How Can Kate Still Have Followers?

I've been thinking of posting this question for awhile.  Thanks to Brummygirl for for sending in a comment that put it in words for me. :)  How can the sheeple have so little analytical ability to not see that what Kate and TLC said Kate was like was not what they were seeing and hearing on the show? 

If Kate doesn't read this blog, then she should. She would find really strong women here as well as literate and also funny at times. She is none of the above. She only appears strong because she is self centered and everything rolls off her back. She only appears strong because of all the help and backing she has received. We know she is definitely not literate, even with an ear piece. She is the only one who thinks she is funny. There are some strange women in this world who actually think Kate is good, strong and funny, but the people of GWOP happen to know the difference. Kate's followers call us haters, but they should also acknowledge that we know the semblance of truth when we see it happening right before our eyes. We all know that the majority of Kate's Tweeters are in the younger genre, but the older generation from Kate's fan sites, are mostly mothers. How can they condone Kate's behaviour? This is something I will never understand.

103 comments:

Katykat said...

She still has followers because these people parent as she does...and to say that she's a terrible mother would be calling themselves out as well. Therefor, as they defend her at the top of their lungs, they are defending themselves also. In, addition, everything that Kate does, validates their parenting choices. JMO.

JoAnne K. said...

We all know that the majority of Kate's Tweeters are in the younger genre, but the older generation from Kate's fan sites, are mostly mothers. How can they condone Kate's behaviour?

I don't think age or motherhood mitigates against ignorance, stupidity, lack of common sense, or lack of a moral compass. Frequently I read in the paper about some woman who has physically abused (or even killed) her child or children, or stood by while someone else did it. Every day I read some story about some mother and notice that all her kids have different last names from each other and her. I see pre-teenage girls hanging outside the mall dressed provocatively, smoking cigarettes and flirting with boys old enough to shave. Kids are engaging in sexual activity in elementary school. Teen pregnancy and STDs are epidemic. It doesn't surprise me in the least that someone like Kate can garner a sizeable fan base among women. There used to be a distinction between bearing children and being a mother, but it seems to have been lost along with manners and decency. I would love to think that life is imitating art, and that all we need to do to put things back on track is get shows like Kate+8 and Toddlers and Tiaras cancelled. Sadly, I worry that art is imitating life, and I'm not sure what the solution is for that.

O-Hi-O said...

To the deeply, pathologically insecure and/or immature, criticism and control of others is often mistaken for 'strength' and/or 'leadership'.

IMO, K8G herself is pathologically insecure and immature. Chronologically she is an adult, but her behavior is that of teen, lost in her own insecurities and rebellion. She is a case in point for arrested development.

IF K8G actually has any 'fans', my guess is that they are either victims of their own arrested development or are actually teens who just have not yet made enough trips around the track of life to see through K8G's veneer of bravado to see the weak and seething child that is Kate Gosselin.

great without Kate said...

I do not understand this, except to quote the Bible, "people love darkness more than light"...there is no explaination. She is a horrible person with little to no redeeming qualities! She is ungrateful, hateful and full of herself! She is mean to everyone she meets!

From the moment that their show aired on tv, until Kate was "DONE!" with her family and her husband, it was exactly 16 months. She wants fame for herself and that is it.

There are programs out there that pay drug addicts to get sterilized. I wish a person with influence would offer Kate a tv contract in exchange for allowing Jon to have full custody of the children.

kate can't do sh** said...

If you didn't see her twitter buddy that won Kate's contest for holding up the sign in the parking lot for hours, I urge you to watch it. Better yet, listen to her husband who is videotaping it. Unbelievable. The two of them deserve each other. That woman should be mortified about what she did. NO ONE was paying any attention to her in the parking lot. I honestly felt so embarrassed for her.

There are always going to be people who fight for the underdog and Kate's fans see her as one. Poor thing was maligned in public and needs their support. What I have never understood is how they support her claim and hope that she needs to stay on TV to support her kids. For some reason, that is the one thing that pisses me off the most about her. It's because it is the easiest way for her to make money and she loves the attention it gives her. I wouldn't care if it was Heidi or Spencer or anyone else saying this but when Kate the Ingrate says it, it sends me over the edge.

readerlady said...

What amazes me is that some of her twitter followers are children. One of them is only 10 years old. Where are their parents? Why is a 10 year old tweeting at all, let alone a 36 year old washed up, abusive woman child who can't find the time to parent her own children? No wonder so many youngsters are seriously messed up these days!

O-Hi-O said...

"What amazes me is that some of her twitter followers are children. One of them is only 10 years old. Where are their parents? Why is a 10 year old tweeting at all, let alone a 36 year old washed up, abusive woman child who can't find the time to parent her own children?"

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Excellent point. This is creepy.

Imagine the exact same scenario, but with a 36 year old washed up, abusive MAN child who can't find the time to parent HIS own children - we'd all want to sic "Perverted Justice" (& Chris Hanson) on the guy.

C-R-E-E-P-Y for either gender.

O-Hi-O said...

"There are always going to be people who fight for the underdog and Kate's fans see her as one."

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In what alternate reality is Kate Gosselin the underdog????

Gardeners, nannies, spa trips, plastic surgery, vaca's out the wazoo, all on TLC's dime AND living in an acred manse.

Any criticism K8G has rec'd from the public is well founded. Further, it pales by comparison to K8G's constant need to criticize everyone around her.

Her fans (IF any) must be passengers on The Crazy Train.

ratherbkayaking said...

There are followers, but there don't appear to be many loyal ones. Remember the pitiful petition that had less than 700 signatures begging Kate be put back on TV. That sounds about right. If she has 60,000 twitter followers, 90% are not Kate fans, but keeping an eye on her so she doesn't creep back onto their TV screens.

i hate kate said...

I just read she lets Mady give her younger kids shower. Gross. How can the sheeple not see how werid that is.

Money Honey said...

If you didn't see her twitter buddy that won Kate's contest for holding up the sign in the parking lot for hours, I urge you to watch it. Better yet, listen to her husband who is videotaping it. Unbelievable

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Where does one watch this?

