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130 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the show is canceled, the Gosselins won't end up in the poorhouse. Kate can work two jobs. Tha't what many, if not most, people with large families do.

FIONA said...

What's up with that picture??? How did anyone even get such a sad picture anyway? I don't think Jon and Kate posed for the Enquirer...but the picture of all the kids is sad-like here we go again.

You know it is just a matter of time before we see Mady on the cover or Alexis'.

Anonymous said...

This needs to be brought to the attention of the viewers. It is NOT good for the kids to have their privacy invaded weekly.

It's sad that only the NE would take the story.

Thank you Paul Peterson, you're a good man.

Anonymous said...

That has got to be one of the saddest pictures I've ever seen. Those poor children look miserable!

mlou said...

If you'll notice, the parents are the only ones who are smiling. Little Alexis's face alone says it all!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited when I seen this story. Yes, I know it is the Enquirer, but sooner or later the rest of the media will have to catch on. I salute Paul Petersen and I have told him so.

Bicoastal said...

Geez, could Jon look like more of a tool?

We all "get" that Kate is the more tweaked of the two but really, must her deadbeat, no-account spouse smile like he's proud of something?

Besides sponging off his unhappy children?

We're laughing at you, KON; not with you.

And we pity your children.

Moons in Leo said...

My hat is off to Paul Petersen and his work to protect children who work in front of the camera.

To think that the Gosselins are not acting is ridiculous.

As others have said, look at their poor little faces. They all look downright miserable or totally confused.

The only ones who look happy are Mommy and Daddy Warbucks.

hellokitty said...

Those poor kids.
How do Jon & Kate live with themselves?

Anonymous said...

Not one of those kids is smiling in that picture. I hope this all comes to an end soon. Maybe they will just get tired and call it a day. I doubt it though.

LAP said...

Great article! Thank goodness for people like Paul Petersen who are trying to help those children!

And what a horrible picture. Those poor kids just look miserable! :(

ThreeFarmers said...

Yeah, I'm glad that the NE is keeping up with this story. I sent an email thanking the guy who wrote it as his email is listed at the end of the article.

Georgia said...

They do look sad and planted.
I do feel for them.

Anonymous said...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Pull the plug NOW.

Anonymous said...

Since the National Enquirer didn't take the photo of the children -- where does it come from? Did the Gosselins ever use this photo for some promotion??

And thank goodness the National Enquirer is keeping up the pressure - somehow Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping are willing to ignore what is happening to this family. So much for women's magazines promoting family values!

Anonymous said...

You know, years ago, I referred to papers like the Enquirer as a "rag"; but one time I watched the editor on TV, answering a lot of questions....and I must say that I have since learned that they employ the best reporters around. If you want news they will do anything they have to in order to get the info.
What a sad picture.
Look at the faces on the kids, and look at the smiling goons.

Ravello said...

"If you'll notice, the parents are the only ones who are smiling. Little Alexis's face alone says it all!"

The KONS are smiling because of their fat bank account.
The kids look miserable because they are forced to work to enable that fat bank account.

Thanks Paul Petersen for caring and thanks to GWOP for posting.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Paul Petersen and the National Enquirer. Paul Petersen is a good guy and I plan to email him to thank him.

It is disgraceful the way KON is grinning from ear to ear and their kids are clearly miserable. What they are doing is unconscionable. I would really like to believe this is the beginning of the end of the KON scam-a-rama. It will be interesting to watch the fallout from this second article. I wonder if KON will respond by putting up some bogus crap on their website. I do not know how people, sponsors, and the womens' magazines can ignore this debacle now. Maybe it will give them pause.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that this scam is getting the attention it should.

BUT..........in all honesty, the NE can't hold water to Oprah, Ellen, The Today Show, Ladies' Home Journal, etc when it comes to fan following or credibility. Until one of the above, or a more reputable tabloid such as People or Us Mag tells the truth, it won't be taken seriously.....I personally applaud the NE for taking such big steps to expose KON .

That being said, KON were supposed
to speak at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ this weekend( I wrote them a letter expressing my disappointment). Any updates ?

Anonymous said...

They have enough money now, they could easily disappear into obscurity and let the kids live their lives in private. Maybe, over time, people will forget who they are and they can go on to have a fairly normal life. Except for the fact that their parents are Jon and Kate.

I'm sure J&K gave the picture to the National Enquirer. THEY look nice in the picture, who cares if the kids are miserable.

Jon, you're the only 'sane' parent those kids have. DO SOMETHING, for the love of God!!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think more media outlets might run with the story now? This was a good article. The kids do look so sad. Especially Mady. Those kids are going to have so much to deal with in a few short years. How many of them will still be talking to Kate twenty years from now? Time will tell. Kate is even teaching them now about cutting family members from their lives. Karma will be coming back her way.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this picture before, it is an official Gosselin promotional photo. It's from a series of photos that I'm guessing are for the Season 3 DVD. What a sad photo it is, though. Poor kids.

Sue said...

I don't know where to post this so I'll try here. The IMDB message board about J&K is red hot right now! Apparently Pennmommy got a certified cease and desist letter??!! I went there to find the info from the person who saw them after one of their talks (also an interesting story). This NE article is being discussed as well.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, look how sad those kids look! Of course Kate is holding one of her faves in the picture. Thank goodness for Paul Petersen is all I have to say! If this get the attention it deserves, maybe this show will get cancelled and those kids can have something saved from their childhoods!

Anonymous said...

The expressions on the kids' faces says it all. They're sick of it. I would say they want to be normal, but they probably have no concept of what a "normal" family life is. They need to take the cameras out of their faces and let them be kids. They seem to have no friends outside the home and for the older girls, I think this is really unhealthy. They need to socialize with other children their age, go to birthday parties, have play dates in the park, etc. Get them out of the bubble they live in before it's too late to repair the damage.

Anonymous said...

I think if the Gosselin show is canceled and the Gosselins spend all of their money: their life could be worse. Some of the children will still be favored and others will still be banished to the basement. The Gosselin children could end up spending all of their time hearing their parents arguing about money: the Gosselins might not have enough money to get the van fixed, for example.

I've wondered what life would be like if the gravy train ended -- and the truth is that many of the issues would continue because Jon and Kate don't have a clue about what good parenting is about. But that would have been true if they had only two kids, not eight. For example, their strict gender roles for children isn't a result of being on the show -- it's just that we see it. Kate's view of boys as icky isn't a result of the show -- it's how she sees the world.

I do think the children's lives would improve if they weren't constantly filmed because they would have private moments, they wouldn't be featured on You Tube, their meltdowns wouldn't be the topic of national discussion.

