Kate has made the entertainment news again.


Kate was caught by the paps punishing Leah. Several shows have run with it tonight.

We realize that this topic is pushing many people's buttons but we aren't here for a referendum on spanking vs non-spanking. Please keep the comments related to this particular incident or the Gosselins' discipline methods. Thanks!

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NDMom said...

All I can say is will someone now please help those kids?

Team Plus 8 said...

[a]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nczAEgmYsBk[/a]

There are pictures of Kate hitting Leah in this video.

[a]http://www.usmagazine.com/news/jon-and-kate-ratings-continue-to-decline-2009166[/a]

Luckily, ratings continue to decline.

PatK said...

So it was assumed that Kate called the cops because the paps were bothering her, but it turns out the paps called the cops because Kate spanked Leah?

TooSadToWatch said...

This makes me cry. Literally.

Someone clarify for me--is the story now that the police were called ON her, and not her calling the police about the paparazzi? Are there public records that would say why the police were notified? That would explain the horrified look on her face and her defensive stance, but I don't want to jump to conclusions.

I know there are people out there who use spankings as discipline, but I am not one of them. At the hands of physical abuse as a child (and no, I am not saying all spankers are abusers), I opted out of that method as a parent. Seeing the look on that child's face brings back a lot of painful memories.

kittycat said...

I saw it on the news....terrible. Khate is more out of control then ever. I really believe she did have Jon sign that contract letting him lead a separate life...she is now getting what she thought she wanted...and those dear little children are paying the hefty price.........again.

NoUse4Kate said...

I just caught a real quick flash of two photos on some entertainment site. If she does that in public, imagine what she does in private. As a parent you have to be level headed and not lose it with your kids and from what little I saw she lost it and poor Leah paid the price for k8's anger.

Praying for those kids tonight.

Jennifer D said...

Did you see the muscles in Kate's arm? I kept staring at them...OMG...how can she treat her child like that?

Momof2 said...

I'm dying to see how BM and her fellow followers are going to justify the actions of their faithful Leader......

Anonymomma said...

I seriously hope the police were called because if this.

Anonymomma said...

I just ran a magistrate search on Jon and Kate for Berks County (these are public records). Nothing on Kate and one record on Jon for running a stop sign in 2007. If the police were there because of this she wasn't cited.

Jennifer D said...

I saw a comment from a sheeple on one of the sites already. It went something like this:

Leave this family alone. You have no idea how it is to have 8 children. Don't judge.


I wish I was kidding. There is officially a person out there that will defend Kate no matter WHAT she does.

konspiracytheory said...

I am so angry - words fail me. If this is what she does in full view of the paps then God help those children behind closed doors.

Suky said...

Horrible pictures of Kate spanking Leah, YouTube has pulled it.


http://www.theinsider.com/news/2224320_The_Insider_on_TV_Tonight

ImFrancie said...

Kate Gosselin is the Dumbest. Person. Ever.

And now another horrible moment in her children's lives made public and preserved for all time.

I admit I am not a perfect parent, but I apologize to my kids when I "lose it" by yelling at them. I also take time to explain why I become frustrated with them. I don't imagine the Gosselin kids will ever hear their mother admit she was wrong or sorry for her actions, now or in the future.

Dare I hope this latest is the straw that breaks the network's back?

Calgary7 said...

I am in my late 40s and in my elementary school, kids dropped their pants to be hit by the teacher with the yardstick on their bare bums.

Didn't like it then; don't like it now. Changing public opinion and better understanding of child abuse has made people willing to use better options.

I can see it being used to make an immediate correction in those few instances where your child's safety is at risk such as running out on to the street instead of staying on the sidewalk.

But because it was noisy and you couldn't hear on the phone?!?!?

What is seen here is an explosion of rage and anger, not a parent disciplining a child.

KateIsAPig said...

She has publically humiliated Leah. Kate is a nasty, disgusting pig.

Danielle said...

Suky said...
Horrible pictures of Kate spanking Leah, YouTube has pulled it.


http://www.theinsider.com/news/2224320
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Suky, that link is not working..

Jen K said...

I could never live with myself if I made my son feel and look the way Leah looks in that photo. I am against spanking of any kind, but I know some people make a distinction between "spanking for punishment" and "spanking out of anger/to intimidate".

I think we know which one Kate is now, if we had any doubts. Can you imagine what it's like in that house to be 5 years old and spanked...for what? I hear it's because she was blowing a whistle. What 5 year old hasn't done something annoying even after being told to stop? How does that equal a smack?

Kate: 34 years old, at least 5 foot 5, 120+ pounds

and in this corner....

Leah: 5 years old, three feet tall (if that) and 35 pounds (if that).

Yeah, seems like a fair fight to me.

Danielle said...

KateIsAPig said...
She has publically humiliated Leah. Kate is a nasty, disgusting pig.
========================

Well, now that Jon is gone, she needs a replacement.
She is a sick, sick chick!!!

Aeris said...

Jennifer D said...

I saw a comment from a sheeple on one of the sites already. It went something like this:

Leave this family alone. You have no idea how it is to have 8 children. Don't judge.



Haha, that is sheeple excuse #2, #1 being, "Ur just jealus". Don't waste time going to the other sites, those people are either full of spite for being wrong or they are mindless lemmings.

I'm SO glad the viewership is down so much from last week. These no-talent hacks need to go away forever. I don't want to comment on the Leah issue, but it's ironic that Kate's fake "paparazzi pics" came back to bite her in the a**.

Tatyana said...

and this woman dared to say "daddy is mean"... poor poor child

WherzNannee said...

So where's the (Not) Nanny? Is that why the hair looks so disheveled lately? Oh, maybe N.N. and Mr.Gray are now together.
Ha

Jen K said...

Keep in mind that most of the rabid fans are intellectually stunted or still in junior high.

I don't give much credence to anything said by someone who has also said something along the lines of, "so last night, um, I had this dream, that Kate and I were best friends, and we went shopping and then I woke up and had to take my algebra test at school. OMG, it was SO hard! I luv Kate!!!" :)

Like I said, some people are either too young or too dumb to know any better. At least the young ones have an excuse!

BMWoP said...

You know, I understand people spanking under serious circumstances. A 5 year old child blowing a whistle, though? Come on.

And doing it in front of paparazzi who are waiting to further crucify you?

The fact they lead viewers to believe they punish their kids with time-outs and death stares, when in fact they really spank, is ...well...lying.

I recall a FAQ episode where a viewer asked how they get their kids to stay in time out. They just willy-nilly'd around that question and made it appear the kids just know to stay in time out. In actuality, the kids know to stay in time out because they will get spanked if they don't. I am so sick of KON portraying themselves as awesome parents when they clearly are not.

I had a feeling all along they were easily spanked, seeing as how I've seen several kids now flinch if Jon or Kate raised an arm too close to them. My gut tells me the boys, and Alexis, bear the brunt of it. When I first saw the footage, I was sure it was Alexis, and was shocked to see it was Leah.

Poor Leah. How humiliating for her.

Kate Gosselin....you suck.

staryeyedshaynon said...

Wasn't the point of Kon buying the big ole mansion so the kids would have more room...and Kate could have more room? I don't see why when Leah was outside playing like a kid is suppose to that Kate had to do crazy! I too wonder what goes on behind closed doors..

just wondering said...

Why on earth is this woman always on her phone? ALWAYS!!

Not even my 13 year old granddaughter talks on the phone as much as Kate Gosselin. The whistle is bothering you? Go inside!

Would somebody just haul her away, please? By her arm?

Momof2 said...

Sooooo...did this happen AFTER she took Leah with her shopping or was the shopping a damage control stunt recommended by her PR before the photos came out?

BMWoP said...

Jennifer D said...
I saw a comment from a sheeple on one of the sites already. It went something like this:

Leave this family alone. You have no idea how it is to have 8 children. Don't judge.


I wish I was kidding. There is officially a person out there that will defend Kate no matter WHAT she does.

6/16/2009 8:36 PM


Jennifer, Kate could have slit Leah's throat and they would still defend her because they are just as sick and twisted as she is. I saw a post defending Kate, and then said, "Go watch the other sextuplet show where they really are exploiting their kids".

Insanity. Pure insanity.

Kate Ur A Ninny said...

Momof2 said...
Sooooo...did this happen AFTER she took Leah with her shopping or was the shopping a damage control stunt recommended by her PR before the photos came out?

6/16/2009 9:01 PM


As a matter of fact...yes...it was after the spanking that she took Leah shopping. The spanking happened Friday and she took Leah shopping Saturday.

Amy said...

I despise this woman! I cannot see this charade continuing any longer..what is it like for these kids grandparents, aunts uncles etc to witness this? Someone has to step up and help these kids..its over for Kate and I hope she is shunned and retreats into irrelevant obscurity..thank you to the P-People who had the sense to call the cops on this disgusting excuse of a mother

Sunset said...

Actually Kate took Alexis shopping. The media got that wrong. I could tell by the hair because it was light brown vs. black like Leah's hair. I believe Kate is jealous of Leah. Yes, I really said that. It is more common then many people realize. Mothers can be jealous of their own children, and it gets worse and worse as the child ages.

Danielle said...

Kate, I hope you are enjoying this weeks publicity....Watergate...PinkPantyGate....& now SpankGate!!!
What will next week bring? It's time to pull the plug!

Sharon said...

After watching her last night, I deleted them from my DVR, so that it won't record anymore. I can not stand the sight of her, or listen to her voice for another 1/2 a second. then I turned on ET,tonight and there she was spanking Leah. There is no getting away from her. I was hoping that things would die down and she would just shrivel up and go away. But, now she's back in the lime light. All I saw was the clip from ET. I used to work for DSS in Ma, and they say it's OK to hit a child on the butt, with an open hand, one time. No fists, no weapons. I don't agree with this, but my point is that nothing may happen to her if it's the policy in PA. Again I was so hoping that people would stop with the opsession about her and she would just go away. Someone on here said, that she does not care what kind of attention she gets as long as she's getting attention, and they are right.I felt that she made a total A$$ of herself on last nights episode.

Pamela Jaye said...

Can you imagine what it's like in that house to be 5 years old and spanked

um... well.. every part of it except "in that house" - yes.
and actually... the being abused part too.

but that wasn't my original point, which was this

as kids, we were spanked.
I don't remember ever being spanked in public, however.

