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Barbara said...

I just finished reading the People article. I will say the layout is beautiful and all are presented as a happy family, except in the picture with Cara and Mady looking angry and sad. But you all need to read it, if possible. Kate actually says that "Her no-nonsense style, more Old Mother Hubbard than Carol Brady makes her a favorite target for bloggers. It does bother me, she says of online criticism. Sometimes they get real personal and cruel. I'm not mean and horrible and ugly. We work hard all day, every day. I'm sorry if it's grouchy and we're yelling and complaining, but that's life." Then she starts in on what her day is like, and to hear her tell it, she works from sun up to sun down with very little help. According to Kate, a cleaning lady comes every OTHER week and a young woman OCCASIONALLY helps with errands. Beyond that, they do everything. Yeah, right. They are planning to adopt a baby girl from Korea. Jon explains his Mom is not in their lives because she lives far away. Kate's parents "choose not to be involved". Her siblings and his don't want to be in the spotlight. The photos are really cute and if I were reading about them for the first time I would be drawn to watching it. I don't think this show is coming to an end anytime soon, since it is the #1 show on TLC with 2 million viewers. And for me, the big kicker was hearing that when Kate met Jon he was a "network engineer", whatever the heck that is. What I do know is that there are no careers in engineering that don't require a full college degree. My husband has been a computer/aerospace engineer for his whole career and I promise you Jon is not an engineer. That is a slap in the face to the real engineers out there who worked really hard to get those degrees. There are no boundaries on their arrogance.

elleroy said...

People Magazine article is huge. They comment on the nastiness of bloggers and Kate says it upsets her and that she wishes 8 kids on everyone who has time to write about them.

Same old argument. Yawn. What I want to know is if J & K have such a hard time managing eeeiiiiggghhhttt chhiiillldddreeeennnn...than how on earth do they have the time to read 3,000 emails a week?? And I thought they didn't read the nasty mails or blogs. I thought they went delete delete.
Hmmm. Which is it liar...um..Kate?

They do plan to adopt a Korean baby and want a girl. Kate already has a middle name picked out.

Jon is just whipped beyond belief. Yes Kate, have as many kids as you want....(rolls over and plays dead)

Mady and Cara get comments
( apparently negative ) about the show from kids at school.

Of course. But why should Kate care? She's insulated.

They say there are rooms in the house that are off limits to the cameras. Mady and Cara's is off limits ( really? ).
Jon and Kate's bathroom, bedroom.

They asked the kids if they want to be a normal family, where Kon would go to work and they would have to spend all day in daycare, and the kids chose to keep doing the family job. Kate said they work very hard all day, every day.

Well what a choice, huh? Day care or Mommy and Daddy? But they're all school age so it would be school. Ridiculous.

At their wedding renewal show, Cara was Jon's best "woman" and Mady was maid of honor. No mention at all of other family.

Kate's parents chose not to be involved. Her siblings do not want to be in the spotlight,

They probably don't want to be involved in the circus and the lies.

and Kate said they just don't understand her and Jon.
None of us do Kate. Because you're both certifiably wacko.
Jon said his mom lives too far away and they just don't see her anymore.

Very sad. But Hawaii, Florida and Utah aren't too far away, right????

Kate was compared to Old Mother Hubbard and not very much at all like Carol Brady.

Or maybe the old lady who lived in a shoe?? That damn shoe is too small. We're all jammed in this little loafer like thing and what we really need is an 8,000 sq. foot (no pun) boot.

~ In my humble opinion, I think the writer of the article is on to them big time and was trying to professionally expose as much as possible without being rude.

One can only hope....
The writer talked of the thousands of dollars they have made from the show, endorsements,speaking engagements, DVDs....and mentioned criticism from online bloggers, the freebies, the fighting, and a LOT of what is discussed at GWoP.

20/20...Dateline....are you listening????

dirtydisher said...

People mag and OK mag are the main publications responsible for celebs pimping out their children, so it doesn't surprise me that they feature the Gosselin's. IMO, People is less reputable than The National Enquirer. Bat Boy doesn't even want to be in People.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think this show is coming to an end anytime soon, since it is the #1 show on TLC with 2 million viewers."

Of course it's the number one show on TLC it's on all the time.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't Kate realize by her comments that she has just up readership at every blog that is derogatory to her show?

Kate should have kept quiet and not pointed out that there are people out there criticizing her.

Google works and she is going to find out in the worst way. I can only imagine how with that one comment just quadrupled the critism that is coming her way.

She can cancel this show at anytime and stop pimping out her family and she would receive nothing but nice words from her detractors and her supporters...but she can't.

Poor Kate.

Red_Menace said...

"Network Engineer" is a fancy way of saying IT/help desk.

I do believe Sally Struthers will sell you a course on it that you can get a "degree" for it.

avasmommy said...

So the cat is out of the bag and they are adopting. Freakin' ridiculous!

AND.....it's a GIRL!!!!!!!

Of course Kate wouldn't want to get an icky gross boy, she wants another dainty and pretty little girl. A girl is "allowed" to cook and clean by Kate's gender based rules. So she is exactly what Kate needs!

I'm just sick over this, sick I tell ya!!!

What the hell is next J&K? We're not going to be surprised anymore! You are at the top of the world.....so splurge I say SPLURGE!!! Oh wait, I guess I should be telling TLC and Figure 8 to splurge since they are the ones spending money around here!

So sorry for the outrage. I just don't have words to tell you....

Anonymous said...

I should be getting my copy of People in the mail today. I'm sure I'll be writing a letter to People sometime tonight. Can't wait to read next weeks "MAILBAG" section to see how many pro/con letters/emails they publish about this scam. If the article really pisses me off, and it's not a subtle exposure to this scam as someone else pointed out, maybe I'll even cancel my subscription.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what they'll call the show, "Jon + Kate plus Nine is Fine"? "Eleventh Heaven"??

Ilovemykids said...

So true about Kate mentioning the online criticism. Now, people who "google" and try to find what Kate is all about.

Thanks, Kate, good move.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wonder what they'll call the show, "Jon + Kate plus Nine is Fine"? "Eleventh Heaven"??

10/03/2008 11:14 AM


No no no, it will be Jon and Swine and the Working Nine!!!

Anne said...

I just read the article and was so mad sent and email and called People magazine at 1-212-522-6699 and left a message about how bias this article was. I am not rich but it was worth it me to spend maybe $2.00 to make the call if that. Those of us who have had enought of the lies and want the truth to be told need to do this. As well as or shall I say the most thing is protecting these kids. It might be the number 1 show but so was Dog the bounty hunter and that got pulled. Please all of you who have issues with this show call and email. thanks

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering if Kate exercises or if she just has a metabolism given to her by the dark overlord she worships (my theory about how she has managed all this profitable trickery for all these years). PCOS women are notorious for having weight gain be a primary issue for them and she shows none of that.. I always wondered how.

Now we find out she works out 75 minutes a day!! Wow, she is a real celeb now isnt she.. organic chef, endorsement deals and intensive workouts (wonder who her trainer is) to keep her "fighting fit". Then she says she prays at night and wishes she has much more time to spend with her kids. Hmmm maybe if she exercised only 45 minutes a day that would be possible!

I wonder if the 75 mins is Kate style hyperbole though. She still seems like a slug. You would think so much working out would help her mood.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that Jon and Kate would NEVER be allowed to adopt because of how they make their living. They star on a reality tv show! Their children have no privacy and are exploited. Jon and Kate run around the country and falsely claim they have no money for retirement, braces, college, etc.and ask for handouts, so surely no reputable adoption agency would even consider them to be viable candidates for a NINTH child! They are a complete sham. Kate just wants another child so she can run around showing off her Korean baby. What is her problem?

Anonymous said...

Well, good luck to them at adopting a girl from Korea. Girls are very difficult to adopt from Korea. It's mainly the boys that need homes. Some agencies won't let you adopt a girl from Korea if you haven't already adopted a boy first. I'm sure they will get what they want though. They always do. I feel sorry for any child they adopt though.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading on here from someone posting that said she knows all about Korean adoptions and that Jon and Kate have too many kids to adopt? (I think 4 was the maximum allowed.)

Anonymous said...

Anon, the tups have reached the magic age of 4! That is when the obscene baby craving starts like it did when the twins hit 4.

4 is over the hill in Kate land. Time to harrass Jon for another baby. And time to harrass the public for the "college fund". Plus they need fresh blood to keep the show going. Another four years with the new kid will really cement the fortune. She could very well do this every four years. She is shameless and brazen. Seriously, this couple needs to be in jail.

quietlyconcerned said...

Please, Father God, do not let any poor child from an orphanage come to live with that family. Any child will get more attention in an orphanage. Please, God, do not let that adoption go through.

Anonymous said...

Korea does not allow adoptive families to have more than 4 kids already in the home. Foreign adoptions are usually very strict with the rules and I don't see a country breaking the rules to accomodate a US reality tv family. And haven't they said again and again how they don't have time for the 8 kids they already have, how some days she can't remember if she even hugged them all. Babies are not accessories that you go and get because your kids are getting older. Their reasoning is so, so selfish: because they have never had just one baby. Not because they have a lot of love to give or their family doesn't feel complete. It is all about them. And I am so disgusted that they say 3 boys is enough and they want a girl. We can all see it every week on tv but to put it in print for their boys to see one day is disgusting. As the kids get older their boys are actually some of the best behaved in the house. I wish Jon and Kate could see how wonderful their boys (and all boys) are and learn to appreciate them for who they are.

Mimi said...

Huge surprise (NOT) that Kate wants to adopt a girl. It's just as well that no more boys join that household anyway (since Kate gives the impression at times that they are practically an alien species).

chick said...

Well, if they manage to adopt from Korea, it'll be purely due to corrupt people helping them because of their celebrity status.

They'll be flat out buying a baby with bribe money, and if they think they get crap from bloggers now, they won't know what hit them if the int'l adoption activists/advocates get wind of their little plan.

Korea, like all countries, is actually working to REDUCE the number of foreign adoptions, with it's ultimate goal being NO adoptions outside of Korea.

