but feel that those signs are the groundwork for the possible upcoming move to a new residence. What better way to explain a bigger house than by saying we had to move there were problems with fans of the show. In my opinion, the family, especially the children, seem to be getting more isolated and insulated from the world around them.

Anonymous said...

A couple of posts up someone mentions that they "heard" that J&K were building a house in NC .. I think they are onto something because that is the second time today that NC was mentioned . On one of the sites someone was commenting on there house looking vacant , and then someone "close" to them said "no , the family was "vacationing" in NC !! Then , I remembered that during the Golfing episode , Kate says something to the effect of "when are we moving to warmer weather" and Jon says "soon , soon Kate" I remember thinking at the time hum.....

Serena said...

I cannot help but feel that those signs are the groundwork for the possible upcoming move to a new residence.

Let's put it this way. The new episode scheduled to air on Monday, August 11th is titled Looking for Property.

And that, blog readers, is the beginning of the next puzzle. Watch this blog for a soon-to-be published assortment of pieces to the puzzle and see if you can put them together like we did this puzzle a few days ago.

You only thought you were concerned for the kids before.

K.C. said...

This whole thing about people "bothering" them is nothing new. Jon claimed someone was stalking them back in 2005! I don't recall his exact words but I found out about it here: http://internetservices.readingeagle.com/blog/mother/archives/2005/05/here_we_go_agai.html

sugarandspice said...

As the above posters have already stated-this is pure genius. The signs are ONLY there as a reason to the sheeples why they must move to a Mcmansion.
The same strategy was used when they told the sheeples that they must cancel their speaking engagements because they must spend more time with their children.
The sheeples buy it hook, line and sinker.
NEVER underestimate Kate.

Anonymous said...

I just found this:

"I personally know these people, and I WAS one of those people that did give what I could, every week when I went there I would bring something maybe it was small, laundry soap, Toilet paper, diapers etc....but the icing on the cake was when I bought all 8 of them, matching clothing, from one of Kates 'approved' clothing stores GAP ?? and each item that I hand picked for all 8 children was then in the consignment shop, shortly after Christmas !! Now how is that for a Smaaaack in the Face ??? Do you think I have sympathy for this family ?? Yes the children are adorable, I just hope they can grow up like there Father....and not like Kate! Like Jon has said, let them be kids....kids get dirty!"

Link: https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=6454349132986954975&postID=3214338067265545656&page=1&isPopup=true

Anonymous said...

Above posters stated the letter to their fans was taken off their website.
Well, it looks like it is back on.

Anonymous said...

I don't think that is the reason they will move. They have said repeatedly that this house is temporary. They have also stated on the show that they are starting to outgrow the house and that they are eventually going to move to a bigger house. Jon also said he wanted to get a house with more land (in the country). A move for them is to be expected, to my recollection they haven't ever said they wanted to stay here indefinitely. I think if they have the means, desire, and need so what?

Dew said: Let's not forget THEY are the ones who put themselves in this situation, exposing their house, their daily lives and routine, and every aspect of the children on national tv.

I agree, they did put themselves on TV, but this goes back to the idea that this does not give people free reign to invade their lives. I think we have blurred the lines of what is appropriate--I don't think tours of stars homes are appropriate either. Their lives (what they choose not to show), is not public domain.

Christa said...

I am a mommy of triplets, and when I am out with them I try not to make eye contact so that I can get to the milk and out of the store in under an hour. I am not on TV, I refused our local station to do a story on us after the triplets birth, so in that regard I DO believe Kate is exploiting her children. I think she's awful, and I can't imagine doing that to my precious babies. As far as being rude...I may be percieved that way as well, but normally I avoid eye contact in order to maintain sanity. Multiples sometimes cause quite a stir.

As a mom of multiples that HAS done it ALL ALONE on a shoe string budget, in a 3 BR 1525 SF house, and loves every minute of my low profile live...I find Kate's behavior appauling. I have five kids and I believe it's the job of the parents to support them...it does NOT take a village. It takes 2 hard working parents.

Anonymous said...

i can't see the fan letter there but i think there is a new title it says the gosselin 10 at the top i don't remeber that being there before.

sugarjay said...

