Kate Gosselin came under fire Jan. 16 when she brought her 13-year-old twin daughters Mady and Cara on the ‘Today’ show for what was supposed to be a positive interview. Things didn’t quite work out in Kate’s favor, and now eyewitnesses are saying that Kate screamed at her daughters after the show!
Kate Gosselin has never been afraid to exploit her children on national television, but she might think twice about that now that her disastrous Today show interview — and the reports of verbally abusive backstage behavior that followed — are drawing the ire of viewers worldwide. Find out the shocking things that Kate said to her daughters below!
Kate Gosselin Went ‘Type-A’ Crazy On Mady And Cara
After Mady and Cara awkwardly refused to answer host Savannah Guthrie‘s questions on whether or not they were okay, Kate did her best to push the girls to answer.
“Mady, your words,” Kate spat. “It’s your chance. Spit it out.”
Mady remained silent, but after the show Kate sang a very different tune on Twitter, defending herself and her daughters against her many attackers. Kate said on Twitter that she was a proud mom “no matter what,” but eyewitnesses told Daily News that Kate went ballistic on her daughters backstage.
“She went type-A crazy,” the insider said. “She was upset that they had a chance to speak for themselves and defend her and they blew it. She told them, ‘You embarrassed mommy,’ and some people heard. She was not happy.”
Expert: Kate Used The Girls For Her Own Agenda
HollywoodLife.com reached out to Dr. David Gottesfeld, a clinical psychologist for children and adolescents, after the interview. Dr. Gottesfeld told us EXCLUSIVELY that Kate did not do her job as a parent when she brought Mady and Cara along for Today.
“The girls were clearly nervous, it seemed as though they forgot what they were supposed to say,” he said. “But a parent’s job is to protect their child, and if your child is on TV and uncomfortable, then she should have assured them or stopped the interview. [Kate] had an agenda to get her message across, and she was using her kids to do that.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that Kate acted so viciously toward her children? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shannon Miller