Additionally, the wait for a healthy girl is considerably longer than for a boy or a SN child. Think Kate has the patience to wait for a perfect little doll, uh...baby girl?

And to top that off, Korea will not allow families with more than 4children at home to adopt. Plus they require a minimum family income of $25,000, so no more poor mouthing for Kon!

(click my handle to see some fast facts that seem to rule out any adoption from Korea for these...people.)

Anonymous said...

Korea does not allow adoptive families to have more than 4 kids already in the home. Foreign adoptions are usually very strict with the rules and I don't see a country breaking the rules to accomodate a US reality tv family.

So what are they talking about and why are they talking about it if those are the laws? Are there agencies out there that will adopt to large families? Maybe Kon got Korea and China confused. Ha!

Hope said...

WHY ARE THEY ADOPTING A BABY?

I am all for adoption, but that is the most ridiculous thing I have EVER heard. The kids they have don't get enough attention as it is!! Why on earth would you bring another child into that situation?

And, what will the new show be titled? I mean Jon and Kate + 9 just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Libby said...

What official in Korea is going to approve the adoption of one of their own to a family that already has 8 kids? If she is soooo over-worked with 8 kids, why do they want to adopt another one? Why would they want to subject yet another innocent life to the craziness of their lifestyle? Excuses, excuses, excuses... everyone is supposed to take her word for everything? Oh yes if it isn't approved by Kate then it is not true! Bla, bla, bla!

Anonymous said...

I hope 'A Minor Consideration' picks up on the article and writes an opinion. Paul's words could speak volumes on what's happening to the kids.

K&K adopting another child is selfish. Just another example of them 'making news'.

Anonymous said...

Chick - THANK YOU for the link but is that just an agency you linked to? I'm sure there are more than one agency handling Korean adoptions correct?

Also it said something about exceptions being made for parents who have Korean ancestry under one of the requirements. I wonder if that exception would be considered across the board or just for the age requirement?

Anonymous said...

Wow, just finished reading this article and where to begin...
Kate says that the twins are teased in school about things on the show and "Cara doesn't care, but Mady doesn't like to talk about it." Can you say, years and years of therapy!!!! Also I have a good friend who has adopted a little girl from Korea and is waiting for their son who should be arriving in a month or so. He will be almost a year old by then because you have to wait 9 months before they release them. Good luck to KON passing the home visit with kids smacking each other and screaming, not to mention the video cameras set up around the house. NO CHILD DESERVES TO LIVE IN THIS CIRCUS. Also, you have to have letters of reference from friends and family and unfortunately KON seems to be fresh out of those.

chick said...

There is also something called the Hague Adoption Convention which has generally made int'l adoption more difficult in both reasonable (making sure adoptions are fully above board with no possibility of fraud) and, imo, unreasonable (aiming to place children in their country of origin before considering other adoption options)ways.

I guess things like international treaties designed to protect children are just pesky details?

again, click the handle for more info

Anonymous said...

I am a mother of two girls adopted from Russia. The screening process from all agencies (FBI, homestay evaluation, foreign officials, judges, attornies, adoption agencies, orphanage officials, etc.) is extensive. The homestay evaluation alone would be a deal breaker once the social worker got an eyeful of what happens in that house when the cameras are off. And, if they are (god forbid) actually able to adopt there are post-adoption home evaluations with social workers for years. How can KON keep the charade going for years and years and fool savy social workers.

Anonymous said...

Honestly I don't know how Kon wouldn't know about all the Korean requirements ahead of time before talking about adopting a child on national TV and in a magazine? It seems like they would of researched it a little before if all of this is true that people are saying here. Ooops!

CollegeStudent said...

Barbara I understand were you are coming from but there is such a thing as a network engineer. It's the same thing as an IT tech. Just a more fancy name.

Anonymous said...


chick said...
There is also something called the Hague Adoption Convention which has generally made int'l adoption more difficult in both reasonable (making sure adoptions are fully above board with no possibility of fraud) and, imo, unreasonable (aiming to place children in their country of origin before considering other adoption options)ways.

I guess things like international treaties designed to protect children are just pesky details?

again, click the handle for more info

10/03/2008 12:48 PM


So if they wind up with a baby from Korea we can suspect all the laws and requirements were thrown out the window for this family then?

nia said...

NOT adopting.
Since when should we believe ANYTHING Kate says? Obviously, had they researched AT ALL they would know they are not able to adopt a child from Korea. They have not researched because they have NO intention of doing it. It's just something to say to draw attention to themselves. Just like mentioning the hater blogs. Any publicity is good publicity. They want us to love to hate them rather than be indifferent because that doesn't PAY!
These parents lost their credibility a long time ago. Isn't the article itself the proof in the pudding?

Anonymous said...

One would think KON would research the laws more before stating their intention to adopt a baby from Korea but I am inclined to think that they are treating this baby as another wishlist item. Maybe they think by putting it out there someone will gift them a baby... the ultimate freebie don't do you agree????


Delusional. Delusional.

Anonymous said...

"Kate says that the twins are teased in school about things on the show and "Cara doesn't care, but Mady doesn't like to talk about it." Can you say, years and years of therapy!!!! "

That doesn't surprise me at all, she doesn't seem to talk/explain anything to any of the kids. Just do as I say, no reasoning behind anything. I would hope that they don't get to adopt a baby, she does remind me of a welfare mom that has baby after baby just to keep the payments coming.
One thing that struck me watching the Regis episode was when Kelly asked what they drove. She said they watched the show a lot, but actually looked like they really didn't know what they drove.

Carla said...

Would those same rules be in place for a private adoption? Maybe they have a mother in place who is specifically giving them her baby?

How can you complain ALL the time and be brought to tears about how many kids you have and how much work it is and then adopt another one?

And geez, the kids already fight amongst each other for attention, how would this poor little newcomer survive that? I can see the argument at the table now about how they are all Korean, except Alexis, and then NewKid points out that she's the only full blooded Korean and then they all beat her over the head with their sippy cups.

former fan quinn said...

I'm all for adopting but if you already have eight children? Omg, kind of ridiculous. Wouldn't it be hard enough to spread around the attention and affection with eight? And when one child (Mady) appears to have sibling rivalry/anger issues. Let's work on helping her first Kon before you bring another baby home. And it really upsets me that a child would be given to them and appear on a reality tv show. That's just wrong. Stop exploiting your kids Kon! I don't care if that's what they're used to (how very sad), it's just plain wrong. Why is the choice presented to your kids, either go to daycare or star in a reality tv show? Nice choices. How about daddy gets a job full time and mommy gets a nursing job part time. That seems reasonable. Is it me or is this family getting really annoying? Well not the kids just Kon.

chiasmus said...

Oh my! This is like the horrible last season of The Brady Bunch when they had cousin Oliver join the cast!

Unfortunately, we are talking about a real child that might end up in this completely non-functioning family.

I have a sister who was adopted from Korea...many, many years ago (1961). Back then it was difficult to adopt boys, not the other way around. A lot has changed. I can only hope that this is truly a publicity ploy and that no little human life will be thrown into the Gosselin mayhem.

Another thought that I had about the potential adoption (I haven't read the article)is that some poor unsuspecting young woman who became pregnant and planned on adoption might have limited knowledge of how a real family functions. She might think that her child could have a life of celebrity and that she could somehow live vicariously through her child being on TV. I hope not...just a thought.

Anonymous said...

In one of their 1st episodes( I think it was the one when they moved), Jen asked them if they would have more children and Kate replied, " You people are sick"......

Who are the sick ones now?

CrazyCatLacy said...

Re: Kate exercising 75 minutes a day...OMG! If she was really taking care of all 8 kids by herself, she would work off so many calories she'd "fighting fit" without any additional workouts needed. Jeez, Kate...Give it up...You're busted, and you're gonna STAY busted, no matter how much spin your PR machine generates!

chick said...

I am nearly 100% positive that with any adoption there are a variety of oversight mechanisms in place. IOW, if Kate conned a pregnant Korean woman who currently resided in the US to let them adopt her baby, there would still be legal issues to deal with, and homestudies, etc.

And I would think it would be rather hard for them to LITERALLY buy a Korean baby somewhere. After all, JK8 are "famous" (in their own minds), and it's not likely a new child would go unnoticed.

Jen "That sounds like a baby crying...Kate?"

Kate "Um...that's just a really realistic doll we got for Mady. Lordy Be it's noisy! If we could just get a poodle to drown out that crying baby....DOLL. Baby DOLL!!!!"

Jon "Yeah."

Jen "I quit. I am not as stupid as horse poop, and I refuse to be treated like I am barely functional! Hey! Everyone! Kate bought a baby!"

BTW anon 12:34 (?), the link was to an adoption magazine, but if you google "korean adoption requirements" virtually any hit will get you nearly identical info. The only variation I saw was related to required household income.

Anonymous said...

"Kate actually says that "Her no-nonsense style, more Old Mother Hubbard than Carol Brady makes her a favorite target for bloggers."

It's not her 'no nonsense style' that makes her a target for bloggers its that she is a greedy, self absorbed, narcissistic child exploiting lying scam artist that puts the bullseye on her forehead!!

Holly said...

I just read the article in the checklist line at the grocery store. It said their DREAM is to adopt a girl from Korea, so nothing is definite yet.

Anonymous said...

I read the People article this morning and found this site via Google after reading Kate's comments about the bloggers and their hurtful comments. After spending the better part of today reading all of the history about family members and such I am completely disgusted by it all now that I know the truth. Craft Services, personal chefs, nannies, family alienation, custom homes fully furnished, etc, etc, all while claiming that they are doing it/life all themselves and begging for money and favoritism and compassion and grace. It's so, so sad. And those poor, adorable kids have no idea what their selfish parents are doing to them of course.

Jon & Kate, I'm praying for you and your family to do the right thing and end this nonsensical circus that you have created. Kick the cameras out of your house, stop leaving your kids behind so you can tour the world and con money from other misguided souls at these churches you visit ($25k? What would Jesus think about that one?!?), and try to re-establish a normal life for yourselves and your families (plural). Do it for the kids for heavens' sake. It's not too late.

Please.

I too hope that Dateline and 20/20 will pick up on this, the real truth about Jon and Kate Plus 8. This is so sad and it's not too late to fix it.

