Jon and Kate Gosselin
People Just Dont Get It

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#183 Mar 4, 2009
I'd like to address some things.

1. I love how people complain that the Gosselins sell or get rid of things that were donated to them. I see nothing wrong with it. Do you mean to tell me that whenever you receive a gift you have to keep it forever or contact the person who gave it to you FIRST before tossing it out or selling it at a yard sale? I highly doubt it. If you don't have to, why should they?

2. One thing that really bugs me is the fact that everyone thinks that Aunt Jodi is a saint. Excuse me but, everything was all fine and dandy until she found out she wasn't going to get paid. Then all of a sudden she had all this BS to say about the Gosselins and how they raise and treat their kids. IF any of it were true, don't you think she would or should have spoken up about it waaaaaay before this? The simple fact that she didn't tells me that those kids are treated just fine and that she is just mad that she wasn't getting paid to be on the show. Because, if what she claimed was true, then she is no better than the Gosselins for not speaking up before the show even came out.

3. Begging and Freebie. I think too many people get mixed up when it comes to the Gosselins getting things for free and begging. All I ever hear is how the Gosselins go around begging for items. I have NEVER seen or heard of such nonsense. I know, and have read, about many people who attended some of their functions and NEVER have the Gosselins ever acted poor or begged for money or items. Just because part of their story contains info about the time when they WERE down and out on their luck does not mean that they are acting like that's how things are today. Just because people are too dumb to understand that doesn't mean J&K are begging or asking for stuff.

Also, now that they are celebrities, and they are whether you like it or not, getting free vacations and items is a part of the business. Most, if not all, of the exchange of items for free airtime goes through TLC and/or the production company. NOT the Gosselins! And anyway, they are not the only ones to get such treatment and privileges. It's just the nature of the business.

4. They make money from being on TV or they make money off of their kids. First of all, I think they deserve every penny they get. Those cameras are in their home often and pretty much up their a** all the time when they are. That deserves compensation. Yeah they may have agreed to do the show in the first place, but it doesn't mean they shouldn't get paid for it. If that were true then that would be like agreeing to take a job but not expecting to get paid for it. That's foolish.

As for the kids working, yeah right. Those kids are just playing and living life like they normally would without the cameras. They aren't performing like circus freaks. I have yet to see them be made to do anything that could be considered 'working.'

5. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. Before people would complain that J&K never worked. That all they did was take vacations. People commented on how they should be out working because that's what 'normal' families do. Now that they are working on side projects and away from the home more to conduct their 'work', people are now complaining about that! Saying how Kate is always away and never home! Pick one people! Should she work like 'normal' people or stay home? You can't have both!

To Be Continued......
People Just Dont Get It

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#184 Mar 4, 2009
Continued.....

6. The GWOP site. First of all, anyone who spends 10 minutes on that site knows that it is filled with nothing but a bunch of high school children and immature adults who are just there to hate on Kate. They claim they advocate for the kids but that's a lie. I didn't know that advocating for children consisted of busting on Kate's hair, tan, clothes, weight, complaining about appliances, vacations, shoes, teeth, hair transplants, coupons, tractors, pizza, organic food, sticks, rocks, dirt, and on and on I could go. They are full of crap when they say they are advocates for the kids. It's just not true. Go see for yourself.

The GWOP crew sit at their computers all day and night waiting for the latest article to be published about the Gosselins. They then go to that article if it's online and continually post using different user names to make it look like even more people hate the Gosselins when in fact that isn't true either. I know this because I had one of their so called "insiders" contact me telling me as much. Saying how they PM and email each other planning on how and what they will say in certain blogs, what sites they will post on, etc.

All I have to say is, you GWOPs better watch what you say to each other. Some people are not who they appear to be and they will quickly turn on and out you too. You just don't know who or which one(s) it will be. lololol

7. Gone from their life. This cracks me up the most perhaps. It's funny how people think there were all these falling outs with the Gosselins and people who were once on their show. They never stop to think that maybe some of them just don't want to be on the show anymore. Jon has even said this in a recent interview. That, once these people saw how much attention they got from being on the show, they decided it was best for them to just not be on it anymore. And I don't blame them. Anyway, just because someone chooses not to be shown/featured does not mean that the Gosselins no longer talk to them. Everyone swore up and down that the Gosselins got rid of that one lady from their lives and here we find out later that she moved and they ARE still friends. Ooooh. Imagine that!