This, too, shall pass away said...

We can only hope the throngs of minor aged Kate fans won't attempt having multiples in hopes for a TV show. Every average run-of-the-mill parent out there knows the G show was not representative of real parenthood or family life.

In addition to minors, I bet there are hundreds of businesses and advertisements listed as followers.

I created a twitter account specifically for the Casey Anthony trial. I gained a followers with a similar persuasion to mine, but I also gained many businesses, advertisers, financiers, as well as a few seedy followers, too.

It took me a while to figure out how to drop the unwanted followers, but it was well worth it. They'd just latch on and their tweets would annoy me.

ncgirl said...

Many of the followers have this rage towards Jon. They are still hung up on his actions two years ago while ignoring Kate's continual mistakes. I wonder if some of the followers have been in nasty divorces, and that's why they support Kate.

They talk about what a strong woman Kate is. A strong woman can compromise and solve her problems in a sane way. That's not Kate.

Limeade said...

Kate WILL NOT stop bashing Jon. On her new website she posted a letter from a fan, "...Some people dont realize that kids are a handful, but 8 kids would probably test a person in a way that might, sometimes, leave you at your wits end. Even in the earlier shows I felt so bad and thought to myself, “I would get that upset if my husband was always needing constant instruction, and I had 9 kids to take care of instead of 8."

Why does she keep doing this???

Robin's Nest said...

i hate kate said...

I just read she lets Mady give her younger kids shower. Gross. How can the sheeple not see how werid that is.

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Where did you read that? Someone on twitter asked her if the boys can take showers by themselves, that this person's sons are adults and take 30 minute showers. This was Kate's response:

"no. Floods ensue so I still have to monitor.. And I have two almost 11 year olds doing the 30min showers! Thank God for a well!"

She said that SHE monitors the boys, and the twins take 30 minute showers.

It's on Twitter. You can read it word for word. Unless she posted it somewhere else, there is nothing she said that indicates the girls give the little kids their showers.

Shoka's Understudy said...

readerlady, you are right about a 10 year or 11 year old girl tweeting kate constantly.

She told kate that she had Mady and Cara birthday gifts and wanted to know their favorite colors.

I tweeted the little girl and told her, why don't you donate the gifts to your local homeless shelter to some little girls who would love to have a gift.

She replied back to me and said, I can get them anything I want! Leave me alone!

Said just like a 10 or 11 year old child!

kate has a poor vulnerable child brainwashed and grifting gifts out of her to boot!

kate is shameless!

Exhausted said...

One word to describe these people: lowlife. Steve is a lowlife for standing by and watching her treat these children horribly, Jamie is a complete lowlife (talking about someone's mother in front of them and being a sycophant and paid friend to Kate), and the sheeple are the lowest form. They must all be rotten parents in order to identify with Kate. And her Twitter will say things all the time like, "You're an amazing mother, Kate. You do so much." Any intelligent, rational person can see that there is not one quality about Kate that could be characterized as a good mother. They do not like being parents, they are probably always grouchy, and they have found their hero in an uncivilized queen of all lowlifes. It's scary to think these people exist!

Jenny O said...

I wonder how many of the viewers who watched the last episodes tuned in because they are fans of Kate, and how many really don't like Kate but tuned in because they feel an attachment to the children?

I don't think Kate herself has very many fans. As someone else pointed out, when an online petition got circulated to bring back the show, it only generated 700 signatures. In today's internet world, that's embarrassingly pathetic.

I believe a lot of her fans are tweens and teens, who still don't have the life experiences to realize the true nature of Kate's parenting techniques and narcissistic personality. With time, and Kate off the air, they will lose interest, move on to other things, and hopefully eventually realize Kate is not worth admiring.

As to people like BabyMama and her kind -- I don't think there's any hope for them. If they still admire Kate after seeing all we've seen, there is clearly something missing (in their hearts? their brains? I don't know). Thankfully, they are in the huge minority.

PA Woman said...

ncgirl said...
Many of the followers have this rage towards Jon. They are still hung up on his actions two years ago while ignoring Kate's continual mistakes. I wonder if some of the followers have been in nasty divorces, and that's why they support Kate.

They talk about what a strong woman Kate is. A strong woman can compromise and solve her problems in a sane way. That's not Kate.

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I was in a J&K discussion group a few years back. It was mostly late 30's to mid-40's divorce mothers, or women who had never been married with no kids. To be honest, I thought the later was her major audience but no one has mentioned single women here, so I guess not. There were a few moms still married, most with 5 or more kids. Haven't posted in that group in a long time, but I do peek in and can tell you they are much more bonded together as a group by their hate for Jon then they are by their love of Kate or the kids. They never even talked about any of the new shows this summer/fall, but let Jon tweet and they are all over it. I was always attacked for defending Jon there. Now Jon is far from perfect, but I believe in being fair when assessing other people and could not stand the way they raked him across the coals.

Brummygirl said...

At one time, B.M. gathered all her friends together to support Kate on her show. B.M. mentioned she had tried to style her hair like Kate's.
Another time, she was trying to find where to buy a certain shirt/dress which Kate had worn in a program. I saw her on a t.v. program and believe me, she would not fit into Kate's clothes. She also stated that if anyone knocked on her door and offered her a reality show, she would take it and we were fools to believe we would not.
This, I find more than a little disturbing, as this woman is a mother in similar circumstances to Kate regarding producing children. This is how she first found Kate.
So, is this the kind of woman who admires Kate and ignores the transgressions?

Jenny O said...

they are much more bonded together as a group by their hate for Jon then they are by their love of Kate or the kids.
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I've noticed that some "fans" are just like Kate, acting as if Jon is still behaving badly and as if he was this huge cad to Kate (and his children). I think their anger toward Jon must have some basis in their own lives - if they are tweens or teens, perhaps their own dad cheated on their mom and turned his back on them. Or it's women whose own marriages didn't turn out the way they hoped, because their ex was a real jerk.