Blessings,
John Maxwell

AmandaT said...

Wait? So they were lying when they said they don't read the blogs? Imagine that.
And they complain on and on about how hard it is to be parents, but they're going to try to get another one? Scary and selfish. It's a baby Katie - not a toy. Oh well, not like she's actually going to take care of it off camera.
Ya know, as soon as those older girls started getting made fun of, they should have packed it in. Just goes to show that Jon and Kate have no regard for the welfare of their own children.
Ya know what's interesting - there are actually parents out there who work hard each and every day - they don't get outside help, they take care of their own children and earn their own money. They have actual jobs that don't include exploiting their own children.

Katiedid said...

They could be planning a private, domestic adoption of an infant of Korean heritage, done through a lawyer, not an agency.

I think Kate likes the idea of adopting because it fits the image she holds of herself as SuperMom, a.k.a. Lady Beneficent. I imagine she would be truly stunned to hear that there are people out there who don't think she should be put in charge of one more small person.

Anonymous said...

Kate's strange obsession with Asians and Asian Americans is getting to be insulting. She seems to view it as this "cool thing" that supposedly makes her different or more cultured than others (as evidenced from what she has said on the show and now this new "dream" to adopt a Korean baby). On another note, why on earth would they need/want another child anyway?!? Perhaps this will boost their ratings. The best thing anyone can do is to boycott the show and stop watching it!! It's become an addiction for many to watch this show whether you love it or hate it. Well, if it gets under your skin - please stop watching it!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone thought that this might not be an international adoption, but one from within the U.S. ? Certainly, there are babies of Korean descendancy like other races in need of adoption here. Unless specifically, Kate/Jon mentioned adopting from Korea, this is one way around the issues of foreign adoptions.

themrs said...

i haven't posted on here for awhile but i just had to throw in my two cents on this one. my husband and i have always wanted to adopt and have been researching various methods for the last year or so. i looked into international adoption, which we could not afford (funny huh?> cause my husband has a full time job:) anyway, most agencies require for korean adoptions that you a. make 10,000 a year per family member (which for us would be 60k) b. do not have more than three children, which we do. so, although they certainly make enough money, they have way too many kids. also, how do you suppose they will continue to take "love offerings" at churches if they are in the process of spending anywhere from 50-100k for an international adoption? not to mention, how could anyone that exhausted handle another? it's disgusting, but most likely will never happen. if it does, can you imagine the *@#storm it would create? the sad part, is that people like me would love to adopt, but can't afford it. we may not be wealthy, but we are a stable, happy, normal family with lots more love to go around. i'm a SAHM who would love to offer myself to a child without a home. if these nitwits get a baby, i'm gonna be angry!

Anonymous said...

KON might not have to go all the way to Korea to adopt. Somewhere out there, there is a young, single Korean teenager living right here in the United States willing to let KON adopt her baby girl through private adoption. Yes, it could happen.

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Lonnyswife said...

if someone tells me where to send it I have scanned it as smaller files

Mimi said...

Didn't they mention they had the opportunity to adopt a Korean baby before having the 'tups and decided against it (it was probably a "icky" boy)? Maybe that was an informal adoption and that's what they are looking for again. I'm betting that if Kate is having baby fever again (strikes about every 4 years) nothing is going to stop her.

As for Kate saying they put it to a vote to continue the show and it was unanimous, why on earth would Mady and Cara (especially Mady) agree if they are teased in school? Somehow I don't think there was a choice in the matter for the twins.

And as for wishing 8 children on anyone who complains about them, why would Kate feel that having 8 children is beyond the ability of anyone to cope? Many people have lots more children than 8 and don't endlessly whine and complain about it.

Manda said...

Oh my! This is like the horrible last season of The Brady Bunch when they had cousin Oliver join the cast!

Exactly. It would be nothing sincere and entirely a ratings tactic to draw interest when it wanes. And it WILL wane.

"Oh, let's watch those wacky Gosselins adopt ONE baby!!"

Very, very sad.

Anonymous said...

I just got done reading the article and I'm curious about a few things. Who is "longtime friend" Joan Brenner? Is that one of the nanas from the old show? She is quoted several times. I'm also curious about Kate's statement in response to where are the kids' grandparent. She says, "People don't always understand us. Even friends, relatives, family, neighbors." Ok, then WHO does??? That pretty much eliminates everyone. And finally, what about the big wedding cake? The caption reads "Kate and Leah read the Bible scriptures on the mango-filled dessert at the reception." RECEPTION? Who attended?? If they have no friends, relatives, family or neighbors, was it just TLC's crew at the reception? Cara was Jon's "best woman" and Mady was Kate's maid of honor.

quietlyconcerned said...

I do not think Kate's "obsession" with Asians is anything but a type preference. Lots of people have them--some men like women of certain stature/coloring best; some women date only African-American men. As far as I am concerned, it is simply the wonderful American melting pot, not anything strange or obsessional (and face it, a Korean baby would "fit in" well, visually, in the family.).

One thing--I have seen shows about Korean adoptions, and many of the babies are in foster care, not orphanages. That baby would come from being an only child to being one of nine, with a mother who will not be attentive for very long, once the novelty wears off.

I just do not think it is a just thing at all.

Anonymous said...

In regards to Jon & Kate adopting a baby, I only have three words: THE TRUMAN SHOW.

Anonymous said...

mimi said: Didn't they mention they had the opportunity to adopt a Korean baby before having the 'tups and decided against it (it was probably a "icky" boy)? Maybe that was an informal adoption and that's what they are looking for again.

I read elsewhere that when Jon & Kate were planning to adopt before it was actually a teenage mother who was delivering her baby at the hospital where Kate worked. Kate was her Labor & Delivery nurse and was possibly discussing with the teen mom the idea of her and Jon adopting her baby. Apparently Kate stopped the negotiations with the teen mom (which I don't believe went any further than that; i.e. no lawyers involved) when she realized the teen mom wasn't sure she wanted to go through with it.

I'd like to reiterate that this is SECONDHAND information. But at least two people from the site where I learned of this (both of whom are true fans of Jon & Kate) knew the story. Perhaps it had once been on Jon & Kate's web site...?

Anonymous said...

It makes me sick that they want to adopt a baby. How about taking care of the babies you have KON? Funny how we hear about this twice in one day, once on Regis and Kelly and also the same day the People article is out.

Can I adopt the kids KON already have and don't want?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Queen Kate gets upset about what the bloggers think of her greedy arrogant ways. She deserves all the criticism she gets. I can't believe anyone can still idolize her, they must be just like her if they think she is so wonderful.

Anonymous said...

that article made me ill

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Kate says that people dislike her because she is more like Old Mother Hubbard then Carol Brady. Well, Old Mother Hubbard is a fictional nursery rhyme character and Carol Brady was a character created for the purpose of a '70's sitcom. Both are fictional characters and are NOT meant to represent REALITY! Kate should come down off that Cinderella inspired fantasty throne she has created for herself and GET REAL. As for Kate wishing 8 children on those that dislike them; Does Kate actually believe that she and Jon are the only family in America consisting of 8 children? It is comments such as this that make J & K come across as very insulting and extremely hard to take seriously!

tmc said...

OMG....I start my normal Friday by going to work, work 9-10 hours and drive home. After picking up my mail, getting changed into comfy clothing and plop on the couch for my Friday ritual of reading my 12 year subscription of People, I get to page 70.. what do I see but the Gosslins. I could not read fast enough. First of all, Mady and Cara do not look happy in the family photo. Then I read the self-absorbed statements from Kate and get the part where she states she runs on the treadmill for 1-1/2 hours A DAY. This article makes me want to barf. I briefly thought, I am never going to renew my subscription to People again, but then realized I just paid my annual dues and hopefully they will never, never, never have an article on them again. KON are the most self-absorbed couple I have ever heard of. Did anyone read the section where they answered questions on where their parents are? Here was their answer,

"People don't always understand us, not even our relatives, friends and neighbors."

I thought to myself, how sad and lonely they will be when they are older and their kids leave the nest.

quietlyconcerned said...

Does Kate actually believe that she and Jon are the only family in America consisting of 8 children?

The Discovery Channel did a show on a family from Baltimore which consisted of 1) the Irish father/stepfather, 2)the German mother,
3) her six kids by her first husband, who was Afro-American, and 4) the three sets of twins that the irish Dad and German mom had together.

It looked like a pretty cool family.

tmc said...

One more think I forgot to put in my last post. They said they are Devout Christians!!!!! No Christian would act like them....

Gosh ... I'm just steaming!!!!

Anonymous said...

Is she really helping herself by mentioning all the negative blogs out there and bad press? I mean, if I didn't know about this site and others, all I have to do now is google Kate's name and whatever negative word next to it and viola! Up comes a treasure trove of reading info on Kate Gosselin and company! Is she that stupid? And I thought they didn't read the negative stuff about them? Delete Delete Delete? I guess it's been replaced with Read Read Read and Kate Gosselin just plugging all the negative websites out there about her. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Anon said: Who is "longtime friend" Joan Brenner? Is that one of the nanas from the old show? She is quoted several times.
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Isn't she Nana Joan, the older woman (thin, short brown hair and wire rim glasses) who babysat the kids on an episode or two when KON went out to dinner? She is the one who used to babysit Jon when he was a little kid (makes sense then that she could be called a "long-time friend"). But is she?? Didn't she get eliminated as well? I assume so as we never see her and never hear her mentioned ever.

former fan quinn said...

"In regards to Jon & Kate adopting a baby, I only have three words: THE TRUMAN SHOW."

I vote this as comment of the week.

Anonymous said...

ELLEROY said: In my humble opinion, I think the writer of the article is on to them big time and was trying to professionally expose as much as possible without being rude.

One can only hope....
The writer talked of the thousands of dollars they have made from the show, endorsements,speaking engagements, DVDs....and mentioned criticism from online bloggers, the freebies, the fighting, and a LOT of what is discussed at GWoP.