In the 80's and 90's, the church I went to - which my parents did *not* go to (they just got spanking from their parents, I'd guess) was "into" spanking, as a punishment - but they were very specific that you do not spank in public. (I think they were probably specific about not spanking in anger, also). *They* knew that the child welfare agencies can might consider it an excuse.

In Kate's case - there's more than spanking going on - there's abuse and we all know. None of it is to teach her kids - it's all for her convenience.

Funny - I thought Kate was into that "time out" thing. We never got that - it was either spanking or revocation of privileges.

If Jon got custody (fat chance?) at least the kids would have their Aunt Jodi back (not to mention other relatives they probably never met at all.)

Do people with lots of money tend to "escape" the law? I mean, can Kate just buy herself a lawyer so good that she'll get to keep all those kids and do whatever she wants to them?

I wouldn't be too worried to see a kid be spanked once, but I've seen a pattern with Kate.
I wonder though - which is worse? The spankings or the verbal abuse and lack of nurturing?

Shannon said...

I saw this on The Insider today, and it's obvious that once again Kate was in a rage when she punished her child.

This is NOT a parent spanking their kid to punish. Kate is a woman who hits her kids because she loses her temper and hits them.

I should know. Although my parents didn't believe in spanking, I watched for years as my cousins would get "punished" like this. Their parents had the exact same look on their faces as Kate did, and a good portion of the time, the "crime" the kid did wasn't really that bad. Today, this behvior would be called physical abuse. Seeing similiar behaviors in person, I fear how much worse these children have it when the cameras aren't around.

All in all, I can't believe Kate is so stupid and irrational that she would be photographed hitting her child at the same time that she's being investigated for exploiting her kids.

How come Kate seems to function perfectly fine on the phone, yet she can't tolerate anyone who's standing right in front of her? Quite sad....and sick.

NYMom said...

Hmm, is this the moment Kate realizes she got caught on film spanking Leah??
http://www.theinsider.com/photos/2279221_No_Date_for_Jon_Kate_on_10th_Anniversary

how much more? said...

I have noticed on recent episodes that K8 threatens a "nap" when she can't take anymore of the kids' behavior (season premier-before they were to go shopping for the tups b-day party, chopper episode-when the kids were honking the horn on her GIFT scooter). This threat seems to get them to stop their behavior pretty quickly. I wonder if "nap" is her code word for spank when the TLC cameras are around?

Also, how obvious has it been that most of the recent filming has been taking place while the older girls have been at school-so it's only the tups being filmed. Is this because Cara and Mady (probably mostly Mady) are not as compliant in front of the cameras?

AeroSpice said...

How ironic...Leah could be considered the "whistle blower" on Kate's rage and scams! Keep blowing, Leah....someone will soon be there to help hopefully.

Kate is Disturbing said...

That time-out mat was most certainly a sham, I knew it. Most parents know that children don't RUN to time out that quickly unless they know they will face worse consequences, I agree with prior posters on this point. My daughter came home with a whistle from a school carnival once, (take note PTA parents, that is a Terrible "prize", lol) That whistle mysteriously disappeared 3 days later, didn't need to hit or humiliate anyone, it just went. It's very obvious that Kate doesn't have an inkling about parenting skills. She is a role model on what not to do.

To Satan who is nearest?KateGosselin aka"mommy dearest". said...

Anonymomma said...
Nothing on Kate and one record on Jon for running a stop sign in 2007. If the police were there because of this she wasn't cited.
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Often cases that involve minors are not made public, so it might not mean they didn't get cited.

Bev said...

This bothers me to no end. Kate has been followed, watched, video taped & photographed by the papparazzi for months now. She knows very well that they're watching her. For her to lose her cool like this just goes to show that so much more must go on in the home while nobody is watching or rolling tape. Any mother/parent in their right mind that actually cared about & loved their children would be extremely cautious about anything they do outside the home. Kate snapped. She couldn't hold back her aggression and took it out on her child. She has no control. No wonder why her children hit one another on top of the head. If they are being hit at home then they are doing what they see & what has been taught to them.
I can only imagine the kind of spankings, punishment & humiliation they get in private.
It's a shame. My heart aches for these children.

Disgusted said...

Screen Shots of next weeks InTouch Weekly:
http://www.musingsfromthemoon.com/2009/06/17/kate-caught-spanking-leah/comment-page-1/

eventhepolicehatekate said...

http://mheckman.berksblognet.com/2009/06/10/gosselins-congesting-422/

cubby1128 said...

I cannot believe this woman! Someone needs to help the children. Why would she do this in front of all the cameras?? Is she that angry? Someone needs to step up. I can only imagine what goes on behind closed doors. But Kate is never alone, staff and nanny's have to know what's going on! It's not like she never gets any time away from her kids or any time for herself. I understand she has 8 kids but she is hardly ever with them and she has help 24/7! You know those kids get that alot, they are scared of her. You can see it on their face.

Mystical said...

Sharon said, "....Someone on here said, that she does not care what kind of attention she gets as long as she's getting attention, and they are right.I felt that she made a total A$$ of herself on last nights episode."
___________________
I agree, Sharon....Kate was hideous last night. She is so consumed with herself and seems to be oblivious to this fact. I wonder what the lady at the Ronald McDonald House thought of Kate as she make sure to point out that she personally drove the bike herself! Wow, that was over the top. The lady probably thought...and????

Kate's hellish cackle at the spa surpassed all her other cackles, and probably nearly blew the roof off the place. LOL

Anonymomma said...

And now I suppose the question has been answered: Why does Kate need a bodyguard?

Connie said...

Wow...just wow. I spent part of the day consoling a friend whose 18year old son was killed in a car accident yesterday. She said she feels comfort knowing she was a wonderful mom to him and she had few regrets.

I shudder to think how J& K would feel one day if they ever face a parent's worse nightmare. I don't think they will be able to live with themselves, knowing what they've put their kids through.

Danielle said...

So, I guess we now know there is some truth to this story:

http://blogs.babble.com/famecrawler/2009/06/14/whoa-kate-gosselin-smacks-her-kids/

Bev said...

Good job Kate.. You exposed your child's underwear in public for a bunch of skeevie, hiding in bushes, dirty, paparazzi to see. It won't take long before this photograph is on some sick child pornography site. All of this for money? When is enough is enough? The entire world
(including some sick bastards) now have these images forever. What a low life Kate is. Truly disgusting!

too sad, said...

Oh no. Leah has red marks on her arms from Kate grabbing her so hard. Those marks take a lot to put on a person, just not a quick grab and spank (something horrid too). But to leave the read finger prints means Kate the Great really was using brutal force on Leah.

I wish someone would do something to save those poor kids.

I haven't watched the show in a long time, and after seeing Kate abuse her kids time and time again I doubt I ever will again.


I also hope Dorothy has Toto hidden away so Kate won't come and get him.

3rdGradeTeacher said...

What gets me is that I have always thought of Hannah as Kate's favorite tup and Leah her second favorite. If she goes off on Leah, just imagine what she does to poor Joel or Alexis??

Tami said...

Hmm, is this the moment Kate realizes she got caught on film spanking Leah??
*******
Oh geez. She looks like mouth breathing trash. I'll bet those kids are terrified to be alone with her and that's why they like the camera people around. Sadly, I think Jon hits them too so he really would not have a leg to stand on if he wished to pursue a complaint against her.

Lisa said...

Pamela Jaye said...

If Jon got custody (fat chance?) at least the kids would have their Aunt Jodi back (not to mention other relatives they probably never met at all.)



I have been worried about this since the news that a split was imminent came out.

A family member of mine has been fighting for sole custody of his daughter for YEARS now, but the law is so very one-sided in favor of the mother -- despite the fact that he's obviously the better parent, more stable, etc. It's incredibly hard for fathers to get custody of their children if there isn't something debilitatingly wrong with the mother (i.e. she's a drug addict, etc.)

I fear that because Khate is running the show, she will get custody and Jon will be brushed by the wayside. I know he enjoys spending time with his kids and I truly hope the divorce-to-come will result in these kids growing up in a calm, loving house with a parent who ENJOYS spending time with them because he wants to, not because it (literally) pays to.

jonandkatewho? said...

This just makes me sick. I can see the happy smile that used to always be on Alexis' little face turning into the unhappy scowl of Mady quite easily if this keeps going on.

No wonder those kids never look happy. They aren't. They are not being protected and treated kindly by their own parents. If Jon knew about this before today, why did he not do something about it?

They both just suck. That's all I can say.

just wondering said...

Bev said...
Good job Kate.. You exposed your child's underwear in public for a bunch of skeevie, hiding in bushes, dirty, paparazzi to see. It won't take long before this photograph is on some sick child pornography site. All of this for money? When is enough is enough? The entire world
(including some sick bastards) now have these images forever. What a low life Kate is. Truly disgusting!

***************

I've worked with child pornographers and please believe me when I tell you that pictures of children in their underware are not even on their radar. Not even in their universe. It's like comparing nursery school to a master's program.

Tami said...

You know this is going to be spun as poor Kate has to raise those kids alone all day long and she just snapped. Heck, there are still people in comments sections swearing they both work and do not sponge off their kids. People will be clueless enough to buy her excuses.

Laurie said...

Still Photos


www.popeater.com/television/article/kate-gosselin-smack-photos/529806

CityGirl said...

OMG!!! I cannot believe kate! I just watched the interview where mady is denied water, and you can hear her say "maybe you need to spank her" when kate calls down one of the little girls. Kate has probably spanking them for a while. Im so glad this was caught on tape, I dont think she is ever alone, why doesnt anyone there speak out against her, Im sure they have seem this alot. I think kate just doesnt want to be bothered with the kids, Jon always did the work anyway. And now that he is not there as much, this is how she keeps her control. I know you have alot of readers, wont someone in PA go and file a complaint against her.... I hope jon gets the kids. I hope he stands up to her for once, he is the better parent.

So Sad... said...

Oh God those pictures broke my heart. Apparently a witness said that when Kate was done, she just pushed Leah away and walked off with her coffee while the older girls comforted her.

I guess Leah blew the whistle after Kate told her to stop. Shouldn't Kate just had her hand the whistle over to be confiscated? Why did she have to resort to such brutality? The fact that Leah is covering her hiney shows that she (and all the kids, I'm sure) is used to such treatment.