They can't or won't listen to reason. When they talk about Jon needing to support his family, they refuse to acknowledge that he has been paying child support all along. When they talk about him running around with 20-year old girls, they refuse to acknowledge that while he had a brief period of wildness, he has clearly settled down with one woman for quite some time.

It's not healthy to hang on to so much bitterness, especially toward a man they've never met and who has not personally done them any wrong.

Chelle said...

People are suckers for what they are told.

There is a private school near my house that is crazy expensive. The preschool alone, for two half days per week, is somewhere in the $5,000/year range. High school is more than I can fathom, something like $35,000/year.

My daughter dances with a lot of kids who attended the preschool. And all of the time I hear the same thing. I overhear moms admitting to each other, "I don't think she's really learning anything." and "Kids at other preschools seem to be learning more." And the kicker "My daughter was bringing home these awesome projects and I was so excited at the amazing crafts they did. Then my daughter admitted that the teacher DOES the projects herself at home, not even in class, and then she sends them home with the kids as their own work."

But the moms always end with the same stupid conclusion. "Well, they say it's the best. And it's the most expensive preschool in the city, so it must be the best, right?"

The school does a remarkable job of marketing itself as the best (at $35K a pop, they can afford the marketing!). And parents believe it, because that's what they are told. Even though they know that their OWN EXPERIENCES are telling them that this school sucks, they keep saying "Well, they say it's the best."

This totally reminds me of Kate's remaining fans. Some people just refuse to think for themselves, I guess.

se said...

I always wondered if some of the positive comments on websites are people paid by TLC. They sound so unreal. One where they were in Australia with Kate showing off her bikini, and the reader gushing about how good she looked, and how great she got to go, etc, was way over the top. I can't believe people go on line to praise Kate, maybe I'm just jaded.

Susan said...

I have been following this blog from the beginning. Never commented.
Bless all of the moderators here for documenting this American tragedy.
A tragedy to eight blameless and helpless children to this day.

I would like someone to help me here with researching specific events in this infamous saga.
How do I do a search here on this site?

Best Regards. Susan

anotherview said...

"In what alternate reality is Kate Gosselin the underdog????"

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People who feel "entitled" have an amazing talent.

They can have the nannies, servants and more money than they need, yet still present themselves as poor, needy, deserving of more.

A manipulation technique that seems to work with bleeding hearts who have a fraction of the "underdog" has, but can't stop themselves from continuing to give.

Anonymous said...

I don't worry about the kids. There are children in much more treacherous environments than these kids.

What I do hate is the grifting. My daughter and I used to watch the show together. One year she wanted to send the kids presents. But I had become suspect when John started working "for himself." John's not the kind of guy to run his own business, and I didn't see how there could be that much money to support that effort. So I hit Google and found out about the "love offerings." I was furious. My aunt is the kind of woman who would have given them money, because she was a good Christian. Ooh. It still makes me mad.

Mary said...

Hi

I remember a episode where crew was installing window shades Kate kept changing her mind how high there were to be. She would not listen to the guys. I could not believe Kate made one of the guys hold the hose of the vacumn while one of the guys screwed into the wall. Now I have does this many times you may have a few slivers of wood come out the size of pencil head. I then knew she was nuts

SisterScandinavia said...

I think it's because Kate managed to make some women who feels like imperfect mothers to identify with her. They believe her press and think "but if people think Kate is a terrible mother I must be even worse, she can't be a bad person".

I think a lot of women feel like there are high, constantly moving standards of being a perfect mother they can't keep up with. And Kate's show is about an imperfect mother, who loves her children and does her best anyway. Well, it's supposed to be and some people seem to buy into it as if it was actually true.

PA Woman said...

Jenny O said...
It's not healthy to hang on to so much bitterness, especially toward a man they've never met and who has not personally done them any wrong.

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I asked them this very point, how can you hate a man so much you never met? I got he's lazy, he's the 9th kid blah, blah, blah. Doesn't seem to matter that in the shows, he was the one feeding the kids, dressing the kids, bathing the kids, cleaning, etc. I'm not fond of kate, but I could never hate her the way these women hate Jon. I can't hate someone I don't even know, except for 3rd world dictators. At any rate, when I left that group, I found this one. Much better!

Great! Without Kate said...

Wonders never cease. But, then again even Charles Manson has followers and people who want to be his friend. Kasey Anthoney has people who admire her and say she was a "good Mom". There are still people who refuse to believe Christina Crawford and find it important to defend Joan Crawford's child abuse.

There are many unstable people in this world who find it impossible to believe their own eyes or any negative evidence against their "hero".

And Yes, I am saying that anyone who believes that Kate is a "good mother" and nice person, is an unstable person with a mental disorder.

PA Woman said...

I was just thinking about this. How many followers does kate really have? I don't go onto her twitter, s I don't know how many actually post. But her fan sites have what, 4 or 5 active posters? If you look at the population of the US (318 million), that's like a drop in the ocean. It's what like 0.000000001 percent? We are offically at Kate who? as far as I see it.

Annie2 said...

I just noticed that there are adds on her website. I did not mind her putting the kids pictures on the site if she kept adds off of it. Now that there are adds, I am totally against her having pictures of them on the site. She should not be legally able to make money off the kids with out their fathers permission.

zoeyrs said...

On Sept 25 Kate tweeted "Mady did showers (God bless her)."

After all, Kate was totally exhausted from putting away $700 worth of groceries, cooking dinner and packing lunches. How would this insane woman ever survive working a full eight hour day? Putting away groceries, cooking dinner and packing lunches is just a small part of what most of us do every day. I do all that after driving an hour to work, working 8 or nine hours and then driving an hour back home, sometimes stopping at the grocery store on the way home. Cripes, her kids are gone almost all day. All she has to do is help with homework, feed them, bathe them and get them to bed. How "exhausting" can that be?

Talk about being our of touch with reality!

O-Hi-O said...

re: K8G's HAVING TO instruct Jon as if he was a child: That is exactly the point. He (nor do most others, even children) need K8G's type of 'direction'. Others have a way of doing things that may not be the same thing or executed in exactly the same way as K8G envisions, but the alternate way is usually every bit as good as what K8G is demanding.