Wow. Who the fuck do J & K think they are? I think the word STOP in red means stop and read my sign, losers. And then next time you come down my street don't look at my house or kids unless you have freebies or a love offering in your hand. As if they own the street or something. Kate is spoiled from mostly dealing with sheeples and Jon who is basically her bitch anyway if she thinks anyone would take that sign seriously. Why do they all play out front? If Kate and Jon are so concerned about nosy people why don't they move the kids and the Queen Bee's chair to the back yard? I'm sure they can afford a privacy fence.

I do not feel sorry for K & J at all. That's the price you pay for putting your personal life out there for the world to see. In exchange for people being curious and having an opinion about things you do, you get to live a lifestyle you wouldn't have otherwise. How else would two dumbasses with no jobs and 8 kids live in a nice house/good neighborhood, dress their kids in name brand clothing, go to places like Disney and skiing in Utah, eat organic, have a personal trainer, regular salon appointments to keep up that ridiculous hair style,etc. Suck it up or quit the show, go back to nursing and whatever the hell Jon is supposed to do for a living and budget accordingly. It's not rocket science. I noticed Kate wasn't bitching about people being nosy when she was accepting Christmas presents from strangers. If I was Kate, the very idea of some obsessive weirdo having my kid (who they don't know except from tv) on their Christmas shopping list would freak me out.

I don't see what the point of this show would be if they relocate to a McMansion. How will they keep up the 'we're just regular people' sham if that happens?

Anonymous said...

I live in a gated community and trust me our association would NOT allow Jon and Kate to film their show behind our gates. If they tried the association would sue them in 2 minutes flat. I can not even plant certain trees without a fine.

If Jon and Kate want out of their neighborhood they better find their own Walton's Mountain. They wont be welcome in most gated communities.

Dew said...

I'm sorry, this family has no problem showing us their children's feces and potty training, now cries foul when a few folks snap some pictures from a PUBLIC street? And they don't even appear to be home anyways.

"Their lives (what they choose not to show), is not public domain."

But the street IS. You can take pictures from the street. They are telling people they cannot. Legally, they are wrong. They have no right to tell people not to stop in front of their house. Again I say if they are having problems with a particular fan they need to deal with that person LEGALLY, as in file a restraining order. And even most legal restraining orders will require the person to stay 100 yards away. There is nothing legal about telling people they can't stop and look at you, sorry Jon and Kate.

Is it rude to take pictures? Of course. But can you tell people not to do it? No! They can ASK people, nicely preferably. Not to mention this sign is truly a slap in the face to everyone who has supported them. Had this sign been there a few years ago, no angel would have dropped off a whole crate of paper towels on their doorstep as they often tell the story. They are only here today BECAUSE people invaded their lives, including the hundreds of donors who came into their home to help out, not to mention the millions of viewers who put millions in their pockets.

A year or two from now when this show is yesterday's fad, Kate will be begging people to talk to her and take pictures. And to her surprise no one will remember or care who she is.

K.C. said...

Sugarjay, I've wondered the same thing, why doesn't Kate just let the kids play in the back yard? Think about it...the back yard is full of potential GRASS STAINS and DIRT.

Anonymous said...

If they were so concerned about the safety of the children, they shouldn't show the front of their house on TV once a week!

nofantasy said...

The bird's eye view of the Gosselin house is still up on zillow.

This has been a really interesting thread. I work in real estate, so looking up people's properties or who owns an interesting house is second nature to me. I've even been known to do a drive by or stake out a cool neighborhood.

So...I don't really see the harm in curiosity but then I thought about the FAQ episode where the viewer asked the kids to do a "Hi to Donna". To me, that's totally inappropriate and if someone would ask for that to happen on-air, I wouldn't put it past a fan to trespass, knock on the door, etc.

That said, I think keeping the blinds pulled, parking the garage and using the backyard as their primary play area would be far more effective at discouraging looky-loos than a sign.