8. It has nothing to do with jealousy. Oh really? That's why comments that preceed that sentence usually goes something like this....... "I wish my family could take that many vacations!", "I wish I could afford (insert whatever).", "I wish I could be home with my kids all day and night but I can't.", "Some of us have to work.", "It must be nice to go to the spa.", "I can't afford organic for my kids.", etc. If you were NOT jealous then you wouldn't make such comments. It most certainly is jealousy.

These are just some of the things that get to me whenever hear or read about this family/the show. There is nothing wrong with those kids, the show, the family. Yeah Kate can be a pain in the a** at times. And yeah Jon should speak up and stand up to her once in a while and yes the kids are a pain and loud at times but this is all still 'normal.' There are many families out there like them. They aren't unusual or odd. If you don't like what you see just change the channel. Why is that so hard? If you put your hand over a fire and get burned would you keep doing it? Most likely no. That would be asinine. So, why would you continue to watch a show you claim to hate? Change the channel!!
People Just Dont Get It

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#185 Mar 4, 2009
I'd like to address some things.

1. I love how people complain that the Gosselins sell or get rid of things that were donated to them. I see nothing wrong with it. Do you mean to tell me that whenever you receive a gift you have to keep it forever or contact the person who gave it to you FIRST before tossing it out or selling it at a yard sale? I highly doubt it. If you don't have to, why should they?

2. One thing that really bugs me is the fact that everyone thinks that Aunt Jodi is a saint. Excuse me but, everything was all fine and dandy until she found out she wasn't going to get paid. Then all of a sudden she had all this BS to say about the Gosselins and how they raise and treat their kids. IF any of it were true, don't you think she would or should have spoken up about it waaaaaay before this? The simple fact that she didn't tells me that those kids are treated just fine and that she is just mad that she wasn't getting paid to be on the show. Because, if what she claimed was true, then she is no better than the Gosselins for not speaking up before the show even came out.

3. Begging and Freebie. I think too many people get mixed up when it comes to the Gosselins getting things for free and begging. All I ever hear is how the Gosselins go around begging for items. I have NEVER seen or heard of such nonsense. I know, and have read, about many people who attended some of their functions and NEVER have the Gosselins ever acted poor or begged for money or items. Just because part of their story contains info about the time when they WERE down and out on their luck does not mean that they are acting like that's how things are today. Just because people are too dumb to understand that doesn't mean J&K are begging or asking for stuff.

Also, now that they are celebrities, and they are whether you like it or not, getting free vacations and items is a part of the business. Most, if not all, of the exchange of items for free airtime goes through TLC and/or the production company. NOT the Gosselins! And anyway, they are not the only ones to get such treatment and privileges. It's just the nature of the business.

4. They make money from being on TV or they make money off of their kids. First of all, I think they deserve every penny they get. Those cameras are in their home often and pretty much up their a** all the time when they are. That deserves compensation. Yeah they may have agreed to do the show in the first place, but it doesn't mean they shouldn't get paid for it. If that were true then that would be like agreeing to take a job but not expecting to get paid for it. That's foolish.

As for the kids working, yeah right. Those kids are just playing and living life like they normally would without the cameras. They aren't performing like circus freaks. I have yet to see them be made to do anything that could be considered 'working.'

5. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. Before people would complain that J&K never worked. That all they did was take vacations. People commented on how they should be out working because that's what 'normal' families do. Now that they are working on side projects and away from the home more to conduct their 'work', people are now complaining about that! Saying how Kate is always away and never home! Pick one people! Should she work like 'normal' people or stay home? You can't have both!
People Just Dont Get It

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#186 Mar 4, 2009
6. The GWOP site. First of all, anyone who spends 10 minutes on that site knows that it is filled with nothing but a bunch of high school children and immature adults who are just there to hate on Kate. They claim they advocate for the kids but that's a lie. I didn't know that advocating for children consisted of busting on Kate's hair, tan, clothes, weight, complaining about appliances, vacations, shoes, teeth, hair transplants, coupons, tractors, pizza, organic food, sticks, rocks, dirt, and on and on I could go. They are full of crap when they say they are advocates for the kids. It's just not true. Go see for yourself.

The GWOP crew sit at their computers all day and night waiting for the latest article to be published about the Gosselins. They then go to that article if it's online and continually post using different user names to make it look like even more people hate the Gosselins when in fact that isn't true either. I know this because I had one of their so called "insiders" contact me telling me as much. Saying how they PM and email each other planning on how and what they will say in certain blogs, what sites they will post on, etc.

