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Bitch Please: Jon and Kate Plus 8

BY RACHAEL LANDER AND KATIE HANSON | MAY 04, 2009 7:26 AM

Bitch Please is a place where two DI staffers argue about all that is wonderful in the entertainment world.

Jon and Kate are Great

So here’s the thing: I love “Jon and Kate Plus 8.” The TLC network show centers on spouses Jon and Kate and their eight children (twins and sextuplets) and all the amusement parks they visit, trips they take, and ordinary days spent in the house. It’s wildly fascinating to watch Kate bitch, Jon take it, and the kids cry when they can’t get enough attention.

I love watching the show, but I think it’s tearing the family apart and needs to stop. Now. Despite TLC giving the kids shitloads of opportunities to travel, and throwing Jon and Kate enough money to buy a $1.2 million home, its ruining the family members’ lives. I mean, the money almost makes up for Jon and Kate’s marriage being ripped apart by Jon’s role as a submissive dumb ass (which includes his decision to party at 2 a.m. without his wedding band). In all fairness, Kate’s anal ways probably drove him down that path.

The cameras have followed the Gosselins since Kate shot out six kids, so being the center of the media’s attention is all the sextuplets have ever known. What really sucks is they never got the opportunity to decide if they wanted the attention. So now, thanks to Kate’s greed, the Gosselin clan is fucked for life.


Hate for Jon and Kate

I’m not going to say the mini-Gosselins are growing up in the best environment. Living with cameras filming your every activity is not normal and will likely have some adverse effects on the children somewhere down the line.

That said, “Jon and Kate Plus 8” has definitely eased the Gosselins’ monetary straits. We don’t know how much Jon and Kate earn from the show, but the Gosselins have traveled to Hawaii and Disney World and moved twice into upscale homes. They make bank. Without revenue from the show, Kate’s new book, both parents’ speaking engagements, and whatnot, Jon would have to work full-time, and Kate would be ripping out her hair and scouring the Internet late at night for grocery-store coupons.

The show needs to end soon so the kids can have a slightly normal childhood, but “Jon and Kate Plus 8” clearly also benefits the Gosselins. If the show leads to Jon and Kate’s divorce, well, you have to break some eggs to make an omelet.


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