Jon MINUS Kate = 8 Messed Up Kids

23 Jun
Dysfunction at its finest

Dysfunction at its finest

Jon and Kate Gosselin are divorcing.  Quelle surpris!?!

Having intimate experience with divorce, I try not to be judgmental about anyone who finds that they simply cannot make their relationship work any longer.  However, in this case, I must make an exception.

These two are the most self-absorbed, neurotic pair I have ever seen and it’s incredulous to me that they continually whine about the intrusive paparazzi who are causing them so much stress.  Have they not welcomed cameras into their homes and lives to “share” their wonderful, fairytale lives?  It’s a slippery slope, peeps, and you guys let Pandora out of the box when you signed on for all those episodes and all that denero.  And, isn’t this really what it’s all about?  Money?

Sorry, but I have a real problem with the fact that these two have made a fortune off of the cuteness of their kids via TV, books, motivational speaking tours and “freebies”.  While I can understand accepting help from people wanting to help when you are overwhelmed with such a large brood, these people took it to the extreme and now, they are paying the piper.

The problem is that it’s the kids who will pay the cost.  While they will remain in their million dollar estate with designer clothes, playhouses and part-time parents, all they really have are each other.  Make no mistake, this “decision” will have lasting consequences on these kids.  Mady already needed couseling before all of this, now Kate will have to publish another hypocritical book just to cover the therapy bills for the rest of the gang.  Or, perhaps she can get a sympathetic psychologist to donate their services a la her tummy tuck and his hair plugs.  (You cannot make this crap up.)

The problem with sanctimony and rigidity is that it usually bites you in the butt.  Early on, Jon and Kate espoused that their faith was what sustained them and their kids.  Each season has brought less thankfulness/faithfulness and more entitlement/riches.  For example, trips to Disney, New York, Hawaii, Utah, North Carolina….two new houses in five years, matching designer clothes (even for every day), etc., etc.  While these people started out as an inspiration to others facing the challenge of large families, they have now become the object of pity and all at the hand of greed.

My advice to these “parents”.  Quit this show.  Jon, get a real job and hold on to it.  Kate, go back to nursing and support your kids like normal people and not by exploiting their obvious cuteness and unusual situation.  Spend time with them instead of traveling on book tours or speaking engagements.  All of the “things” are not going to ease the pain of seeing their parents’ relationship dissolve, nor the public fascination associated with it.  And really, do you think that people will be interested in seeing eight kids go through puberty?

Forget about the money, for once…

  Money, Pink Floyd


Posted by on June 23, 2009 in random crap, TV


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6 responses to “Jon MINUS Kate = 8 Messed Up Kids

  1. Sophie

    June 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I suspect the first kid in trouble will be the annoying twin. Can’t remember her name, but she’s the one who’s pushy, bossy, show-offy and a know-it-all.

    These kids are a train wreck waiting to happen. All they know is a camera, people tripping over themselves to see them, talk to them, get their autographs. Just because they were born.

    Um, Jon…Kate…..can you say ‘Lindsay Lohan’ eight times fast?

  2. kanniduba

    June 23, 2009 at 9:20 am

    AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. music maven

    June 23, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Yes, Sophie, the demon twin is Mady. She’s a minature version of Kate. Kids learn behavior and she has definitely learned her mother’s traits. She needs a good spanking.

    And while the kids are cute at five, 6 ‘tweens and 2 teens are going to be some kind of nasty. Throw in step parents (as you know they both are involved with others), on top of the acrimonious relationship of their parents and it will be front page of the Enquirer for decades. It’s hard enough for kids to go through a divorce, but it will be excruiating to go through it with a TLC production crew attached at the hip.

    Sadly, they’ve all gotten addicted to the money…so there’s no stopping it until people move on to the next trainwreck. I really worry about Kara (the angel twin) and the cutest patootie — Aaden, but all of them are in for a real, rough ride.

  4. Amy deClouet

    June 24, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Whoa, D! That was harsh, though I am inclined to agree somewhat with you. I have never watched a full episode of this show, as I think I would need a ‘script of Xanax and a bottle of vodka to get thru all the racket that brood makes, so I don’t really have an opinion about their parenting skills. I know she is bossy and controlling but in her defense, don’t you have to be when you’re trying to wrangle that many?

    I guess she crossed the line between organized and disrespectful. She’s quite demeaning to him. And hair plugs…REALLY?
    4 words: GLAD IT’S NOT ME!!!

    16 days till beach drinks D! Can you handle it?????

  5. music maven

    June 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Ames — if you watched these people evolve over the last three or so years, you’d see exactly what I’m talking about. They took kindness and curiosity of others and then cashed in. Moreso than they ever needed to survive. Consider this…they make $75,000 PER EPISODE. So, rather than the normal 20 or 25 episode season this year, they signed on for 40 weeks.

    My math says that’s $3 MILLION bucks just for this year, in addition to the new million dollar estate that TLC bought for them. No wonder they don’t want to quit and get some counseling and make things work for their kids. I promise you that they have mulled that this divorce will be good for ratings, at least in the short term and that’s why you’ll see a re-tooled show under a different title come August — think “Multiple Blessings” or “Eight Little Faces” (the names of Kate’s books that she hawks everywhere telling mediocre and mortal parents with only one kid how to parent).

    Also, they do “inspirational” talks at churches and other venues that require a $25,000 “love offering”, where she also sells autographed pictures of her kids for $20 a pop. It takes a lot of money to provide for 10 people, a million dollar estate and all the trinkets, etc., that they actually don’t get for free.

    There are plenty other families with large number of kids that don’t sell access to their family for the “gawk factor”. Now, they want to whine about intrusion? Can’t have it both ways. If they really cared about their kids and their relationship, they’d quit the show, announce that they (and the kids) are going into deep counseling, and commit themselves to getting back to the place they were two or three years ago.

    Fame is a tough taskmaster and I believe that it has devoured two more victims. Sadly, it appears that they have abandoned their strict Christian principles and succumbed to several of the deadly sins, including sloth, lust, and greed.

    My eyes are currently on the July 4th weekend first, then will focus on abbreviated beach visit.

  6. amy

    June 24, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, didn’t know the background on this family. So sad.
    And I totally agree with Sophie about the “lindsey lohan” syndrome. Those kids are going to be a mess if something doesn’t change for the better.


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