Last thing: I've said this before, but the Gosselin house isn't large (approx. 1500 sq ft, probably about 2000 w/ the twins' bedroom and the finished portion of the basement) and I wouldn't begrudge them something larger.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, everyone. Of course when there is an article about you in the National Enquirer, you must prepare for the inevitable onslaught of fans, paparazzi, and stalkers! This is why you hire a top-notch PR person. STOP RIGHT THERE!!!

Dew said...

Families that size live in similar sized houses or smaller every day. It's all about making it work, being flexible, not spending all day long wishing and hoping for "better" things.

The problem I see is I don't think Kate will ever be satisfied. I don't think a mansion will be enough for her. She will always want more. With that attitude you can have a 1500 square foot house or 8000, it doesn't matter. She needs to learn to be happy with and to make do with what she has and what she can realistically afford long term.

sugarjay said...

I wonder what J & K plan on doing long term. The show can't go on forever. I watch it now because it's like a trainwreck and I like to snark on it, but the first special was much more interesting than the weekly episodes. I think it is interesting to see how people with HOM do it when all their kids are babies. A bunch of four year olds not so much. And I'm not interested in seeing any kind of plastic surgery, tooth whitening, clothes shopping or home improvement episodes at all.

Nofantasy - I don't specifically remember the "hi to donna" thing, but I wonder.....did Donna send gifts or gift cards to Kate? I would bet you she did.

K.C. You're probably right about the grass stains/dirt. But I think it's ridiculous to have all those kids, Kate yelling all the time and a camera crew out front of their house filming and then wonder why people might be staring.

By the time they get a fourth sign up, it'll probably say something like DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH KATE IF YOU SEE HER AT WAWA. DO NOT BREATHE ON KATE IF YOU ARE IN LINE BEHIND HER. PLEASE REMAIN AT LEAST 5 FEET AWAY FROM KATE AT ALL TIMES. PLEASE LEAVE CASH OR GIFT CARDS ONLY IN THE MAILBOX. PLEASE USE HAND SANITIZER BEFORE TOUCHING THE MAILBOX.

dizzy_squishling_and_bean said...

If you are sitting out on your driveway with your kids neighbors are going to wave...live with it. I'm shy and slightly insular I still nod to or say hi to my neighbors. These are not strangers from what I've read these are people who have tried to help them.

When you put your life, your every day life up on the tv for all to see you are inviting this. Its even different from people who perform, these people literally say "HEY come look into our life, peek into our private moments, come on in!!!"

They dont like it? Tough beans, I feel sorry for the neighbors more than the Gosselins, you dont want people looking at your kids? Take them into the back yard that is fenced. You dont like people waving? Dont sit like the queen of the world on your little throne at the top of your driveway. You don't want people paying attention? Dont put attention getting signs on your front lawn. If you don't like the attention get the hell off of tv.

AmandaT said...

I do remember the "Hi to Donna" bit. The letter began with, "I am disabled ... " And J/K giggled ... Kate said something to the effect of, "Whenever I tuck my hair behind my ears I'm saying hi to all of you I don't know," and continued to snicked. My astute husband: "So now they're making fun of the disabled? May we please change the channel?"

And SUGARJAY - I have a great idea for new tee-shirts. In Fire and EMS we have tees that say, "Stay Back 500 Feet," just like our rigs. Perhaps one of those could be modified for them?

sugarjay said...

Amandat - LOL, the back of the shirt should say STAY BACK 500 FEET and the front should say BOW OR CURTSY

bethanna said...

DEFINE IRONY: Kate posting a sign telling people what is allowed. HA! Yeah, Kate...because that sooooo worked for you in California when you failed to see the ten signs about the pinecones. I'm just sayin'.

I"m suspect of the person who posted about her aunt being afraid to live on the same street as the G's. It's truly not that bad. I think someone else mentioned it but this is the main drag in and out of the housing track. And, yes, Kate has been horrible to her neighbors (so I'm told). Ask anyone in the neighborhood about Halloween.

sugarjay said...

Care to elaborate on what happened on Halloween?

Maggie said...

Why do signs? Kate doesn't see anyone anyway. Hit and run, HELLO, Kate doesn't see anyone! What part of that don't you understand, officer?