All I have to say is, you GWOPs better watch what you say to each other. Some people are not who they appear to be and they will quickly turn on and out you too. You just don't know who or which one(s) it will be. lololol

7. Gone from their life. This cracks me up the most perhaps. It's funny how people think there were all these falling outs with the Gosselins and people who were once on their show. They never stop to think that maybe some of them just don't want to be on the show anymore. Jon has even said this in a recent interview. That, once these people saw how much attention they got from being on the show, they decided it was best for them to just not be on it anymore. And I don't blame them. Anyway, just because someone chooses not to be shown/featured does not mean that the Gosselins no longer talk to them. Everyone swore up and down that the Gosselins got rid of that one lady from their lives and here we find out later that she moved and they ARE still friends. Ooooh. Imagine that!

8. It has nothing to do with jealousy. Oh really? That's why comments that preceed that sentence usually goes something like this....... "I wish my family could take that many vacations!", "I wish I could afford (insert whatever).", "I wish I could be home with my kids all day and night but I can't.", "Some of us have to work.", "It must be nice to go to the spa.", "I can't afford organic for my kids.", etc. If you were NOT jealous then you wouldn't make such comments. It most certainly is jealousy.

These are just some of the things that get to me whenever hear or read about this family/the show. There is nothing wrong with those kids, the show, the family. Yeah Kate can be a pain in the a** at times. And yeah Jon should speak up and stand up to her once in a while and yes the kids are a pain and loud at times but this is all still 'normal.' There are many families out there like them. They aren't unusual or odd. If you don't like what you see just change the channel. Why is that so hard? If you put your hand over a fire and get burned would you keep doing it? Most likely no. That would be asinine. So, why would you continue to watch a show you claim to hate? Change the channel!!
Tuna

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#187 Mar 4, 2009
Oh yeah JonBoy,this helps her marketability.They just need to test the waters.If her people turn on John,she will win over many supporters.Think about it. 8 kids,she is running around speaking,writing books,etc.,and he is doing God knows what.
Look at that vow renewal thing and I think they new they had major problems then.
I can hear her in the churches.Help me help my children.I am in this alone.I can't sell my house.The kids need your help.I have to hire all this help because I am alone.It justifies the staff we believe she has,but her followers think she does it all.Win win for Kate.
Lose lose for kiss....but who cares about them now? Kate got what she wants...all the attention.
Iso

Dolton, IL

#188 Mar 4, 2009
Hey People dont get it...
Why change the channel when you can watch a family full of greed self destruct before your very eyes.
Now thats real tv.LOL....
She drove him to possibly cheat.Her greed for cash,exposure,clothes.
They are to stupid that once sponsers go away,they will have expenses they have never had.Clothes,food,etc.,to support her flock.This time she can't beg for help or she will be compared to Octo mom.I love it.
Soon Kate will be turning her show into a telethon.You'll be right there sending them your checks.
Proven

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#189 Mar 4, 2009
Iso and Tuna have just proven how juvenile and immature those who hate the show can be. Instead of just saying "I don't like the show" they have to go about with the name calling and false reporting. Very intelligent responses. NOT!
Tuna

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#190 Mar 4, 2009
Proven...Nothing was false reporting.
I like the show.I think it is funny and sad.It is funny to watch these 2 jerks fall apart.Sad to watch these kids pay the price for ignorant and greedy parents.
Within 3 years this family will be right where they were when the show began.They wull be broke and begging,only this time few will care.
Jen

Burnsville, MN

#191 Mar 4, 2009
Hey "People Just Don't Get it"....your stalker flag is showing. Wow,get a grip!
Mother of 5

Reading, PA

#192 Mar 4, 2009
Heard that Kate was/is stepping out with her trainer. Perhaps that's why Jon is reacting stupidly.

Living in the Reading area, unfortunately they are the talk of the town. Trust me, there's more.

To: People Just Don't Get It,

What will you be saying when the divorce happens?
Lynn

Baytown, TX

#193 Mar 4, 2009
To People Just Don't Get It ... I think most of us DO get it. If you could use as much space defending the Gosselins as you just spent advertising for GWoP, I might go back and read more of your lengthy posts. From what I did read of it, you just have the same old rhetoric, "you people are just jealous! you people need to change the channel!"