This makes me sick. I'm so sorry for those children. They desperately need an advocate. I just want to cry.

WHY won't somebody DO SOMETHING FOR THESE KIDS?!?!?! Something desperately needs to be done, somebody needs to step in.

It disgusts me that people are actually DEFENDING her over this!

I just wish Kate would go away. Her kids would be so much better off without her. She is so sick and twisted, I don't think any amount of counselling would help her.

Serena said...

I've worked with child pornographers and please believe me when I tell you that pictures of children in their underware are not even on their radar. Not even in their universe. It's like comparing nursery school to a master's program.


This is a very misleading generalization. Plenty of pedophiles (involved in actual child pornography or not) are aroused by children in their underwear. Even such things as young children involved in diaper changes, potty training, bathing/showering, grooming, etc., can be fodder for pedophiles... fodder which Figure 8/TLC/Jon and Kate have been providing for years. And now you can add spanking fetishists to the list of sickos being entertained by the Gosselins.

M0mmy2jackson said...

I don't see a difference between those defending Khate and those defending Jon. If you pay attention without blinders on it should be clear he does the same thing. He just wouldn't be stupid enough, or out of control enough, to do it in front of cameras. Also, why does everyone assume he would fight for full custody? Anyone have a count on how many times he's mentioned needing freedom?

They are both disgusting and horrible parents.

Anonymomma said...

I think there should be a public outcry to call out the advertisers and sponsors of this network. Seriously. THIS is what their money is going toward. If I ever had a reason to not buy a single product related to this show, this is it.

How can TLC knowingly continue with this charade? That camera crew had to have seen something like this. Yet no one said a word.

Aren't they legally obligated to report abuse? Isn't Jon? Or the Not-A-Nanny?

How this has even been allowed to get this far is mind boggling.


Sorry for the posting rampage tonight. I just can't sleep after seeing those pics. Hopefully, that was the trigger and someone gets involved.

Laura said...

Poor little Leah. Isn't she the smallest tup? The picture of Kate grabbing/holding Leah by the shoulders looks horrifying. Kate looks so angry in these photos. Another source mentioned that Kate was upset because Leah blew a whistle while Kate was on her cell phone and that's why she was hit.

I'm not a parent so I can't speak to the discipline thing. But when I was spanked/swatted my parents never did it when they were angry. I'm a big fan of time out myself.

I think Kate is her own worse enemy. She goes out seeking fame and people see right through her. The paparazzi probably called the cops on her - so much for using the media to her advantage.

Next thing you know Kate's PR team will try to spin the situation to her advantage. I can hear the "I'm exhausted" role that Kate will try to use. I will be watching to see what happens next.

Calgary7 said...

Now I understand why the little kids hit and punch each other.

My sister has multiples that are slightly older. Her family rule is no hitting and so I always wondered why JK+8 always were hitting one another.

Kate is always slapping someone. Even Emeril who is a guest in her home.

Monkey see monkey do

Help the Gosselin 8 :( said...

Oh my goodness...wow. Those poor children. I wonder how many times TLC has to edit that out.

1st thing tommorow I'm buying that magazine.

These kids a child advocate. The parents are pathetic.

Laurie said...

Then, the dogs must be at risk for being hit and smacked either by Kate or the kids who are imitating Kate.

Laurie said...


YOUR TURN FOR A TIME OUT KATE!!

shmedelle said...

Serena said...
I've worked with child pornographers and please believe me when I tell you that pictures of children in their underware are not even on their radar. Not even in their universe. It's like comparing nursery school to a master's program.


This is a very misleading generalization. Plenty of pedophiles (involved in actual child pornography or not) are aroused by children in their underwear. Even such things as young children involved in diaper changes, potty training, bathing/showering, grooming, etc., can be fodder for pedophiles... fodder which Figure 8/TLC/Jon and Kate have been providing for years. And now you can add spanking fetishists to the list of sickos being entertained by the Gosselins.
...............
Serena,
I saw a program on TV some time ago that was about a young girl who was victimized by her gymnastics coach. Once he was arrested, photos of the young girls that he had coached were found, the pics were close-ups of their pelvic area.....they were not naked, they had their gymnastic outfit on.
You cannot underestimate what a sicko is into. It is the parents job to protect their children.

kate is a cocky bitch said...

here's an interesting article
http://www.examiner.com/x-11474-Miami-Reality-TV-Examiner~y2009m6d17-Kate-Gosselin-accused-of-drinking-and-beating-children

fourpatch said...

What really gets me is that when Kate, guns blazing, is smacking poor Leah the twins just look on as if nothing is the matter. Tells me that smack-downs are a regular thing in that house.
Why doesn't someone in that house stand up for those kids? How could a father leave when his kids are in danger? How can not nanny not say anything? What is Kate's hold on all involved?

Kate is a shrew said...

If TLC continues this program they are contributing to not only child exploitation as well as saying its ok for Kate to terrorize her child. The look on Leah's face is heartbreaking. This is one incident we have seen..how many others have we not? She has hit her husband, kids and no doubt the dogs as well. I dont think even the furor over these photos will rouse Jon from his catonic state but if he had any sense he would file for divorce and try to get sole custody of these kids..I truly think the kids would be better off and I doubt Kate would be too heartbroken as she would be free to flit around without the responsibility of being a mother (which she does not do well at all) Kate is well documented in all the tv shows..all her nasty treatment of the kids and Jon etc and these photos are the last straw..I think Jon has a very good chance to get custody and he should distance himself from this disturbed woman as soon as possible..there is no way Kate can spin this..she is a very troubled woman and she took out her anger on her child. Enough said.

Tammy said...

Too bad Steve wasn't around to protect Leah from her own mother. Perhaps the whistle blowing drove Kate over the edge because she was on the phone with Steve who was telling her he did not want to be associated with her any longer (wishful thinking)
Will we see photos tomorrow of Kate rolling in the grass on her lawn hugging and kissing her kids in a desperate attempt at damage control? Wont work Kate. She is the most despised woman around right now and the final nail in her disastrous attempts to manipulate the public. We see the truth of who you are Kate and it is ugly as hell.

tellmewhatyouthink said...

Kate looks like she is drunk or on something in these photos. Either that or she just woke up and rolled out of bed. She is scary looking and makes me nervous.

LaLa said...

maybe one of the kids called the cops.....'bout time!

LaLa said...

Danielle said...

Kate, I hope you are enjoying this weeks publicity....Watergate...PinkPantyGate....& now SpankGate!!!
What will next week bring? It's time to pull the plug!

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Danielle, you forgot "nipple gate" - or did you miss the one where she's all "out there" with her new additions - headlights turned on and all.

nice, mom, nice

hatekate said...

yes. yes yes. the ratings are declining.

From radaronline.com
other reality hit, American Chopper, embattled Pennsylvania family The Gosselins continues to decline in ratings.

Only 2.9 million eyes watched the boys of Chopper swoop in and entertain the Gosselin brood, get mani/pedis with Kate and build a manly bike for Jon.

That in comparison to last week's 3.8 million viewers, all in steady decline from the juggernaut of the season premiere, nearly 10 million viewers.

TLC will forge ahead with some 40 new episodes for the current season.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/06/jon-kate-ratings-get-chopped

Duckman said...

Kate may call it a spanking, but this looks more like an assault.

Hey TLC, you want to hire a bodyguard to protect the kids from their mother? Apparently Steve's not up to it.

I Think This Sinks Her Boat said...

KateIsAPig said...
She has publically humiliated Leah. Kate is a nasty, disgusting pig.
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Yeah, how would you like to have that lovely film in your family archive? What a treasure for Leah to have some day. Kate's so big on making memories for her family and documenting them with film and photos; well, here you go Kate...add it to the collection; some of your finest work.

puddymoors said...

This did not surprise me after watching the interview Kate gave after denying Maddie water. In it she bent down and disciplined a child on TV. Grabbing one of the tups and holding the shoulder with a great deal of force. I was more worried about this as it does not take much force to break bones. The TV interviewer commented on how effective it was.

I also have seen children that mark easily. My brother had an over abundance of hystimine in his skin and if I put my hand on him I practically left finger prints. (Something he used to great advantage!).

That being said it is obvious that this is a normal pattern of behaviour and given Kate's temper something the kids need to be protected from.

I also don't think the huge family is justification. I'm a teacher I have 30 kids in my class room and I've never touched one of them. I've yelled, but only once or twice in true anger, more often than not it is simply for effect ... sometimes I think I'm standing outside myself with fingers in my ears.

JustKeepsGettingMoreAwful said...

Laurie said...
Then, the dogs must be at risk for being hit and smacked either by Kate or the kids who are imitating Kate.
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This is a sad truth. We had a low-life renting a house in our neighborhood. Found out later he kept the pit bulls underneath the house through a small crawlspace; all dirt and cold down there. He was depraved and would beat on the dogs; somebody turned him in. His one small daughter would walk one of the puppies on a leash and then, for no reason, just start beating it with the leash. I ran right out and told her to stop and she told me it was what Daddy does, that "he just goes crazy sometimes, Mom can't stop him, and he just has to hit the dogs." I wanted to curl up and die on the spot.

You can see when the dogs are in those photos on the anniversary day when Kate's putting together whatever those things were, she's got a hand up and the one shepherd is sitting there just waiting for it. The dogs will only take so much and could bite back. The kids don't have much recourse.

What a horrible bully Kate Gosselin is. Big, rough bully. I hope her goose is cooked. She's fast becoming the most hated woman in America. Monstermom.

Niki said...

I don't think the paps called the cops. Kate called the cops the second she realized her behaviour was caught on camera. She got so angry in that moment that she forgot they were there. Her rage has been getting worse and worse and harder to control and I feel sorry for those babies.

I have no issue with spanking (not by hand) and not when the parent is enraged and out of control. The way Kate grabbed Leah's arm was not someone who wanted to discipline...she lost her temper and became violent.

I shudder to think what happens INSIDE the house.

PaLisa said...

Anonymous Amy said...