But do I think they will still have to deal with two immature parents who were willing to trade their kids' privacy for a super-sized income? Yes.

Anonymous said...

I just went to the website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and clicked on "contact Governor" and wrote and sent an email to Ed Rendell. I gave him the background and told him he needed to look into the exploitation of the Gosselin children. I cited Paul Petersen's involvement. I do not know even if it will do a bit of good, but I feel better having done it. Pressure on sponsors is good, but a state investigation would be better, I think. I do not live in PA, so I hope they still read it.

Anonymous said...

Well done NE! That magazine has come along way the past decade. It really changed direction - it was pretty silly way back when but I've heard other reporters say that if NE says it's so, then it likely is. They seem to have their stuff together now. Personally, I'm really sick of this family. The kids are cute but not that cute. I can't watch the show anymore. If I even hear Kate's voice, I get annoyed. Why are these guys on TV anyway? To show other narcissists how to do it? Is it a DIY show of sorts? First you take fertility pills....

Enough is enough. Get that ridiculous show off the air. Let's get the airwaves filled with positive examples of people that will inspire. Why the heck would anyone want to watch all those kids smacking each other and crying week after week. Cute kids are a dime a dozen. I wish those little ones well and hope they come out of this relatively unscathed but have my doubts that will happen. Time's up, pull the plug and find a new show to air TLC.

Anonymous said...

Even though this is a sad looking photo, I am SO HAPPY they're back in the National Enquirer again. ANYTHING to get this scam exposed is good news to me!

Anonymous said...

Great timing of the NE article, just months before the release date of J & K (and Beth's) book. Certainly J & K's PR team is squirming and will be on full swing damage control.

Anonymous said...

Clarification: when I said KON haters, that should have been "haters" , as in what the KON lovers call us .

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh "damage control" It's what makes the world go around!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! The same exact photograph of the Gosselin family is also in the latest issue of "Star" magazine. (September 29, 2008. page 80)along with a very interesting article and interview with Kate. It is quite obvious that the story is doing damage control in response to Paul Petersons article in the NE. Shockingly, (who are they kidding?)Kon are promoting the DVD of seasons 1 and 2, the upcoming release of their book as well as the show itself. Most noticeably, Kate seems to use this article as a platform to justify her actions regarding the children. She discusses the issue of having cameras document their da-to-day lives, HER determination to travel, as well as one of her favorite and least favorite moments of the show. The article is very telling. But, even more telling is the photo they used. These children look so sad and pathetic. Kon will stop at nothing to promote the tups. If J&K can't see the desperation in their tiny faces I believe there is no hope for them.

Anonymous said...

I hope this gets the word out and encourages people to take some action to protect these kids.

I'm trying to comprehend what possible situation that photograph was taken in. It takes a lot to manage a photo in which eight out of ten people look miserable. Perhaps the photographer announced, "Jon and Kate Plus 8 is being picked up for yet another season!" and this is the reaction shot.

mlou said...

I noticed on the new advertisements for the show, it shows them all lined up, one behind the other, guess who comes first? Queen Bee

balletbrat said...

Paul Petersen was alerted to G situation thanks to many people writing to him from gwop, right? So, essentially, are we a big reason why this article exists? lol

Anonymous said...

The photo is just a stock photo. National Enquirer can take and use what they want for their publication from the database of photos out there of them (unless readers submit photos in for $$$, which we all know they do.) But this photo is a stock one.

What I can't believe is the parents or the management approving this photo - it's horrible! The only 2 smiling are the con-artists and the kids look so unhappy!

I know this is why National Enquirer picked the photo (you know there are better ones out there of the kids) but they're trying to prove their point with the kids needing protection and their clueless parents lack of providing it for them. End result = unhappy kids. Look at how sad they look!

Yay Paul Petersen - YOU ROCK!!!!

Anonymous said...

Paul Petersen was alerted to G situation thanks to many people writing to him from gwop, right? So, essentially, are we a big reason why this article exists? lol

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But Paul Petersen was needed to take this to a new level. Protection of the kids is what we're all here about right? That's his thing. He's getting the exposure out there about them, along with GWoP, the petition, Jodi's siter, PennMommy, etc. It's all good. Hopefully they/we all will make a difference here.

Travis Noodle said...

Oh Snap! J&K are B-U-S-T-E-D!.

What is wrong with the kids? They all look so sad.

Anonymous said...

At this point hearing that now Figure 8 is signing on the Duggers and of course TLC is buying it to broadcast, I'm just going to boycott TLC and any sponsors of the channel. I saw the line up of the guy that took too many steroids and burst the muscles in his arm, the super morbidly obese, the conjoined twins and I've decided that the channel is just feeding on the baser desires of people wanting to get a glimpse of the "freaks." I've nothing against the people they are exploiting because I'm sure they feel they don't mind a nation staring at them as long as they get the paycheck since I'm sure they get stared at without pay all the time.
I don't know it just doesn't seem healthy at all. So, I do feel worse for the minor children that get dragged into this but really that whole channel is getting to be reminiscent of that black and white movie I saw somewhere that I think was called Freaks.
Save the children and dump the channel.

ThreeFarmers said...

What is wrong with the kids? They all look so sad.

Low blood sugar. Right, Kate?

ThreeFarmers said...

At this point hearing that now Figure 8 is signing on the Duggers and of course TLC is buying it to broadcast, I'm just going to boycott TLC and any sponsors of the channel. I saw the line up of the guy that took too many steroids and burst the muscles in his arm, the super morbidly obese, the conjoined twins and I've decided that the channel is just feeding on the baser desires of people wanting to get a glimpse of the "freaks." I've nothing against the people they are exploiting because I'm sure they feel they don't mind a nation staring at them as long as they get the paycheck since I'm sure they get stared at without pay all the time.
I don't know it just doesn't seem healthy at all. So, I do feel worse for the minor children that get dragged into this but really that whole channel is getting to be reminiscent of that black and white movie I saw somewhere that I think was called Freaks.
Save the children and dump the channel.


You are so right. TLC is becoming nothing more than a sideshow circus. They exploit people with few options to make money. I'm sure that there's the argument about how else are some of these people going to make money, but there has to be a better solution than allowing them to be gawked at by the general public.

At least most of the people on the TLC sideshow circuit are adults and have the choice whether or not to participate. A choice that the Gosselin kids don't have.

There has to be a better solution. The sideshow was a phenomenon from the turn of the 20th century. We have to have evolved beyond that by now. Surely we can do better.

Anonymous said...

