Posted Wed, April 21, 2010 5:28pm EST

Kate Gosselin: It Was A BIG MISTAKE To Eliminate You On DWTS! America Will Regret It!

America — you spoke. But you’ll be sorry!

You voted Kate out of DWTS BUT you will live to REGRET it. Just wait until next week or even this weekend, when you have nothing to anticipate. You will not be able to wonder just how wooden Kate will be on Mondays upcoming episode. Or what crazy new big-haired way she will wear her hair or how heavy her makeup or eyelashes will be.

You ‘ll see, you’ll miss worrying about how single mom Kate will take care of her eight little Gosselings — who she now says have an “uncertain” future.

Oh, I know many of you may be rolling your eyes and saying “ugh” — I’m sick of hearing about Kate’s problems.  After all, she does have two upcoming TLC shows —  A Twist of Kate and her Kate Plus 8 specials, plus her new book, I Just Want You to Know. She’s hardly standing in the breadlines with her twins and sextuplets.

But I challenge you to watch Dancing with the Stars next week with as much anticipation and interest as you have had. In fact, record numbers of you have been tuning in to DWTS this year and I believe, it is the “Gosselin effect.” Whether you consciously like Kate or not, she touches you emotionally.

She looks exhausted. She looks like she’s 34 going on 44, thanks to the burden of raising eight little ones on her own. Deep down, you know that she is truly alone. Her ex-husband Jon is MIA most of the time. She can’t count on him to have a reasonable discussion about any needs or issues that he kids have. She can’t count on him to get a job and help support them — he’s shown no interest. All he’s done is fight her, try to take custody away, cut his child support, and destroy her ability to earn a good income.

No, Jon’s been far more interested in satisfying his libido with multiple girlfriends than satisfying his children’s needs.

Also, Kate reportedly has no emotional support from her own family. Her brother Kevin Kreider and his wife Judi accused her of psychologically damaging her children by putting them on TV.

So Kate IS alone with the burden of her kids. All you parents out there, you do know what that means.

Deep down, you know that Kate isn’t BSing when she talks about being the single working mom breadwinner who’d rather be baking and cooking and caring for her kids, than working like a madwoman.  She drew a smiley face and blew a kiss to them into the camera during her last moments on DWTS last night. Because of that, she does touch you. You emotionally connect with her.

Has there ever been a more emotional final leave-taking for a DWTS contestant than Kate’s? Has there ever been a “group hug” before?  Those were not fakey-fake tears — she was sad, disappointed but relieved in a way to be voted off. She genuinely couldn’t hold back her tears when she apologized and said, “I’m sorry, I’m a crybaby”, and THEN admitted that she “was scared to death most of the time,” when she was dancing. When she said to the show’s audience “I thank you for believing in me, probably more than I believe in myself,” it was an insightful moment into Kate’s real burden and her insecurities. And when her partner Tony Dovolani said, “I give her all the credit, no matter how exhausted you were…” he brought up a real truth — Kate WAS exhausted.

Any parent knows this was and is true. Eight kids, weekly commuting to LA, dance practices and performances, Kate bit off more than most human beings could chew.

You will miss her two left feet and her human drama and that’s a big part of making DWTS, the hit it has been. I say, let’s ask for one of those American Idol special judge-saves and bring Kate back! Vote for it now!

–Bonnie Fuller

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Bruce Perkins

Posted at 11:57 AM on April 28, 2010  

When Marie Osmond was on I was tiring of the show and was going to quit watching but wanted to see how far Marie would go. And she lasted till the end. Now its the same situation with Kate, but now that she’s off I wont be watching.

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Posted at 12:57 PM on April 27, 2010  

Kate is not “alone” with her children. She has a staff, and I mean staff, not just one nanny. Also, given the amount on money earned for each episode of Jon & Kate, should we feel sorry for the fact that they did not put away money like the rest of us should. ANYONE in America can lose their job next week. You have to plan. Kate’s problem is that she is such a head case she thinks everyone tuned in to see HER, we didn’t, we tuned in to see the kids. If Kate wants any sympathy from me, she will release her 2009 taxes and let us see if she is really living paycheck to paycheck like most of America.

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Posted at 4:50 PM on April 26, 2010  

Omg! I wish people would comprehend that Kate DID NOT WANT HER MARRIAGE. She is the one who gave up, quit, didn’t want Jon. She refused to go to counseling. Lied to her children by saying they’d always be together & a family but when she realized she could make money on her own dropped Jon like a hot potato. She could have counted on Jon but she didn’t want to. Sure he’s bitter. He fell for her lies, I mean lines, hook, line, & sinker that they’d always be togther. As for her rather wanting to be home than working that’s a load of crap. If you watched their show you’d know she doesn’t handle stress very well. And on DWTS she showed it again with her partner. She ruined their show because she didn’t think things through & it’s like you said about them not waiting in a bread line. She’ll be fine & if not then she’ll realize eventually what an idiot she was, is.