It was never about Jon being a child. It was about K8G's need for Jon to fail so that she had an excuse to verbally and emotionally abuse him. Classic abuser, Kate Gosselin.

An emotionally healthy K8G would've just been grateful to get a spouse's help (some of us never got even a whiff of an effort OR our spouses were not around), and kept her mouth shut (for once), accepting and appreciating the fact that her way is not the only way, nor is it even the BEST way.

Kate Gosselin wins the WHO HAS MORE PSYCH ISSUES? contest. There's not even a close 2nd place - she is in a league all of her own on this one.

ncgirl said...

"I don't go onto her twitter, I don't know how many actually post"

She has around 5 to 10 people that post to her on a regular basis.

irish wonder said...

Look Americans have a very short attention span, she just went off the air.

Give it time people who tweet(I don't do it and have no interest or care what "famous" people are doing all day) her or follow her will move on to someone else.

She is not going to get TV offers, she is too difficult to deal with and has burned many bridges when she should have been nice to people as she made a lot of connections.

Give it some time, she will fade away.

kate can't do sh** said...

Sorry but Kate did say on twitter that her twins were upstairs taking care of the showers for the other six. Kate said something like bless them for helping her. I remember thinking that was weird and what the hell is she doing that she can't take care of it herself. Lazy POS.

Duckman said...

I think Kate's followers are essentially fellow narcissists. To them, Kate's a member of their exclusive sorority of misunderstood souls who happen to radiate auras of total awesomeness.

In their universe, one doesn't do things so much as reel off a string of epic conquests. To everybody else, driving the kids to school is driving the kids to school. To Kate and her followers, driving the kids to school is something on the order of Homer's Odyssey.

Apparently narcissists can support each other. Thus, Kate's perplexing fan club.

couch potato said...

She will have more followers with her website than on T.V. She can be anybody on the internet. On T.V. she can't hide her true self.
Lots of people make money advertising/selling on the web and through social media. I'm okay with it. She'll have to work at it.

PA Woman said...

All she has to do is help with homework, feed them, bathe them and get them to bed. How "exhausting" can that be?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Now there is a scary thought, Kate helping with homework!

Kate is "DONE!" said...

Yes, Kate stated on Twitter, in response to a question from a follower asking if the boys were able to give themselves showers yet; that "no. floods ensue, they have to be monitored". Then she stated that Mady was doing showers while she put away the $700 worth of groceries and made dinner!

Does anyone else think it is a good idea for an 11 year old sister to be giving her 7 year old brothers showers?!

This, too, shall pass away said...

Duckman said...

I think Kate's followers are essentially fellow narcissists. To them, Kate's a member of their exclusive sorority of misunderstood souls who happen to radiate auras of total awesomeness.

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I didn't copy your whole post, but I want you to know how spot on I think your are with your theory. To date, what you wrote sums it up better than any other I've read. I especially love the "kids to school" part! : )

willowmom said...

PA Woman, don't know about the homework. Jon tweeted a couple nights ago that he'd just gotten off the phone with the twins after helping them with their homework for an hour...

RiseandShine said...

I think many of her fans are people who (like Kate) put themselves before their children - take care of their own desires before/rather than take care of their children.
Or wish that they had.
Or wish they they could get out from under the burden of children and be on DWTS, have tummy tucks, wear high heels with a short skirt to the Statue of Liberty.
I imagine they admire her for doing all she's done. Kate has the kids taken care of and in private school, so she's a good mother, and she's actively pursuing celebrity for herself. "Isn't she great?" they think to themselves, "I wish I was her".

Debbie H said...

I have a question...2 questions, really...Has Kate been mentioned on the view since show was cancelled and if so, how was she mentioned? Were they happy sad or indifferent?? 2nd question is: I keep hearing about Kate supposedly filling in on "the talk" sometime during September...well, according to my calender, if it hasn't happened so far, she better get moving as there are only 3 more shows this month...Can anyone help me find out if she has or will for sure appear on The Talk??THANKS! Love this blog with all my fellow like minded nonfans..:)

PA Woman said...

willowmom said...
PA Woman, don't know about the homework. Jon tweeted a couple nights ago that he'd just gotten off the phone with the twins after helping them with their homework for an hour...

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Good, I was getting worried about their grades. Kate, after all has her own vocabulary, and I wouldn't doubt her own mathematical system to go along with it.

John Birch said...

I find Kate's "supporters" to be highly irrational people whenever I've engaged in "discussion" with them. The term "partisan" would be quite suitable, given this irrational streak. I agree with the perspective of other writers here who think that a shared narcissism is at play.

sglily said...

Unfortunately Kate will always have her gaggle of followers-no matter what happens, Kate can do no wrong in their eyes and she will always be a victim. They fail to see what we see, and they can't be reasoned with, regardless of any explanations.

Kate desperately needs help with her narcissism, and countless other issues. She whines she's by herself, yet treated her husband like trash. She says she doesn't know how she'll provide for her kids while wearing a thousand dollars worth of hair, shoes, clothes & tans. She complains she has no privacy, but only after she's called the paps to inform them of her upcoming outing to the grocery store.

I'm officially finished following Kate...indirectly through the blog and the like. The Jon & Kate saga turned out to be an emotionally draining mockery.

I wish only the best to the kids, and Jon as well. Hopefully one day, for their sake, Kate will come clean (let's just hope she doesn't use it as a money-maker)...wishful thinking.

TotallyANanny said...

I guess nobody who is high up at any network is a fan/follower of hers:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/kate-gosselin-plus-8-unemployed-new-reality-show_n_984887.html

fidosmommy said...

Kate's actual tweet re: showers

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
I miss u guys! I'll b on later..Put away $700 groc,made dinner, packed lunches, Mady did showers (God bless her) exhausted but I'll b here!
25 Sep

Deep In The Heart Of Texas said...