She is a celebrity. A rock star, an a-lister. Ok she is delusional.

I would love to see that sign in front of Angelina and Brad's house. I guess they are too busy giving back to the community to spend the time to put a sign up.

Get over yourselves Kon.

Steph said...

She should have just put up "No Trespassing" signs and ended it.

If I lived near her, I would make sure my dogs peed on her yard every day. In front of her. Just because.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the house has already been sold and the new owners put that sign up. And I don't think they moved to NC. Is NC that much warmer than Pennsylvania?

dubiwag said...

Here's the thing. They took the 'faithful fans' letter down after 4 days. Either they realize that particular group of people is dwindling, or the PR hacks got a hold of them. Then, up go the yard signs. Such a swing from addressing the people that "love" them to demanding that the same people keep their distance (along with the descriptions of Kate's interactions with fans at airports, etc.) betrays a very cynical attitude towards viewers and fans.

While J&K seem to feel an exhibitionistic need to put themselves (& poor children) on TV week after week, it's obvious that they kind of hold their viewers in contempt for watching it. Personally, I think they regard their fans the same way that we do: as sheeple. Think about it...what have they done to earn "fans" or adulation? Had a lot of kids? Big deal. Gone to Disneyworld? Whoo-doggie, how original! Deep down, they must know that they are not doing anything remarkable, but are somehow making millions. That's got to make them feel a like they're pulling a fast one.

But, they've got to grit their teeth & ride this gravy train to its end, because it's the sheeple that pay for everything. Too much talk about having to move to a mansion because of fan harrassment, though, and the sheeple may end the gravy train before the Gosselins are quite ready.

wilma said...

I too don't begrudge them a bigger house but I also agree that Kate will never be happy. That is her personality and when things are good she just sees the negative. I watched the twins getting their musical instruments last night and even though they were given a free piano, her comment was that the black lacquer showed the finger prints and dust. Jon said "that is what you picked" so she had some choice in what she was given. I know they have cameras on them a lot but she made that comment in direct response to "how do you like the piano". She needs to learn to keep her negative thoughts to herself. The trouble with being like that with kids is that if she starts encouraging the kids to be negative too. My mother would spend more time with me if I picked on our neighbors or relatives and if I was postive she ignored me. So now in life I criticize restraraunts, movies etc with everyone even when I like them just to get someones attention. Obviously that backfires in grown-up life but childhood learned behaviors are hard to break.

Anonymous said...

amandat said: I do remember the "Hi to Donna" bit. The letter began with, "I am disabled ... " And J/K giggled ... Kate said something to the effect of, "Whenever I tuck my hair behind my ears I'm saying hi to all of you I don't know," and continued to snicked. My astute husband: "So now they're making fun of the disabled? May we please change the channel?"

You're kidding, right? You don't seriously believe that discussion was "making fun of the disabled" do you?

sistah2 said...

Fine if they want a bigger home. I think its irked me because it seems like the biggest freebie that they have managed to pull off. They are not paying for it, I am sure, and that means more work for the kids, less of a real life for them. Lots more weekends away for "Kon" and the kids are left with strangers, isolated in this new home that they are unknowingly financing. if these two had jobs and actually paid for the home, they'd get more respect. All of their motives are money and fame driven, off the kids' backs. Its interesting to watch this ultimate hunt for every material thing possible, all the by quoting scripture which makes it so sick. TLC has really offered up quite a doozy of a reality show, but I don't think they knew in the beginning it would turn this way. Everyone is laughing all the way to the bank!

Anonymous said...

As a result of this show, Kate is going to be known as the most hated television mom, in the history of television.
Jon will never be able to hang with the boy's because he will be teased and ridiculed for being a spineless wimp.

K.C. said...

I have GOT to hear what happened on halloween, please tell us Bethanna!