20/20...Dateline....are you listening????
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I have not read the article and I refuse to buy People because of it. But I do plan to read the article in the checkout line tomorrow when I go to the grocery store. Interesting... this could be step two after the National Enquirer. People is read and trusted by many and if the writer is subtly exposing KON, this could be big, very big and the beginning of the end. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Kate has finally flipped her lid. Please take the time and email TLC, People magazine and anyone else who will listen with all these great notes. Unless pressure is put on TLC the show will continue. Someone needs to protect these kids as there are no child labor laws for reality tv.

sabrinasmom said...

Per one of their "couch" sessions, I thought it was mentioned briefly that they did have the opportunity to adopt a Korean boy - it fell through, supposedly. I think they just didn't want an "icky" boy.

Anonymous said...

Here is a very interesting link detailing the requirements for Americans wanting to adopt a Korean child. Based on my read, KON will not get a child and certainly not a girl. Check it out.

http://www.wacap.org/International-korea-adoptingfrom.asp

Anonymous said...

Im annoyed that they are in the same issue as Paul Newman. The sales will be high because of him, but I am sure KON will think its because of them. YUK! I cant stand the greedy selfish gosselins.
Its a total insult to Paul Newman to be in a magazine with them. So disgusted.

Anonymous said...

"Here is a very interesting link detailing the requirements for Americans wanting to adopt a Korean child. Based on my read, KON will not get a child and certainly not a girl. Check it out.
http://www.wacap.org/International-korea-adoptingfrom.asp"

Oh My God!!! My hands are shaking... I just noticed that in the very first paragraph on the website noted above that they only place Korean children in four states in the U.S.: Alaska, Utah, Idaho, and NORTH CAROLINA!!!! I think it's true - they are getting one! When I think back to all the foreshadowing on the show, it all has actually happened. For example, on the Utah plane ride show (shown in the winter), Kate said they were going to Hawaii to renew their vows. When KON took the kids to the NICU, Jon said to one of the kids when he/she said, "I want a baby," "We're getting one." This cannot happen. You do not get a baby for a TV show and its ratings. KON (especially Kate) is a vile creature who will use that baby as a novelty and then throw it by the wayside when she gets tired of it (like her own kids). Why isn't anyone trying to stop this? All Kate's other lies and horrible behavior is nothing compared to this. It is truly sick.

Anonymous said...

Why didnt People tell all its readers about how the happy family faked Christmas a week early for the show..(so the crew cud be with their family).this still blows me away old news I know but just proof the kids are "acting" and some child labor laws should be inforced. The more I read about Jon and Kate the more my heart goes out for these kids. Please emial TLC, People or anyone who has the konads do really do something to protect them. Its one thing for Jodi to get hurt (dont get me wrong my heart goes out to her beth and others) but the children have no voice. Its gettinq way out of hand soon there will be Jon and Kate video games, cookbooks, clothes and snacks...Kate wont stop for anything.

ThreeFarmers said...

Ya know, I have absolutely no desire to see this article. There's hope for me.

Barb said...

Wow, why did it never occur to me that their 'Christmas' show was not filmed on Christmas. d'uh! How confusing for the children!

Anonymous said...

I dont understand. In the article Kate says "we work hard, all day, every day" yet in previous interviews she has stated that the cameras are only there maybe 3 or 4 days a week, sometimes only for interviews with them. Which is it? Kate is the biggest liar it seems. Everyone should write to 20/20 to finally expose this con couple.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone should write to 20/20 to finally expose this con couple."

Chris Hansen (famous for his Dateline "To Catch a Predator" series) would be a good person to contact. I wonder if this is something he would be willing to take on and have a Dateline team investigate. In the past he has done other investigative reports such as children and the sex trade and child slave labor in India. He may well be very interetsed in an investigative report on children and reality TV and the abuses they suffer as there are no laws to protect them.
His email is: dateline@nbcuni.com

Wendy12381 said...

I live in Ohio and wonder if anyone else has seen Kate, with "helpful, saving money tips" in an ad campaign for Proctor & Gamble? I was beside myself in laughter, as I read the "hints" to save money and "do my own hair coloring at home" , "whiten my own teeth at home", as well as other well worn out "hints'. Especially since the shows that featured Kate getting her teeth and hair done professionally !! And how the heck does any mom have time to work out 75 minutes a day? She and Jon are despicable. Did they really expect the children to choose to "be in day care all day" ? My God, way to mentally abuse your children, Kate. You must be so proud of yourself, lowlife.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:57, the link you mentioned is for one adoption agency (WACAP)--that particular agency only places kids in those four states--there are a lot of other adoption agencies that place children in many other states.

beachluvin said...

anonymous said...
"Kate actually says that "Her no-nonsense style, more Old Mother Hubbard than Carol Brady makes her a favorite target for bloggers."

It's not her 'no nonsense style' that makes her a target for bloggers its that she is a greedy, self absorbed, narcissistic child exploiting lying scam artist that puts the bullseye on her forehead!!
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Add to that, she's just a BITCH!

Anonymous said...

Well, of course they have to adopt a baby...the Duggars now have their own show and Kon has been one-upped (well, actually ten-upped!). I think the commercial for the Duggars went something like "And you thought eight kids was a lot..." I'm sure Kon loved that. Gotta adopt some kids to keep up with the competition!

Ridiculous. Hopefully it will not happen...

Anonymous said...

Okay seriously, this whole situation is getting WAY out of hand. Jon and Kate seriously are not realizing the damage that is MOST LIKELY being done to their BIOLOGICAL children...and now they want to add another baby to the mix??
I don't understand why someone would want to adopt a baby when they already need HELPERS with the ones they already have!
Oh, and someone mentioned "How are they going to afford going to all around the country to speak and getting those "Love Offerings" when they are spending $50-100K on an international adoption?" Well, when was the last time we heard of Jon and Kate actually paying for ANYTHING?? I'm sure Figure 8 or/and TLC will pay for it. Oh yeah, and they still claim to be SOO broke, but they can afford another baby?? Whatever!

Anonymous said...

So that is how she gets the kids to go along with this invasion of privacy, she scares them by saying mommy and daddy will have to get real jobs and put them in daycare, making it seem like daycare would be so scary for them and they would not see their parents that much anymore.

Kate and Jon are the ones that want this show, they the celebrity status, attention, money. They will do anything to keep it going, even though the kids are well up in age now and the notarity has worn off.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if anyone posted this yet or not...the complete People article is able to be viewed at

http://blog.psychic-wisdom.net/2008/10/04/kon-and-swine-plus-nine-the-people-magazine-article/

Steph said...

Why would they go through the hassle and expensive to adopt internationally when they could do IVF instead? They would be guaranteed only one if only one egg were implanted, and Kate is still young enough to be successful with this. They could even pre-screen embryos to make sure she is getting a girl.

Oh, maybe because no doctor will do it? Or maybe because she doesn't want to ruin her tummy tuck?

my9cats said...

http://blog.psychic-wisdom.net/2008/10/04/kon-and-swine-plus-nine-the-people-magazine-article/

This link is from Musings from the Moon and has the entire People article and pictures.
Save your money and read it here.
These people are downright gross and Kate's designer wedding dress doesn't look any different that prom dresses at the store. Meow.

Anonymous said...

Regarding emailing People and 20/20, I did just that. Also I'm going to email Chris Hansen (thank you for that suggestion - good one!) I forgot all about him and the past episodes he's done on children. I encourage everyone to write an email. It really does make a difference. If nothing else, getting the word out to the sponsors and/or people in the position to possibly help them is all that matters.

So far I've emailed:
Gap
Gymboree
TLC
Juicy Juice
People
Bill O'Reilly
P & G
Regis & Kelly

Off to email Dateline now. That would be awesome if he gets enough emails/letters to pick up a story on this. Thank you GWOP for all you do, too.

Anonymous said...

Why would someone who's constantly complaining abut having to deal with eight kids be wacked enough to have (adopt)another?!? Oh yeah, now she has nannies. Plus, when the sextuplets' cuteness expires they'll have a baby to keep the show going for more years to come. Bravo, Kate!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a new baby justifies reason for a bigger house...

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of issues with J&K but having Christmas early for filming is no big deal. My extended family often has Christmas in July in order for all of us to be there....Big Deal

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that rules will be bent and red tape cut to expedite J&K adopting a Korean girl baby if that's what they want. If Angelina Jolie, with her well-publicized past antics, and the known brevity of Hollywood marriages, can bring home kids like a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive, then TLC can work it out for J&K. Worst-case, they'll find her a baby girl from some other Asian country, or a part-Asian baby girl in the US, and on the show they'll say she's Korean, because, you know, it fits with the storyline.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have a lot of issues with J&K but having Christmas early for filming is no big deal. My extended family often has Christmas in July in order for all of us to be there....Big Deal

10/04/2008 7:25 AM


You're missing the whole point here. The kids are asking to pretend, fake (act!) like it's Christmas, right? "Hey kids, we're going to have Christmas today, but it's not really Christmas, it's just for the show, so well all have to act like it's Christmas. Then we'll have our real Christmas on Christmas morning."

The kids are acting, plain and simple and this is the perfect example of acting. Acting on a reality show = no child labor laws protecting them in the State of Pennsylvania. THAT is the point of the issue with Christmas and filming it early.

kelly s said...

awww, poor kate, bothered by us bloggers.

Well, get over it and dry your eyes with all that donated and so-called earned money.

Anonymous said...

ANON said: Oh, and someone mentioned "How are they going to afford going to all around the country to speak and getting those "Love Offerings" when they are spending $50-100K on an international adoption?" Well, when was the last time we heard of Jon and Kate actually paying for ANYTHING?? I'm sure Figure 8 or/and TLC will pay for it. Oh yeah, and they still claim to be SOO broke, but they can afford another baby?? Whatever.
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Here's what KON will do to get $$$ to pay for the adoption whether TLC pays for it or not: They will say that God has blessed them and they want to reach out to another child/baby because they have love in their family. Oh - and could you please contribute to our "adoption fund" (instead of "love offerings". And, guess what? The sheeple will fall for it. But, this may be the fatal error that will be curtains for KON. I hope, anyway.

Lonnyswife said...

The inconsistencies in the article and what we know to be fact are innumerable.

