Kate Gosselin — when you lashed out at your ex-husband Jon for being “mediocre” on the Today Show this morning Sept. 12th because he works a “normal” job, you insulted all of us regular parents who aren’t TV stars!
You made the insulting comments when you responded to Jon’s comment that “reality TV is not a career and it’s time to get back to a normal life.”
Here’s what you said to us and Matt Lauer: “It’s a situation where Jon may be accepting of mediocre for his kids and working a regular job. I want the best for my kids and the best opportunities in life… and this has provided that.”
What? You just told all of us people who aren’t TV stars and who hold “regular” jobs, that we are “mediocre!” And that we don’t want the best opportunities for our kids.
What are you thinking? Or not thinking!
99.9999 % of “regular” families will NEVER have the opportunity to have their own reality TV show. And they still want the best opportunities for their kids. And try hard to make them by working their “regular” jobs.
I’m sure that your ex– Jon Gosselin wants what’s best for his kids. He just feels strongly that it’s better for them NOT to be on TV. He thinks that normal, “regular” life not in front of the cameras has value for the Gossellettes that more than makes up for all the fancy trips to Australia and Alaska.
Jon doesn’t think that it’s great that his children have had to work through school and summer vacations to shoot the show. And that they’ve been hounded by paparazzi photographers when they’re getting on and off their school buses. He doesn’t think those trade-offs are worth it.
You do, obviously, in fact, you told Matt Lauer that “the best opportunity for all of us would be for me to continue to work in TV as a way to provide for my family,” and that you would put the kids back on TV “if the right thing came along.”
“I’m sure you will see my kids again at some point.”
I wouldn’t be so sure, Kate. Not when you’ve insulted the very people who made you a star.
Many of your Twitter followers saw it this way too and you’ve been forced to defend yourself like this! “@forever_trust Not wut I ment.was reply2 jons comment re I should get a ‘normal’ job-wouldn’t work4me $ w8kids kudos2allhardwrking parents!”
But Kate, I heard you on the Today Show and whether you were just caught up in your ongoing vicious war of words with Jon or not, you said it was mediocre to have a regular job. Hollymoms– check out our video clip from the Today show below.
And furthermore — you’re implying in your tweets that the only way to support eight kids is to go on TV. Yet in almost every large family the parents have to support themselves the old fashioned way – with plain old, non-glamorous “regular” jobs.
Kate — you are off your reality show — the finale is tonight, Sept. 12, and I’m afraid it is back to “regular “life for you.
The sooner that you face reality and start living in it, the better, You need to learn how to make regular life, anything but mediocre, just ike the rest of us!
— Bonnie Fuller
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