Fidosmommy commented that Kate tweeted:

I miss u guys! I'll b on later..Put away $700 groc,made dinner, packed lunches, Mady did showers (God bless her) exhausted but I'll b here!
25 Sep

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There were actually two tweets responding to the showers, one of which was:

"no. Floods ensue so I still have to monitor.. And I have two almost 11 year olds doing the 30min showers! Thank God for a well!"

A person had asked if the boys were old enough to take their own showers and said that her (the sheeple's) boys took long showers, and then Kate responded saying the twins also did the 30 minute showers. I don't know what she meant by "doing" the showers, but in the context in which it was tweeted it sounded like the twins also took long showers while Kate was the one who supervised the little kids' showers (because of flooding issues).

Who know what is true? Kate's track record of being truthful really isn't her strong suit.

ncgirl said...

"Has Kate been mentioned on the view since show was cancelled and if so, how was she mentioned? Were they happy sad or indifferent??"

Yes, the View mentioned the cancellation. They're not quite so pro Kate anymore. Barbara Walters even said she should have thought of money before having 8 kids.

As for the Talk, the rumor might have been a plant by her agent to generate interest in her. Kate denies on twitter the article about no one wanting to work with her, but if the article is true, I don't see her getting TV work. A sheeple mentioned radio, and Kate jumped on that. Watch out, radio stations. Kate is coming to you for a job.

Brummygirl said...

A sheeple mentioned radio, and Kate jumped on that. Watch out, radio stations. Kate is coming to you for a job.
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Will have to pull the radio cable from the wall!! :)

SammysMom said...

The same way death row inmates meet women and get married while in jail - there's no accounting for crazy!

This, too, shall pass away said...

I think some followers are just like Kate. I can't recall what the issue was, but weeks ago it was reported that Kate did some temper related thing toward the kids and several of her followers tweeted they'd done the same/similar.

Today's read, following the 'yelling at kids' pictures, one follower wrote that her temper had gotten the better of her, too.

Apparently followers don't see anything wrong with the way Kate behaves toward the G8. Likely they treat/would treat their own kids the same. Birds of a feather, you know.

Jenny O said...

I openly admit that sometimes I lose my cool with my kid -- usually happens at the end of a long day, we're both exhausted, he's whining and my last nerve gets frayed.

Multiply that times 8 -- sure, it's a recipe for stress.

But Kate always appears annoyed, stressed and/or irritated with her children. If it weren't for botox, she'd have an incredibly deep furrow in her brow from her constant scowling at them.

More importantly, while we've certainly seen her lose her cool (as parents sometimes do), I've never yet seen any film of her apologizing to her children, taking a moment to hug them, reconnect, explain why she lost it, and "make it all better." That's because that part never happens in her household.

Button Button said...

http://www.mycarolinatoday.com/


Appaarently these tv personalities have no worries that Kate might take their jobs.

Can't See Sheep said...

Brummygirl said...
A sheeple mentioned radio, and Kate jumped on that. Watch out, radio stations. Kate is coming to you for a job.
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Will have to pull the radio cable from the wall!! :)
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no worries there, she doesn't have a voice for radio, no one is going to want to sit & listen to that. interesting how she thinks she can just waltz in & get these jobs without any form of study or real experience. It's not a game, people don't play radio, it's an actual job that you need actual skills for, none of which k8 has. shrieking, screeching, gum snapping & ummming on the radio for an hour just won't cut it. the only bonus would be that the audience doesn't have to see her orange hide.

Jenny O said...

Appaarently these tv personalities have no worries that Kate might take their jobs.
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I watched that clip and it was very funny. They were clearly mocking Kate's belief that she could just sit down in their seat and be the morning host and "do stuff," like it was easy-peasy.

I also really appreciated that one of the hosts discussed Kate's rude behavior toward her then-spouse, Jon, as a turn off.

Debbie H said...

Button Button....went to the site you posted..mycarolinatoday...Just what was it you were referring to because I couldn't find anything about Kate on that site??...thanks..:)

Brummygirl said...

Try this link http://www.mycarolinatoday.com/2011/09/chick-chat-worlds-largest-afro/

Kate is discussed here.

Debbie H said...

Big Thanks to those who posted the right link to mycarolinatoday...HILARIOUS....
Would be so nice if everyone had been honest enough to say all that about her a couple years ago...This trainwreck may have been over much sooner...lol

Kit said...

Put away $700 groc

Kate obviously needs to be introduced to extreme couponing! TLC, are you listening?!!!!

Pattypanda said...

I been on a Kate break lately, but did come across the tweet where Kate said Mady did the showers.

Kateplusmy8 Kate Gosselin
I miss u guys! I'll b on later..Put away $700 groc,made dinner, packed lunches, Mady did showers (God bless her) exhausted but I'll b here!
25 Sep

Brummygirl said...

...and here we have the answer:

Kate's #1 fan wrote a column headed this:

"Kate Gosselin Radio Star? Why I'm More Like Kate Everyday!"

TLC employee said...

Teenagers try to tweet all celebrities, counting how many responses they have obtained from these celebrities.

Demi Moore and her husband along with people like Rosie ODonnell have responded. These teens use this as a game.

I have not seen Kate respond or encourage much of this. Although someone said people are sending gift cards. I doubt that is true as she doesn't even get half of their mail, it still goes into TLC and some lacky there opens all mail. It is impossible to send mail to the house, no delivery due to security. All mail forwarded to Kate Gosselin is from TLC as all mail was directed there. Same for Jon Gosselin.

Did you all know that? No. Gift cards sent to Kate Gosselin are returned to senders by TLC, so the good comments from Gosselin are just comments. Nothing is accepted for the family that involves money, toys, gift cards, clothes, hand made items (as there was so much when the tups were born)all is returned if not contributed to an organization in Maryland.

Pattypanda said...