Jon was able to leave the new job he found and do consulting work
Wasn't Jon given the job with the state of PA because he had no job when the twins were born?

And the life Gosselin-style means rising at the crack of dawn to feed a platoon of tots,etc...
Nice they left this vague so non-viewers get the impression that BOTH parents are up at the crack of dawn.

Within a few years, the couple longed for one more baby...
The COUPLE longed for one more?? I think Jon has clarified this.

She has asked her kids if they would rather be a 'normal family' with parents who worked while their kids were in day care.Unanimously, they all say they would rather have the family job.
That is like asking kids, "Would you like to eat beef steak or would you prefer to eat that pile of cow poopy that just flew out it's butt?" C'mon, the choice of being a normal family or put in day care? First of all, the septuplets don't have a clue what a normal family is like. Yes, they had brief glimpses when they spent time at Jodi's but we all know that doesn't happen any longer.

Certain rooms in their home outside of Reading,PA are off limits, including Cara & Mady's
Certain rooms? Beside's mom & dad's room and bathroom and C&M's bedroom lately what rooms are off limits?

"The Gosselins say they will soon move to another house, perhaps in a warmer climate, due to a need for both more space and added security...."
Perhaps????

"It's one challenge they have yet to conquer:raising a child that is not a mulitple.Kate confesses, "We still want to know what 'one' is like."
Excuse me?? Is she still singing this song? Does she continue doing this in the hopes someone will 'give' her a baby??

And thru the entire 6 pages not one mention of any guests at this vow renewal. No family, friends, relatives or neighbors.

But then, none of those people understand the g's and truth be told, neither do I.

Anonymous said...

Did they really expect the children to choose to "be in day care all day" ? My God, way to mentally abuse your children, Kate. You must be so proud of yourself, lowlife. Hmmm, seems like they weren't in daycare before it became a series so why threaten that now that they are already rolling in dough? I hope those kids leave her in the dust for the emotional abuse she has done to them. If they don't cut off all contact with her she will continue to play mind games with them. Too bad the state of PA just turns a blind eye to the exploitation of children. The only concern in that state is physical damage reading the PA laws they are okay with causing children psychological damage all day and night long.

pullthegosselinplug said...

I, for one, cannot even believe that as recent as 2 days ago in Birmingham they were still talking about being financially strapped - telling their coupon clipping stories. That is obscene.
I would LOVE to see a Chris Hanson ambush interview of Jon and Kate!
My email will be sent today!
Thanks for that idea.

ThreeFarmers said...


She has asked her kids if they would rather be a 'normal family' with parents who worked while their kids were in day care.Unanimously, they all say they would rather have the family job.
That is like asking kids, "Would you like to eat beef steak or would you prefer to eat that pile of cow poopy that just flew out it's butt?" C'mon, the choice of being a normal family or put in day care? First of all, the septuplets don't have a clue what a normal family is like. Yes, they had brief glimpses when they spent time at Jodi's but we all know that doesn't happen any longer.



That sounds like they almost use daycare as a threat. "Either we do the show or you'll have to go to daycare."

Anonymous said...

This baby is nothing more than a ratings boost. In kate's eyes, there is not a child on earth more perfect than any of her eight. She will NEVER love the newbie as much as her own blood. So sad. What happens when the show ends?

But, just like a regular show, whenever a show has run out of ideas and is at it's end...ADD A BABY!

Christine said...

The comment about the daycare is just something Kate subscribes to well - bullying. I can see the conversation now.

Kate: Okay everyone come here I have to talk to you.

Everyone comes into the living room.

Kate: Okay you all have a choice, do you want to go to daycare all day where some other people will take care of you from the morning time until nighttime. You won't see me or daddy all day long. You won't be here in your house. You'll be around strangers all day. You won't have your toys, your food or your long flat driveway to play on. You'll be around mean kids who will pick on you and mommy and daddy won't be there to protect you. Oh and by the time you get home, you'll have to go right to bed because it will be too late to play with your brothers and sisters. You won't ear organic food here because the strangers at the daycare will be feeding you regular food from the grocery store, not from Whole Foods.

Kids: Scared, frightened and not really understanding but know all too well the tone of their mother's voice and the bullying/scare tactics she's used countless times before.

Kate: Well what's it going to be? Me and Daddy here home with you, or all of you shipped off to some strange place all day and night. Sun up to sun down kids! You won't see Mommy and Dadd allll day long. What is it? Here home with all of us as a family, or in daycare all day and torn apart?

Kids: Here! We want to be here! Here with you and Daddy!!!!

Kate: Oh! Case closed! Jon call TLC, we're on board for another season!

Lonnyswife said...

She also says that they both love their kids to death

and in the next sentence she uses the 8 kids as a curse.

"All these people who have time to write about us, I wish upon them eight children."

I would take those 8 in a heartbeat and be overjoyed with the opportunity to show them what 'life' and 'childhood' is all about.

We'd play in the dirt. We'd read books. Girls AND boys would be in the kitchen 'helping' cook. I don't work out an hour and 15 minutes daily ( according to Kate that is how she keeps in shape. When I had only THREE kids, running after them, playing with them, etc is what kept me in shape!! )nor do I go to the spa or the hairdresser so I would have that extra time to devote to them. My husband works, which as they grew and saw the rewards associated with hard work it might instill in them a work ethic of some size, shape or description.
We don't leave 2-4 days a week for speaking engagements or other 'branding' commitments.
We have a huge yard ( sorry no giant concrete play area ) for them to run, jump, play, throw a ball, roll around in,etc. The school is a 5 minute drive from our home, not an hour.

I could go on and on but trying to explain the joys of parenthood to these people is exhausting.

Anonymous said...

Did she really say "be in daycare" as a negative thing? I did not use daycare but that is still so offensive! What she is really saying is, "We COULD dump you in daycare but really love you so we won't. But we WILL pimp you out in tv instead! I am off to the spa now!"

They can fly to Utah and Hawaii but can't drive an hour away to see Jon's mom?

Kristee said...

Someone mentioned the kids ignoring Kate someday b/c of all the mental abuse, I'm betting this will happen. These children have learned that family, and friends that are disposable. The children were never taught that it's o.k. to disagree with family, even fight with family and eventually make up with them. Imo, it must cause insecurity in a child when they see or hear disagreeing, and suddenly those family members/friends are gone for good.

Also, more than once the boys worried about getting lost or Kate has told them they would be w/o a Mommy if they were outside alone etc.... Her entire style of parenting is based on scaring them and isolating them and if they dare question her or disagree with her they could get lost or never see mommy again. I thought one of our jobs as parents was to instill security while encouraging independence?

I guess in the Gosselin household it's lead through intimidation. To bad Kate wasn't smart enough to know the damage she is causing. The children will see what Kate has done by cutting out her parents, this will seem normal to them as they turn around and do the exact same thing to her.

Barbara said...

I can't believe I forgot to mention and haven't heard anyone else mention that in this article Kate said she is not comfortable being in the spotlight. Can you believe that?

Also, 3Farmers, you're right on two counts. The mother in law thing. I can't even fathom what that would be like for anyone to have Kate as a MIL, but it may just be that the kids have kicked Kate out of their lives by then. Also, 3Farmers said she had not read the article and there was hope for her yet. I agree with you, but I just can't seem to resist. It's like I read about them and watch them with gritted teeth. Doesn't say to much for my common sense.

Anonymous said...

I dont really see much difference in the kids being watched by Jenny the Nanny and having countless other people watch the children, then being in daycare. Other than the fact the the kids are at home what is the difference between daycare and having a nanny. I guess what I am saying is that Kon do not watch the children as much as the let on. So why not have them in daycare if they are going to be watched by nannies?

Anonymous said...

"She has asked her kids if they would rather be a 'normal family' with parents who worked while their kids were in day care.Unanimously, they all say they would rather have the family job."

For J & K to approach their children in this logic is totally unrealistic and basically
a choice using a 'scare tactic' reasoning. The kids have never experienced a life where both mommy and daddy worked outside the home and they have never spent a moment in a day care situation so they have absolutely no previous experience to base their decision upon. J & K presented a option of 'good' vs. 'bad', but in reality the only option that the children have any experience dealing with is the reality tv show or the 'good'. Of course a 7 year old child's loyalty is going to be the 'family business' , its all they know.

Anonymous said...

You should email Showbiz Tonight also. It's on CNN Headline News. They went into depth about how they thought Denise Richards was exploiting her children on her reality show and those two kids were hardly on at all. I think those Gosselin children are exploited and over-exposed more than any other child I've seen on TV. I don't think those kids decided they wanted to be on TV 24/7.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is, it
s purely Kate and Jon's greed and unwillingness to use "their money" (which is in the millions now) to support their brood that is keeping the kids working in the show. It doesnt matter if their nest egg is a few hundred thousand like it was then the tups were conceived or millions of dollars as it is now, they have gotten too used to being supported by an outside agency, first their church, now figure 8 films. They don't want to give that up! Kate is a sociopath who gets pleasure only from wangling her next deal. It is so obvious. She just wants to keep upping the ante to see what she can get away with next. 8000 square food home completely for free. Check. Double wedding dress from kleinfeld. Check. Gaudy vow renewal ceremony slash Hawaiian vacation. Check. Next up, Korean infant baby girl. Working on.

Notice how Kate is never satisfied? With every interview her want list has something new. She is sick. So is Jon.

Who is this enabling Joan? I can't belive anyone spoke for them.

The truth is, they have plenty of money to retire on now. They could retire and live normal life with Kate and Jon at home, perhaps doing a scaled down version of the family business..an update once a year, maybe some books or talks. And their kids could enjoy a perfectly normal life with schooling, friends, relatives and privacy. They could choose this road if their kids happiness was at all important to them.

But no they are chooing to pimp their kids out to the MAXIMUM degree possible! And they act like they are choiceless in the matter! IT is ridiculous. On their website I noticed that they have fashioned the kids pages after American Dolls characters complete with cute little sayings (that sound so cartoonish) "HI, I'm Leah! I love to go with my sister hannah and snuggle with mommy and daddy! I am little but cuddly!" Paraphrashing but you know what I mean.

These people make me sick.

iluveeyore said...