I have never blogged in my life, so I hope I'm doing this right. I am glad to have found this blog. I thought I was the only one bothered by Kate's vicious treatment of her family. I've got to stop reading this blog so late at night, though. I had a horrible nightmare last night. Kate was coming after me, trying to kill me for reading GWoP. She had a knife in her hand and was screaming like a banshee. I was scared to death. I was never so glad to wake up in my life.

My heart aches for her poor little children.

Its a shame. If they get an animal, we can notify the SPCA, and they will take it away from them. Yet she abuses her children, and there is nothing we can do. I have written to sponsors, and received an answer that they take my concerns seriously.

BTW, to the person who wrote to Ed Rendell. It was nice of you to do that, but Ed Rendell wouldn't lift a finger to help anyone unless they live in Philadephia.

Anonymous said...

Good for NE and the person who wrote the article. The only thing I disagree with is that Paul Peterson said in 10 years the girls will be taunted. I think it's already happening to the twins. The whispering, the name-calling, and the teasing that comes along with this kind of notoriety puts them under even more pressure than the younger ones still at home with screaming meemee and the ball-less wonder. Cara and Mady are at such a fragile age. The Kons are so infatuated with the money, they'll trade their kids emotional health for it. That's a high price to pay.

Anonymous said...

That is so strange! I, too, had a nightmare about Kate a few months ago - before I had ever heard of the controversy or this blog! I was trying to help out with the kids and she came after me when I didn't get them all to bed on time. I woke up and thought it was very disturbing! Turns out it was my subconscious telling me to wake up! Thank God I did!

Anonymous said...

"The National Enquirer is hard to take seriously..."



Yeah right, that's what John Edwards said too.

balletbrat said...

Anon 7:56, no, I just meant that we are actually making huge steps here at gwop. Because of our people emailing PP numerous times, there is this article in the tabloid.

Anonymous said...

"The National Enquirer is hard to take seriously..."

You think? They broke the big story on the John Edwards affair. Whoever wasn't taking them seriously before is taking them seriously now.

Jamie said...

ThreeFarmers said...
At this point hearing that now Figure 8 is signing on the Duggers and of course TLC is buying it to broadcast, I'm just going to boycott TLC and any sponsors of the channel.

Its on Discovery Health not TLC.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!
Please pull the plug TLC.

Anonymous said...

I believe these kids are miserable, but let's not forget that these kids could have been Photoshopped in from any number of sources to make it look like one picture. Granted, they are in matching outfits which might have made getting the pathetic looks more difficult (and making people believe it was one picture).

Anonymous said...

Has anyone stopped to consider that the photo is retouched? The National Enquirer, after all, is a for-profit business, and sad facts are the perfect accompaniment for making a melodramatic, biased point.

iluveeyore said...

The National Enquirer is hard to take seriously...

The National Enquirer often exposes things that need to be exposed earlier than the so-called reputable papers.

NE came out with John Edwards' affair about 9 months before any other publication. (He denied it at the time!)

hellokitty said...

The Photoshop aspect---I agree that it is very well possible. However, a couple months ago there was a pic on Amazon that was a "mock cover" for their DVD and a couple of the kids were frowning. On the real finished cover, the frowns were changed to smiles and Cara's shirt was made a different color. So Photoshop goes both ways. It can paint a happy picture, or a miserable one.

Anonymous said...

The phrase at 6:09 a.m. should read "sad faces," not "sad facts."

Now that I think of it: I haven't seen the photo before, as some of you have. Is it reproduced the same in all venues?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The National Enquirer is hard to take seriously...

9/21/2008 9:44 PM


Compared to what? Jon & Kate? And we all know we can take them seriously, right?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Since the National Enquirer didn't take the photo of the children -- where does it come from? Did the Gosselins ever use this photo for some promotion??

And thank goodness the National Enquirer is keeping up the pressure - somehow Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping are willing to ignore what is happening to this family. So much for women's magazines promoting family values!

9/21/2008 2:53 PM

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I emailed and got a response from Bill OReilly's website. They are "looking into it." May be worth it to email them as well. If enough people do, then THAT kind of bad exposure is surely to make the news.

The Truth Will Set You Free said...

I work in the DC area occasionally and saw this same picture in the TV guide section of the paper back in early August. This article is trying to portray them in a positive light, but the picture looks the same to me.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/29/AR2008072901856.html?sub=AR

Anonymous said...

I agree with TLC being a freakshow channel. I've already programmed it out of my TV... I just can't watch it anymore as it's just too pathetic!

Topaz said...

Caring people on this site say that J&K have enough money and should end this show. The problem is that the TLC money is like a drug and J&K are addicted to it. They will never end this show because they will never feel they have "enough."

Marshall Van Smith said...

Has anyone stopped to consider that the photo is retouched? The National Enquirer, after all, is a for-profit business, and sad facts are the perfect accompaniment for making a melodramatic, biased point.

I don't know if anybody has mentioned this, but we have all seen this picture before in a NY Times article done in early August. I do not believe it was retouched, becuase in the NYT article (which was KON sanctioned) the photo looked exactly the same. The kids are just sick of having cameras in their face all day!!!

Anonymous said...

BTW, I work in a library and one popular book we have is a history of tabloids by a former reporter. He cites a lot of evidence to support his point that the Enquirer only publishes verified stuff since the Carol Burnett lawsuit; the Enquirer lost too much money there. The reporter says that in the past the stories were questionable but since that lawsuit their stories are true. ( Perhaps sensationalized, but true!)

Anonymous said...

My 2 cents about the NE: I listen to radio station that talks about articles in the NE, they used to rag on the NE, but recently they have come to the conclusion of what others commenting about this story have also said, that the NE now has a reputation for being the first to break news items that are later picked up on by other magazines/news sources...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Oh my gosh!!!!! The same exact photograph of the Gosselin family is also in the latest issue of "Star" magazine. (September 29, 2008. page 80)along with a very interesting article and interview with Kate. It is quite obvious that the story is doing damage control in response to Paul Petersons article in the NE. Shockingly, (who are they kidding?)Kon are promoting the DVD of seasons 1 and 2, the upcoming release of their book as well as the show itself. Most noticeably, Kate seems to use this article as a platform to justify her actions regarding the children. She discusses the issue of having cameras document their da-to-day lives, HER determination to travel, as well as one of her favorite and least favorite moments of the show."
In response to: ' She discusses the issue of having cameras document their da-to-day lives, HER determination to travel,'
IMO, I wouldnt consider TLC scripted scenerios and children being placed in contrived activities and events documenting their 'day to day lives'. When a tv reality show becomes your life, and your life a tv reality show, and you are under a contractual obligation and paid for such it is no longer YOUR life , but living a life according to the terms and conditions of TLC, Figure 8 , its producers and directors. When damage control and appeasing the critics becomes a day in and day out priority, it is no longer YOUR life but merely serving a purpose according to the terms and conditions of others.