As much as I'm not a Kate fan, extreme couponing won't help her much. Do you see what these people buy? Sports drinks filled with chemicals, juice full of sugar, soda, prepackaged meals, packaged noodles full of salt, 50 bottles of mustard or 200 toothpastes. I see what they buy and it's like, they really don't have anything to put on the table for a balanced dinner. I don't do organic but I've never seen a coupon for meat, lettuce or any fresh veggies, except my local grocery story that will give $5.00 a $50 purchase. I would love to have a stock pile of paper towels and toilet paper though. It seems like a lot of stores are starting to enforce limits because of the few crazy couponers out there.

ncgirl said...

"I have not seen Kate respond or encourage much of this."

On twitter, Kate is sending tweeters to Kate's tweeter fan for her address so she can autograph their book and send them back. She is encouraging fans to send the twins things for their upcoming birthday. She has acknowledged fans have given her Starbucks gift cards.

Twittering and a Twattering said...

I have not seen Kate respond or encourage much of this. Although someone said people are sending gift cards. I doubt that is true as she doesn't even get half of their mail, it still goes into TLC and some lacky there opens all mail. It is impossible to send mail to the house, no delivery due to security. All mail forwarded to Kate Gosselin is from TLC as all mail was directed there. Same for Jon Gosselin.

Did you all know that? No. Gift cards sent to Kate Gosselin are returned to senders by TLC, so the good comments from Gosselin are just comments. Nothing is accepted for the family that involves money, toys, gift cards, clothes, hand made items (as there was so much when the tups were born)all is returned if not contributed to an organization in Maryland.

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Kate is not a TLC employee anymore. What about all of the gifts that her twitter friends are NOW sending to her? One just announced an important package is en route. Others are sending the twins birthday gifts. Kate has never said that she wouldn't accept them, nor has she ever said no thank you...just donate to your favorite charity.

Bad Moon Rising said...

I have not seen Kate respond or encourage much of this. Although someone said people are sending gift cards.

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Obviously you are not following her tweets. Her twitter friends have said that they are sending Mady and Cara birthday gifts; someone said this weekend that a package is on the way; someone said they bought backpacks for the kids; a youngster in England just sent a package for the girls. I have never once seen Kate respond by saying not to send anything, and if something were sent, it would be returned. NEVER ONCE! The announcement of these gifts that they are sending is public knowledge.

Jenny O said...

Nothing is accepted for the family that involves money, toys, gift cards, clothes, hand made items (as there was so much when the tups were born)all is returned if not contributed to an organization in Maryland.
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Is that so? How odd then, that there was an episode early on where Kate and Jon actually held up some items received from fans. That stuff was neither returned to the fan nor contributed to some unnamed organization in Maryland.

So I guess this self proclaimed employee of TLC is saying that Kate is lying outright on Twitter when she says she got iPod(s) from a fan, or when she says to contact another fan to obtain her mailing addy. Hmmmmm, interesting.

(No, I'm not buying it. This happens regularly; someone posts as being "in the know" for awhile, until it becomes flamingly obvious that they are making it up as they go along.)

Brummygirl said...

T.L.C. employee said:
Did you all know that? No. Gift cards sent to Kate Gosselin are returned to senders by TLC, so the good comments from Gosselin are just comments. Nothing is accepted for the family that involves money, toys, gift cards, clothes, hand made items (as there was so much when the tups were born)all is returned if not contributed to an organization in Maryland.
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Are you saying the champion grifter of all times turns anything away?
Why would T.L.C. be involved now? I guess your boss did not tell you that Kate no longer works for your company!!
I smell sheep!!

Oh, Yes, She Does! said...

(No, I'm not buying it. This happens regularly; someone posts as being "in the know" for awhile, until it becomes flamingly obvious that they are making it up as they go along.)

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I'm not buying it either. There are so many holes in that story that Kate could ride her Halloween broom right through them.

TLC does read this site said...

Kate plus 8 was cancelled, Kate Gosselin was not terminated. She has an iron clad contract that does not expire in 2011.

KJ+8 items are still sold by TLC.
K+8 are just being banded for sale.
When the show was new, locals did make and send to their local address handmade items. When KJ+8 went nat'l & exploded, their mail was directed to TLC and still is.

I was personally among TLC staffing who accompanied JK+8 to NY for publicity for the new seasons. The throngs of people trying to touch all of the family was in the hundreds.Both Jon & Kate were frightened by the throngs of people.

Many women identified with this show and all the problems encountered both by the couple and with the children.

To this very day, no gift cards, gifts for the kids or Kate are forwarded but returned or given to charities. There are gifts being sent even now.

Interesting item: Kate Gosselin required more security at DWTS studios than any person who has ever appeared on DWTS. She was always very nervous.

Jon continues to be paid. Therefore you who believe he wants all 8 kids may no longer wonder about he wanting custody.

The children? Not as aware of their notoriety as you would think.

Kate is certainly aggressive,eager, dynamic,energetic,determined to provide for her kids.

Someone who travels with Kate, not Steve, tells me that Kate is not at all unpleasant to fans or strangers. She is a nervous person who does not trust.

You may also be interested to know Kate always travels with at least 3 women as well as Steve but they are never seen on TV or in magazines.I understand most of your anger but that was always the way the show was filmed to bring in an audience.

If you look at the Housewives shows, you will see who is filmed and edited to look well, others are not. It sells.


Would you be surprised to learn the Kardashian homes are not the actual homes the sisters and mother live in? They are not.

It is TV, it is reality TV.

I'm a Nat Geo Staffer - yeah, that's right said...

ooooh boy -- the self-proclaimed TLC staffer sounds a mite defensive at being doubted.

To TLC: I think you (as a network) have no conscience.

To TLC staff who work on any reality shows involving minors: How do you look yourself in the mirror every morning, knowing the role you play in the exploitation of children?

To (probably just pretending) TLC employees coming her to defend Kate: Re-read the above and accept that your credibility is shot with me and I wouldn't believe anything you said without independent verification.

As to Jon and Kate being frightened by hundreds of fans, sounds to me like TLC did some piss poor planning on crowd control. I fail to see how hiring one creepy, lapdog grifter as "security" would make a bit of difference, but then again, I'm not an exploitative greedy network like TLC.