I didn't realize it until I saw the People article, but the twins have a birthday this month.

Since they have so many other things going on in their lives, I wonder if their birthday will even be acknowledged.

Anonymous said...

How will people be able to give them sympathy for raising so many kids when they didn't choose to, when they DO choose to have another? Maybe they'll put little Joel up for adoption and the baby girl can take his place in the eight! You know someone's gonna have to go so they don't get crucified for CHOOSING nine. ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm not wild about daycare and my husband and I have always worked on opposite schedules to avoid using it. Yet there are people out there who have no choice BUT to put their children in daycare and to hear it described as such a horrible place is terrible. Also, since when has Kate ever given her kids a choice in anything????

Anonymous said...

Alot of people who have a troubled marriage think having, or in their case, adopting a baby will help.

HHHhhhMMMmmmm....

Anonymous said...

I think that no matter what Kon, TLC, Figure 8, or Kon's PR firm try to do on the show/in public hereon out, I think the viewing public will always remember this couple pre-Aunt Jodi's departure/fiasco and the fallout after (National Enquirer, the anti-Gosselin blogs, and Julie coming forward) and as the bitch Kate really is and the scam her on Jon are tring to pull off.

They can be nicey-nice on speaking engagements, on the show, in magazine pictures & interviews but I ain't buying it and I know alot of people aren't either.

This blitz of media attention is all generated from their PR firm to try and paint Jon and Kate in a new light, with no helpers trailing behind them, showing the naysayers they can do it all on their own. Who needs Aunt Jodi?! Not Kon!.

I would say they are trying to reinvent their image.

I would say they're failing.

Anonymous said...

iluveeyore said...
I didn't realize it until I saw the People article, but the twins have a birthday this month.
Since they have so many other things going on in their lives, I wonder if their birthday will even be acknowledged.

October 8th is their birthday (this coming Wednesday). Next weekend, KON will be appearing at the Orlando Women's Show with Mady and Cara. I don't see how there will be time for a party for the girls where they can invite their friends. And Kate did say that she wants the kids to go to their friends' houses and not have their friends come to their's. So, where do they even celebrate with their friends, if they in fact do?? No friends, no family, no meaningful relationships at all. Oh- I guess Jen Stocks and her vile crew will be there as party guests.

Anonymous said...

In the article where they ask Kate what will she do when they are full time in school, and she said "I can't even think of that right now." "We live one day at a time."

I guess the thought of the gravy train ride being over is too much for Kate to handle.

Anonymous said...

In the "Burning Questions" about the grandparents, they always word it as Kate's parents "chose" not to be involved in their lives. Who does she think she is fooling, she chose, not them. In one the episodes, they showed the tups 1st birthday and there were lots of family and friends there, this was before TLC. Maybe when they agreed to a series, the grandparents disagreed and that was it. Why would they help Kate and Jon when she was in the hospital having the tups and then choose "not to be involved in the tups lives". Also, when are these grandparents going to defend themselves? Kate is making them look like cold people, if we were to believe her, but we don't.

Anonymous said...

Anon said: Also, when are these grandparents going to defend themselves? Kate is making them look like cold people, if we were to believe her, but we don't.
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I would like to know when these grandparents are going to speak out, period. I can understand that Kenton and Charlene as parents may be in some degree of denial about the monster they created, the grandkids abnormal lives, and the way they themselves were treated by their own daughter. But, isn't it about time somebody stepped up to the plate here? I find it very hard to believe that nothing can be done. Aunt Jodi tried her best and look what KON did to her. The only way to stop KON is for family and former friends to speak out in formal interviews. I know they want to keep the peace for the kids - but would it not be better in the long run to speak now and end this madness? I am not telling them to do this - just exploring the possibility.

Anonymous said...

I can see them opening up a church type thing like the Bakers, I think someone called her that before. She sure seems like she's grooming them for something, and it's not a "normal" life..

iluveeyore said...

Before the tups were born, before Kate was pregnant with the litter, both Jon AND Kate worked full time. Where were the twins? Weren't they in day care?

Anonymous said...

I really doubt that anyone really came to their door for a picture unless it was the fed ex man, ups,mail, or laundry person. But then again, they may have to use the back door.

Anonymous said...

If I were unaware of the information on the internet and I read the People magazine article, I know I would find a few things odd, especially why their parents aren't involved and why no one understand them. This would prompt me to google them and find information, in fact I think that is how I found this site. I wonder if the admin can tell if there have been more hits than usual here next week after readers have read the article. Another thing I have been wondering, how come Joel McHale on The Soup, Chelsea Handler or Kathy Griffin haven't picked up on the show. There is so much material for them. Her explanation for being barefoot at the gas station thing is gotta be great for a few laughs.
I can't wait to read the mailbag in People in a couple of weeks, they always throw in a few positive and a few negative comments.
I can see the positive comments now, "what a lovely family, how does she do it" or "I can't believe she does all that she does with no help!". Give me a break!

Anonymous said...

I wrote to Dateline, some may also want to write to America's most wanted safety site, and the labor depts in the state of PA and where ever they move to. I know I'm anon, but I want to thank everyone that writes letters to the shows and the sponsors. There's a lot of things that I can't do anything about, but this is something that really makes me ill watching happen and not try to help those kids from ending up like most of the stars that are ending up famous for doing nothing, or becoming famous and not having a moral and ethical person guiding them.

elleroy said...

And, what will the new show be titled? I mean Jon and Kate + 9 just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Oh, they'll just call it "Jon & Swine Plus 9".

Anonymous said...

"It's one challenge they have yet to conquer:raising a child that is not a mulitple.Kate confesses, "We still want to know what 'one' is like."

J & K will NEVER know what its like to raise ONE child because they dont have ONE child, they have 8 children total. You dont raise one child to the exclusion of all the other children. Bringing 'one more' child to the family does not mean that the needs and responsibilities of the other children will no longer exist, it simply means that instead of caring for 8 children you will be responsible for 9 children. It is called a family unit, you dont segretate your children in terms of 'those 8 kids' and 'this one' While you are caring for the 'one child'the obligations and demands of the other children, as they age, are ever changing and may very well conflict with the allocation of time and attention of the 'one child'. The statement by Kate of wanting to know what its like to have 'one child' is utterly ridiculous, she will NEVER know what it is like to raise 'one child' she is the parent of 8 children! There is no rational thought process in her statement at all! You dont bring another child in to the family for some self serving ridiculous reasoning of, 'I want to know what its like to be a parent of just one child'. What message is this logic sending to the already existing children? Are they to just step aside and become invisible so mommy can fulfill some delusional urge of wanting to care for just 'one child'. Kate wanted to know what it was like to have 'just one more' but she got 6 (by her own choice). Bringing one more child in to the already existing 8 will not equal one, it equals 9!

Travis said...

I find it really hard to believe that Kate spends over an hour on the treadmill every morning when she constantly says she's not a morning person. Maybe she goes to the gym with Jon to make sure he and his "fuzzy bunny" trainer aren't getting too cozy.

Anonymous said...

"I would say they are trying to reinvent their image.

I would say they're failing."

I think you're right, on both parts.

Anonymous said...

I really doubt that anyone really came to their door for a picture unless it was the fed ex man, ups,mail, or laundry person. But then again, they may have to use the back door. Seeing how Katie dear freaked over a phone call she didn't recognize I'd doubt she'd answer a door to someone she didn't recognize. So perhaps the Avon lady is being accused of coming to snap photos. Katie dearest, you're a bona fide FREAK.
In the article where they ask Kate what will she do when they are full time in school, and she said "I can't even think of that right now." "We live one day at a time."

I guess the thought of the gravy train ride being over is too much for Kate to handle.
Ha! The truth. I mean really what's to film when the kids are at school all week and all weekend Katie and Jon boy go church scamming? No wonder they want to adopt a baby but really do we need to watch Katie destroy another life? Not that the baby would survive those ill mannered monsters that are all ready roving the house. Those kids smack, bash, hit, bite each other as it is what's a defenseless baby going to do?

October 8th is their birthday (this coming Wednesday). Next weekend, KON will be appearing at the Orlando Women's Show with Mady and Cara. I don't see how there will be time for a party for the girls where they can invite their friends. And Kate did say that she wants the kids to go to their friends' houses and not have their friends come to their's. So, where do they even celebrate with their friends, if they in fact do?? No friends, no family, no meaningful relationships at all. Oh- I guess Jen Stocks and her vile crew will be there as party guests. And it's no wonder Mady's a messed up little girl. Not allowed friends her own age with only the out of control younger children to emulate. Sad.

Anonymous said...

Steph said...
Why would they go through the hassle and expensive to adopt internationally when they could do IVF instead? They would be guaranteed only one if only one egg were implanted, and Kate is still young enough to be successful with this. They could even pre-screen embryos to make sure she is getting a girl.
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Steph, I see your point. But, where is the cachet of IVF now??? KON has been there, done that. A Korean adoption will enable KON to go to Korea ("retrace Jon's roots") and it will be fresh new material the sheeple will eat up. And it's all about the sheeple. Maybe we need to start an official "Come to Reality" campaign for the sheeple. We could try to make them see the light on buses, the subway, in line at the grocery store, at the post office, in waiting rooms, etc. We could create a manual of tactics just like the extreme fundamentalists use to convert people to "accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior." :)

AdoptiveMom said...

Our daughter came home from Korea last November; I remember how much scrutiny WE were under by not only the agency, but UCIS (aka Homeland Security) AND the Korean agency and government. We had to turn over tax information from the last three years; submit to local and federal finger printing and criminal checks, as well as CPS clearance. If there had been ANY little thing on us, it would have held up our application. As it is, it took just under a year from submitting paperwork to bringing her home (and no, we were NOT allowed to choose a gender, we were very happy to take the child referred to us)- and that is considered a short period of time.

If they think they can handle a child whose life has literally been turned upside-down, has to learn new parents, smells, language, go through serious jet lag, grieve for the Foster Family who raised them for up to a year while "raising" eight other children they are wrong. Let's just see one of the hired nannies up at 3am while their new daughter screams for their Omma who is clearly not even the person holding her. Her "Omma" will be too busy working out or feigning exhaustion.