ThreeFarmers said...

ThreeFarmers said...
At this point hearing that now Figure 8 is signing on the Duggers and of course TLC is buying it to broadcast, I'm just going to boycott TLC and any sponsors of the channel.


I didn't say that. I may have responded to it, but I didn't say that. I will probably never boycott TLC because I love What Not To Wear.

ThreeFarmers said...

Has anyone stopped to consider that the photo is retouched? The National Enquirer, after all, is a for-profit business, and sad facts are the perfect accompaniment for making a melodramatic, biased point.

Focusing on the photo is crazy. The meat is in the article. Saying the photo says it all is like being one of those people who will buy a car by just looking at a picture of it.

The photo was chosen because it fit the tone of the article. We all know that there are many, many photos floating around of smiling little Gosselins. While the kids in the photo might very well be unhappy, you'd have to say that in the photos of all them smiling they were all pleased to be exploited.

The photo is irrelevant.

ThreeFarmers said...

Caring people on this site say that J&K have enough money and should end this show. The problem is that the TLC money is like a drug and J&K are addicted to it. They will never end this show because they will never feel they have "enough."

I don't think anyone wants the show to end because J&K has enough money.

I think people want the show to end because they children are being exploited with nothing to protect them from their parents greed and ambition.

You're right in that they will never think they have enough money.

Anonymous said...

Do you really think in this day and age the National Enquirer, or any other supermarket tabloid, is going to print ANYTHING without facts to back them up? They have gotten sued and burned in the past. This is the age of lawsuits. Everyone is lawsuit happy. What was printed in this piece is nothing we haven't already read about on this site or other anti-Gosselin sites out there.

I say "we" but there are alot of people out there who haven't read about this scam but now will (THANK YOU NE!). Jon and Kate aren't hiding anything here. This is all true facts and they know it, the NE knows it, and more and more people will know it now too.

Anonymous said...

Till a family member comes forward and speaks to a legitimate news source, nothing is probably ever going to come of this and is never going to be taken seriously.

mlou said...

"Has anyone stopped to consider that the photo is retouched? "

I don't believe for a second that this photo was retouched. There was a similar picture, I believe in the Washington Post. They were in different clothes, same facial expressions.

PKD-in-Illinois said...

I think years years ago, we lumped The National Enquirer in there with the "World Weekly News" ... speaking of which, maybe Kate could adopt Bat Boy ... he would love sharing the basement with Alexis!

Anyhow, these days, with NE breaking the Jon Edwards story that no "real" media outlet would touch ... I think they're gaining credibility.

Kristee said...

With this story coming out, and the letter Pennmom has received from a fake lawyer (or Jon?) WHY would anyone with a heart continue to watch this freak show. It's been off my dvr for a few weeks, and hopefully others are doing the same thing. The only way to get this show off the air is by no one watching it. I've written to sponsers, magazines and TLC. Nothing is going to stop this exploitation until viewers turn. it. off.
Knowing that Jon could have sent that letter to PM, imo is so sick. I used to think the kids would be fine as long as the cameras were turned off. Imo Jon is as sick as Kate is.

PKD-in-Illinois said...

I went back and looked at that photo again ... if this photo was retouched, it certainly didn't help matters.

Clearly, there were issues at the photo shoot. Alexis is holding a stuffed animal and a "chewie" ... she's the only child in the picture with these comfort items and the only one who looks literally on the verge of tears.

Aaden looks unhappy and is fiddling with his shoes ... and there have been episodes that have shown their issues with shoes not fitting.

Mady is sitting furthest from the group, clearly unhappy ... clearly detached.

BUT ... the kicker is Kate. Look at where Kate's feet would be and you'll see a box that she's standing on. Why in the world would they put her a good foot above Jon's head? Even without the box, she would still be taller, because he's sitting.

Not a well thought out publicity picture ... and why they would release it is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

That photo is untouched/unedited.
How can you photoshop sadness and greed?
Sadly, what you see is real life.
Real sad.

Anonymous said...

Thanks anon for posting the link to "Kate's" recipes - I looked at it today and wow, Judith Evans has really been slammed for featuring Kate G as a mother worthy of praise. As a non-KON supporter, even I thought some of the comments were out of line . Didn't Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid) tell Daniel "never put passion before principal?"

Anyway, it still amazes me how the KON fans refuse to see the truths, and call the non-KON fans jealous and horrible people. Aren't we the ones that are trying to help the little G's ? Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

"What was printed in this piece is nothing we haven't already read about on this site or other anti-Gosselin sites out there."

I agree. The most recent NE article was merely an opinion of Paul Peterson. An opinion of someone with personal experience and enlighted readers to the fact that exploitation on various levels does exist within the entertainment industry. He used the reality show, J & K + 8 as an example to make his point. IMO, the article contained no fact vs. 'untruth', misrepresentation of the subject at hand, nor was the seriousness of the subject matter minimized because it was published in the NE. There exists a huge population of NE readers. If the Paul Peterson article has enlightened NE readers to the awareness of child exploitation within the entertainment industry, using the reality show , J & K + 8 as an example, then it has accomplished its goal.

Anonymous said...

"Till a family member comes forward and speaks to a legitimate news source, nothing is probably ever going to come of this and is never going to be taken seriously."

Legitimate news source or not, the issue is already being taken seriously and there have been results oriented progress as witnessed by the Paul Peterson article. Obviously the 'seriousness' issue has had enough leverage to prompt the J & K PR team in to full swing damage control to convince the public otherwise.

AliceAnonymous said...

Just read the article the truth will set you free posted the link to. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/29/AR2008072901856.html?sub=AR)

Every week viewers observe the couple working through the logistical, financial and emotional problems inherent in caring for their unexpectedly large brood, which is the result of fertility treatments.

Logistical? Whutzamadder J&K...can't count to eight? Financial? Methinks that's no longer a "problem". As for emotional...let's wait for Mady and Cara's books to hit
the stands in a few years.

Kate, displeased by how little she thinks her husband is doing, asks acerbically, "Can we have a 'Kate and Jon Switch' day where I get to stand around and cross my arms?"