I despise this woman! I cannot see this charade continuing any longer..what is it like for these kids grandparents, aunts uncles etc to witness this? Someone has to step up and help these kids..its over for Kate and I hope she is shunned and retreats into irrelevant obscurity..thank you to the P-People who had the sense to call the cops on this disgusting excuse of a mother
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I am beginning to believe the grandparents don't give a rats behind about those poor kids. My sister used to put alcohol in her baby's GLASS bottle and leave her locked in her crib alone while she got plastered herself. One day my other sister and I stopped in to visit and heard the baby screaming as soon as we opened the door. We ran to her room to find she had broken the bottle and was cut everywhere. We took the baby with us while my sister sat stoned out of her mind and went to our dads house which was right down the road. We told him what had happened and showed him the baby's cuts and the broken bottle that reeked of booze. He did NOTHING. I tried keeping the baby and about 4 or 5 days later my sister showed up with the baby's other grandmother to get her. She knew if she came alone I was not handing over the baby. My mother and the baby's other grandmother also did nothing although they told us they would. my niece is so messed up today it isn't funny. While I think parents and family should be the most important thing in the world others don't view it that way.

I am sad to think that if something horrific happens to any of those kids the family will then be coming out of the woodwork. It is just so darn sad I can't believe anybody can still watch their show. I know I refuse to.

Kris said...

Shame on Kate.

Shame on In Touch Weekly also for giving Leah something else to be embarrassed about.

Those poor kids. When will this madness stop for them?

PaLisa said...

Blogger fourpatch said...

What really gets me is that when Kate, guns blazing, is smacking poor Leah the twins just look on as if nothing is the matter. Tells me that smack-downs are a regular thing in that house.
Why doesn't someone in that house stand up for those kids? How could a father leave when his kids are in danger? How can not nanny not say anything? What is Kate's hold on all involved?
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Hush money is all I can come up with. There isn't enough money in the world for me to stand by and watch such abuse. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

TLC? Wholesome family? You are just giving the go ahead for people everywhere to mimic Kate. I find it hard to believe TLC staffers have kids and if they do would they allow that kind of punishment for the sake of the almighty dollar? Those kids are people with REAL feelings and everybody chooses to ignore that fact. They are not props nor is it their jobs to be treated so badly for tv. No wonder other countries make fun of us. It is people like TLC and J&K that give us a bad name.

TLC better hope Kate doesn't go completely over the edge (it's coming) and do something horrific. If they were smart they would get out before it is too late. Kate will never give up what she has willingly. If her kids get in the way of her so called career heaven help them all.

So very very sad

Elsie said...

This is a very misleading generalization. Plenty of pedophiles (involved in actual child pornography or not) are aroused by children in their underwear. Even such things as young children involved in diaper changes, potty training, bathing/showering, grooming, etc., can be fodder for pedophiles... fodder which Figure 8/TLC/Jon and Kate have been providing for years. And now you can add spanking fetishists to the list of sickos being entertained by the Gosselins.

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I remember decades ago there was a discussion of the appropriateness of Sear's using children as underwear models after some sicko's apartment was discovered with catalog pictures of children in underwear decorating his walls. Did the catalogs stop using children models this way?

pinkdiamond611 said...

This proves that Kate is out of control. She is losing it. First look at her face, the anger is because a child blew a whistle. Second, if you do need to discipline your child, bring them into the house and do it in private. She is full of rage. Like road rage it is irrational.

Ms.Peach said...

I don't know which story is correct, Kate calling the cops or the paps calling the cops. Regardless, Kate is vile. I have never grabbed my child's arm so hard that it left red marks. That woman is full of hate. This is will be played that if Jon was there to help with the kids, she wouldn't have lost control.

I can understand there are times when the last resort is a spanking, but for Kate, I fear it is the first resort. The time out stuff on the show was for the camera. Good thing there is a not-nanny around because if Kate were alone with those kids, well, it could be very bad.

BTW, who the hell is she talking to on that phone all the time?!!!! Are her phone conversations so important that she needs to hit her child?

Babs said...

I would hate to be her spin doctors.

Wonder who will be trotted out for today's photo op?

I'm guessing Leah and Joel.

hereshecomes said...

Isn't the first rule of spanking (especially in books for Christian parents) not to spank in anger? That's not discipline--it's just hitting because someone made us mad.

Patty said...

Momof2 said...

Sooooo...did this happen AFTER she took Leah with her shopping or was the shopping a damage control stunt recommended by her PR before the photos came out?

6/16/2009 9:01 PM



Momof2 that wasn't even LEAH,that was ALEXIS.

Jennifer D said...

I hope this doesn't turn into a pro-spanking vs. anti-spanking debate. It NOT about the spanking. It's about Kate being an aggressive bully and using her size to intimidate a child.

If Kate had an ounce of empathy in her she would see this picture and vow to get some help with her anger.

Ms.Peach said...

Just one more point. I doubt the paps called the cops, but if there's some proof of that, then she's in trouble. I think she called the cops because she realized that some unflattering pics were taken when she was wailing on Leah. I think she was pissed that the cops said there was nothing they could do. She lost it with Leah and forgot about the paps. If she were thinking clearly and not so angry, she would have taken Leah inside and then wailed on her to keep her dirty secret. She revealed the true Kate. I give the paps a high five on this one.

Allie said...

The following videos are from Kate's May 12th appearance on Rachel Ray Show, and let me just tell you ... it's very revealing. All of Kate's "issues" seem to really show themselves. But watch carefully, because you might miss them if you blink. Especially at the end of Part II where she "wins" the boat race. I'll leave it there.

This woman is one hot mess!

Part One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR23gFoXnKI

Part Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZx0qGgjzws&NR=1

BarbMae said...

I am so glad that the viewership is down and will continue to go down until TLC pulls the plug on this show. Even if they have signed a contract given the weekly circumstances there will definitely not be a season 6 and hopefully season 5 will be pulled before it is finished. In regards to spanking, I only spanked my sons a couple of times... and felt awful for it. My youngest was a screamer and I use to flick his lips to make him stop. He jokes about it now at 19 how ineffective it was, but I couldn't see spanking him or slapping his mouth to stop. I cannot say regarding the red marks because I bruise very easy and marks are shown clearly on my skin. Half the time I don't remember how I got the bruise. There has been signs of discipline for awhile of these kids. The grabbing of the arms, pulling them and dragging them, I am sure both parents have done this. I don't know what to say about the pictures, but IMO we don't need to go guns a'blazing. Let this ride because Kate is slowing hanging herself and destroying any chance of a career outside of J&K plus 8. She is "as she put it" totally alone because Steve is not around thanks to this website to help her. Let her go down in flames herself

Ashley said...

shmedelle said...
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Serena,
I saw a program on TV some time ago that was about a young girl who was victimized by her gymnastics coach. Once he was arrested, photos of the young girls that he had coached were found, the pics were close-ups of their pelvic area.....they were not naked, they had their gymnastic outfit on.
You cannot underestimate what a sicko is into. It is the parents job to protect their children.

6/16/2009 11:46 PM
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I worked at a police dept. for 10 years. I can tell you first hand that you never know what's going to turn a person on. They arrested a guy, I forget what for, and in searching the house they found hundreds of pictures that he took of people with casts on. Broken arms, broken legs, whatever. He took them in public places, stores, county fairs, etc. He even cut pictures out of magazine, glued them on cardboard and made casts with gauze. How bizarre is that?

ManicNarcissism said...

Can I just say this? I hate Kate and I'm really glad that she will be on a cover of a magazine with her big rear end sticking up like that.

That being said, shame on you mags who are putting poor little Leah's pain on your cover. Shame, shame, shame!

This makes me cry. The spanking in this manner is bad enough. But, the humiliation of this cover for this child is heartbreaking.

I was spanked as a kid. It isn't something I do, but it was done fairly and not in anger to me. It also wasn't the go to discipline it was saved for biggies like insulting a parent or lying. I won't comment on whether it was right or wrong but I think I was one of those rare kids were it was used in its "best" (emphasis on quotes) form. I didn't consider myself abused.

I can't imagine if my pain and humiliation was on a cover of a magazine for all to see.

Okay, I've got to stop thinking about that, too hard. I have 6, 5-8 year olds coming for a party at my house today. Dancing, Karaoke, Crafts, good time will be had by all. Something Kate would never do. I'm starting to live my life by that, whatever Kate wouldn't do.

cossysmom said...

would someone please post the link to the Duggers talking about the Gosselins disciplining their children. I can't find it and I think this would be an appropriate place to post it. Thanks

TeamMady said...

wow. just wow.
i am sorry, but where ELSE besides outdoors should a 5 year old be playing w/ a whistle? this just angers me so much. why doesn't the diva just send the kids outdoors w/ the nanny to play when she has "important business" to conduct over the phone? oh yeah - bc she wants the paps to take pictures of her, not the nanny. what a sick individual. i agree w/ the other posters that said jon probably spanks them too. both of them have the maturity and patience level of a 17 year old. these 2 should not be parents. i hope someone that can actually do something about this is paying attention.

Damage Control said...

Apparently someone at The Cleveland Women's Show needs to be informed on how Kate 'does it':

http://www.southernshows.com/wcl/?show_features=1&cat_id=474

CELEBRITY GUESTS
Meet TV’s Busiest Mom of 8, Kate Gosselin!
Meet the star of TLC's reality hit 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'! Kate Gosselin has been blessed with twins and sextuplets in the past three years. She will be appearing at the show Friday, September 11th, to answer all of your questions about raising her 8 wonderful children!

Baker said...

You know TLC will spin this into an episode - they will have to now that it is in the news. They were there filming at the time, so you know it will be in an episode. Poor Leah, the lies that will be told saying she deserved the spanking, to cover Kate's ass.

Susan said...

My heart breaks for Leah. I am not for spanking at all, as I was spanked as a kid, and it made me a very angry adult. I wasnt even hit in public, so for this to be on a magazine cover and internet, this poor child is going to be very embarrassed, humiliated, and angry.
Those kids are going to really resent or even hate their parents for the mistreatment, and for airing this to the world.
Even if you believe in spanking, I would think you would at least agree to do it privately, esp if you are in the limelight and she KNEW paps were around.

Karma is going to catch up with Kate. Those kids wont be little forever.

Ms.Peach said...

Where are the dogs? Does Jon have them with him? Glad Jon is laying low.

bedonenow said...

Duckman said...
Kate may call it a spanking, but this looks more like an assault.

Hey TLC, you want to hire a bodyguard to protect the kids from their mother? Apparently Steve's not up to it.