I want to nominate a post:

By the time they get a fourth sign up, it'll probably say something like DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH KATE IF YOU SEE HER AT WAWA. DO NOT BREATHE ON KATE IF YOU ARE IN LINE BEHIND HER. PLEASE REMAIN AT LEAST 5 FEET AWAY FROM KATE AT ALL TIMES. PLEASE LEAVE CASH OR GIFT CARDS ONLY IN THE MAILBOX. PLEASE USE HAND SANITIZER BEFORE TOUCHING THE MAILBOX.

lol, lol, lol.

queenie said...

the viewer asked the kids to do a "Hi to Donna". To me, that's totally inappropriate and if someone would ask for that to happen on-air, I wouldn't put it past a fan to trespass, knock on the door, etc.

To me, it's not inappropriate for a fan to ask for a special shout-out. Asking to come and sit at their dinner table would be something that is inappropriate. Either way, J&K don't have to accommodate the request.

However, it was a kind and flattering request, a fan just wanted to be acknowledged, it wasn't on par with a stalker attitude. Kate was very condescending about it. I know that if I had written that request, if I were as big a fan as that lady, I would have been devastated and humiliated by Kate's reaction.

And even if she did feel it was inappropriate, she could have been so much more tactful about it. I'm sorry, but when someone who admires you (and who represents the admiration PAYS YOUR BILLS) requests a little acknowledgment, ridiculous or not, it is exceptionally rude to LAUGH AT THEM and then be snyde or sarcastic.

Then she brought it right back round to her. The lady asked for a shout-out from the kids. But Kate offered a hair-tucking as a patronizing shout-out from herself.

dubiwag said...

Also, she tucks her hair behind her ears on camera all the time. Her comment came off like "OK, you can interpret this little unconscious gesture I do as being for you if you NEED to. It won't be, but whatever floats your boat, handicapped lady."

Darcy said...

Bethanna

What happened on Halloween?? Do tell. :)

Croutster said...

Hi Ya'll. New to this post thing. Not a fan of Kate but just love the kids. Jon is the village idiot, or that is what he wants people to think. What happened on halloween?

biglil said...

sistah2 said she thought TLC didn't know how this show would turn out. I disagree. Have you seen any of the other despicable programming they are churning out lately? The "Soccer Mom" show where the goal was to get stay-at-home moms back in the workplace and leave their kids in daycare? Or the latest "Must love kids" where single mothers are encouraged to start dating again, to the detriment of their already-damaged kids? TLC is an absolutely immoral organization and I refuse to let my children watch it anymore. I don't think letters to them are doing any good at all.

Anonymous said...

About the hair tuck thing, I also noticed the slight dig "this is for people I don't know"

I guess the
"people she doesn't know" are good enough to contribute to her 8000 sq ft house fund though!!

AmandaT said...

Anon550 - No, I don't think she was intentionally making fun of the disabled. My husband was exaggerating his point, as he can't stand the show and wanted to flip the channel.
However, her comment was incredibly rude, condescending, and insensitive. A simple, "Hi Donna! Thanks for watching, we appreciate it, " would have sufficed.

And Bethanna - please, do tell about Halloween. Images of traffic cones, DO NOT ENTER signs, and rope are dancing in my head.

Anonni said...

Reading this yard sign comments thread made me think of Kate Gosselin as being akin to the late Leona Helmsley. It is simple to imagine Kate saying something, sooner rather than later, like: "We don't buy anything. Only unimportant people buy things."

Christa said...

YES anon!!!! PA is VERY VERY VERY cold in the winter...especially where I come from (Erie), we average over 100 inches of snow a year. LOL. NC is MUCH MUCH WARMER!!!!

JoshandKate+2 said...

My question is...how is UPS, Fedex, etc. supposed to deliver all of their 'love offerings' if they can't stop? I'm sure I'd be able to hear her "helloooooooo" at my house all the way in Ohio!!!

bigsis88 said...

Christa, are you my mom lol? I started watching this show because my 3 youngest siblings are triplets, and I thought Kon would probably have experiences similar to ones my family has had. However, Kate's "look at me!" attitude turned me off quickly, because people constantly comment on my siblings without prompting. Even though it can be irritating for total strangers to ask personal questions, my mom has always been polite, and we try not to draw attention to ourselves when we go out. I am 10 times more worried for the Gosselin children because I think some "fans" probably feel as if they already know the family and would think nothing of approaching them and saying "Hey Aaden!", etc. Creepy, but Kon brought in on themselves.

