Thursday, May 21, 2009

About Jon & Kate ...

... leave them alone!
Please America, I'm begging you. For the love of all things holy and for the sanity and security of those eight innocent children, leave those people alone.
Yea, yea, yea. How dare I say leave reality TV stars alone? Because I believe it. So what they have a TV show on - cable TV. They are still entitled to their problems and issues in life but they DO NOT have a right to have their business and issues on front street for all the world to see.
First off, I am an avid viewer of the show. I think it's interesting to see such a young couple have so many children with so many different personalities deal with it all.
Secondly, I don't give a crap if they walk around with their own cameras filming -ish and putting it up on YouTube, who are we (America) to be judging anybody for what they are doing or not doing?!
OK, let me back up. Jon and Kate Gosselin married in 1999 after two years of dating. They experienced some fertility problems and they had trouble conceiving. They tried fertility drugs and long story short, they have eight children out of two pregnancies.
The had a set of twins first, Mady and Cara and later sextuplets, Aaden, Alexis, Joel, Hannah, Colin and Leah. TLC first approached them about doing a special on their unique family that turned into two specials and eventually a TV show. The show will begin its fifth season this summer and now we fast forward to their issues.
For the past five years, we've heard accusations about Kate's quirks and her need to clock Jon every few minutes. Regardless of the situation, they still appear to be a semi-functional family who is just trying to make it. Granted they thrust themselves into the public spotlight with that show but who can blame them for trying to make a little bit of change? They got eight kids to feed.
They have their issues right now with their relationship. Kate is claiming infidelity on Jon's part and he on hers. But the bottom line is people deal with these issues everyday - off camera. Why can't we give him the same luxury?
I think Michael Jackson said it best.


ShellyShell said...

I was thinking the same thing! This ish with them is ridiculous! They had a panel on the Today show this morning discussing them! I was like for real! Dr. Gail Shultz said they shouldn't do another season of the show because it's detrimental to their marriage etc! Another lady was saying how she spoke with Kate and she will do another season because the show is now their livelihood!
Did you catch it last night? I didn't I was still out galivanting with Jaded!

DeeDee said...

I watched the season premiere the last night and the tension between the two of them was terrible. You could tell that he wasn’t staying there in the house. I don’t know if he has an apartment or what. But he showed up at the kids 5th birthday party and you could tell that they were missing him like crazy. Plus they didn’t sit on the couch together like they usually did. I think it’s more of his infidelity and not hers. Hell other than when she’s promoting her book when does she have time to cheat?