You bring up a good point. The paid male companion for Kate always accompanies HER not her children. I have always thought that TLC or Figure 8 or someone paid for this companion to keep her inline. She is an unstable timebomb waiting to go off and they needed someone who could get close and control her in public. I never did understand why we would see him in the kitchen and things like that, who needs a "bodyguard" inside your own home. But if his REAL job is to help keep her behaviors and psychiatic issues in check, then that makes more sense to me. What we have seen, the cuddling, him carrying her purse, etc is his way of being her beck-and-call guy in order to have influence over her. I think his real job is to make sure she takes her medication and doesnt have a mental blow-out in public.

AnotherLisa said...

I agree that Kate is her own worst enemy.

She is making the Octomom look good!

Keep it up, Kate.

The kids deserve better.

Jane said...

Please write to the promoters of Healthy Kids Expo and ask that they remove Kate as a spokesperson:

info@healthykidsexpo.org

http://www.healthykidsexpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=43&Itemid=90

LB said...

Whether you have two or eight children; the number of children doesn’t mean it’s okay to violently spank a child like that. She has eight children, so what? They were outside in the front yard with ample space! Is that a reason to spank her? No. She in the yard; she could have walked further down, go back inside or take the whistle from her. Duh. Something must have made Kate snap like that to grab Leah like that and go nuts on her. It made my blood boil when I saw the pictures. It’s disgusting and the paps did nothing wrong. They were right to call the cops for the beating. And I’m glad they took pictures to document it. They didn’t make it up despite what the Kate worshippers are saying. And I have seen the children fickle before when Kate had her hand or arm too close to their face. Mady did when she was begging for water. Kate put her hand up and she pulled back her head before crying and saying she was really mean. What does it take to have the children protective services to go over there and check them out? Could we write to the news channel in their area? The Governor? I seriously hope it doesn’t get the point where a child got injured at the hands of Kate!

wildflowers said...

I have no way of knowing if all of it is true or not - but on Perez Hilton's site, there is a snippet about HER. Says she is a drinker and a cople of instances about her 'disiplining the kids'. Believing it or not is up to you. I think maybe not 100% true, but at least based on the truth. Some others coming out with this info. Maybe more will speak out too.

savethegosselin8 said...

http://www.popeater.com/television/article/kate-gosselin-smack-photos/529806

Some polls.

I wonder if the cops (and "People" magazine) knew that Kate just beat Leah when they responded (and published the after-pic of Kate holding Leah talking to the police).

DollyFinn said...

2 things are bothering me:

1) If this is what Kate does with cameras on, what is she doing with cameras off?? As much as I hate the show and what it is doing to the children perhaps they are safer with the camera crew around?!

2)Why hasn't anyone interviewed Steve Neild's wife?? I would be interested to get her take on this situation. With all of the speculation about the affair between Kate and Mr. Grey, it seems odd to me that she has been so quiet.

MBach said...

I hate to see proof of what many (including me) have suggested. Kate/Hate is just too angry and mean to be left alone with these kids.
A while back I posted about the episode in the basement where little Joel had angred Kate/Hate in some way. The look on her face was CRAZY mean. Joel was completly afraid to even get close to her. I knew in my heart then that I could no longer watch these children (and Jon) be beaten down both mentally and (unseen) in body by this cruel and unstable person Kate/Hate.
She is toally aware of the pap, yet she could not control her anger enough to stop Leah in another way EXCEPT TO HIT HER. Oh how many times did she say she had God taking care of her? SHE is suppose to be taking care of her children.

Someday, when these kids are grown, they will send their mother wooden spoons as mother's day presents.
Naw! She isn't worth the effort.

lifeoriley said...

Re: TeamMady
I agree with your comment. Why did Kate let Leah have a whistle in the first place?--whistles are meant to make noise--that is their sole purpose.
Also, she is home with all of her kids, she is a "mother"--what the hell is so important that she needs to be on the cell phone constantly? Put the phone down, and do phone calls later unless it is a "life or death" emergency.

Rachel said...

This is awful. Poor little Leah! It is terrible that she will have to live with this when she is older. Actually, it is terrible that ALL eight of those kids will have to live with this mess when they are older.

I almost want to give the paps a high-five. Almost. I think they are essential in bringing down this show, even though they disgust me most of the time. But, it is because of them that the general public is able to see things like this. This show is a sham, and it is undeniable that the paparazzi are helping to expose that.

The Other Laurie said...

I wonder if TLC will try to spin this into a ratings boost and if they do SHAME ON THEM! If this goes on in the house (and I believe it does) SHAME ON EVERYONE that hasn't said anything in defense of those kids. Maybe this is why Jen and Scott left.

konspiracytheory said...

Let me preface this by saying that I *hate* that this happened at all, but since it did, I'm glad it was Leah (man, that feels awful to type such a statement, but stick with me...). If it was one of the twins, the sheeple would argue that they're "old enough to listen to their mother", "Mady's a brat and deserved it", etc. I could be wrong, but I think if it was one of the boys there would be media interest, but not to the level we're seeing with the current situation. The photos show Leah, a beautiful, teeny-tiny little girl being assaulted by an adult - I think people who are on the fence about the spanking issue (not me, BTW) are being pushed to the 'Kate went overboard' side simply by virtue of Leah's tiny stature. Poor Leah - hopefully something good will come out of this horrible situation.

Treece said...

BMWoP said...

I had a feeling all along they were easily spanked, seeing as how I've seen several kids now flinch if Jon or Kate raised an arm too close to them.
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I definitely agree! I saw one episode where Jon took the kids into the forest and he gave them all sticks because they wanted some like Daddy. Alexis(?) was hitting her sister after Jon told her to stop and she started crying from being hit, so Jon snatched Alexis' stick and broke it and the look on her face, and she jumped back so far I thought she would fall! (Exaggeration), so I definitely believe so.

I was ALWAYS flinching as a child, and sometimes still do today

narcissistsinmylife said...

I think Leah was already "imitating mommy" in NC as evidenced by a couple of the pictures where she poses like Kate in the bikini and she gets very close to Mr. Gray. Then poof, we see no more Mr. Gray. Maybe, Jon or TLC finally put their foot down after seeing this.
(I also think it is strange that Alexis was faked on the gossip sites such as justjared and radar as Leah. And never corrected even though many spoke up.) Now this....could it be that Mommy is really holding a grudge against Leah? For her BF not being able to be around anymore?

Petes said...

what makes you think Jon would take the kids himself?

1. he doesn't want the responsibility

2. He more than likely hits them as well.

They both seem like cave dwelling idiots. They probably aren't fit to raise a tent, let alone a child.

MJC said...

Ridiculous. I was spanked as a child on very rare occasions (Didn't negatively effect me, but the point of this is not to engage in a "is spanking right" discussion) but I was NEVER spanked in public, ever. Mom also never grabbed me hard by the arms. If I was throwing a temper tantrum and had been told to stop but wouldn't, she would pick me up carefully and carry me to the car, telling me that my behavior was unacceptable and I would be getting a spanking for it. She never yelled before or during spanking, and she never spanked in anger. The point is-- even if you agree with spanking, there are ways that are not humiliating and even can let the child know the punishment (whether the form is right or wrong) is coming out of love.

Can't wait to see how she tries to spin this one on her fake blog.

UncleKid said...

Dlisted picked up the story and is running with it. Michael K HATES Kate, and says this:

"The pictures were taken while Kate was outside watching the children play. A witness (aka the tortured beaver on Kate's head) said one of the sextuplets, Leah, started blowing her whistle all loud-like. She was probably blowing for help."


And the comments are pouring in.

It's on.

Ava said...

The thing about it, is there are plenty of places outside that the kids could play out of camera's view. They have that nice area in the shade behind the house with picnic tables that they could play and Kate could sit and watch them while conducting business. Why does the woman always insist on letting her kids play in the front driveway? Because she wants to be filmed. So in wanting the publicity, she has just shot herself in the foot. SO So sad that these children have such a mom that loses her temper, even when she knows the public is watching.

Angie said...

Kate--you wretch--how can you humiliate a child like that in a fit of anger AND in public!

Also--shame on those who published that picture of Leah on a magazine for everyone to see!

Come on Kevin and Jodi--don't stop with the intervention. I know this must break your hearts.

I'm praying.

scanimallover said...

The poster who commented that no one, not even the grandparents care about the kids brought up perhaps the most important point.
Who is going to stop this?
The family remains silent, except for Kevin and Jodi...and no one from the crew has spoken out.
Remarks from "unidentified" ex employee's hold very little weight in my opinion.
The kids all loved Scott the camera man. Rumor has it he left because he and others didnt like what was going on.
Fine.....but is that where it ends?
Walk away, go and hang with the Duggars and all is well?
Not one of them is willing to risk a job loss to help the children who are clearly being exploited at the very least.
Times are tough, jobs are hard to come by, but is that excuse enough to just transfer to YES...film some more exploitation in arkansas?
Shame on everyone.

Naj said...

Jennifer D said...
I saw a comment from a sheeple on one of the sites already. It went something like this:

Leave this family alone. You have no idea how it is to have 8 children. Don't judge.


I wish I was kidding. There is officially a person out there that will defend Kate no matter WHAT she does.
+ + + + + + +

Ditto. The common lame and idiotic excuse is 'She has 8 kids! It's OK!'

I honestly think in the eyes of her 'fans' the woman could kill and they'd say "Well, you know how irritating 8 kids can be! She just needed to thin them out a bit. Leave Kate alone!"

Leslie110 said...

I am amazed that people will protest outside David Letterman's studio because of a joke but J& K can literlly abuse their children and no such protests happen. Why?

SaNdY said...

Babs said...
I would hate to be her spin doctors.

Wonder who will be trotted out for today's photo op?

I'm guessing Leah and Joel.
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I think her spin dr's are going to have to do one of 2 things, maybe both: somehow, have Kate 'make nice' (almost impossible for Kate) to soften the blow of Leah's spanking, and second, come out with something else, pictures, maybe something about Jon that will be designed to focus people away from the spanking pictures....let's see what will happen...meanwhile, my heart, again, goes out to the 8 kids who have to somehow deal with their pyscho mom....

Dobzy said...

I never understood how hitting a child is "ok" but if you hit another adult, you could be arrested. Do as I say and not as I do. Kate is despicable. Those kids are 5!

Sue in PA said...

Anonymomma said...
I just ran a magistrate search on Jon and Kate for Berks County (these are public records). Nothing on Kate and one record on Jon for running a stop sign in 2007. If the police were there because of this she wasn't cited.


