Thursday, September 11, 2008
What is YOUR Take On The Jon & Kate Controversy?
Recently I have received alot of e-mails asking me my stance on Truth (whatever that means), children on TV and Love Offerings. These seem to be the underlying issues regarding this family. I am truly sick and tired of being asked this, as I am a huge obvious fan of the show and support the Gosselin family, but let me stress this is my opinion only:
1. Please people, lets not go on with the issue of truth. Here it is: They were once struggling. Some didn't think so. Jon's dad helped them out when both were unemployed. Big deal. They could have still in their opinion considered themselves struggling. Get over it. Kate got help from people that were supposed to be doing this for the kids. Now one is blogging saying she didn't feel appreciated. People gave Kate "freebies". Then more came. People asked what they needed and she told them. And then more free stuff came..And people became upset that she was not entitled to what she received for the kids that truly need it regardless.
2. As the show became popular people got mad Kate has money now and is no longer "relate able". She should not be going around speaking in Churches and getting more money. Because nobody wants them with money. Then they would not be "relate able." So now they have no right to speak at churches even though they are no longer telling stories of struggling. Questions about college funds which are nobodies business. Because bottom line, if your poor, then you shouldn't be going to speaking engagements and giving people money. Your not told you have to, but people use this as a way to get people to bash Kate more. Because her insecurity and rough personality is not enough. Also it doesn't help that she is estranged from her family, and people who were again supposed to be helping out of love for the kids are crying "foul" and fighting over money. But what struck me as odd is so many people think that just because they don't see a particular person on the show, they are not in their lives. Again on the cutting room floor episode, did you notice at the beach the aunt & uncle being there that never made it to air?? Also TLC doesn't give them absolutely everything for free. I would like to see proof of that. Why cant Jon give his credit card to someone at a register without every hate blogger going "Ohh he's not REALLY paying for that!"
3. Now they have a hit show and money they should be taken off the air. Regardless of all that the kids receive, regardless if its a hit show. Because Kate doesn't deserve it. Kids, who are just living their lives, are now "workers". They use the issue of child advocacy. Yeah, like they truly care about these particular kids on TV. Kate annoys them, they use that as the excuse to give fans that were on the fence on how they felt about the show to jump ship. Start a hate blog... blah blah. I am all for keeping all children on Television safe. But Reality TV is a new medium to begin with and this is the first show of its kind to feature children. So I step into Kate's shoes. Would I want anonymous random people telling me how to raise my kids? Heck no! And for the record, why is it that just because she has a helper for 15 hours a week are people saying she doesn't take care of her kids?? Insane!
People on blogs literally sit by the TV with a notepad. They discuss every single issue down to the smallest point. Kate looks fat, she must be pregnant, Kate has too much blush on. Kate loves the girls more then the boys. Jon sits and does nothing. This is the most patient wonderful husband I have seen on TV. But if hes married to hate, hes a whipping boy. Sites like GWOP have basically made daily blogs about the same thing said 50 ways. Get them off TV. So they cant get any more money and the kids can have a life. Fact of the matter is, without this show they wouldn't have had that much. Yes they donations would have come and gone, but think of all this family would be without this show. Just another average family. And that's the underlying issue, people want them back to "normal" like themselves.
Posted by The Travel Mom at 6:22 PM