Don't you even see that reality tv (and TLC) have ruined the lives of these children and soon they will be children of divorced parents? It's all due to greed. From the top executive at the network right on down to Jon and Kate Gosselin. You want to blame someone? Stop pointing the finger at some anonymous posters on a website. Point it where it belongs.
freedom of the press

Bronx, NY

#194 Mar 4, 2009
get it straight wrote:
<quoted text>
I've seen that figure but I have yet to see it confirmed. Could you provide a link? I'd also be interested in a link to the info about them cancelling to book elsewhere at a higher fee if you have it. Thanks
I don't do my kid's homework nor will I do anyone else's.
The info is out there if the time is taken to look.
heidi

Norman, OK

#195 Mar 4, 2009
Let's hear from the locals. Are the kids going to school in Wernersville?? Do you see them shopping the local stores and services???
Are they going to church locally??
IMHO, if I moved to a new area, I'd definitely try to take advantage of local services etc to fit into the community. One cannot be a hermit.
Get it straight

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#196 Mar 4, 2009
Lynn wrote:
To People Just Don't Get It ... I think most of us DO get it.
What you don't get, "Lynn", is that SOME people don't think the Gosselin's are the devil. That SOME people disagree with you, and think that YOUR over the top hatred is creepy.

See, what generally happens is, when people who like the show google it, they end up at gwop where any valid point made about the kids being on tv is completely overshadowed by old hens bitching about Kate's hair, weight, clothes....how she gets to go on free trips and gets "freebies" from sponsors and how it sucks because it's not fair(I'll never figure out why people keep saying they're jealous:-)Not to mention the blantant hypocrisy (ei: Nothing wrong with the roloff's or mcgaughey's getting a show). They really should rename it "Kate Without Pity" because she is the one and only target. The welfare of her kids has nothing to do with it.
Mother of 5

Reading, PA

#197 Mar 4, 2009
The twins go to Lancaster Country Day School, which is a private school.

Kate was seen driving the twins to the bus pickup for school. She has gotten very thin and was wearing a baseball cap and sun glasses, so you really could not see her face. She avoids eye contact.

Also hear from a pretty reputable source that they are indeed getting divorced and that there are only four episodes left to shoot.

The house is in a revocable trust for the children, and I'm not sure what that means exactly.

They go to the same church as my husband and children, but I do not know how often they have seen them. I did hear she pulled the kids out of daycare at this particular church.

I have never met her, as I do not attend the same church as my family, however, I really hope never to have the opportunity, as my entire family consists of adopted children and we pretty much adopted them within three years, and though we were blessed with gifts from friends and relatives, we never expected or demanded it. It is sad to see that these children live without grandparents, as my children miss their Pop-Pop who passed away seven years ago and came to visit his grandchildren every day. I believe every child needs to have grandparents, and I wish everyday that my parents were with us here to enjoy their grandchildren.

Enough with the rambling. Everyone have a good evening.
Lynn

Baytown, TX

#198 Mar 4, 2009
To Get it Straight ... I could not care less what people on GWoP are posting. I don't have a single post there, but the biggest reason people google the Gosselins is because they know that something is just not right on that show. If you want to defend them, fine. But post some facts. Stop bitching about anonymous posters on a website. And for you information, I think the Roloffs are exploiting their children, too. The McGaugheys know when to stop. They do annual updates. They don't shove cameras in their children's faces while they're sitting on a potty with their pants around their ankles.

You want me to take you seriously? Stop whining about GWoP and defend the Gosselins for their bad choices concerning their children.
heidi

Norman, OK

#199 Mar 4, 2009
Thanks for the info Mother of five - it is interesting that what goes around comes around, she is reaping what she has sown - etc.
When all the hoopla dies down, she will have time to reflect on 'everything that is hers' and to enjoy it.
Isn't this Lancaster school quite a commute??
Although it is private etc, I personally would consider the probability of danger and want my children as close to home as possible.
Afterall, she can't live in a vacuum all of her life. Maybe the dogs will snuggle with her.
Thanks again for your info.
Nikki

New Bern, NC

#200 Mar 4, 2009
According to mapquest, its at least 45 minutes from their new house to Lancaster Country Day School...
Mother of 5

Pottstown, PA

#201 Mar 4, 2009
There are quite a few children from Berks County who attend this school. It is supposed to be an excellent school. I believe quite a few doctors send their children there. It's also quite expensive. I think it's about $22,000 per child.

There is a bus from Berks County that transports the children.
WyomissingPrince ssPoopie

Atlanta, GA

#202 Mar 4, 2009
A "revocable trust" means you can set a trust up anyway you want - say, just for good publicity you set the deed for the house up for "All My Children" - then when the publicity & hoopla dies down you can "revoke" that and set it up for "Mine all mine - as far as I can see"
Understand? ;)

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