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How up to date are the records? I'm just wondering if it would be entered yet. Plus, if it were the first time they were called out, she likely just got a warning.

Jessica said...

Seeing a mother spank her child is usually not a public affair. But again, this is the "double edged sword" the Gosselins SIGNED UP FOR. If you don't want your most private moments seen, such as spanking your child (which btw, is a form of discipline unpopular these days), then don't let cameras into your family's home(s) for 100+ episodes on television. STOP.

Jon minus Kate/why r they still 2gether? said...

If she is hitting Leah in public-
imagine what must go on in private
when the cameras are turned off-
it's the tip of the iceberg....

Naj said...

Jen K said...
Keep in mind that most of the rabid fans are intellectually stunted or still in junior high.
+ + + + +

I have found the same. They're very young and still into the "Jon and Kate luv each udder! I no it cuz I saw the vid in Haiiawaii!"

Others who've been raised on TV don't see how this is any different from watching a CSI Miami Rerun.

They are also in the same group that think David Caruso is a great actor. But I digress.

My belief is that because of their TV and soap opera parentage, they sincerely believe in the fairy tale that TLC has painted of KON.

And they really don't care one iota for the kids...just "They're so CUTE and we all want to watch them grow up! What's wrong with that?"

They're both contemptable and pitiable.

Kim said...

This brought me to tears. I wish there were some way for the children to feel how much love and compassion so many total strangers feel for them. Mady, Cara, Leah, Alexis, Hannah, Joel, Collin, and Aaden: you are beautiful, wonderful children, and you deserve so much more and better than you are getting.

Jon minus Kate/why r they still 2gether? said...

Leah got spanked for blowing a whistle while playing outside?
Kate should have got off the phone
and interacted with her children- Who is she talking to?
Jon- save your kids from this woman.

Moons in Leo said...

Wait a minute ... didn't J&K always own up to 'disciplining' the kids, either with their hands, empty paper towel rolls, wooden spoons or whatever was handy? Didn't that go over big with the 'spare the rod, spoil the child' fanatics?

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

SaNdY said...

AeroSpice said...
How ironic...Leah could be considered the "whistle blower" on Kate's rage and scams! Keep blowing, Leah....someone will soon be there to help hopefully.
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Great point, AeroSpice...

Kelly said...

And now we know that what Kevin and Jodi were saying on their videos was true....the camera people being horrified by what they were seeing and not getting alot of tape because of it. Those kids were getting beat - big time!

No wonder they loved Beth and Jodi so much and that's why Kate had to cut them out of the kids lives. At first I thought it couldn't be that bad she's using her left hand, but then I remembered Kate is left handed. Wow...I can't believe what I just saw, how awful!!

organizedblogroll said...

Looks like the Gosselin 8 need
BODYGUARDS!!

3rd Rock From The Sun said...

I bet all of the Gosselin children miss Jon. Those kids seem happy when they are with Jon, but not with Kate. Kate needs to go back to her book signings and speaking engagements. Kate also needs to do some research on spanking and anger management.

I can't wait till the Gosselin children are all grown up, and able to say what really went on behind closed doors.

just wondering said...

Kris said...
Shame on Kate.

Shame on In Touch Weekly also for giving Leah something else to be embarrassed about.

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Bravo to In Touch for documenting the truth! The only way to make it stop is to document every moment.

lindahoyt said...

I believe in spanking. I spanked my own children, to good effect. It is a serious form of discipline for serious offenses. NOT for blowing a whistle! And NOT just out in the yard, grabbing and jerking a kid by the arm.

This woman is out of control, when she grabbed that child. Hungover? She has anger problems and selfcentered problems.

Jon should be ashamed of himself for leaving his helpless children in her "care". The production crew also should be ashamed of themselves, and legally liable for turning a blind eye to her abuse. For, sorry, this is abusive. She SMACKED the kid for disturbing HER, she did not discipline her!

A said...

I only want to see one more episode — the one where Kate sits on that silly little interview couch, looks into the camera and says,

"I admit that I belittled and emasculated my husband. I take responsibility for ruining my marriage. When my kids grow up to have severe problems, the fault will be mine and no one else's. I don't even really like my children any more, since they dared to grow and stop being tiny and cute. I'm a famewhore and that's not ok. So I'm walking away from all of this for a year, to give my family time to heal without me, without constant stress, tension and fear, and so the relatives I forced out of their lives can come back in, because that's the only way they will heal. Goodbye."

Then she gets into a limo and it drives away…..Yeah, that would be the highest rated episode ever.

chesterctymom said...

Kate actually has a grip on Leah's dress with her other paw. Imagine what happens behind closed doors when Kate can get her hand on kitchen utensils or paper towel rolls.

Sad and ugly.

just me again said...

I was looking at the photos and noticed the big pile of trash in the garage. Knowing how Kate is about such 'mess' I wonder if that played any part in setting her off?

Someone said "I'm glad Jon is laying low". Although I've been leaning way towards Jon being the better parent - at least from the aspect of I think the kids would have a much better, well rounded upbringing with him, I think laying low after this story broke is WRONG. If he isn't 'just as guilty' of spanking in anger like that - his butt should have been home ASAP to intercede for his kids!

Emily said...

Whether or not spanking a child is OK is not the issue here. That's a decision for each parent for each parent to make on their own.

What gets me is that Kate knows (and constantly complains about how) the paps are always on her tail. She knows they want some juicy picture. If I were her I'd be on my best behavior, just because more people are watching. Sadly, that picture is going to be around a long, long time and it's not the type of memory a child wants to relive.

I hope all this attention is worth it to Kate. It sure wouldn't be worth it to me.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Kate - the kids are outside. Whistles are for outside use. You have a 20+ acre estate. If Leah is "bothering you" move your rear end to another area of your estate.

or,

else, just calmly walk over to Leah and put out your hand, palm up, and request that she give you the whistle.

You don't need to resort to physical violence.

just wondering said...

ManicNarcissism said...
Can I just say this? I hate Kate and I'm really glad that she will be on a cover of a magazine with her big rear end sticking up like that.

That being said, shame on you mags who are putting poor little Leah's pain on your cover. Shame, shame, shame!

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Look.. I hate that the children have Kate for a mother. BUT!!

If it takes a couple of magazine covers to shock the remaining sheeple out of their collective catatonic state, then so be it.

The only way to end this show is to show the authentic Kate to the world and the paps will be the ones to document the evidence.

Paige said...

I was spanked a few times as a kid and I turned out perfectly fine (and I don't resent my parents for it, either). However, I was never spanked like THAT. And it certainly never happened on the driveway. If we consider her short fuse, it shouldn't be a surprise that she spanks and possibly hits with spoons.

Down with Kate! said...

Also, she is home with all of her kids, she is a "mother"--what the hell is so important that she needs to be on the cell phone constantly

AMEN TO THAT!!!!

just wondering said...

Damage Control said...
Apparently someone at The Cleveland Women's Show needs to be informed on how Kate 'does it':

http://www.southernshows.com/wcl/?show_features=1&cat_id=474

CELEBRITY GUESTS
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Mommy2Jackson said...

I need to make a point about spanking... it's not against the law! Those photos even show the "politically correct" form of spanking (open hand, on the butt).

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There are many things we could do to our children that are technically not against the law. I don't think "not against the law" should be used as a guide to being a decent parent.

I have no problem with parents deciding to spank. As long as it's done appropriately. I have never heard a single professional say spanking out of anger is ok. It is not.

Clearly Kate was not spanking Leah as discipline, but because SHE became frustrated.

Such behavior is what leads to abuse. Let us hope it hasn't already.

Mac said...

Why isn't anyone in their family speaking about this - on either side? The silence is chilling.

marypoppins said...

I cant even begin think how leah and the others will feel when they are grown up and see these front cover magazine pictures.
The humiliation.

I hope that Canadian Kids Health show and all other events she is scheduled to speak at CANCEL her.

I await the damage control- any Leah and Mommy starbucks pictures out yet?

rosie said...

The Rachael Ray show that you showed the video of made me sick to my stomach. Kate is the biggest phony in the public eye today, yet the audience drooled over her and coveted each and every word she said, while cheering and clapping for her. Sick.

cdnmom47 said...

Aside from the fact that she spanked her (which, by the way I am against), it's obvious she spanked her in sheer ANGER. You can tell by the look on her face that she's not spanking to 'discipline', she's spanking out of her own anger and frustration, which is totally abusive. It's usually in cases like that where the parent gets 'carried away' or out of control in their anger and really hurts the child.

I suspected that these kids were 'spanked'..but by observing Kate's personality, she spanks because of her anger, which is so SCARY.

These children are highly at risk.

Shopper said...

I know this will sound extreme but why doesn't Kate just get the hell out of those kid's lives? She obviously doesn't even like them. Yeah, she needs to exploit them for her own fame and fortune, but how much money does she need? They stand a strong chance of needing therapy one day anyway so they could work on any possible abandonment issues they have. But they may not have any abandonment issues anyway, they breathe a collective sigh of relief that she took off bid her good riddance.

If she is paying any attention to them, she's either yelling/hitting them or all over them for the camera. Kids aren't stupid, I'm sure they have her figured out at this point.

Vent over.

marypoppins said...

Mac said...
Why isn't anyone in their family speaking about this - on either side? The silence is chilling.
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Sigh, if only they had a relationship with Grandparents, aunts, cousins and uncles.

If Jon is questioned about this he should say that he "is hesitant to believe anything he reads in the tabloids."

On a serious note, Jon too has hit or pinched the kids.

I do believe they get smacked- i have seen the kids flinch or cringe .

I can't believe God gave these two AWFUL humans EIGHT children.

WorkerBee said...

IA with the poster that said Kate lost control & spanked Leah ~ THEN remembered the paps were there. I don't think she would have done that in front of them.

I'm not against spanking in certain circumstances...but in this case, all she had to do was take the whistle away from her. That's it.

I have been TLC free since right before the season opener & I haven't missed a thing.

amdf16 said...

Sadly, the Gosselin children aren't the only kids getting hit by their parents out of anger. This happens all over the world. And as awful as it is that poor Leah has to be on the cover of a national magazine under these circumstances, I am a bit relieved that Kate was finally caught treating her kids this way. The evidence against her is rock solid. Most children who deal with abuse-be it physical, verbal, or emotional-endure it privately and no one ever sees it; therefore, no one can remove them from the situation. Hopefully this being caught on camera will be used to the children's advantage in the future. They need to be kept as far away from this shrew beast as possible.

