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    Quote Originally Posted by Maveno View Post
    For some reason (honestly, probably boredom last night), I On Demanded the episode last night. Ok.. I've NEVER liked this woman, ever.... E V E R, or the show for that matter. BUT, I found enjoyment in the little ones while watching..they're so damn cute & funny. This is coming from a childless woman, mind you. Now that they're older and forming opinions and personalities, it cracked me up. Now, Mady, holy henna... I think she's VERY bothered with the fact that she has these 6 siblings.. and I can't really disagree with her. She's really holding a grudge IMO..sure she's a teenager and all, but, she's acting out in any and all situations. Sad really.. and sad even more, I can't stand her.
    Maveno, I mean no offense, but your comment has given me the opportunity to get on my soapbox and vent. The parts of your comment I put in bold are exactly why it is so harmful for children to be exploited on "reality" TV shows.

    These children, and all other kids on "reality" shows, are having their private lives put on display so that complete strangers (including pedophiles and other twisted individuals) can "enjoy" them. They are being used so that greedy networks and greedy parents can make boatloads of money off them. These children did not consent to this. They did not say, "Sure, film my potty training," or "No problem, film my bowel disimpaction," or "What fun! Show my temper tantrums and meltdowns!" They can't possibly comprehend how negatively this will affect them in the future.

    These kids have no rights and no power. They are held up to ridicule and scorn and mockery because of their actual behavior. These are not kid actors playing a role. These reality kids are being judged on who they actually are, not on a character they are portraying. Many of them will be damaged beyond repair.

    The last line in bold underscores the terrible damage being done to these children. You (and countless other people) "can't stand" a young child you don't even know. This is heartbreaking.
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    Another scary thought is that they later found out that one of the people on the production crew has a background that includes some type of shady history that one wouldn't want around children (sorry, I can't find a link right now; this happened about a year ago).

    So not only is Khate not careful about who is allowed access to her children . . . neither, apparently, is TLC.

    I'm continuing to read the book, and am more appalled with every page.

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    Another scary thought is that they later found out that one of the people on the production crew has a background that includes some type of shady history that one wouldn't want around children (sorry, I can't find a link right now; this happened about a year ago).

    So not only is Khate not careful about who is allowed access to her children . . . neither, apparently, is TLC.

    I'm continuing to read the book, and am more appalled with every page.
    Yes. Bill Blankinship was a subcontracted editor with Figure 8 films. He was not part of the production crew who worked on set, but he had access to footage and edited many episodes of J&K Plus 8. He was arrested and charged with child porn. I remember the situation well because when asked about it, Kate did not express any concern. All she said was something like "I never heard of him." Here is a link to one of the stories.

    Jon and Kate Plus 8 Editor Arrested for Child Porn - Us Weekly
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    Thanks, mushybrain.

    One thing that is repeated throughout the book is that Khate spends less time with her children than any other adult. She said she only had a babysitter for 3.5 days a week (bear in mind, she's also a blatant liar). When the author added up the time that the kids were in school and asleep, it turned out that she given her own numbers, she had the baby sitter for more hours than the kids were at home/awake.

    Rather than having her "helpers" run errands for her so she could be the devoted mom she claimed to be, she would leave the kids home with the "helpers" while she ran out to the post office, Starbucks, etc., etc., etc. Even when she was home, reports are that she sat in a chair and barked orders and rarely spent time with the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mushybrain View Post
    Maveno, I mean no offense, but your comment has given me the opportunity to get on my soapbox and vent. The parts of your comment I put in bold are exactly why it is so harmful for children to be exploited on "reality" TV shows.
    No offense at all.. I agree with you, all of your opinions. I've always had that viewpoint as well.. this was the first time I actually gave a somewhat "good/semi-negative" review of the last episode.

    So, yes, I agree with everything you've said.. and to "not stand" one of the children was hard for me to type..cuz, it's actually really rude of me to even say it. I take it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maveno View Post
    No offense at all.. I agree with you, all of your opinions. I've always had that viewpoint as well.. this was the first time I actually gave a somewhat "good/semi-negative" review of the last episode.

    So, yes, I agree with everything you've said.. and to "not stand" one of the children was hard for me to type..cuz, it's actually really rude of me to even say it. I take it back.
    Maveno, it's not your fault that this child has been set up to be criticized and judged. The blame for selling her privacy, and that of her siblings, and for allowing the whole world to view and comment on the words and actions of these children rests squarely at the feet of their mother and TLC. I'm not excluding Jon for his role in the initial exploitation, but at least he has finally come to realize the price his kids are paying and has tried to stop it.

    A mom is supposed to protect her children from hurt and ridicule. Kate appears to thrive on doing the exact opposite.
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    I just finished the book. She is a BITCH and I HATE her
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    Re: Kate Plus Eight!

    This is an article about celebrities who are beefing up their security.

    Honestly, folks . . . just do what Khate does and spend 24 hours a day with your "security" guy.

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    Ok.. I keep seeing all of you give reviews of the book..in which I have no idea what book it is... BUT, I'm ASSUMING that SHE wrote it. Am I correct??
    If I wrote a book about myself/kids/family.. I'd do my DAMNEDEST to shed a glowing, healthy, nurturing and positive light on myself 'n everything. That's why I'm confused.... did Jon write it?
    Everyone is saying they hate her guts/etc after reading.. I'm confused. (nothing new btw)
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    Re: Kate Plus Eight!

    no it is about her.

    Kate Gosselin The rise and fall of a reality queen How she fooled the world. Quite eye opening

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