Anonymous said...

By the time they get a fourth sign up, it'll probably say something like DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH KATE IF YOU SEE HER AT WAWA. DO NOT BREATHE ON KATE IF YOU ARE IN LINE BEHIND HER. PLEASE REMAIN AT LEAST 5 FEET AWAY FROM KATE AT ALL TIMES.

I'm pretty sure she won't be making eye contact with anyone at Wawa - the items they sell there are NOT organic. Plus, she doesn't even pump her own gas.

Sorry, couldn't help it!

Kristin tullock said...

It's to bad the tups can't post a similar rules on their bedroom doors? I'm sure the wee ones would have a lot to say and I would guess if they could create their own signs they would say something like....

Oh, Joel would be the rule maker, b/c he's the one always taking mental notes (at least in my mind he is!!)

PLEASE!! Don't film me while sitting on the potty. Actually, WHY am I still sitting on a potty? I'm 4 now and that big ole' toilet is screaming my name!

Don't film me while I'm having a meltdown. Geeze, can you blame me? My mother is a hysterical mess, there are cameras up my butt constantly and my daddy is a dead beat. I'm blowing off steam, leave me alone!

Can I please get dressed in private? I'm 4, and soon I'll be in school, my classmates don't need to see my nether regions. Heck my own mom hasn't seen me naked in years cuz she's to tired, or busy, or she's pulling some kinda stick outta her butt.

Can we please stay home and maybe watch Saturday morning cartoons this weekend. I was thinking it would be really cool to eat my breakfast cereal out of a bowl, and not a felt bag pinned to my shirt while I'm crammed into a car seat being schlepped off to some fake memory making event. Oh, and the bibs. PLEASE, get rid of them b/c I'm 4.

Please Mom and Dad OBEY these rules. You must OBEY these rules b/c they are mine. Oh, and while you are OBEYING me, stop making fun of us boys. We have cute voices, and say silly things but you shouldn't tell the world I have a lisp or I say weiner funny. Maybe if I were allowed to socialize with other kids I could learn some new stuff.

Ugh, that's all I can think of right now. I remember Katie saying they started filming to preserve memories. If I were one of the kids I'd never want to see those "memories" as adults. Each episode shows mom and dad fighting, each child being embarrassed somehow and a bitching and moaning session about what a burden the children are. Way to go J n K, what beautiful memories you are making for your adorable kids.

sugarjay said...

Kristin - I seriously doubt the kids will go to school. Sure Kindergarden is a half day, but the following year the kids would be gone all day. Then what excuse would Kon have to be unemployed and seeking love offerings? Not to mention how it would interfere with filming if the show is still on at that point. And you know Kon is hoping that it will be. I predict home schooling for the tups. I sure hope they bring someone in when it's time for grammar lessons.

dubiwag said...

Kristin--thanks for reminding me about the cereal bags pinned to the kids. Like they were ponies with feed bags or something. Sheesh. I seem to remember the 'tups having opposable thumbs...pretty sure they could handle a ziploc bag, Kate.

Kristin said...

Sugarjay~

I bet they will be home schooled as well. The tups are in such desperate need of socialization, especially now that their cousins appear to be outta the picture. Hopefully the tups will remember who Jodi and Kevin are, and how are J n K going to explain their absence to Maddy and Cara?

My parents isolated us from our extended family and even though I'm 40 now it still hurts me that I don't know any of my relatives.

It's a bad situation, but I think Karma may be right around the corner for these two jokers.

dubiwag said...

I am a homeschooling mom, and trust me, unless Kate hires someone to come in and do it for her (as well she might) she would run screaming after 2 days. I love homeschooling my daughter, but it requires sooo much patience, which is not Kate's strong suit. And to homeschool six at the same time, all with different learning styles, etc...I don't see it happening. She doesn't even like playing with them in the front yard.

Anonymous said...

Did we ever find out what happened on Halloween???

Kristin said...