But since you claim to be a TLC staffer, maybe you can answer a question for me:

When TLC was filming for Jon & Kate's "renewal" ceremony, how many of you were fully aware that the marriage was a sham by that point? How many staffers enjoyed the irony of putting one over on viewers for that episode? Go home feeling proud of a job well done conning the viewing public did you?

"In the Know" said...

Kate plus 8 was cancelled, Kate Gosselin was not terminated. She has an iron clad contract that does not expire in 2011.
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How very interesting. So maybe you could address why she is twittering on about how poor she is already? If she's under contract with TLC, how do they feel about her accepting cards and gifts from worried fans?

BTW, I'm a MythBusters production assistant.

No, I'm a staffer from The View.

No, I'm really a stylist from SYTYCD!

Maude said...

Poor deluded "staffer." Most TV contracts end upon cancellation of the show. That is why Kate is now free to try to market herself with another show. If the contract had not been terminated she would not be free to do so. TLC owns the rights to the merchandise they produced relevant to the show. They can do what they wish with it.

Poor desperate sheeple. Thanks for the laugh.

Deception said...

When TLC was filming for Jon & Kate's "renewal" ceremony, how many of you were fully aware that the marriage was a sham by that point? How many staffers enjoyed the irony of putting one over on viewers for that episode?

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Not to mention duping the kids into thinking that Kate was serious when she told them that their parents would be together forever.

Oh, Yes Indeed said...

Interesting item: Kate Gosselin required more security at DWTS studios than any person who has ever appeared on DWTS. She was always very nervous.

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I would be, too if I were among the most hated persons on television. No wonder she needed security!

TLC staffer: Welcome back, "oh, yes, she did"! We wondered where you went, oh, yes we did!

DONE! wKatie Kreider said...

Funny how the "TLC staffer" didn't know that the show was called "JON and Kate plus eight"...thus= j&K+8..NOT the K&J+8 they kept referring to! LOL!

Really, really pathetic.

Give Jon back his name! said...

Also "TLC staffer"; Kate said on her twitter, that she was NOT under contract to TLC until 2012:

Question:
» MiloandJack Fired Up 4 Kate
@Kateplusmy8 Can U comment on whether U r under contract w/TLC til Feb. 2012? That seems 2 b latest internet rumor.

Answer:
»@Kateplusmy8
Kate Gosselin @MiloandJack yes I can comment and that info is NOT true.

Brummygirl said...

Interesting item: Kate Gosselin required more security at DWTS studios than any person who has ever appeared on DWTS. She was always very nervous.
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There is a difference between wanting and requiring.
She should be nervous, she has upset so many people, but honestly it is all about....see me...lots of security, I am the most protected STAH here...and the worst dancer!!

Brummygirl said...

BTW, I'm a MythBusters production assistant.

No, I'm a staffer from The View.

No, I'm really a stylist from SYTYCD!
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...and I am Ms. Moneypenny 007 fame!!

jasmine said...

Maybe this TLC staffer is Steve. The comment regarding Kart always travels with at least 3 other women, sounds like some garbage story a cheating husband would tell his wife.

I'm Ready, Mr.DeMille said...

This "TLC staffer" is jerking everyones' chain!
Please tell us, the skeptics out here, how many times did you or any staffer from TLC, witness the children being pushed to "act" like everything was "normal"? Was filming stopped when one of the children was ill? Are we to believe that all of the children, were at all times, "acting" while throwing up or in pain? Were any of the 3 women and 1 man "protectors" ever instructed or aware of physical or mental abuse inflicted upon the 8 kids or did the "confidential" agreement that you signed, prohibit you from doing so? Surely, you are not telling us that none of the fore-mentioned questions are/were not issues that arose at any time during filming.

How many "love offerings" were returned or donated to other causes?

So many unanswered questions in the mythical land of Kate and TLC.

Whitney said...

IMO many Kate supporters feel powerless and just like the female bullies on Brodezillas, they gain comfort from what they beleive is "personal power" when in fact it is childish, psychologically toxic narcissim and abuse.

Many people with that mindset prefer to passively accept the things tey want, reality TV shows, freebies, etc, rather than working hard for attainable, goals which have true value in the world. So many souless peopel prefer being famous for being famous, especially in the reality TV world.

Kate and her sheeple prefer the lazy approach and the "perfection" illusion in which they can be their horrible narcissistic selves and receive adulation. There is no talent in being a selfish bully who makes the lives of those around her miserable on a daily basis...

PA Woman said...

"In the Know" said...
Kate plus 8 was cancelled, Kate Gosselin was not terminated. She has an iron clad contract that does not expire in 2011.
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How very interesting. So maybe you could address why she is twittering on about how poor she is already? If she's under contract with TLC, how do they feel about her accepting cards and gifts from worried fans?

BTW, I'm a MythBusters production assistant.

No, I'm a staffer from The View.

No, I'm really a stylist from SYTYCD!

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Not that I necessarily buy everything in the original post; however you can be under contract and not be paid. If you are paid by the episode, and are not filmiing you would not be paid. If TLC thought they might use Kate for another show, they would not let her out of her contract. So she would be sitting there under contract without being paid.

However, if it is true she has been marketing shows to other networks,I would suspect that when they canceled the show they also reach a mutual agreement to break the contract so Kate could look for other work.

RONLEE said...

Kate has been on mommy duty 24/7 since TLC fired her and a source tells us it’s making Kate miserable and she’s taking it out on her kids!
Kate Gosselin likes to paint the picture that her children are begging to come home when they are at their dad Jon Gosselin‘s apartment — but that’s might not be the case. HollyBaby.com has just learned that Kate’s kids love going to their dad’s place and are starting to prefer it over staying at their sprawling Reading, Pa., home with Kate.

“Kate is in such a bad mood all of the time now that she doesn’t have a job and she’s taking it out on the kids,” our source says. “She’s always irritated and screaming at the kids for every little thing. It’s gotten really bad and the kids walk on eggshells when they come home from school.”

We’ve told you how Kate makes Jon sound like a deadbeat dad on the Today Show by claiming he could see the kids more or how she “waits for the call” when the kids beg to come home.