Why oh why does Kate think Jon does nothing? Without defending the deadbeat too much, in the earlier episodes and before they had a plethora of hired help, I did see him dressing the kids, hauling them in and out of the van, cleaning the garage, putting together furniture, pushing strollers, helping in the kitchen and quite a few other things. It was Kate who sat in her white plastic throne and hollered orders or Kate who wrapped herself up in a 'bankie' in the big armchair and got the kids to tickle her feet. It was Kate who had to keep going to the spa to be a better mom. Oh good lord I could go on forever. Now all we observe is the couple having a whole lotta adventures inherent with spending their unexpectedly large bank account and a bunch of sad little kids getting dragged into doing things they don't want to do.

ThreeFarmers said...

I wonder if the kids will be able to sue their parents for child support seeing how the kids seem to be doing all the supporting so far and J&K have done very little when it comes to earning a living and supporting these kids.

The show and all the speaking engagements would not exist if it weren't for these children.

I wrote this sarcastically, but it makes you wonder.

Anonymous said...

Believe me, I'm not a J&K cheerleader but I saw this picture and, of course, noticed immediately how all the children looked 'miserable' or 'sad' in that picture and then I reminded myself not to get caught up in the hype. Of course they'd look miserable - why would the Enquirer pic a happy picture for that story? I betcha this was during a long, hot photo shoot.

I agree with the article, though. Those children need an advocate because quite frankly, their parents aren't doing that job well at all. The only person Kate seems to advocate for is herself.

Has anyone noticed some of the bags that woman carries? OMG - I would NEVER allow the public to see me carrying around a $500 bag and at the same time cry the poor mouth. How 'in your face' can you get? At least have the decency to bring out the Walmart bag when the cameras are rolling! Geez....

Jamie said...

I feel like this will only add fuel to the fire. The National Enquirer will print this only to spread word about the show. I truly hope this doesn't attract more viewers to watch this freak show. Sadly I think it will be. There are a few of my daughters friends who are just finding out about this show and are watching despite my efforts to get them not to. They said they are intrigued by this freak show and what Kate will flip out about next. Sigh....This maybe turning out for the worse then better...

iluveeyore said...

I don't know if anybody has mentioned this, but we have all seen this picture before in a NY Times article done in early August. I do not believe it was retouched, becuase in the NYT article (which was KON sanctioned) the photo looked exactly the same. The kids are just sick of having cameras in their face all day!!!

I really don't think there was a J/K article in the New York Times. Are you sure that you don't mean The Washington Post? They had a nice-nice article in their TV Section -- one week after their front page article about kids in reality shows!

iluveeyore said...

I wonder if the kids will be able to sue their parents for child support seeing how the kids seem to be doing all the supporting so far and J&K have done very little when it comes to earning a living and supporting these kids.

The show and all the speaking engagements would not exist if it weren't for these children.


In the past, there have been statements made about the fact that Jon could not leave Kate because he could not afford child support. I believe that that would not be a problem because Jon is not earning anything. Neither is Kate. The only ones really working and earning are the kids. Maybe the judge would require the kids to support themselves... It really is a huge mess.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the show, I agree that the kids don't get a say but, how do you figure that Jon and Kate aren't working but, the kids are? They are all doing the same thing so if anyone is "working" they all are.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed some of the bags that woman carries? OMG - I would NEVER allow the public to see me carrying around a $500 bag and at the same time cry the poor mouth. How 'in your face' can you get? At least have the decency to bring out the Walmart bag when the cameras are rolling! Geez....

Can someone tell me what kind of bags she uses because quite honestly I thought they WERE Walmart bags she was carrying! They're definitley not LV or Chanel. The biggest "in your face" thing they do on every episode in my opinion, is the expensive day trips and lavish vacations. In this current day, the average family are struggling just to get by. They can't relate.

A Mom said...

I am glad that more is getting out on J&K b/c hopefully at some point...maybe..just maybe, it will lead to an honest rebuttal, or folks coming forward or whatever.

But I must comment on the photo...

Anyone with multiple kids who has ever posed for a photo---what do they tell mom and dad? You smile...we'll get the kids...I have spoken so many times through the cheesy grin to get my kids to sit still while we get a picture...I have lost track.

Now statistically, someone should be smiling...b/c I've never seen all kids frowny faced at once except when Kate took away the ice cream at Disney World.

It almost seems like maybe it was pulled from a video image or something and then photo shopped out the background (NE has done it many times!)---to where the editor could scroll back and forth until they got a frame where each child was not smiling. 32 frames per second. 1 minute of video provides nearly 200 "photos"--statistically, one frame will pop up with the desired outcome...kiddos who look quite depressed with their lives.

It just doesn't fit Kate's M/O. To have a posed photo on hand that was distributed and I doubt her present photographer would breech their bread and butter provided by the production company and this family.

While the enquirerer has been known to get the scoop..they have also been known to produce images that show folks in a less than flattering light. And a picture is worth a 1000 words...which is why NE et al pays big bucks for them.

ThreeFarmers said...

I feel like this will only add fuel to the fire. The National Enquirer will print this only to spread word about the show. I truly hope this doesn't attract more viewers to watch this freak show. Sadly I think it will be. There are a few of my daughters friends who are just finding out about this show and are watching despite my efforts to get them not to. They said they are intrigued by this freak show and what Kate will flip out about next. Sigh....This maybe turning out for the worse then better...


I see your point. What we have to consider is that getting the show canceled isn't the only goal. There needs to be legislation to protect children in entertainment in every state. The only way that will happen is more awareness. Regarding the Gosselins, the situation may very well get worse before it gets better, but that is the only way that the situation will get the exposure that it needs. I think the ratings will shift will cancel each other out. Any new people tuning in will probably just watch one or two episodes then go elsewhere. The shows now are nowhere nearly as entertaining as the first few episodes were.

Not a fan of the show, I agree that the kids don't get a say but, how do you figure that Jon and Kate aren't working but, the kids are? They are all doing the same thing so if anyone is "working" they all are.

J&K are not the ones supporting that family, they are riding on the coat tails of their children's popularity. With out the children, no one would care about J&K. The travesty lies in the fact that no one really knows if J&K are setting aside the children's share of the proceeds of the show. They have made many references that there are no college funds set aside--which is heinous in my opinion. All indications point to the possibility that J&K are pocketing every dime that comes in (and continue to pass the plate for more) despite that 100% of the program's appeal is due to the children.

What if one of the kids doesn't want to be in front of the camera on a day where J&K have committed the family to some sort of shoot? Does the child have the right to say "no"? Do J&K have the right to force the child to "work" that day?

J&K are so consumed with the show (i.e. "The show is our live and our life is the show") precisely because, as a result of the show, they do not have to work.