I'm a homeschooling mom too. I had both my children home and sent them back into the school system for high school. I don't believe for a minute Kate has an ounce of what it takes to homeschool the tups. Activities outside the home are important, but I could see Kate coming up with the excuse that they can't afford 6 kids in soccer or dance so therefore they must all stay home. Oh, and the other thought is to homeschool is expensive!! I bought a lot of our books used to keep costs down, but that would never fly for Kate. And if she does end up teaching at home...PLEASE Kate, don't teach them grammar!!

~jen~ said...

Some think the sign is fake and was photoshopped... Another drive by was done and it's not there, nor is there any obvious evidence that it was.

Shirley said...

Absolutely not fake or photoshopped. I can vouch 100% that the sign in the photo was DEFINITELY there, exactly as it appears, the last time I drove by a week ago. It may have been taken down since, I haven't been there lately.

K.C. said...

I found this comment on Facebook's 'Signs in their yard...' Discussion Board, (July 23, 2008):

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=6672171198&topic=5003&start=30&hash=08696834820f94866030e67135e9d4d2

It was written by a girl in high school.

"kate isnt personable. i met her in BWI and by met i mean i tried to say hi and all she did was brush me off.
jon kinda followed her and shrugged his shoulders. oh well. it was back in march on a Monday i was going to be missing their show due to my cruise but it made my day seeing them.. until she was totally rude. i havent looked at their show the same ever again cause they always seemed so likeable. no kids were there at the time too, it was easter Monday at like 7 am"

sugarjay said...

Of course Kate will attempt homeschooling herself. If the kids are occupied all day with a teacher how will she convince the sheeples that she's exhausted and overwhelmed to the point where she even needs help to do her laundry and can't work? I love how she can't put her own laundry away even though she makes her kids nap all afternoon but she can make it to the salon regularly to get her hair cut and colored. I don't understand the hair at all. Long bangs slicked over with a patch that sticks up in the back? I like to call that "The Alfalfa," also known in some circles as "The Dennis the Menace."

We'll know if it was Kate who taught them grammar when they do their tell all book interviews. It will probably sound something like this:
Well, it was very hard for me to watch my mother PURPOSEFULLY deny me my cupcake even though the outing made my parents thousands of dollars. It was almost as bad as the time she threatened my bear, WHICH, she didn't even care if I was crying for it and was mad about using her organic peanut butter. She never liked it when my clothes were rumpled and frumpled...

The Truth Will Set You Free said...

The signs were definitely there, and were exactly as shown.

Yesterday morning, a local radio station (in PA) was discussing the signs, and many couldn't believe that J&K would be so rude. Many said they didn't believe it. Well, three different neighbors called in and confirmed that the signs were real. Sometime between then and now, the signs were removed.

Kristin said...

~~Long bangs slicked over with a patch that sticks up in the back? I like to call that "The Alfalfa," also known in some circles as "The Dennis the Menace."~~

ROFLMAO!! Imagine being her stylist? The episode before Disney when she went to get her hair done was very telling, imo. The woman doing her hair looked less than charmed by Kate and even made reference to the stupid spike up in back. Kate even referred to this spike as a "him?!" My husband says Kate looks like a Meerkat on crack, always stretching her neck and bugging out her eyes!

nofantasy said...

queenie:
However, it was a kind and flattering request, a fan just wanted to be acknowledged, it wasn't on par with a stalker attitude. Kate was very condescending about it.

It may be flattering but it's still an inappropriate request. I think it's one thing to send an autograph request, with a SASE, to someone's business address and quite another to ask that they personally "shout you out". I don't think they handled it badly, except perhaps by choosing that letter to talk about on-air.

I've actually been thinking that maybe J & K made the right decision by hiring a PR firm. I DO NOT think it's ok for them to make their children their business but maybe it's a result of realizing their unprofessionality and attainable-ness has put the kids in danger. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they probably took the signs down. Another person at this link also mentioned the dj's and callers laughing about her "crazy yard signs".


http://parentingsquad.com/kate-gosselin-hero-no-more?page=1

Anonymous said...

Jon and Kate MUST explain the need to move from the suburbs to an estate

It all seems very orchestrated, doesn't it. Complain about the passers-by, etc. (and yet they play out front instead of in their huge backyard) so they need a larger more private home. On top of that - moving will eliminate J&K having to explain why Aunt Jodi and Beth are no longer around. I bet we never hear either of them mentioned again - out of sight, out of mind.