Even if their situation changed tomorrow, I fear who they will become down the line. It doesn't seem possible that any of them will come out of this debacle of a reality show experience unscathed. These beautiful, innocent children have always deserved better. All children deserve better.

When they turn 18, the 8 of them should sue TLC and their disgraceful parents for damages...because you can bet their so-called college funds will cease to exist by then. The party's gonna be over soon for Jon & Kate, and they'll need to keep up their unaffordable lifestyle somehow...

I hope someone, somewhere can help these poor kids.

HW said...

Shame on TLC, Sarah Snow, Emeril, the solar energy guy, the men from OCC, the man who gave them the dogs...Shame on all these people for allowing themselves to be associated with this show. They have fed this couples' egos to the point where they think they are untouchable. With all those celebrities in and out of that house, did NOBODY see anything that raised a red flag?

I hope to see a comment from the OCC guys on this because they really seemed to enjoy those sweet children. And TLC? I hope they offer an explanation as to why they continue with this show.

Those poor poor children. Will they on day see these photos and wonder why nobody helped them?

Momof2 said...

Petes said...

what makes you think Jon would take the kids himself?

1. he doesn't want the responsibility

2. He more than likely hits them as well.

They both seem like cave dwelling idiots. They probably aren't fit to raise a tent, let alone a child.
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Please, unless we see incriminating pics of Jon actually hitting the kids we cannot assume that he is just like Kate.

Jon, IMHO, is being pushed out...

ImFrancie said...

Moons in Leo said. . .

Wait a minute ... didn't J&K always own up to 'disciplining' the kids, either with their hands, empty paper towel rolls, wooden spoons or whatever was handy? Didn't that go over big with the 'spare the rod, spoil the child' fanatics?

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


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No, you are not wrong. Just go over to Pop Eater and read the comments about this latest Gosselin misadventure. The pro-spanking crowd is out in force!

Judging from those comments, I have to ask myself, if "Ignorance Is Bliss", why is America not the "Happiest Place on Earth"?

thisshowissad said...

rosie said...
The Rachael Ray show that you showed the video of made me sick to my stomach. Kate is the biggest phony in the public eye today, yet the audience drooled over her and coveted each and every word she said, while cheering and clapping for her. Sick.

6/17/2009 9:32 AM

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I attended a taping of the Rachel Ray show (not this one)and they tell you when to clap, sometimes you can barely hear what the guests are saying.

stoptheexploitationofgosselins said...

Dobzy said...

I never understood how hitting a child is "ok" but if you hit another adult, you could be arrested. Do as I say and not as I do. Kate is despicable. Those kids are 5!


Exactly...all the while these children have been making their parents and TLC rich! TLC is standing by while the children are being beat! Shameless!

so irritated said...

I see that Kate's biggest fan and other sites are vehemently defending Kate's right to spank. Problem is, this was not an act of disipline, this was Kate having an adult temper tantrum. Was the person Kate was speaking to making her angry and Leah's whistle blowing (how ironic) was a convenient excuse to vent her rage? If so, that is abuse. Is Kate overall pissed off that she is stuck in Wernersville babysitting a pack of kids because the PR folks need her to promote her super-mom status for the upcoming projects? Wiping butts is a far cry from riding in limos and being waited on hand & foot.

I used to always think that Kate's defenders are so deluded, so obsessed that there could be pictures of Kate hitting one of the kids and they would defend her. I never thought it would happen. To my horror, it has happened and indeed she's being defended. My. God. Please, if any kind of action is in the works by family memebers, please step it up and intervene- NOW.

wendyzr said...

What happened to WARNINGS first and then the time out corner? Was she not doing that for awhile? I though that was how she did it.

That is awful. No warning about it or anything, just walk over and start hitting the child. Look her face, you know it hurt.

I have warnings of time outs, time outs and THEN the WARNING of a spanking. THAT works. It has Actually I don't get THAT far. the threat of a time out freaks my daughter out enough. She straightens up after warning her. Give a kid a chance of hearing the consequence at least. but I guess her kids "know" what the consequence is?

Addison said...

Poor Leah! :(

I always thought she was one of Khate's favorites, too. At least second to Hannah maybe?

thisshowissad said...

So, unfortunately, we come at a crossroads of moral legality on this one. Who is more at wrong here, the papparatzi who are manipulating technology so they can photograph from a mile away from your home's front door or Kate for spanking Leah outside of her house, on her driveway, knowing that the photogs are out there with this technology waiting for her to slip? Any professional camera with a good zoom can get pictures out front of the house.

6/17/2009 8:18 AM


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I don't know why everyone thinks these people have a mile long driveway. I was amazed how close the house is to the road. Plenty of farmers have longer driveways.

Rebecca. said...

Are you kidding? If the show is cancelled and the cameras go away, the tups will have a nice, normal life??

No, they'll be left with Kate for a mom, Jon on weekends and no one to give Kate any affirmation. She'll be free to do whatever she wants to them without anyone looking over her shoulder.

I say keep filming.

eileen said...

From Damaage Control: Apparently someone at The Cleveland Women's Show needs to be informed on how Kate 'does it':

http://www.southernshows.com/wcl/?show_features=1&cat_id=474

I live in Cleveland and I just emailed this website to tell them they should NOT feature Kate G. at their event because of the exploitation of their children for fame. I hope others do the same!

wendyzr said...

As a matter of fact...yes...it was after the spanking that she took Leah shopping. The spanking happened Friday and she took Leah shopping Saturday.
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Why did the paps release pics of the shopping trip and hold on to the spanking pic? Seems the spanking is bigger news then shopping.

wendyzr said...

This happens alot and I bet the camera crew on TLC has seen a lot to make them uncomfortable. WHY oh WHY do they keep these people?

Jon does it easily too. I saw an episode where they were out in the woods and one of the kids was acting up and you could tell he was grabbing the kid in a way to hold him to spank him. then it cut abruptly into another scene. There was no warning a spank coming before that either. He just did it.

BB said...

Kate can't handle life when everything's going fine (husband by her side, media loves her, etc.), so how is she going to handle life now that the world has seen through her facade and is turning against her?

She is the most hated woman in America at the moment...how will she treat those children now?

Auddy said...

Momof2... LOVE that icon, hahaha.

Honestly, I used to love this show. I go back and watch seasons 1 and 2 and it was so different. I'm not surprised the current season is losing viewers, it's all about Kate. I used to love watching the kids and seeing how they interacted with one another. As for the spanking... someone needs to give her a good whack on the ass.

Persuaded said...

wendyzr wrote: "Why did the paps release pics of the shopping trip and hold on to the spanking pic? Seems the spanking is bigger news then shopping."

I am wondering this exact same thing. These photos were taken days before they were published... unlike the bikini shots and shopping shots and all which were published right away. Does anyone have any thoughts about this? Do you think TLC (or someone else) might have been trying to suppress these pics?

Sal said...

Jon where are you?!?!

Sue in PA said...

wendyzr said...
As a matter of fact...yes...it was after the spanking that she took Leah shopping. The spanking happened Friday and she took Leah shopping Saturday.
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Why did the paps release pics of the shopping trip and hold on to the spanking pic? Seems the spanking is bigger news then shopping.

6/17/2009 10:02 AM
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And why did they just release today, where Jon was on their aniversery Saturday? I can't figure out why they hold onto certain info for a few days. Sometimes it makes me question how valid it is, unless there are pictures or other documentation.

Sal said...

Major new outlet

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=7861779&page=1

Momof2 said...

In Kate's own words:

"You get what you get and you can't get upset".

Terri said...

A picture speaks a thousand words..... Never truer.

I have long thought that there was more to the discipline at Casa Gosselin than time outs.

As a child I was spanked. Heck, I was beaten as a form of discipline. My parents were old school, my dad old school Southern. On occasion I was told to go in the yard and pick my own switch- that's a treat, let me tell you. Let me say, I love my parents and now understand that they were/are fractured people. I graduated high school and college and am currently the loving mother to an amazing child, who I do not beat/spank.

This life experience has given me some insight to moments I have seen that have left me saddened and disturbed. Such as:

Jon yanking the children to make them speed up, slow down, or pay attention.

The red spoon.

The looks on three little boys' faces when Kate was screaming to find out who took a knob off a dresser.

The way the tups will cast blame, accuse, and join forces to confuse their parents when something "bad" has been done. (my son, and his friends have long learned to fess up because lying is worse than the deed)

Jon poking Cara in the chest so hard that she burst into tears and continued the cry so that Jon sent her to time out. (ashamed to see the result of your anger Jon?)

The terror of the Forest Death March- breaking their sticks, striking fear into them, the pent up rage, the ridicule.

Access Hollywood- nuff said

Kate's over the top proclamation of the master bedroom as "no go" territory.

Repeatedly I have seen subdued violence (remember we show our best face to the cameras and that is what we have seen), ridicule, rage, lack of respect, terse ordering...

If things were rough before for the kids, imagine what it must be like now that the pressure is really on. Remember, Kate deliberately plays with them in the front yard where she knows the paps can take all the pictures they want. What we saw was what she did KNOWING her photograph could be taken at any moment. I am sure she forgot herself in a moment of rage, can you imagine how much worse it must be when the cameras are off?

Kate will despise those of the children who are too much like her, and those who resist her control over who they are. Jon will love them, but not enough to sacrifice his "freedom." (My father is still telling me how he had to leave my mother because he couldn't handle her alcoholism anymore- I was 11 and my brother was 8 when he left us behind)

As a survivor child (go Mady) I implore family members to get involved and reach out to these children. A strong network of family and friends, and the family of friends can make such a difference.

I worry. Poor babies. Remember when Kate said it was about family and not things??? Maybe money doesn't buy happiness.

so irritated said...

Perez just put this on his site, he's saying the spanking happened Saturday. That's what I thought. Wasn't Friday (the anniversary day) the day she was wearing the babydoll dress and putting together the bounce house? That's when the paps got all those TMI shots. Saturday is when she was wearing that pink dress and the cops came. Someone asked why the spanking pics came out much later than the police pics. Because of the high $ value of the spanking pics I'm sure they had to make the rounds for the highest bidder. Guess InTouch won.