Man that burns my butt.

Suzanne said...

Middle name? They've used Faith, Hope and Joy, but the three holy virgins are Faith, Hope and CHARITY.

What a fitting middle name for the next Gosselin child.

alana said...

"Kate's trademark one-liner:"

Shoot me now, too.

I have never heard Kate say that.

Who makes this stuff up?

As for Jon being a 'network engineer',I used to tell people that I was a Domestic Engineer when my five children were little!

I am writing to Chris Hansen, et al, right now.

Anonymous said...

"On their website I noticed that they have fashioned the kids pages after American Dolls characters complete with cute little sayings (that sound so cartoonish) "HI, I'm Leah! I love to go with my sister hannah and snuggle with mommy and daddy! I am little but cuddly!" Paraphrashing but you know what I mean."

Oh dear lord. It just flashed through my head - "sextuplet and twin dolls". You know they're coming.

alana said...

I honestly think the Korean orphan ruse is just an excuse for KON to have another set of babies themselves!

I can see it now: something will go wrong with the adoption and "to make up for it" they'll get pregnant again. Which is probably the original plan-scam anyway.

As someone else so succinctly said, "What Kate wants, Kate gets."

Oh PLEEEEZZZZZ.

Anonymous said...

The child who is reading the Bible scriptures with Kate is Hannah, not Leah, isn't it? That's a surprise that Hannah has her mom's undivided attention, huh?

Anonymous said...

If they really wanted to adopt, they should have done it before doing the fertility thing. Then, could have really had just one more, not six more. Not saying the 6 little ones are not precious or any less of a blessing from GOD, but why all of a sudden is she talking adoption?

Anonymous said...

AdoptiveMom said...
Our daughter came home from Korea last November; I remember how much scrutiny WE were under by not only the agency, but UCIS (aka Homeland Security) AND the Korean agency and government. We had to turn over tax information from the last three years; submit to local and federal finger printing and criminal checks, as well as CPS clearance. If there had been ANY little thing on us, it would have held up our application. As it is, it took just under a year from submitting paperwork to bringing her home (and no, we were NOT allowed to choose a gender, we were very happy to take the child referred to us)- and that is considered a short period of time.

If they think they can handle a child whose life has literally been turned upside-down, has to learn new parents, smells, language, go through serious jet lag, grieve for the Foster Family who raised them for up to a year while "raising" eight other children they are wrong. Let's just see one of the hired nannies up at 3am while their new daughter screams for their Omma who is clearly not even the person holding her. Her "Omma" will be too busy working out or feigning exhaustion.

Man that burns my butt.


AdoptiveMom - can I ask, how old was your child by the time you got her home? And what is the average age of a child adopted from Korea once they get to their respective adopted homes?

If Kon do adopt, and they want their "just one" baby, I would think that "baby" would be closer to a year than a newborn, correct?

Brandy said...

I just glanced at the article this morning (I haven't had a chance to read it all), but the quote I liked was how Kate doesn't like being in the spotlight. Could have fooled me. If she didn't like being in the spotlight, why the show?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

I really doubt that anyone really came to their door for a picture unless it was the fed ex man, ups,mail, or laundry person. But then again, they may have to use the back door.


Brings up an interesting point. I've seen it mentioned that they have some kind of security/bodyguard following them around when they are filming "on location", but nobody ever mentioned if they have full-time round-the-clock security at home, or when they are out but not being filmed (I read of people who met them in stores, so I know they do go out sometimes). I would think with all the wackos in the world, that even if J&K are too naive to think about it, TLC would want to protect their cash cow (and bull, I mean steer, and calves). They don't live in a gated fortress (yet). On the Regis & Kelly show, genius Jon even let slip that the twins wear uniforms to school, which narrows it down for the deviants out there. I really would think that a photo seeker coming to their house should figure on being tackled by three giant guys in black suits with dark sunglasses and radio earpieces. If not then I don't know how J&K sleep at night.

Anonymous said...

Iluveeyore,

I believe Julie stated something re J/K's employment status before conceiving the tups. IIRC, neither had insurance via their jobs. If this was true, Kate could not have been employed neither full nor part time. RNs(from first hand experience)working either full or part time have individual and family healthcare coverage after meeting the probationary period,usually 1-3 months. Jon may have been working full time, but did not have coverage through his employer? But then again, Kate probably needed him at home because she had 2, yes 2 babies to care for...she certainly couldn't do that alone. IMHO, seeing the kind of person that Kate appears to be, (as evidenced by the camera), I seriously doubt that she ever worked full time as an RN...talk about being exhausted.

Anon. 10/4 @6:28

Couldn't have said it any better. I'm sure in Kate's delusional mind, males and any child that can talk and walk no longer count. I think in K's mind the 8 are raised...I'd love to be a fly on the wall when the 5 girls are teenagers. Kate should be very careful what she wishes. Of course, anyone who doesn't march to Kate's tune will be isolated and eliminated from K's life. I foresee a very lonely middle- aged Kate,as Jon will probably be outta there by that time. What a piece of work, Supermom...not.

Anonymous said...

It really surpirses me that the two Dionne ladies haven't spoken up about this. They wrote a letter to the McCaughey's after their seven were born, warning them of exploitation. I wish there was some way to write to them, after all they endured they need to go public. The Gosselin house has become "Sextuplet&Twin-Land"

Addison said...

Should we call this issue "Sheeple Magazine?"

Anonymous said...

I am related by marriage to a former social worker. She and her husband (a Korean adoptee) have adopted two Asian kids. She says there is NO WAY an adoption agency would permit this.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Kon has any chance of adopting through an agency. They will adopt privately, with cash in hand like many celebrities do.

westmemphisgirl said...

She has asked her kids if they would rather be a 'normal family' with parents who worked while their kids were in day care.Unanimously, they all say they would rather have the family job.

This question being asked to 48mth old children who say the word "unnerwares" and "weiner"
Ha!

AdoptiveMom said...

Anon 4:57am-

Hi! My daughter was about nine months old when she came home. The average age of a Koran child at homecoming has changed due to the new laws put into place by the Korean government. The agencies must attempt to place each child in-country for the first five months of their life. If that does not happen, they are released for international adoption. Once a referral is received, it can take anywhere from 12-16+ weeks to have the child ready for escort or for their intended parents to travel. It all depends on your local UCIS branch, their wait times, how close the child is to their exit interview in Korea, and how quickly their travel papers can be processed. Again, this can vary also by agency. Some review travel documents once a month; others on a rotating basis. The "average" age I've seen (personally, I'm not sure of the exact data) at homecoming is 10 months old. MUCH closer to a year than a newborn.

Considering my daughter came home crawling, creeping, and talking up a storm, the Gosselins might do better with a domestic adoption if they truly want that single, newborn experience.

Sue said...

Check out diariesoftheprofessor.com!! Language is a bit graphic but is a funny and spot on commentary about Kate.

Anonymous said...

I read the People article while at the grocery store a few nights ago. I was shocked by the fact that Jon and Kate were staying at a Waldorf Astoria resort (Grand Wailea Resort). The cost must've been astronomical! This is a far cry from where they used to stay - middle of the road hotel/motel places where Kate refused to take her shoes off! I have no problem with staying at 5 star resorts and spending oodles of money - but J & K can't keep pretending they are the same people they were when the show started. They're millionaires many times over...

Anonymous said...

It was the "burning questions" that got to me (well above & beyond the whole adoption thing - I mean seriously?!? I can understand wanting a baby once the tups have left the nest but the cribs are barely cold!)

"Do They Have Any Help?" They admit to a bi-weekly cleaning lady (hope she does those baseboards!) and an "occasional" errand runner. What happened to Jenny and the "babysitter" they use when taping the confessional? What happened to security? Craft services?

"Where Are The Grandparents". Pfft. Whatever. They can find the time to jet around the country, drag their kids to every amusement park, partake in any freebie and drive more than an hour for church or preschool but can't find time to visit Jon's mom?!? And just because their family doesn't want to be in the spotlight doesn't mean they don't want to be part of the Gosselins life. Yeesh. Their answer to this question speaks volumes especially since they stated "choose not to be involved" and "don't understand us" when a "they didn't want to be filmed so we keep our visits private" would have silenced many a critic and given them a sliver of respectability back. They're happy to lie about so much but can't tell a little white lie here?

"How Do They Make Time For Each Child?"... "We hug & kiss whoever walks through the room"... Um, okay. So J&K sit in one room and have their kids come to them? Granted 8 kids is a lot and it would be difficult to give one-on-one time but I would expect they'd have more contact than what is portrayed by that answer. They don't kiss them when they wake them up? Send them off to school? Put them to bed?

They really really need to get themselves a new PR firm. One that would give them lessons on how to properly respond to interview questions without making them look like selfish idiots. Or at least a firm that explains the difference between print interviews & tv/radio/live interviews - you may come off funny when people can hear you but you come off badly when they can't!

Anonymous said...

Sue-

Thanks for that Professor link- it was hysterical and SO well written (3F, you have some competetion LOL)


As for the People mag article (no, I did NOT buy it, I read it at the library for free) I was in complete awe at the blatant lies- it actually made me doubt everything I have come to learn about KON.

I also think it is an ironic travesty that they are in the Paul Newman issue, a man who is as famous for his philanthropic work as his acting talent.

Anonymous said...

"but J & K can't keep pretending they are the same people they were when the show started. They're millionaires many times over..."

I was surprised to see that at least people did address that Jon and Kate make good money. Not sure if Kon got to proof the article or if they interjected that. But it does look as if they are being a bit more honest at least about their financial situation (ie- talking about the freebies on the last episode and then the people article)

Anonymous said...

"How Do They Make Time For Each Child?"... "We hug & kiss whoever walks through the room"... Um, okay. So J&K sit in one room and have their kids come to them? Granted 8 kids is a lot and it would be difficult to give one-on-one time but I would expect they'd have more contact than what is portrayed by that answer. They don't kiss them when they wake them up? Send them off to school? Put them to bed?
Here they go with the same sad tale of how hard it is to connect with each child in a day but want to adopt. And that is an odd way to phrase the answer as if they are kept in separate part of the home. So how will the children find mom and dad in the new 8,000 square foot home to get their daily acknowledgment?