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the show, I agree that the kids don't get a say but, how do you figure that Jon and Kate aren't working but, the kids are? They are all doing the same thing so if anyone is "working" they all are

So if the kids aren't "working" how about the show just be called Jon and Kate and remove the kids from the show? And guess how many people would tune in? If you guessed none I'd think you'd be right. People tune in to watch the kids. The kids are WORKING on this show. It is not reality. Each episode is thought up by the producers and Jon and Kate and kids act it out. They act.it.out. It isn't the day to day life of Jon and Kate, it is the made up commercialized exploitation of 8 kids life and let's see where we're going this week life. And there are no LAWS to protect the kids from only working say 2 hours a day when filming takes place (what it is for most child actors.)

TLC would have you believe they are being filmed for a day trip a few hours - whatever. But in reality it is alot of times ALL DAY, EVERY DAY they are on TV. A day at the ski slopes, Disney, Sesame Place, Thomas, the zoo. Those kids were on camera 'performing' more than 2 hours. More than 2 hours is against the law. The fans are tuning in to see the kids, not the parents. The parents are just calling all the shots and collecting the money.

hellokitty said...

Not a fan of the show, I agree that the kids don't get a say but, how do you figure that Jon and Kate aren't working but, the kids are? They are all doing the same thing so if anyone is "working" they all are.

Well, selling your kids souls does take a lot of work...

pullthegosselinplug said...

So, to combat the NE article, Kate granted an interview to the Star magazine? Is that what I read somewhere? Like the Star is SSSOOO much more reputable than the NE.
Does anyone have a link to that and do we know for sure?
Also, apparently Good Housekeeping is going forward with her as Mother of the Month and she is appearing on the cover?
Another rumor or does anyone know that for sure?
Wow - kind of like Ryan Seacrest - she's everywhere!

Anonymous said...

a mom said 6:56--pulling video images off of television production would never produce the higher-resolution image needed for print. I am sure this photo was not taken off of any video production. I am also quite sure, as a PhotoShop expert, that there has been no doctoring of the kids in this shot, only the background has been removed. We did see faces transferred from one photo to another in the previous Washington Post? Cara became happy and maybe Collin was also changed. Both versions are floating around the net.

Anonymous said...

"Focusing on the photo is crazy. The meat is in the article. Saying the photo says it all is like being one of those people who will buy a car by just looking at a picture of it."

I did not state, or even imply, that the photo "says it all." I said it was a perfect accompaniment to the article.

Moreover, it seems to me that many people--including posters here--do buy the car just having seen the picture. In other words, they watch a TV show, edited for the most dramatic impact, and take it on face value. Jon and Kate + 8 is meant as entertainment (although of a perhaps perverse nature, I admit). It is not a tranche-de-vie, a cinematic slice of life.

Dew said...

Don't forget the National Inquirer was the first to break big stories like John Edward's affair. Everyone dismissed it as a lie or exaggerated until the truth came out. It has been said by commentators during that debacle that the only reason people criticize the National Inquirer is because it sometimes pay its sources, and it frequently relies on annoymous sources. Neither of those factors in and of themselves implies a story is not credible or even exaggerated. Mainstream publications rely on annoymous sources all the time. And sources get paid a lot less than Jon and Kate get paid for each episode you can bet on it. Who is more corrupt? This story, very sadly so, is true.

Anonymous said...

If you look at these two photos, the family photo has been changed. In the photo below Cara and Collin are on the left:

http://blog.psychic-wisdom.net/

Whereas in the National Enquirer photo above, Cara and Collin are on the right. The National Enquirer needed a photo that was more balanced with parents in the middle and kids on either side of parents.

Now the faces look the same, but the positioning is definitely different.

Molly said...

REGARDING THE PHOTO - PLEASE READ:

As someone who is related to a photographer who is in the entertainment business and has taken numerous photo sesssions of REAL celebrities - THIS PHOTO IS A100% ACTUAL PHOTO. It is not photoshoppped, taken from a video, doctored or retouched in any way. It is one, of many I'm sure, photos taken from the photo database of the Gosselin family. There are no doubt many photos taken from this particular photo session in the photo database for publications to choose from. I am sure there were better ones taken that particular day by the photographer from this shoot but the National Enquirer picked one from the database that had the kids not smiling but the parents smiling. It is no big deal people. Simply the Enquirer doing what they do best - selling a story and having a photo to back it up.

Sara said...

Actually, this picture was from a photo shoot that was done before NE came out with this article. For the life of me, I can't remember what it was, but I'm sure if you Google images, you'll find it. It was from a photo shoot, hence the whited-out background and whatnot.

All I know is that the Kate fans were up in arms about them intentionally taking a photo that makes every kid look miserable.

sistah2 said...

I know this may be off topic for this thread, but I just read in "gossellin sightings" that the KONS were just filmed for an upcoming epi at a local church - not their own church, doing a garage sale. Again, another scripted, pre-planned, damage control outing. They actually are lifting entire episode ideas from this site. They supposedly hauled a bunch of toys and clothes to this church, and held a sale (for the cameras) and proclaimed all profits would be for charity. I think this website deserves a direct writing credit when that show airs - many posters in the past few months predicted such a charity sale, and here it is.

Sue said...

Here's the imdb info:

www.imdb.com/title/tt1124348/board/thread/118342248

if you have trouble pulling it up, go to imdb.com and search "Jon and Kate". Follow the links to their show and go down to the message board. There's lots of info there.

Sue said...

FYI:

Jon and Kate plus kids are scheduled to be on Regis and Kelly on 10/3.

Book Tour? Where's Beth?

Lonnyswife said...

ThreeFarmers said...
I wonder if the kids will be able to sue their parents for child support seeing how the kids seem to be doing all the supporting so far and J&K have done very little when it comes to earning a living and supporting these kids.
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I don't know about suing them but I know they can divorce them, as we have seen a few 'disgruntled' Hollywood kids do with their parents over mis-handling of funds, etc.

Anonymous said...

FYI:

Jon and Kate plus kids are scheduled to be on Regis and Kelly on 10/3.

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looks like I have another letter to write....

Jamie said...

I know this may be off topic for this thread, but I just read in "gossellin sightings" that the KONS were just filmed for an upcoming epi at a local church - not their own church, doing a garage sale.

Great so we have a least another 20-40 episodes already made...TLC will never stop airing them if they keep being made.

Anonymous said...

Well, I hope Kon is reading what's written here or someone on their team is reading it. How is it, if they do read it, they don't realize they are whores for money? I'm sorry to use that word, don't often do it, but it just fits them. It seems they will do anything for the love money. Not anything for the love of their kids.