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Flo Bonadero

Posted at 11:53 AM on April 26, 2010  

count me in for a contributor..i like your column…lots of thoughts from the “common people”


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mb clinton

Posted at 10:05 AM on April 26, 2010  

she needs to stay home and off tv and raise her kids oh sorry first she needs to grow up and stop being so self centered and all about Kate. Sorry excuse for a Mother

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Posted at 8:23 PM on April 25, 2010  

Kate revealed in her 1st book that pregnancy with the sextuplets was confirmed only weeks after she was hospitalized for hyper-stimulated ovaries due to powerful fertility drugs. Her doc would have skipped insemination that cycle, and warned her that too many follicles were present. But Kate obviously exploited the situation, and had unprotected sex. She knew what she was doing. It’s her fault that her children’s future is uncertain. It would be good if she was on welfare as an example to other women who might think about trying this cr ap.

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Posted at 8:09 PM on April 25, 2010  

LOL a dumb sap wrote this article. The “Kate Effect” is divisiveness, a nice way to say bipolar or troublemaker.

Kate contradicts herself every time she opens her mouth. Of course, she has all the time in the world to play around and not commit herself and be responsible. She invested her eight kids to gain herself an extravagant lifestyle. Too bad for them as they grow up with few inner resources left to invest in themselves. They will probably end up on government assistance after all is said and done.

Fast money allowed Kate to give her narcissism free reign — the means to project a persona that is far from her true self. But she has a big problem when she tries to compete with adults who actually invest THEMSELVES in their work. When she loses, she has to cry to convince people she was serious. Through tears she told her audience that she gave it her all. Well, saying something doesn’t make it so. Seeing as how people had voted Kate off the day before, I think she will have better luck fooling her kids.

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Posted at 2:20 PM on April 25, 2010  

we will be sorry?? This woman is ‘famous’ for breeding like a rodent and THAT makes her a celebrity?? She claims she is ‘doing it all for the kids’ – and mind you, that is after receiving MILLIONS from her TV series and book deals (not including such stunts as dancing with the stars…etc). She is an ego maniac and needs to find a good mental health specialist. Sorry? No – we are GLAD she is gone!!!!

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Posted at 6:47 AM on April 25, 2010  

Why in the world would America regret Kate Gosselin being voted off a dance show? That’s just plain goofy talk. We regret Hiroshima, Nagaysaki, Vietnam, slavery, U.S. Internment camps. Those are things we shamefully regret.
Sending Kate home to raise her family is something we should be proud to do.

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Rhonnda REA

Posted at 7:57 PM on April 24, 2010  

I am really tired of all these jealous and immature attacks on Kate. I raised a child totally alone and know what she is going through and all this nasty, unfair talk and attacks on her only shows how unrealistic and petty people can be when they don’t know what they are talking about. I have even considered offering my help to Kate and/or contacting her detractors (like her ‘brother’!) to set them straight. It is really sad when you can attack the only responsible and functioning partner/person and sit back, in your own comfortable chairs, playing demi-gods, criticizing the poor girl–what don’t all of you big ego types offer up YOUR help and learn a bit about what she has had to deal with?!!! Oh NO, instead you put on phoney faces of concern for the kids supposedly being exploited and abuse,…who are you trying to kid,…those little ones are doing a lot better than those of you who spend so much time wasted on picking on Kate’s situation,…remember, for those people who have the time to criticize, the Devil was once a displaced, fallen angel,..someone who had nothing better to do,…why don’t all of YOU go and do volunteer work somewhere, where your energy can be put to better use?!!!

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Posted at 2:22 PM on April 25, 2010  

You may have raised YOUR child totally alone but don’t put yourself in her boat – she has received MILLIONS for breeding and producing those kids – what did YOU get??

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Posted at 8:17 PM on April 25, 2010  

You’ve considered helping Kate? That’s good. Why don’t you and her other sympathizers start a fund and donate a portion of your crazy checks to Kate every month until her youngest brats turn 18. Then maybe the rest of us won’t have to hear about her anymore.

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Posted at 11:02 AM on April 24, 2010  

There’s nothing for America to regret other than the fact that taxpayers money will help support her kids when the public is tired of her making money off of them, and the show goes off the air.