I read the People article while at the grocery store a few nights ago. I was shocked by the fact that Jon and Kate were staying at a Waldorf Astoria resort (Grand Wailea Resort). The cost must've been astronomical!
Didn't Jon claim these resorts begged them to come stay with them? Well unless they are playing me to stay or comping me as well having Jon and Kate comped isn't going to get me through their doors. Who do they think watches this show? Richie Rich?
Besides I've never gone to Disney and never plan to go. It's an amusement park not Mecca. I'm thrilled they've got the money to keep giving free trips to other people still not going to get my money to stand two hours in line cooking in the sun for a ride no different from the much closer 6 Flags.
And people wonder why Americans have no savings. Buying expensive outfits for little children from Gymboree, Gap and who knows where, putting expensive vacations on credit cards to have memories because of infomercials disguised as reality tv episodes try to convince parents that is what they are supposed to want to do in order to be good parents. Just no.
Real parents that want a SAHM usually put those type of things aside to afford to have the one income support them. Memories can be made for free. I'd rather see reality of how that's done then another show trying to sell me down the river of debt.

Ilovemykids said...

They really really need to get themselves a new PR firm. One that would give them lessons on how to properly respond to interview questions without making them look like selfish idiots.

You're right - this PR firm is really bad. The recent upsurge in J&K publicity has harmed, more than helped J&K, imo. The thing is though, I'll bet J&K chose the PR firm that would cost them the least amount of money. As the old saying goes "you get what you pay for".

ThreeFarmers said...

Thanks for that Professor link- it was hysterical and SO well written (3F, you have some competetion LOL)

My day isn't made more competitive by good, entertaining writing; it's enhanced by it.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading that.

Anonymous said...

In response to: "Do They Have Any Help?" They admit to a bi-weekly cleaning lady (hope she does those baseboards!) and an "occasional" errand runner. What happened to Jenny and the "babysitter" they use when taping the confessional? What happened to security? Craft services

This interview took place at the time of their vow renewal in August. The month prior in July, they were in NC on a 'working vacation' in which they were accompanied for two weeks by a nanny, whose responsibilities appeared to be numerous. So within less than a month they went from having a full hands on nanny caring for the children to that of an 'occassional errand runner'? I find it extremely hard to believe that in a month's time J & K have stripped the amount of help they receive down to the 'occassional' cleaning lady and errand runner. I find more 'truth' written about J & K searching the internet then I do anything that has been personally approved by them!!

Anonymous said...

Three notes:

1) Has anyone realized that this crap John and Kate pull is JUST as bad as the Dionne Quintuplets?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionne_Quintuplets

2) I also couldn't help but laugh at one of the sheeple on a fan site:
"How can anyone say Kate isn't with her children all the time? Don't they watch the show? Duh! She's with them 24/7!" I am fairly certain the sheeple haven't heard of television editing.

3) Another sheeple thing: Many of the sheeples defend KON tooth-n-nail because they are "Christians". Jim Jones claimed to be a "Christian", too, going to defend Jonestown just because someone SAYS they are something? Just wondering...

Sarah said...

The whole think is scanned in here:
http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/28502190.html#cutid1

Anonymous said...

I know someone has mentioned this before, but I looked at the magazine while in the store and noticed that John had casual clothes on and sandles.
Why, then did she wear a formal wedding gown? Jon's just a prop, I guess. The renewal was really all about her then.
I also noticed that they claimed in the mag. interview that their marriage is rock solid.
HOW MANY times have we heard interviews JUST like that in Hollywood? Sometimes it's just before the breakup.
I mean, why weren't they talking about their kids in loving terms, not about themselves so much? Oh, that's right, this whole vow renewal trip was about Kate, I forgot.
Please don't visit their website because it will give them more hits and they will incorrectly think that they are the cat's meow.
The older kids looked glum in the picture, and the little ones were prompted to smile, yet again. They don't know any different.
The asking of the kids if they wanted to go to day care is preposterous! They would be SO much better off socially if they went to pre school and day care part of the time. A whole new world would open up to them.
I had a mother who always threatened to leave, even sometimes going outside the house. Other times she said she would send me "away". Of course, at 3 and 4 I believed her. No wonder that the day she tried to drop me off at kindergarten I screamed and fussed. No one ever asked me what was wrong or why I was scared. They just pulled me away from her and she left the building. I was aware that I was the only kid crying and screaming in the class. But I truly thought "This is it. She's sending me away." I'm old now, and I can still remember that fear. I believe that Kate tells her kids half truths regarding going away to day care, etc.

Anonymous said...

Oh the only room off limits to the cameras so far has been probably one of their two and a half bathrooms....and the porch outside of the sliders that lead from their kitchen table. We've never been out there, have we? Otherwise, we've toured the whole house many times.
I think we should all write People magazine and tell them that that was shoddy reporting. Such lies about how they hardly have any help. Do you realize that many people will read that and believe it? Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I just flipped through the People magazine spread while in line at the grocery store. In the first picture of the entire family, appears that Kate received a new wedding ring as part of the ceremony. It's a white gold/platinum band set with diamonds. I noticed it right away b/c it's noticeably different than her original marquis cut diamond set in a yellow gold diamond wrap. Kate sure knows how to capitalize on the freebies. Ugh.

Anonymous said...

"They really really need to get themselves a new PR firm. One that would give them lessons on how to properly respond to interview questions without making them look like selfish idiots."
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No PR firm in the entire world can undo they damage that KON has brought on themselves and will continue to bring on because they are frigging morons.

PunkinSeed said...

Ok ladies, I have had enough. I went on a little stroll to CafeMom. I'm trying to swallow the vomit that came up in my mouth. They just LOVE kon over there.

I think the group I replied to was "Aunt Jodi's Video". Wanting responses on if it was really her or not. "It sounded like her, but there is no way it was her."

So I wrote the following:






I have done quite a lot of research on this family. I've come to this conclusion.....If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck......it's a duck!

Have any of you noticed that the only people that support this family are the fans? Where is the family, close friends, etc.?? If any of this web stuff was false and I was a member of this family, I would be supporting them 100%. Nobody is doing that....no one. It is just the fans...that's it.

I would bet one million dollars that that was Jodi on the video. If you go back and read Julie's blog, she explains why Jodi was cut from the family. That includes Kevin as well. They have no one. Oh wait, I take that back...they have the production team and crew.

Now, before I start getting hate mail from everyone, hear me out. I LOVED this family. The children are beautiful, and Jon can be funny. But, I don't like being lied to. I don't think that anyone does.

Don't tell me how poor you are, and how exhausted you are. You have everything handed to you on a silver platter. Do I blame them? No, but don't tell the public that you do everything on your own. You don't.

I'm also worried about the kids...mainly Maddy. She is miserable, and she is going to hate her parents for the way they constantly describe her on TV. "She's moody, dramatic, always wants her way, etc." It's not helping; it's only making it worse.

I was very sad when I found out all of this negativity. I looked up to Kate, but then I realized I wasn't looking up to her, I was looking up to her lies.

Another woman, PennMommy, also started a blog recently. She was a volunteer when the tups came home from the hospital. Her son recently went into the hospital with a ruptured appendix. Two weeks later, he fell into a coma and died. Did this woman get any time to grieve? No. These so-called FANS berated and harassed her. Even going so far as to call the hospital, and pretend to be family just so they could get information. She shut down her blog before her son's passing, and I'm sure the FANS were just giddy. It disgusted me.

In a nutshell, the truth hurts. It was hard for me to believe that all of this was true. Well, it is. Aunt Jodi's video clinched it for me. You all know what a sweet, nurturing person she is. Why would she lie????

Just think about this, and do some research on your own.

AmandaT said...

***PunkinSeed: Not all CafeMom members love Kate!! Yes, there are a LOT of sheeple over there. However, there are some moms with critical thinking skills. I quit the debate group because those women don't understand the meaning of debate (they think that if you don't agree with them, then they should attack you personally... hmm, kinda like Kate). I do stick around in the Where's Aunt Jodi group to stir up the ardent Kate defenders. Do a search for "questionable kate" and join us in there !

Mom on the Run said...

Oh the only room off limits to the cameras so far has been probably one of their two and a half bathrooms....and the porch outside of the sliders that lead from their kitchen table. We've never been out there, have we? Otherwise, we've toured the whole house many times.

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We've never seen J&K's bathroom downstairs. We've seen the kids use the downstairs bathroom. Also we've seen Jon giving kids a bath in the upstairs bathroom. The room off the kitchen is the deck...Jon painted the recycling bins out there, and cooked the Korean food.

Boy, I watch too much TV if I can recall this minutiae.

punkinseed said...

Thank you amandat! I will be looking for you!! :)

sammysam said...

Punkinseed,
I was one of those people that defended Kon (always in a respectful way). I loved the show so much even though there were many red flags from the very beginning. I remember thinking to myself some things they said and did were just not right, and I think the final straw was when they said they had sold the cribs at a yard sale when I distinctly remember them saying they would donate them to another needy family.
I guess what I am trying to say is that anyone with half a brain will figure them out, but only when they are ready.

grannie annie said...

The jokes on Jon and Kate, TLC and the evil Jen is laughing at them and sees them as cash cows. Do they really think that TLC gives a rat's booty about them and their family. When their usefulness is gone so will they. Reality tv stars usually end up at car dealership openings and trying some way to garner attention from the public. Think celebrity boxing matches.
BTW
Can someone please give me an up to date list of sponsors?
Thanks

SammysMom said...

How the heck does Kate have time to exercise for an hour and 15 minutes? PLUS the time to shower and get dressed after, that's at least 90 minutes! I have 1 kid and a f/t job and I BARELY get 30 minutes a couple times a week in!

I guess when you have a husband who's not working an actual job but living off the breadwinners a-hem, children, you can command him to watch them all while you go workout.

Anonymous said...

I used to be a big fan of this show, and now I am ashamed of that fact...and embarrassed for them...They are truly greedy and selfish and only think of themselves and the money...those poor kids...They didn't ask for any of it...I see troubled teens in Jon and Kate's future....