“The kids love going to Jon’s place because everyone is in such a great mood,” our source says. “Now that Jon has a stable job things are much better. The kids are actually begging to stay longer and they say things like ‘mommy is so mean’. It’s driving Kate crazy!”

It’s clear the stress of being jobless is making Kate a little nuts, we showed you pics of Kate yelling at her kids after picking them up from school. All moms get stressed and we know Kate has a lot on her plate but shouldn’t she make sure to not take it out on the kiddies?

Jenny O said...

Maybe this TLC staffer is Steve. The comment regarding Kart always travels with at least 3 other women, sounds like some garbage story a cheating husband would tell his wife.
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Especially the part about "you don't see them, but they are there. Really honey! You gotta believe me!"

I'm more curious why Kate would allegedly travel with three other women in tow. Surely this woman doesn't need an entourage just to travel from PA to New York City? I'm talking trips that she takes without the children. How hard is it to catch a flight from PA to New York, when she has Steve to run interference for her? What could these three other women possibly be for?

faline said...

Hey, TLC staffer! Did you ever think of yourself as "the new sheriff in town?"
Glad to see you more sober,albeit still delusional, during your recent visit!

Return To Sender said...

xxxxx
@Kateplusmy8 Hello Kate! Have you got M+C b-day gift yet? I hope you get them. I'm missing Kateplus8 so bad! x :)

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Staffer: I guess TLC will return Mady and Cara's gift sent to Kate's home since they open all of her packages for security reasons?

Close Quarters said...

I'm more curious why Kate would allegedly travel with three other women in tow. Surely this woman doesn't need an entourage just to travel from PA to New York City? I'm talking trips that she takes without the children

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She was on her way back from NYC when she was caught for speeding. So these three women, plus Steve, were also in her two-seater sports car? Must have been very close and very friendly seating arrangements!

Howdy, Partner said...

faline said...

Hey, TLC staffer! Did you ever think of yourself as "the new sheriff in town?"
Glad to see you more sober,albeit still delusional, during your recent visit!

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And a much better speller! Must have taken some summer English courses instead of showing up here in August a few years ago!

Kit said...

…she doesn't even get half of their mail, it still goes into TLC and some lacky there opens all mail…Gift cards sent to Kate Gosselin are returned to senders by TLC, so the good comments from Gosselin are just comments.

Hmmm, so if she doesn't even know people are sending gift cards, how does she know to tweet about them? And even if she does see some of them, why wouldn't she simply tell people not to send them to her? Oh, I know - she doesn't want to hurt their feelings, right? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA...

All moms get stressed and we know Kate has a lot on her plate but shouldn’t she make sure to not take it out on the kiddies?

Nah, that kind of self-control and "kid first" attitude is for mediocre parents. Famous STAHS always get to go all Mommie Dearest on the kids. Otherwise, how would anyone know HOW stressed she is, and how much she NEEDS another TV show??!!

thinkg said...

If it is true that she is not getting some of her mail through TLC, I wonder why she would not get a post office box near her home and have her TLC mail forwarded.

Brummygirl said...

Listen.....can you hear anything other than bleats.....neither can I. No clicking cameras as Kate pulls gas, goes to Target, goes to the tanning salon. No photos even at U.P.S.
Best of all, no cameras in the kids faces. Isn't that what we all wanted here? We really did and now it has arrived.
Hope the kids are enjoying their freedom except from having their photos pasted on their Mom's website and having their Mom tell everyone who was late for the bus, getting ready etc.
This is supposed to be for their fans, but truth be known, it is for Kate to keep herself out there.
Listen...do you hear any offers? Nope, neither do I.
Lordy be (Kate speak)...the kids are free...kind of!!

Jenny O said...

Listen...do you hear any offers? Nope, neither do I.
Lordy be (Kate speak)...the kids are free...kind of!!
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I wonder how many calls Kate is making to her PR firm/agent?

Silence is golden.

The Shaffer Family said...

I think this article proves there's a sheeple born every minute. Yikes!

http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980477203

Against my better judgement I read the blog. Wow, does Kate lay it on think.

PA Woman said...

RONLEE said...
Kate has been on mommy duty 24/7 since TLC fired her and a source tells us it’s making Kate miserable and she’s taking it out on her kids!

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And this is something I always worried would happen when the show was canceled.

PA Woman said...

Brummygirl said...
Interesting item: Kate Gosselin required more security at DWTS studios than any person who has ever appeared on DWTS. She was always very nervous.
**************************
There is a difference between wanting and requiring.
She should be nervous, she has upset so many people, but honestly it is all about....see me...lots of security, I am the most protected STAH here...and the worst dancer!!

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I don't know, it might have been required. Steve is more of a babysitter than a body guard. She does appear to need that whenever she is in public.

jonandkatewho? said...

The Shaffer Family said...
I think this article proves there's a sheeple born every minute. Yikes!

http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980477203

Against my better judgement I read the blog. Wow, does Kate lay it on think.

10/05/2011 1:47 PM

I went there, to Kate's blog itself. I almost can't believe I did it, as I am sort of afraid of my computer getting an icky on that blog.

This woman has an obsession with vomit. She even talked about it on the blog.

She is insane. Do her kids even want their pictures on her stupid blog? She needs to take down the pics of her kids and shutup. I would imagine those kids are tired of her need to report who is late, who vomits, etc etc etc. Shut up. You are embarrassing your children.

Oh, and WHO EFFING CARES???? Bye, Kate!

Protect8 said...

It's disturbing to consider the fans of Kate who have children. Just like Kate they most likely have an inability to empathize with their own children and enjoy making them uncomfortable and unhappy.

These are women who will throw their child's favorite toy in the trash and then feel a rush of power. They, like Kate, are bully mommies.

I'm Ready.Mr. DeMille said...

K8 will NEVER stop using the kids!
She was a NOTHING before, during or after the show. The kids were the draw, the "Brand" and when not using them she is STILL a Nothing other than making herself an object of ridicule.