Kon, we are very intelligent, educated, working and working at home mothers and women. We GET what you are and what you are doing for yourself and the young loser you married. It is written all over your face no matter what you say or pretend. We all had moms, we all had families, lots of gave birth, lots of us have big families and came from big families. There is one difference between you and the rest of us -- guess what it is if you can.

We also have long memories so don't think you can undo the years of selfishness and bad parenting to make a few extra bucks now. You and your producers sincerely underestimate the viewing public.

Anonymous said...

So if the kids aren't "working" how about the show just be called Jon and Kate and remove the kids from the show? And guess how many people would tune in? If you guessed none I'd think you'd be right. People tune in to watch the kids. The kids are WORKING on this show. It is not reality. Each episode is thought up by the producers and Jon and Kate and kids act it out. They act.it.out. It isn't the day to day life of Jon and Kate, it is the made up commercialized exploitation of 8 kids life and let's see where we're going this week life. And there are no LAWS to protect the kids from only working say 2 hours a day when filming takes place (what it is for most child actors.)

TLC would have you believe they are being filmed for a day trip a few hours - whatever. But in reality it is alot of times ALL DAY, EVERY DAY they are on TV. A day at the ski slopes, Disney, Sesame Place, Thomas, the zoo. Those kids were on camera 'performing' more than 2 hours. More than 2 hours is against the law. The fans are tuning in to see the kids, not the parents. The parents are just calling all the shots and collecting the money.


Again, I'm not arguing that the kids are working. I'm saying so are Jon and Kate. If you want to say being on a reality show is work then it is, child or adult. Someone commented how Jon and Kate shouldn't be able to spend their children's money and my point is it's really the families money. The entire family is working. I may not agree with their choices but, given that they are taking care of their children and spending the money on them I don't think they are stealing their children's money. There children are well fed, clean, dressed nicely, have plenty of things to do, a nice home to live in, etc. Lots of kids have it a lot worse. That doesn't mean that kids on a reality show is an ok thing just that if you believe the kids are working then Jon and Kate are also working. It may not be something I think is worthy of praise but, I'm sure they put a lot of work into all this.

Anonymous said...

I just can't see them continuing on past season 4. The kids have definitely lost their cuteness from just a year ago where it was alot more prevalent. But if they do start Kindergarten next season, can you imagine all 8 kids being in school all day and then filming the weekend get-a-ways TLC would surely have planned for the episodes? Those poor kids would have no private life whatsoever. I hope this madness stops after this season.

Anonymous said...

Write to Regis & Kelly's show to tell them what kind of people they are having on -- and paying for the privilege. Refer them to Paul Petersen's web site, as I did, in case they don't have a real clue.

FIONA said...

NO!!! Not Regis! I was surprised Oprah gave these scammers airtime but not Regis?!?!

BTW, to the people who think Dr.Phil can help the G's or even gives a rats ass....his segment with the Jon and Kate was just a commercial for Nannies 4 Hire! I don't have much respect for Phil. He is an arrogant sensationalist in my opinion.

The yard sale??? Who in the world comes up with this stuff? The producer? Really, we all see right through it. This was not a charitable act! It was a staged theme for a show! WOW! $1016.16!!! That doesn't even cover lab fees for a cancer pt!

How about dedicating that entire episodes of proceeds???

Don't the G's know that charitable acts shouldn't be flaunted???

I wonder if they tithe to their Church???

Anonymous said...

FIONA said "I wonder if they tithe to their Church???".

My God, if they tithed 10% of what they earn from the show, no one else in the Church would have to donate!

Christine said...

Again, I'm not arguing that the kids are working. I'm saying so are Jon and Kate.

Jon and Kate have a choice to be on National TV. The kids don't. They are choosing to be on National TV. The kids are not.

There children are well fed, clean, dressed nicely, have plenty of things to do, a nice home to live in, etc.

I know plenty of children who are well fed, clean and dressed nicely and have a nice home. Are they working on National TV every week to get that way? No. Their parents work jobs. Real jobs. While they're children have real lives. Real childhoods without cameras following them around everywhere. And they have privacy. And they've never been on National TV going potty, getting bathed and vomiting. Yeah fun stuff right there.

I may not agree with their choices but, given that they are taking care of their children and spending the money on them I don't think they are stealing their children's money.

Well we have no proof of what they're doing with the children's money because there are no laws set up to protect the children and have the parents held accountable for the thousands of dollars coming in from this show that is supposed to be going to the kids bank accounts and future.

There is simply too much controversy surrounding them now. All the damage control, editing and question and answer shows they do now is just meaningless.

People's opinions of them can't be changed from bad to good, no matter what they do. The only people's opinions being changed of them now are the once loyal followers (like me) who now hold a differing view of them as scam artists and child exploiters.

The only damage control that would work here is to cancel the show and walk away. Like Paul Petersen says to do. If they did that, then that would vilify them a little in my eyes. Seeing how out of the spotlight they stay would only be a test of time to see if they did right by all 8.

Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
I just can't see them continuing on past season 4. The kids have definitely lost their cuteness from just a year ago where it was alot more prevalent. But if they do start Kindergarten next season, can you imagine all 8 kids being in school all day and then filming the weekend get-a-ways TLC would surely have planned for the episodes? Those poor kids would have no private life whatsoever. I hope this madness stops after this season.

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Do you all remember a show on DHC that featured an identical set of quadruplet girls? One of the episodes featured them starting Kindergarten. The episode captured my attention because there is just something about watching four 5 year old identical girls. There is a certain curiosity about identical multiples. I find the quadruplets fascinating just because they were conceived naturally. I just don't find the same fascination or curiosity when it comes to multiples conceived with fertility treatments. I agree, the Gosselin tups are just not that cute anymore. This show is on its way out but I am sure that the jon and Kate have something else up their greedy sleeves to keep them in the lifestyle that the exploitation of their children has afforded them.

Anonymous said...

I wish one of "The View" ladies would pick up on this site, Paul Petersen's, Julie's, PennMommy's or anyone else's that is pointing out the effect the show is having on the kids. I would especially love to hear Elisabeth's view after reading through the Q&A page of this site!

Anonymous said...

So Dr. Phil can be bought and sold, too? You think he would do a softball show with them even now? Too bad. Same with Oprah, I guess. Nancy Grace would be a really good interviewer, as we've discussed, but I'm not sure she'll get involved. I've never watched the View. Barbara Walters, hmmmm, maybe she'd be okay. How about Greta Van S.?

Praying for Snow said...

Quote- "I think years years ago, we lumped The National Enquirer in there with the "World Weekly News" ... speaking of which, maybe Kate could adopt Bat Boy ... he would love sharing the basement with Alexis!"

