"Jon And Kate" 8 Being Exploited?

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Jon and Kate Gosselin, the stars of the hit reality television show, "Jon and Kate Plus Eight." With family matters in the public eye, such as fighting and infidelity, the welfare of the kids on "John & Kate Plus 8" is questioned.

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Shainey

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 21, 2009
These children need protection and from every angle. I stopped watching this so-called "reality show" almost from the beginning, because I found it disturbing how these children were paraded in front of cameras practically on every aspect of their private lives. There seemed to be no privacy in sight for these children. I think this "reality show" is currently floating on uncharted territory, so there's no telling at this point how it will effect these innocent children. And, because it is uncharted territory there seems to be no boundaries. How far is too far for a child "tv reality star"? A child actor is mostly protected by the child-actor laws, and at least gets to stop their work after a certain period of time, and then gets to go home to return to their real and private life. These children are living their "real" life almost always in front of a camera. The parents have both claimed that this is "normal" for their children, but does that make it alright, or even acceptable? It's one thing to document someone's life on occasion, but to have your entire life on display on a nearly daily basis is very, very disturbing to me. I refuse to support this show...I refuse to watch it, because I do not believe that filming these children's lives on this so-called "reality show" is safe, acceptable, or even "normal".
banthisshow

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 21, 2009
Shainey wrote:
These children need protection and from every angle. I stopped watching this so-called "reality show" almost from the beginning, because I found it disturbing how these children were paraded in front of cameras practically on every aspect of their private lives. There seemed to be no privacy in sight for these children. I think this "reality show" is currently floating on uncharted territory, so there's no telling at this point how it will effect these innocent children. And, because it is uncharted territory there seems to be no boundaries. How far is too far for a child "tv reality star"? A child actor is mostly protected by the child-actor laws, and at least gets to stop their work after a certain period of time, and then gets to go home to return to their real and private life. These children are living their "real" life almost always in front of a camera. The parents have both claimed that this is "normal" for their children, but does that make it alright, or even acceptable? It's one thing to document someone's life on occasion, but to have your entire life on display on a nearly daily basis is very, very disturbing to me. I refuse to support this show...I refuse to watch it, because I do not believe that filming these children's lives on this so-called "reality show" is safe, acceptable, or even "normal".
You make several valid points!!! I no longer watch this show either. It is sad to see parents sell out their children.
Do NOT agree

Greencastle, PA

#3 May 24, 2009
I find it amazing that these so called "non-watchers" would know anything valuable to the conversations?!!!!??? Go away Jodi and your (getting smaller by the minute) hater sheeple......you are sad and pathetic.....no money for you....good day!!!!
Jillian

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#4 May 24, 2009
I love jon and kate gosselin i think they are amazing, i dont beleive it at all
Nicki_

Spring, TX

#6 Aug 7, 2009
banthisshow wrote:
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You make several valid points!!! I no longer watch this show either. It is sad to see parents sell out their children.
Digging in the back because there's nothing M or C have to say that I want to read.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#7 Aug 7, 2009
Nicki STILL dragging up old J & K threads I see.
Well you'll be in school soon so you won't have time.
melissa

Bayville, NJ

#8 Aug 8, 2009
calibrat wrote:
Nicki STILL dragging up old J & K threads I see.
Well you'll be in school soon so you won't have time.
great post calibrat. i like how she uses M and C like noone knows what she means. it is the cowardly approach. whatever, i just hope her mommy doesn't catch her on the computer saying such distateful things.
Nicki_

Spring, TX

#9 Aug 18, 2009
Do NOT agree wrote:
I find it amazing that these so called "non-watchers" would know anything valuable to the conversations?!!!!??? Go away Jodi and your (getting smaller by the minute) hater sheeple......you are sad and pathetic.....no money for you....good day!!!!
Miss claims to not watch.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#10 Aug 18, 2009
melissa wrote:
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great post calibrat. i like how she uses M and C like noone knows what she means. it is the cowardly approach. whatever, i just hope her mommy doesn't catch her on the computer saying such distateful things.
My grandmother was from Texas..you don't mess with a granny from Texas either..
bubbles

United States

#11 Aug 18, 2009
i also think that it's wrong to film the children because at this time someone could come into there house and chop them up better than a buttcher. and i think that kate should go kick john but for cheating on her.and there only in it for the money LOSERS.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#12 Aug 18, 2009
bubbles wrote:
i also think that it's wrong to film the children because at this time someone could come into there house and chop them up better than a buttcher. and i think that kate should go kick john but for cheating on her.and there only in it for the money LOSERS.
Guess if it happens YOUR isp will be the 1st one checked out.
Nexxus_

Spring, TX

#13 Aug 27, 2009
More illiterate posts. It makes one wonder about the educational system.
LOL

Mililani, HI

#14 Aug 27, 2009
Nexxus_ wrote:
More illiterate posts. It makes one wonder about the educational system.
Do you know what illiterate means? You chose the wrong word.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#15 Aug 27, 2009
LOL wrote:
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Do you know what illiterate means? You chose the wrong word.
You only have to be 13 to post here can you guess the age of the poster from Spring Texas??
About 12.....

Since: Aug 09

Santa Ana, CA

#16 Aug 27, 2009
Shainey wrote:
These children need protection and from every angle. I stopped watching this so-called "reality show" almost from the beginning, because I found it disturbing how these children were paraded in front of cameras practically on every aspect of their private lives. There seemed to be no privacy in sight for these children. I think this "reality show" is currently floating on uncharted territory, so there's no telling at this point how it will effect these innocent children. And, because it is uncharted territory there seems to be no boundaries. How far is too far for a child "tv reality star"? A child actor is mostly protected by the child-actor laws, and at least gets to stop their work after a certain period of time, and then gets to go home to return to their real and private life. These children are living their "real" life almost always in front of a camera. The parents have both claimed that this is "normal" for their children, but does that make it alright, or even acceptable? It's one thing to document someone's life on occasion, but to have your entire life on display on a nearly daily basis is very, very disturbing to me. I refuse to support this show...I refuse to watch it, because I do not believe that filming these children's lives on this so-called "reality show" is safe, acceptable, or even "normal".
I don't agree with this. It isn't on a daily basis. There are seven days in a week. They play alot of reruns. You see them take trips here and there. It's not an everyday thing. Are you hittin' the sauce?
Nicki_

Spring, TX

#17 Oct 14, 2009
Oh, feel the love. I missed all of these "great" posts. My chicken salad with tomatoes on some fab bread still tastes just as good even with the insults hurled here. Keep throwing those toothpicks. That's about how much good you're doing. Like throwing a toothpick into a hurricane.
LOL

Spring, TX

#18 Apr 22, 2010
Has everyone evacuated now that the Lame Dancer is off DWTS/
She didn't even try for a character off the Breakfast Club. Was she thinking of Pretty in Pink? Now, Dovolani is off too. She didn't even make an effort.
She should hang her head in shame. And she shouldn't blame her kids.
She brought them out there. They didn't come on their own. 8 little scapegoats. She should be VERY ASHAMED.
Where R the Fans

Spring, TX

#19 Jun 9, 2010
calibrat wrote:
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My grandmother was from Texas..you don't mess with a granny from Texas either..
Since you're a golden girl, I'd venture to say "granny" is no longer around.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#20 Jun 11, 2010
Where R the Fans wrote:
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Since you're a golden girl, I'd venture to say "granny" is no longer around.
Wanna bet???
Shapelier

Spring, TX

#21 Jun 15, 2010
calibrat wrote:
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Wanna bet???
Since you seem to be rather dense, let me make it plain for you. I don't care about you or anyone in your family no matter where they are from.

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