Like a lot of Americans, my family and I were enamored with the Gosselin kids. We thought that Kate was doing the best she could, and we felt a little sorry for Jon for taking so much abuse. But, that was two years ago. Fast-forward to today, and we’ve all had enough. Why are we allowing Kate Gosselin to become as “famous” as she is? The answer: she’s getting very good at making a profit off of America’s weakness.
I didn’t actually mind all of the interviews and such that she gave in 2009, because it was her outlet for making her side of the story known. So, fine. Leave it at that and move on. But, in 2010, I became incensed when I heard that she would be on Dancing with the Stars. Madness! Why is this reality star joining the likes of Buzz Aldrin and Pamela Anderson? Kate is not an actor or a professional athlete, nor has she achieved something that no one else has. She had six kids at once, that’s it! The show could have used Michelle Duggar as a contestant, and that, I would have watched!
Then, I hear that Kate will be back on TLC with her show “Kate Plus 8”. And, I say to myself, why? I vow not to watch it, and I haven’t. I wish all of America would vow not to watch it. I don’t want to bring the woman down, but I do want her to recede into the night. Based on her current ratings, which are decreasing by the week, she misjudged the empathy of her viewers. I’m glad to see that more and more people are getting tired of Kate’s one-woman dog and pony show.
I finally saw a ray of light in the last week when it was announced that there would be a new show about sextuplets on TLC. Hip, hip, hooray! “Sextuplets Take New York” aired this week, and the timing couldn’t have been better! With six little ones, who aren’t even two-years old yet, and a doting older brother, this family is a breath of fresh air. And, being from Ecuador, they have real problems to wrangle, like improving their English. Kate Gosselin’s biggest problem is that no one cleaned up the poop from the chicken coop…the coop that she wanted.
The final, final straw for me is the fact that she’s now on the cover of People magazine to talk about her fabulous body. Does anyone care why/how the woman gets in shape? She has looked the same for the past year, nothing has changed. But, now she has put on a bikini for the world to see, in an attempt to recover some of those lost ratings, it seems. Oh, and she’s looking for Mr. Right. Thanks for warning all of the men out there, Kate. They surely appreciate it.
It is time for this woman to move in another direction. She has stretched her fifteen minutes of fame as far as it will go. We all wish her and her children well, but quite frankly, we’re sick of seeing her.