I'm a little late to this party, but holy cow, did that make me lol. Comment of the Week nom!

Danielle said...

So I'm in week 35 of a miserable bedrest pregnancy, and I've been resorting to watching some really bad television. The other day I caught an episode of Denise Richards' reality program. It was an episode that featured her doing a press tour, and most of it consisted of the interviewers and hosts calling her out and ripping into her for occasionally featuring her two young daughters on the show. Now, I'm not sure if I like the woman--she's pretty annoying--but in her defense, her children were barely shown and certainly no storylines centered around them. I'm not saying using them in any aspect is right, but how is it that the media was ALL over her about the girls' two minutes of air time, yet Jon and Kate are idolized by fans and media outlets for their blatant exploitation? I know double standards exist everywhere, but I do not understand this one.

Anonymous said...

Danielle said...
So I'm in week 35 of a miserable bedrest pregnancy, and I've been resorting to watching some really bad television. The other day I caught an episode of Denise Richards' reality program. It was an episode that featured her doing a press tour, and most of it consisted of the interviewers and hosts calling her out and ripping into her for occasionally featuring her two young daughters on the show. Now, I'm not sure if I like the woman--she's pretty annoying--but in her defense, her children were barely shown and certainly no storylines centered around them. I'm not saying using them in any aspect is right, but how is it that the media was ALL over her about the girls' two minutes of air time, yet Jon and Kate are idolized by fans and media outlets for their blatant exploitation? I know double standards exist everywhere, but I do not understand this one.

9/23/2008 4:25 PM
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I think they're on her case because Charlie Sheen took her to court regarding the show and tried to get any filming of their daughters prohibited. The judge wound up ruling in Denise's favor and allowing them to be on the show after finding out Charlie Sheen himself had both daughters on his TV show as well the year before. But he makes it known that he doesn't like his kids filmed on her reality show, and she wants them on it, so that is why there is the uproar.

Danielle said...

I guess I can understand the anger about that, but if the media wants to cry child exploitation about it, it's just so hypocritical that every parent isn't held up to the same standards. If they can recognize that it's unhealthy in one case, the same should hold true across the board.

Oh, to live in utopia. LOL.

buddhadoesntdeliver said...

BTW, to the people who think Dr.Phil can help the G's or even gives a rats ass....his segment with the Jon and Kate was just a commercial for Nannies 4 Hire!

Shoot! Really? I just pitched an idea to one of his researchers!

Anonymous said...

Something very strange just happened as I posted a comment on the WD site. There were 8 pages of comments (only 3 were positive about K) ...I wrote a note to say I wasn't buying WD anymore and when I submitted, the 8 pages had decreased to two.

Toni said...

Anonymous said...
Something very strange just happened as I posted a comment on the WD site. There were 8 pages of comments (only 3 were positive about K) ...I wrote a note to say I wasn't buying WD anymore and when I submitted, the 8 pages had decreased to two.

9/24/2008 6:57 AM


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What is the WD site?

I think this is not good for them. I think they can do all the damage control in the world but people's perception of them cannot be changed from bad to good. They are what they are. The new episodes of Kate being so nice is so fake. The way she kissed Jon on the couch in reaction to him asking how he could help her? That's all the guy does is help her! And take care of those kids! This lastest NE piece is just another nail in the coffin as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully they see the writing on the wall and get out before they wind up embarrassing themselves even more (and do more damage to their kids than what's already been done.)

Anonymous said...

I suspect this show will sink from the weight of its own tedium. The lifespan of family reality shows is short, especially on fickle TLC. There's only so much novelty one family can sustain. The ads for Little People, BiggER World (cough, cough) should send a message to the Gosselins about their own media future.

Elissssabeth said...

Got a reply from Johnson & Johnson, one of the advertisers I contacted about sponsoring a show that not only exploits children but also showcases poor parenting as well as regular demeaning of a spouse.
(and, yes, I *did* contact TLC network, as they suggested. My reply from them is around here somewhere, LOL...)
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Elisabeth & Jeff WXXXXXX
UNITED STATES

Dear Elisabeth & Jeff:

Thank you for contacting Johnson & Johnson. It is always important to hear from
our customers and we appreciate the time you have taken to contact us.

Johnson & Johnson takes a firm stand regarding the quality of television
programming in which its commercials appear and support the National Council for
Families and Television.

With the help of our advertising agencies, a conscientious effort is made to
screen all programs prior to broadcast. As a result of our screening, we have
frequently withdrawn ads from television shows in the past and we will continue
to monitor programming in the same manner in the future.

Your concern will be directed to network personnel. However, the most effective
comment on programming is direct action by viewers. Therefore, we would urge you
to communicate your feelings directly to the network.

Again, thank you for your interest in Johnson & Johnson.

012969534A

ThreeFarmers said...

Good for you Elissssabeth. I tried several times to send an email from the Johnson & Johnson website and it would never go through.

Did you write an actual letter or did you use email? Can you tell us how you sent your communique?

ThreeFarmers said...

Also, Hounddog has been banned from 5,100 AMC theaters. Congratulations, Paul Petersen and AMC. It's good step forward.

CLICK HERE

ThreeFarmers said...

I should mention that A Minor Concern (AMC) is a child entertainer advocacy organization and is in no way affiliated with AMC Theaters.

I thought it was necessary to make that clarification.

AMC Theaters

A Minor Consideration

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Paul Petersen and the National Enquirer. That's what is needed.

Anonymous said...

If you really want to get J&J's attention, tell them Katie Irene is misusing 'Band-Aid.' 'Things like cleaning out closets can wait sometimes, but the laundry, making dinner, breaking up the latest fights, helping with homework, applying a bandaide...and you get the point....... can't!!!!'

J&J is fiercely protective of their trademarks and will stop anyone misusing it at the drop of a hat.

allie said...

Did J&K get this shut down? Is GWoP moving?

Anonymous said...

allie said...
Did J&K get this shut down? Is GWoP moving?

9/30/2008 4:20 PM


They're back!!! Whoop!

Anonymous said...

I bought this just to see what it had to say. The thing I noticed was that Jon and Kate were the only ones smiling.

Oh, I see others noticed it too. Those poor kids.

Anonymous said...

Of Course, the Gosselins know the show won't be going on forever. As do we all. Even MASH came to an end. Kate and Jon won't need to work two jobs as they have gotten rich on the show. Nothing wrong with that. I love the show but the editing is getting worse. I want to hear the kids speak and not Kate and Jon. I want to see the kids and not Kate and Jon.