Is Kate Gosselin Using Her Kids to Seem More Likable?
Parents like Kate Gosselin should never be allowed to become famous. The reason being that once their fame starts to fade, they’ll do just about anything to remain in the spotlight—often to the detriment of their children.
We all remember Kate and her eight kids from the show that put them on the map, Jon and Kate Plus 8. Then once that show (and her marriage) went away, she kept herself on TV, making appearances on Dancing With Stars, Celebrity Wife Swap, Say Yes to the Dress and A Twist of Kate. Last year, she even took a gig as a coupon blogger, but was soon fired from it. (And excuse me, but who gets fired from a coupon blogging job?)
But now the much maligned tabloid fixture seems to finally realize that she’s a lot more likable when her kids are part of the package. Not only are they featured very prominently in her new cookbook, but her blog now has a “K8’s Kids” section where she says, “My kids would like to display their talents for you... So please enjoy their artwork, poetry, and writings here on our K8's Kids page!” Oooh! Can't wait to read some poetry written by her six third graders! "Roses are Red, Violets Are Blue, If You Pull On My Mom's Weave, She Will Spank You."
So far the K8's Kids page only contains photography from her 12-year-old daughter Mady and the pictures of herself and her siblings are basically what you’d expect from a kid that age. But I have to wonder why they're even there if not to gain goodwill with the public. Kate seems to go through phases of not wanting her kids exposed, then she sends out pictures of them herself. So is this just another sad attempt to bring some cuteness to her image? Considering that her website currently includes an advice column and a cringe-inducing page “written” by their dog, I’d say maybe.
Of course it’s possible that Mady herself asked to put her photos on the blog because she’s a 12-year-old girl and no doubt likes attention. But maybe that’s when her mother should have stepped in. And told her that, believe it or not, it's possible to live your life in private---even when your mother is Kate Gosselin.