FIONA said...

Of all the people Kate has screwed over, Beth bothers me the most.

Beth was not family and she did not have to put up with any of Kate's shit. I think she had pure motives actually, had the time and patience, and mostly the love to give to the children and to KON.

I think she put up with alot...maybe one day someone will make a blog for her about the truth.

My guess is she bit her tongue as long as she could...and when she started speaking her mind, Kate probably started USING her less and less.

This is very, very sad to me. The tups knew her since birth. To have someone just yanked from your life is devastating. I can't imagine the excuse Kate gave the tups...I sure hope it wasn't "Beth and Bob don't love us anymore"...or "they don't know how to help us anymore"....ya know it has to be some wonky reason.


That was Aaden's Mom...er second Mom!!!

Mimi said...

Fiona, I totally agree about Beth. And wasn't her daughter the twins' best friend? I wonder what the story was they gave Mady and Cara who are certainly old enough to understand someone suddenly missing in their lives.

(I'm going on the assumption that Beth not only doesn't appear on the show but that she has been totally cut out of their lives?)

DeAnna said...

I'm new to this blog and completely addicted! There's so much I didn't know! Anyway, I just wanted to comment on this:

Serena said: "Let's put it this way. The new episode scheduled to air on Monday, August 11th is titled Looking for Property."

This is nothing new, though, right? I seem to remember a previous episode where they dropped the kids off at Beth and Bob's (I think) and even got stuck in their driveway while they went to look at property. Am I imagining this?

Anonymous said...

Since the comment early about the property search I wondered if anyone else noticed they changed that epi. to something else? Is that because of everyone (viewers, haters, etc.) commentin about the new "estate" they seem to want. here is an idea for that: Jon and Kate + 8 move in with THEIR CREW in this new estate. Maybe that is why they "need" this big property they are after!

Penny said...

I'm confused about what the sign actually says. There is no way to tell from the picture exactly what the words are.

I would like a direct quote (that can be verified with a picture). This is obviously not a direct quote because the sign says DO NOT ENTER. What else does it say?

Anonymous said...

"Then there was their post on the website (I didn’t get to see since it was taken off but thankfully it was posted on the site) the National Enquirer article and now the neighbor who is breaking the silence."
___________
Who is the neighbor who is breaking the silence? Have they given an interview somewhere? How much do they know?

K.C. said...

Penny said...I would like a direct quote (that can be verified with a picture). This is obviously not a direct quote because the sign says DO NOT ENTER. What else does it say?

There is a direct quote with pictures. If you click on the words 'this information' at the top of this page, (in the original post), you will be sent to the 'Where's Aunt Jodi' Group/'Who do they think they are?' thread on the CafeMom site.

Anonymous said...

I just read on another site that a neighbor of the Gosselins says the sign is gone now. It stayed up for only a week and the neighbors were put off by the sign judging by local gossip. This poster also said that the neighbors have always been very respectful of the Gosselins space and privacy.

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot to post the link to the post.

http://www.imperfectparent.com/community/viewtopic.php?p=47991#47991

Cara Starr said...

i just think it's funny that someone took a picture of the sign that says "don't take pictures". hee hee.

Anonymous said...

http://blogs.nypost.com/popwrap/archives/2008/08/jon_kate_hawaii.html

i wonder what their new vows said...

aly,benji n siennas mom said...

I vow to expolit my children so we could continue to get free trips!

The kids look Adorable thou i really hope they enjoyed Hawaii it is a blast over there my son loves surfing and Hawaii has the best waves.

Ashley said...

i'm 13 and i used to love this show. kate and jon totally ruin it though. i feel so bad for the kids and neighbors for putting up with kate's yelling and jon doing basically nothing. now this sign? completely rude but it doesn't surprise me. jon isn't as bad as kate, but this family's a little screwed up. hannah, mady, alexis, cara, leah, collin, aaden, and joel seem like great kids but one day will most likely turn into a clone of kon.