Her poor me, I’m a great mother routine, with fake hair, face, and body is wearing thin. I know mothers who fed and raised 8 kids without the help of T.V., cooks, nannies, or assistants. That’s why the whole celebrity supermom bit is ridiculous. Celebrities have help that regular mothers don’t.

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Posted at 9:55 AM on April 24, 2010  

Kate is not a good role model. She is using her kids as a crutch to get what she wants. She is exploiting them. Her fiancee before Jon, said she was a golddigger. She doesn’t let her parents see the kids because she got mad at them when they gave them cribs that did not match for her 6 babies. And did not appreciate the donations she received. She should not have been in DWTS in the first place, she is not a STAR. Who are we going to see next Michelle Dugger or Octomom in DWTS? I think that like all other mother’s she should concentrate on being with her children, I am sure Jon is not an absentee father, so she does have the support and help to raise her kids is she allows it. But as history has shown, she is selfish and demanding, always looking out for herself. She will get where she wants to by crying and using her “I’m a single mom and have to make a living for my kids”. BooHoo! Grow up, remember you have 8 little angels you don’t want to be in rehab. I feel for the children. Where would she be if the reality show didn’t pay for her tummy tuck?

I know she has to work like we all do, but honestly, with all the traveling, do you really think she spends quality time with her kids? I think not!

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Posted at 7:57 AM on April 24, 2010  

I wonder if Kate would benefit from an antidepressant and/or some counseling? She is obviously an emotional wreck and I believe she needs to take care of herself, for the sake of her children. Ultimately, DWTS is supposed to be a fun entertaining program and Kate was just sad. I think how terrible for her children to see mommy cry on TV every week. I have to admit though, that I’m going to miss her, terrible dancing or not.

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Posted at 3:58 PM on April 23, 2010  

Bonnie, with any due respect, please dissect each one of the arguments you make ‘for’ KHATE…

“…thanks to the burden of raising eight little ones on her own.”
She doesn’t raise them alone (or at all, for that matter), they are raised by nannies. As far as Jon being “MIA”, it is probably because she won’t let him see them in lieu of the nannies. Oh, and TLC is barring Jon from getting gainful employment until their contract with him runs out. Let TLC buy out his contract.

“….it was an insightful moment into Kate’s real burden and her insecurities.” All we have been hearing is how low KHATE’s self esteem is, and how insecure she is. What an EFFING ploy for pity. I do not pity her. I pity the mothers (like myself) that are on the verge of losing their homes due to unemployment, but that are still THERE for their kids. NO PITY HERE FOR KHATE!

“Kate bit off more than most human beings could chew.” And she still bites, doesn’t she? Now she wants to move to Hollywood and do more TV stuff. If she truly (I mean TRULY) values her children, she would invest the money she has already, get rid of the nannies, be an active, hands-on (and I don’t mean the spanking) Mother, give Jon the ability to be there any time KHATE has to leave (which is very often), and then father and kids get a chance to be together. Those kids deserve to always have at least one of their parents with them. Let Jon prove himself.

“let’s ask for one of those American Idol special judge-saves and bring Kate back! Vote for it now!” Since when does KHATE Gosselin deserve special favors? I think she has gotten far more favors than she deserves.

Bonnie, this whole article was shamefully one-sidedly written, and I suspect with KHATE over your shoulder. She SUCKED on DWtS…admit it!

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Posted at 11:14 PM on April 23, 2010  

I agree 1,000,000 % with Donna.She didnt even deserve to be
on the show to begin with,was only a ratings ploy.She couldnt dance her way out of a paper bag,of course the other contestants kinda wanted her to stay because her being so BAD,made everyone else look good.I dont think she
should have lasted as long as she did regardless.

Im also a single mom myself and i know that its hard to raise children alone,i didnt get $20,000 child support either,mine was less than $500 monthly.Im also from the state of Pa and legally if she is making more money that
Jon(which im sure that she IS)he can at any time request
a child support modification and 9 times out of 10 they
are granted.In her case shes making much much more than
Jon i dont feel that he needs to pay anything but the very
minimum.Hes no angel…but she isnt much better herself.I
only hope that there is a trust for the kids with which she
is putting money into–without the kids shes white trash

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Posted at 8:42 PM on April 25, 2010  

No sense in asking the dumb sap who wrote this article to reason; she doesn’t know how. Her greatest contribution to the magazine industry was dumbing it down. Reporters obviously don’t like to do real work anyway. Most of them are narcissistic and therefore sympathetic to Kate. They write one opinion piece after another, biased in favor of her.

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