Pauper Princess said...

OMG. That picture makes me physically ill.

SaNdY said...

just wondering said...
Kris said...
Shame on Kate.

Shame on In Touch Weekly also for giving Leah something else to be embarrassed about.

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Bravo to In Touch for documenting the truth! The only way to make it stop is to document every moment.
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Have to agree with just wondering...IMO, it is horrible that Leah will have to deal with this in future, just like the other Gosselin kids will have to deal with their own private moments being broadcasted to the world (Colin's problem comes to my mind first) but if this is the way that Kate's treatment of them has to come out, then so be it...don't get me wrong, I feel just heartbroken for these kids, but the more that is shown of their 'real' real life, hopefully, the sooner something can be done about it....like Kate said, 'this is the realest reality show out there' and here it is, folks, and it is ugly....

JillyB said...

I remember back in the day when I thought this show was a true depiction of a real family, I would marvel at how even tempered Kate was with the kids and how she would chide Jon for raising his voice to them. I felt a bit ashamed when she scolded Jon because I have been guilty of yelling at my kids too much at times. I really felt like I should do better if this mom of 8 could hold it together so well.

After seeing those spanking pics, I guess another myth about this family has gone poof. It's just so ironic how I always felt so much less than Kate with her organic food, organization skills, blah, blah, blah, and now it turns out I'm actually a pretty good (imperfect) mom and Kate was just smoke and mirrors.

Lisa said...

as if Rachel Ray isn't annoying enough on her own, her fake fawning over Kate was just gross. How Kate can go on these interviews and say she does it all for the kids is beyond me. Maybe if she says it enough, she thinks it will come true.

wendyzr said...

so irritated said...

I see that Kate's biggest fan and other sites are vehemently defending Kate's right to spank.

I used to always think that Kate's defenders are so deluded, so obsessed that there could be pictures of Kate hitting one of the kids and they would defend her. I never thought it would happen. To my horror, it has happened and indeed she's being defended. My. God. Please, if any kind of action is in the works by family memebers, please step it up and intervene- NOW.
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Someone post over there saying" "You think Kate cares at all about YOU? do you think if you saw her in a salon she would speak to you? No. She instructs all employees to not allow any of the patrons to speak to her. does not matter if you are a fan, actually ESPECIALLY if you are a fan, she won't deal with you so that she won't have to waste her "me time" with a fan gushing over her.

So get real and stop defending someone who could care less about you."

SaNdY said...

Leslie110 said...
I am amazed that people will protest outside David Letterman's studio because of a joke but J& K can literlly abuse their children and no such protests happen. Why?
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I try to read as many of these comments as I can because I am constantly amazed at what great points my fellow GWoPer's come up with!!! Great point Leslie110!!

AK said...

HELLO PPL!@ The woman hit Emeril Lagasse in her home--a grown man and guest in her home--TWICE with the spatula while he was cooking for her. He had the patience and the class to ignore her and she never apologized. Instead she said she'd hold on to the spatula for later. She has NO SHAME! SOMEONE PLEASE GET HER OFF THE TV!!!! Those poooor kids are helpless and TLC is enabling all of this!

wendyzr said...

Well now we know that ex nanny source that helped with the article (National Enq)saying Kate hit the kids with a plastic spoon is most likely true. Imagine how lose Kate is when she had her bottle of wine?

A utensil has got to be worse and more painful than a hand.

momof5 said...

It's awful but I too am glad that it was caught on film.

When you are anywhere outside the 4 walls of your home~even in your own yard~you are in a public place & have no expectation of privacy & anyone can take your picture.

plumcrzy23 said...

From a celebrity gossip blogger.
This made me so angry!

No surprise here!

Reports suggest the Mama Kate Gosselin, star of Jon and Kate Plus 8 More Months Of Tabloid Stories, hits the bottle to cope with having 8 children.

A former employee confesses that they saw the domesticated hair queen enjoy a bottle of wine all by her lonesome once the kiddies went off to bed several times a week. Her husband, Jon Gosselin, did not join on the drunky fun.

"Jon didn't usually drink with her, and he didn't seem pleased with it," says the ex-staffer. "He'd roll his eyes and tell Kate to put the wine down. She'd answer, 'Screw you. I'll do what I want.' Her frustration with the kids seemed to be taking a toll, and drinking was her outlet."

And, as per usual, along with allegations of being a wino, the source also suggests that Kate is "short-fused and demanding". Yes, this we already knew, but the source confesses that her temper sometimes led to violent punishments with the children: "When one of the boys closed a door on another one once, Kate got in their faces and yelled, 'You tell me the truth about what happened!' The children just stood there, terrified. Then she dragged one of the boys into the bathroom and spanked him five or six times with a large plastic mixing spoon. You could hear Kate forcefully whacking the child and the child screaming at the top of his lungs. People told me it happened more than once, but it was off-camera because Kate didn't want it in the show."

Well, of course she didn't want to show it! Then every parental activist group would be on her ass, and perhaps they should be.

The scenario sure fits for a suburban stay-at-home Mom from hell, but we're not sure if we buy it.

Do U?

wendyzr said...

How many mothers used to feel (some still do) INADEQUATE while watching Kate on TV with her kids. They must feel like Mothers of the Year compared to her.

Spanking right off the bat like that shows a parent who has no skills in parenting or discipline. KATE is inadequate!

EightSadFaces? said...

From watching the show, it seems Kate constantly interrupts people. It appears she craves - no, make that DEMANDS - attention. How many times did TLC film her smacking Jon, even Emeril when he graciously appeared on the 100th episode? Love taps? Discipline? I think Kate Gosselin needs to learn to keep her hands to herself. This is not family-style entertainment. It's tabloid heaven ... at the expense of 8 little kids, IMO.

a rose is a rose said...

I think EVERYONE ought to contact
the Woman's Health Expo that Kate is going to be speaking in for Oct.
and forward them the cover of the In Touch article with her hitting
Leah. I am not as computer savvy as the rest of you, so I'm not sure how to do it.
Those people should be informed.
She is one big lie after another.

so irritated said...

Momof5 said "When you are anywhere outside the 4 walls of your home~even in your own yard~you are in a public place & have no expectation of privacy & anyone can take your picture."


So true. Last week was the article about Kate's hair trigger temper- this week we get proof in pictures. If Leah was still blowing the whistle after Kate told her to stop, Kate could have very easily said 'thank you' and taken the whistle from her. And continue her conversation. The fact that she reacted so violently to something as minor as a whistle, knowing full well paps were taking pictures of her- is disturbing.

TeamMady said...

wendyzr wrote: "Why did the paps release pics of the shopping trip and hold on to the spanking pic? Seems the spanking is bigger news then shopping."

- i agree w/ the others who say that the pictures were being shopped around to the highest bidder...i also think that sometimes it's to make the "celebrity" look even worse...we see kate out playing in the yard, helping w/ the bounce houses,taking leah on a special trip somewhere and "protecting" her from the paparazzi and then they slam her w/ pics of how she REALLY is - an angry, out of control person who can't even keep it together in front of the paparazzi that she obviously knows is documenting her every move. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but that what it seems like to me.
- karma is a bitch kate! since she's so obsessed w/ being a celebrity, she should know by now that the public loves to build them up only to watch them fall. it happens all of the time.
someone mentioned previously that they think her "people" are keeping the backlash she's experiencing from her so that they can keep cashing in - even if it ends up making her look like a fool - like what happned w/ Brittany Spears - she thinks the paparazzi is following her because everyone LOVES her and wants to know every detail of her life, but they're really following her and waiting (and they've got it now!) for her to slip up so that they can slaughter her in the tabloids.

RazzleDazzle said...

In different pics of the police showing up, there is a city officer and then a state patrolman. I have to wonder if the photographer called for the city cops regarding the spanking (which is what her body language/facial expression is stating), and then when Kate realized she'd been seen/photographed, she called in the state trooper to "control" the media.

rosie said...

I think everyone that is against what TlC is trying to do with this family, by trying to portray lies,
that there ought to be an outcry from the public and picketing going on.
Something has to be done, or for them its "business as usual" like nothing happened at all.

just wondering said...

Just Wondering said...
I've worked with child pornographers and please believe me when I tell you that pictures of children in their underware are not even on their radar. Not even in their universe. It's like comparing nursery school to a master's program.

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Serena said...
This is a very misleading generalization. Plenty of pedophiles (involved in actual child pornography or not) are aroused by children in their underwear. Even such things as young children involved in diaper changes, potty training, bathing/showering, grooming, etc., can be fodder for pedophiles... fodder which Figure 8/TLC/Jon and Kate have been providing for years. And now you can add spanking fetishists to the list of sickos being entertained by the Gosselins.

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Sexual fetish, yes. Child pornography, no. Entirely different animal and completely different psyche. Huge general misunderstanding between the two.

RALmom said...

Isn't it interesting that as the ratings are falling pictures are surfacing? No such thing as bad publicity right? With that said Jon where are you? I don't believe a spanking is abuse however as it has been said a thousand times you never spank out of anger. I think that if production people know of abuse they are legally required to report it. I know that is the law in Ohio. I don't believe the children are physically abused however emotional abuse is much harder to prove and if you ask me it's coming from mom and dad. These parents are a joke. Lets take away all the freebies, money, house, clothing, hair (please God) and tape this family. That would be reality. But we all know a real family wouldn't subject innocent children to all of this.

Sal said...

Just Jared says Kate answers the pictures by saying she is a mother before everything else and she will discipline how she sees fit.
She is so narcissistic she believes she can do no wrong.

PaLisa said...

Anonymous just me again said...

I was looking at the photos and noticed the big pile of trash in the garage. Knowing how Kate is about such 'mess' I wonder if that played any part in setting her off?

Someone said "I'm glad Jon is laying low". Although I've been leaning way towards Jon being the better parent - at least from the aspect of I think the kids would have a much better, well rounded upbringing with him, I think laying low after this story broke is WRONG. If he isn't 'just as guilty' of spanking in anger like that - his butt should have been home ASAP to intercede for his kids!
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Why do you think she is a neat freak? that is what she wants you to believe. Have you ever seen the inside of the closet Jon used as an office? what a pigsty. and all the kids rooms were always messy. Kate herself was a slob.

As far as Jon goes, he knows how kate treats the kids and yet does nothing. He chooses money over his own kids just as much as kate does

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